"We declare our first goal to be for every person to be dynamically involved in the process of freeing himself or herself from every form of domination or oppression so that each man or woman will have the opportunity to develop as a whole person in relationship with others".


- Papua New Guinea National Goals and Directive Principles




Monday, 12 March 2012

Most Dangerous Place in the World or Expatriate Paradise?

Several weeks ago LNG Watch discovered a blog written by a PNG LNG employee that characterised Papua New Guineans as 'brownies' who believe in 'black magic'. However, it is not only PNG LNG's contractors up in Komo publishing their views online, indeed Rebecca Arnold, Esso Highland's (ExxonMobil) Lead Media and Communications Adviser, has her own travel blog, Rebecca and the World. Aimed at prospective travellers and tourists, the blog covers a variety of exotic destinations. Of late Arnold has been blogging on her new found home Papua New Guinea.

Although Arnold has much good to say about Papua New Guinea, her reviews on occassions paint Papua New Guinea in a less than flattering light:


Describing PNG as one of the "most dangerous places in the world" is perhaps not the greatest advertisement to prospective tourists, or for that matter expatriate ExxonMobil employees (we wonder whether PNG LNG agree with this assessment). Though nor is the prospect of being made into a meal. 


Nevertheless, for those expatriate employees prepared to face the 'dangers' of Papua New Guinea, Arnold does provide insight into the lifestyle that awaits them.


Luxury apartments and priceless views.


A spot of kayaking anyone?

LNG Watch wonders whether the national employees of ExxonMobil or the landowners, enjoy luxury apartments, scenic views, and leisurely nights at the Yacht club.

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