President sends ministers to deal with Manokwari earthquakes' impacts (4 Jan 2009)
Jakarta (ANTARA NEWS) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told the press here on Sunday that he had sent Public Works Minister Djoko Kirmanto, Transportation Minister Djusman Syafii Djamal and Social Affairs Minister Bachtiar Chamsyah, to Manokwari, West Papua Province, which was hit by a series of earthquakes on Sunday morning.

Child dies in Manokwari quake (4 Jan 2009)
The Jakarta Post - A 10 year old child, Yolanda Mandoafi, is the latest casualty of a A 7.6-magnitude quake that hit Manokwari early Sunday morning.

Powerful earthquake strikes Indonesia's Papua, kills five (4 Jan 2009)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - A series of powerful arthquakes on Sunday morning rattled the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua, cutting off power lines, killing at least five people and injuring dozens of others, officials said.

Patients in Papua charged for medications that shouldbe free of charge (30 Dec 2008)
Kompas - A number of patients now undergoing treatment at the Regional General Hospital in Jayapura have complained about the very high cost of blood being charged by the Red Cross, as much as Rp150,000 (approx. $15.00) for a sachet of blood. Relatives of patients have been charged this amount for blood transfusions.

Freeport, Once Atop the Mining World, Finds Itself Trapped in Copper Collapse (26 Dec 2008)
Jakarta Globe - Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc., the best-performing stock among North American mining companies in 2007, turned into the worst this year. Analysts say the company may not fare much better in 2009 as copper prices slump.