Posts Tagged ‘Indigenous rights’

PNG: Young men arrested for stopping logging in conservation area

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Twelve youths from Bairaman in the Ralopal Concession area under the Sigete/Mukus Special Agriculture and Business Lease (SABL) Project Site in East New Britain have been arrested and charged for allegedly threatening logging company workers. Police in Kokopo said the men were arrested and charged for threatening workers at a conservation land area in Pomio. Read more

Mormon ban on Samoan language prompts PM to write to Elders

Friday, September 20th, 2013

A delegation of Samoan Mormons from Brisbane have had a meeting with Samoan prime minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi to discuss what the Brisbane Samoans say is a ban on Samoan in worship services by their church leaders. Lawyer Leulua’iali’i Olinda Woodroffe who accompanied the delegation to the meeting said the prime minister has promised to Read more

West Papua: Churches call for revision of contract with Freeport

Friday, June 17th, 2011

The Alliance of Churches in the Land of Papua, PGGP, has called on the government to revise the work contract concluded with the mining company, Freeport. ‘The presence of this foreign company in the district of Mimika has not resulted in any improvements in the conditions of the local people,’ said Wiem Maury, secretary of Read more