PRESIDENT of China Xi Jinping says China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is not designed to serve any hidden geopolitical agenda, nor target against anyone, or does it exclude anyone. He told the Chief Executive Officers’ Summit on board the…

By HELEN TARAWA PAPUA New Guinea is the “last paradise on Earth”, and “one of the best countries in the world”, according to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. Responding to recent overseas media reports which rated PNG as one of the…

By HELEN TARAWA, The National PNG PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill says PNG is ready and looking forward to receiving Apec delegates and leaders from Apec economies over the next few days. O’Neill told the media during a final walk through of…

By HELEN TARAWA, the National PNG CHINA and Australia are very good friends who continue to trade with each other and are important to the Asia-Pacific region, says Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. Responding to questions on how Papua New Guinea…

The Vanuatu Government signed seven different Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) and Cooperation Agreements with the Chinese Government in the lead-up to the APEC meeting in Papua New Guinea. The signing took place in Port Vila on Friday, 9 November 2018 and…

Papua New Guinea police have stopped a group of visiting West Papuans raising awareness about human rights abuses in neighbouring Indonesia. A group of around 200 people called the West Papua Interest Association crossed over the border into PNG’s Western…

THE 11th policewomen’s conference will be held in Enga in 2020, it was announced yesterday. This was confirmed by national policewomen’s coordinator Maryanne Yabara in Wabag. Yabara, a first-time visitor to Enga to scout for a conference venue, said she…

THE Chinese government continued to add on to its generous donations to Papua New Guinea with 50 coaches, 35 mini buses and nine fire engines for Apec 2018. Chinese ambassador Xue Bing said during handover in Port Moresby yesterday: “Our…

The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister has used Monday’s Independence Day address to promote what he calls the biggest meeting in PNG’s history, the 2018 APEC Summit. During a flag raising ceremony Peter O’Neill said in two months will the…

Leaders of Pacific Island nations have confirmed they will be in Papua New Guinea for the November 2018 APEC Summit. PNG’s Foreign Affairs Minister Rimbink Pato, says the other Pacific countries conveyed this to him during last week’s Pacific Islands…