Buai seller killer

Buai seller killer
September 18, 2019The National By REBECCA KUKUPAPUA New Guinea’s 44th Independence Day anniversary celebrations on Monday were marred by violence when a buai (betel nut) seller was allegedly battered to death by police in Rainbow, Port Moresby.Relatives and friends of Peter Pamben protested outside the Boroko police station,... more →
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Only two betel nut wholesale points, city manager says

Only two betel nut wholesale points, city manager says
CITY manager Bernard Kipit says the NCDC betel nut control centre at Duran farm, Eight-Mile and the Edics Holdings betel nut wholesale operator at Tete, Gerehu remains the only approved locations for the wholesale trading of the nut. “Both locations were established to regulate and control the supply and movement of betel nut... more →
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Solar combination dryer for Qbora cocoa farmers in Tinputz

Bougainville cocoa farmers Felix and Marcia turn the first sod in Torpanos village, Tinputz District, in preparation for construction of the new solar combination dryer/ Photo courtesy – Australian High Commision, PNG.
A group of cocoa farmers from the Qbora Farmers Business Group in Tinputz District in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville has started construction of a solar combination dryer to improve the quality of their cocoa. Qbora Farmers Business Group is made up of 50 members and is located in the Torpanos village in the Autonomous... more →
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Vale John Talu Tekwie – Soft power and FTZ

Vale John Talu Tekwie
Vale John Talu Tekwie My late brother JT was championing of the Free Trade Zone in Vanimo. His work on the the FTZ was progressing very well, until his untimely passing yesterday. What is Free Trade Zone? According to Wikipedia Free Trade Zone is a class of special economic zone. It is a geographic area where goods may be landed,... more →
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PM: Agriculture, digital economy  the way forward for PNG

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Papua New Guinea (PNG)’s 8th Prime Minister James Marape spoke to The National’s senior writer MALUM NALU in an exclusive interview last week. Marape wants to transform the agriculture sector into a vibrant revenue earner for PNG. IT is not difficult to fathom why Prime Minister James Marape has made it loud and clear that... more →
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Marape grateful to UN for trade policy

Marape grateful to UN for trade policy
PRIME Minister James Marape has acknowledged the support of the European Union in the first Trade Related Assistance Project (Trap) which resulted in the formulation of Papua New Guinea’s first National Trade Policy. Marape made the acknowledgement during a meeting with EU resident representative Ioannis Giokarakis Argyropoulos... more →
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New prime minister promises to ‘take back’ economy

New prime minister promises to ‘take back’ economy
Newly elected Prime Minster James Marape says his government will work towards “taking back” the economy. Marape in his maiden speech in Parliament said he wanted PNG to be the “richest black Christian nation” on earth. “Since my resignation as finance minister on April 11, I did it for my own reasons, some were personal... more →
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Laws on resources need to be changed, says prime minister

PNG Prime Minister, James Marape
PRIME Minister James Marape said laws on resources are “outdated” and need to be changed. “I know that our economy is bleeding and struggling. We will do our diagnostics into how our economy is doing now,” he said. “The team of leaders I lead are all about doing what is right for our nation, taking back our economy,... more →
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