PNG national cricketers become full-time professionals with new contracts

The steady emergence of Papua New Guinea’s Barramundis national cricket side has led the sport’s managing body in the country to introduce professional player contracts—a major step in the development of the sport in PNG.

National unity to be the focus of 2014 PNG Games, say organisers

This year’s 6th PNG Games, to be held in Lae from 16 to 29 November, have undergone radical reforms, with an increased focus on national unity and establishing them as the pathway to regional and international competitions, according to Phil Franklin, Chairman of the Games Organising Committee.

Around the world: Ok Tedi, Papua New Guinea corruption and other international stories

Attempts to understand the Ok Tedi acquisition and a powerful television report on corruption in Papua New Guinea, plus a golfing coup for Fiji.

Around the World: the growing influence of social media on Papua New Guinea politics and other international stories

Social media is increasingly influencing Papua New Guinea politicians; a warning that government revenues may fall amid a resources downturn; and more.

Around the world: PNG elections questioned – cricket – Kimbe adrenalin – visa charges

PNG’s national elections questioned, PNG cricketers to play in Australia, Kimbe Bay on the adrenalin list and much more from around the world.