Visiting Papua New Guinea’s land of Eden

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Kayla Reimann ventures into a Jurassic-like jungle landscape where Tuke villagers have their hopes pinned on a new eco-tourism venture.

West New Britain Province: Papua New Guinea Business Guide

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West New Britain occupies the western half of New Britain Island. It is populated by people from all over Papua New Guinea, many of whom come to work in the plantations and mills. One fourth of the population was born off the island, however, the highest rate for any province. The town of Talasea is a centre for the manufacture of shell money: obsidian, or volcanic glass, that is used in the manufacture of knives, spears and arrows. It was used for trade from about 3,000 BC until recent times. 

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New Britain Palm Oil proposes public-private partnership to provide power for West New Britain

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New Britain Palm Oil Limited and the West New Britain provincial government have held preliminary talks which could see electricity generated from the company’s waste products provided across the entire province.

Papua New Guinea bucket list: Walindi Plantation Resort

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Nestled in PNG’s Kimbe Bay in West New Britain, Walindi Plantation Resort is a gem for divers eager to encounter some of the most beautiful, unspoiled coral reefs in the world. Sonja Heydeman learns more, as part of our ongoing tour of some of PNG’s leading tourist locations.