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PNG updates, Starkist’s promise and Freeport strike end in sight?

Confusion reigns in Papua New Guinea following yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling that Sir Michael Somare is the legitimate Prime Minister, and Peter O’Neill’s refusal to step down.

Here is some coverage from regional media outlets:

PNG Governor General to meet both camps tonight for talks on political stand-off (Radio New Zealand International)

Australian Foreign minister Kevin Rudd urges calm in Papua New Guinea (Pacnews)

Somare names his cabinet line up, ready to lead minority Government (Pacnews)

O’Neill and supporters break through government house blockade, demanding to see Sir Michael Ogio (ABC news)

And backtracking a bit; the Supreme Court orders Somare resume as PM (Post Courier)

In other news:

Freeport said to be close to ending strike in Papua (Radio New Zealand International)

Starkist’s Korean parent says its African venture won’t compete with its American Samoan cannery (Samoa News)




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