Category - Pacific and PNG

Pacific and PNG

Connect PNG: the road to development?

Inadequate funding has meant roads are few, far between and in poor condition across Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby is not connected by road to either the industrial hub of Lae or the agricultural and population centre of the Highlands region, even though all three locations are on the same...

Pacific and PNG

What the US should do in Solomon Islands

American diplomats and dignitaries have assembled in Honiara for the 80th anniversary of the Guadalcanal Landings during World War II (WWII). Recent developments, including the China–Solomon Islands security agreement along with numerous news and media stories, are casting a long shadow over this...

Pacific and PNG

Reflecting on two months in Port Moresby

Recent events in Porgera and Port Moresby have not helped Papua New Guinea’s international reputation for crime and danger. But living in the nation’s capital since May has shown me that there is far more to PNG than the headlines suggest. While PNG undoubtedly has its challenges, the warmth and...