Slashing DSIP/PSIPs to NO Reserve Seats – Why is James Marape so bold?

The Prime Minister James Marape boldly declared that there will be NO reserve seats for women under his watch, which means there will be no reserve seats come 2022. This follows slashing the DSIP/PSIP funds. He is not afraid of firing PNC MPs from his government, who were his colleagues, for 10 years or more.Continue reading “Slashing DSIP/PSIPs to NO Reserve Seats – Why is James Marape so bold?”

Sam Basil the Political Entrepreneur: Four party leadership, six party memberships, two new parties

Sam Basil is officially the first MP to assume leadership of three political parties with no parliamentary leadership, and at least one new party. Furthermore, since entering politics, Basil has associated himself as a member of at six political parties, initiated two new political parties, moved from government to opposition after failing to changing theContinue reading “Sam Basil the Political Entrepreneur: Four party leadership, six party memberships, two new parties”

Bougainville Referendum: What About Financial Independence?

Bougainville Referendum: What About Financial Independence? Earlier this month (October 8), the Lowly Institute published an article titled “Bougainville Referendum and Beyond” where it states that majority (3/4) of the 300, 000 people prefer independence, come 23 November 2019 (Bohabe, 2019) – see link to the article below. The Prime Minister’s James Marape prefers BougainvilleContinue reading “Bougainville Referendum: What About Financial Independence?”

The Unchained Dragon Roams the Pacific: Part Two

PART TWO: CHINA, AUSTRALIA, USA, PNG – implications of Solomon Islands Decision to Recognize CHINA. This is part two of three parts series analysing the decision by Solomon Islands to break diplomatic ties with Taiwan after 36 years and recognizing China. This part focuses on the potential implications for Solomon Island’s decision, drawing on experiencesContinue reading “The Unchained Dragon Roams the Pacific: Part Two”

The Unchained Dragon Roams the Pacific: Part ONE

Part ONE: Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), Debtbook Diplomacy, Solomon Islands This is the first of three part articles which will analyze Chinese presence in the Pacific. This week, Solomon Islands switched allegiance from Taiwan China, reducing the number of countries supporting Taiwan in the Pacific from 6 to 5. But Solomons is not theContinue reading “The Unchained Dragon Roams the Pacific: Part ONE”

Salasia Camp: Australia’s 50 Year Old Refugee Processing Centre in Manus

A less common known fact is that the Lombrum detention center built in 2015 is not the first Australian refugee-processing center; the first one was built 50 years ago!  “Australia’s first refugee camp on Manu still stands, forgotten in time…. A handful of rusty, corrugated iron houses on bare concrete slab…” writes Stephen Armbruster ofContinue reading “Salasia Camp: Australia’s 50 Year Old Refugee Processing Centre in Manus”

PNG Tuna Revenues: Lost Opportunities, Lost Revenues

Was there substance on Gary Juffa’s claim on tax exemptions and holidays?  Read Part One here, focus on RD Cannery: https://academicnomad.home.blog/2019/06/03/was-there-substance-in-gary-juffas-claim-in-parliament-on-tax-exemptions-and-holidays/?fbclid=IwAR0NefTpu5nXyhnA6Im2lL0fVjnSkLF19L_AhPd7abZ_mui-7oNlCXggUHA Post Two: Tuna Revenues – Lost Opportunity, Lost Revenue “[extract if GJ’s speech]…Meanwhile we have given too much tax exemptions and tax holidays to all types of criminal pirates and cartels that have comeContinue reading “PNG Tuna Revenues: Lost Opportunities, Lost Revenues”

Was there substance in Gary Juffa’s claim in Parliament on tax exemptions and holidays? Part One: RD Tuna

Part One: RD Tuna Cannery Exact quotes, televised by EMTV yesterday evening (02/05/19) are as follows: “[on resources] …we must own tuna canneries….. [on taxes]…Meanwhile we have given too much tax exemptions and tax holidays to all types of criminal pirates and cartels that have come here to enrich themselves at our cost.” Gary Juffa.Continue reading “Was there substance in Gary Juffa’s claim in Parliament on tax exemptions and holidays? Part One: RD Tuna”

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