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Parliament Passes Amendments to Allow Ratification of Maritime Border with Australia

Thursday, 25 July 2019 10:54 Written by

DILI: Timor-Leste’s National Parliament voted in favour Tuesday of a legislative package that will allow ratification of a maritime border treaty with Australia.

The historic Border Treaty stipulates how the neighbouring countries will share oil and gas riches lying beneath the Timor- Sea.

Detained Timorese Drug Couple Face Tough Extradition Battle from Indonesia, Cárceres

Saturday, 06 July 2019 14:17 Written by

DILI: A Timorese couple detained in Indonesia on allegation of drug smuggling into the country face a lengthy extradition battle that may not end well, Minister of Justice Manuel Cárceres da Costa, has said.

Drug trafficking in Indonesia is a crime punishable by execution under the country's tough smuggling laws.

Timor-Leste and Australia Set To Ratify Maritime Boundary Treaty on 30 August

Friday, 28 June 2019 16:01 Written by

DILI: The Governments of Timor-Leste and Australia are poised to conclude the ratification of the permanent maritime boundary treaty between the two countries on 30 August, Fidelis Mangalhaes the Minister of Legislative Reform Affairs (MRLAP) said.

Timor-Leste and Australia Set To Ratify Maritime Boundary Treaty on 30 August

Thursday, 27 June 2019 15:15 Written by

DILI: The Governments of Timor-Leste and Australia are poised to conclude the ratification of the permanent maritime boundary treaty between the two countries on 30 August, Fidelis Mangalhaes the Minister of Legislative Reform Affairs (MRLAP) said.

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Timor-Leste Takes Control of Greater Sunrise Joint Venture

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 10:38 Written by

DILI:Timor-Leste has completed its purchase of Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips’ stakes in the Greater Sunrise natural gas fields off the south coast of the country, the government said Tuesday.

The combined US$650 million transaction gives TIMOR GAP, the national oil company of Timor-Leste, a 56.56% interest in the Greater Sunrise Fields alongside continuing partners, Woodside (operator) with a 33.44% interest and Osaka Gas with 10%.

Indonesia Vows To Support TL Stop Illegal Fishing and Drug Smuggling

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:48 Written by

DILI: Indonesia’s Ambassador to Timor-Leste moved to reassure Timor-Leste’s security forces on Saturday that the Indonesian government was committed to working with Timor-Leste to stop illegal fishing and drug smuggling amid fears of porous borders attracting illegal activity.

Timor-Leste’s Global Corruption Ranking Declines

Friday, 15 February 2019 12:39 Written by

DILI:  Timor-Leste has failed to maintain its improving ranking in a global measure of government corruption, dropping back three scores in 2018 after making steady progress until 2016.

Australia’s Foreign Minister Deny’s Bullying Tactics with Timor-Leste

Thursday, 02 August 2018 10:22 Written by

DILI: Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has rejected suggestions of bullying against Timor-Leste in oil and gas negotiations and says its time to “revitalise” the friendship during her visit to Timor-Leste.

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