Australia expected to announce billion dollar loan fund for Pacific

Scott Morrison Photo: AFP
Scott Morrison Photo: AFP Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to announce a $US1.5 billion fund to provide loans to Pacific nations today, in a speech putting forward the Government’s new foreign policy strategy in the Pacific. Australian media reports Mr Morrison will today put forward the fund, which will... more →
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Eyes of the world will be on PNG during APEC, says PM

PNG PM Peter O'Neill Photo: AFP / Peter Parks
The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister has used Monday’s Independence Day address to promote what he calls the biggest meeting in PNG’s history, the 2018 APEC Summit. During a flag raising ceremony Peter O’Neill said in two months will the eyes of the world will be on PNG when they host the event. The Post Courier reported... more →
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West Papuans look to PNG for business opportunities

Papua New Guinea's Madang Governor Peter Yama left with the Governor of Indonesia's Papua province, Lukas Enembe in Jayapura. October 2018 Photo: Supplied
Papua New Guinea’s Madang Governor Peter Yama left with the Governor of Indonesia’s Papua province, Lukas Enembe in Jayapura. October 2018 Photo: Supplied Indigenous West Papuans are exploring business opportunities in neighbouring Papua New Guinea, following high-level talks. The governor of PNG’s Madang province... more →
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Kunjungi Papua, Gubernur Madang Pererat Kerjasama Ekonomi

Gubernur Provinsi Madang, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Peter Yama bersama rombongan
JAYAPURA (PT) – Gubernur Provinsi Madang, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Peter Yama bersama rombongan melakukan kunjungan kerja ke Provinsi Papua di Jayapura, Minggu (21/10/2018). Kunjungan kerja Gubernur Peter Yama ini atas balasan kunjungan Gubernur Papua, Lukas Enembe, SIP, MH pada awal September 2018 lalu ke Provinsi Madang. Kedatangan... more →
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Israel seek Vanuatu’s unwavering position to recognise Jerusalem as capital

Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu (r) and their respective spouses — Mrs. Justine Salwai and Mrs. Sara Netanyahu
Vanuatu Daily Post – Prime Minister (PM) Charlot Salwai led a high-level delegation to Israel from the 14th to the 19th of October, 2018. Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu (r) and their respective spouses — Mrs. Justine Salwai and Mrs. Sara Netanyahu The delegates comprised Matai... more →
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Solomon Islanders bring their handicrafts to Port Vila

Port Vila Lord Mayor Daniel, Honiara City Mayor Andrew Mua and Luganville Mayor Onen Gaviga during the Solomon Islands Independence celebrations in Honiara.
The Vanuatu Daily Post – Each time someone from Vanuatu travels to the Solomon Islands, he or she is usually inundated with requests to buy a Choiseul bilum (string) bag or a necklace from Malaita in the Market. This is all set to change, now that the Port Vila Municipal Council and the Honiara City Council have agreed through... more →
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Governor of Indonesia’s Papua seeks connection with PNG

As Port Moresby's Governor Powes Parkop (middle) welcomed his counterpart from Indonesia's Papua province Lukas Enembe (left) in Papua New Guinea's capital, the Indonesian ambassador to PNG, Ronald Manik (right), also made an appearance. Photo: Wanpis Ako
Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalist johnny.blades@radionz.co.nz As Port Moresby’s Governor Powes Parkop (middle) welcomed his counterpart from Indonesia’s Papua province Lukas Enembe (left) in Papua New Guinea’s capital, the Indonesian ambassador to PNG, Ronald Manik (right), also made an appearance.... more →
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PM speaks at Aust-SI business dialogue

PM Hou addressing the Business Forum which was attended by the private sector and government officials from Australia and the Solomon Islands.
PM Hou addressing the Business Forum which was attended by the private sector and government officials from Australia and the Solomon Islands. PRIME Minister Rick Hou on Wednesday addressed the 10th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum in Brisbane, Australia. Mr Hou said the events of the forum are a culmination of a long... more →
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Australia’s funding boost to Tina Hydro Power

Australia's acting High Commissioner and the Minister for Mines and Energy.
AUSTRALIA is committing a further $7.9 million (AUD$1.4 million) towards the Tina River Hydro Power Project. This extra funding will go towards the construction of the access road to the dam site and power station. “The Tina River Hydro Power project is a high priority project for Solomon Islands and for the Pacific,” a statement... more →
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Australian troops in PNG for APEC

Photo: Australian Army
Australian Special Forces soldiers have quietly been deployed to Papua New Guinea before the APEC meeting of world leaders. The ABC reported the elite Australian Army personnel were “on the ground”, amid concerns PNG’s military was not adequately equipped to control the large event in November. Among world leaders... more →
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