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PRIME Minister James Marape said laws on resources are “outdated” and need to be changed.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 →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Building local digital economy in the context of international standards

Vanuatu Local Economy By Anita Roberts
Key stakeholders in digital trade such as banks, telecommunication providers, education institutions and small businesses have convened to discuss how to use international standards to boost digital trade They talked about challenges that small businesses are facing with digital technologies and how to overcome them. Discussions... more →
Posted in: Vanuatu

DPM Loughman leads delegation to 75th ESCAP Meeting

DPM VEanuatu ESCAP Thailand
The seventy-fifth session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) held its meeting this year from 27th – 31st of May, 2019. The Commission session is held annually for both the ministerial and the senior official’s level to discuss and decide on important issues pertaining... more →
Posted in: Vanuatu

Tongamp questions depts on future of rundown plantations

Tongamp questions depts on future of rundown plantations
The National PNG, – JIWAKA Governor Dr William Tongamp, pictured, is calling on three government departments to explain what is happening with the revival of rundown plantations which was allocated a K30 million funding. They are the departments of agriculture, national planning, state investment and public enterprise. Tongamp... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

China’s second ever International Importation Expo is happening again in November 2019

The Vanuatu Daily Post
The China International Imports Expo (CIIE) will be held in Shanghai, 5-10 November 2019. China is opening its market to other countries, reducing tariffs, facilitating customs clearance, minimizing institutional costs during import, broadening market access and putting related measures into place. Last year VCCI facilitated... more →
Posted in: Asia Oceania

SICCI hosts AGM, elects new Board

Members of the newly elected SICCI Board. Front row (right to left) Vice Chairman, David Rupokets, Chairman, Jay Bartlett, SICCI CEO, Atenasi Ata, Belinda Botha. Standing: Uta Temahua (left) and Hilda Lamani.[Photo: SICCI]
THE Solomon Islands Chamber Commerce and Industry (SICCI) now has a new Board that will lead its mandate for the next twelve (12) months. The new Board for 2019-2020 was elected during the 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of SICCI on Wednesday 20th Mach 2019 at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara.The new Board is led by Jay Bartlett,... more →
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MRDC helps out villagers in LNG areas

MRDC helps out villagers in LNG areas
By CLARISSA MOI, The National PNGMINERAL Resource Development Company (MRDC) commissioned three projects in the PNG LNG project plant site villages of Papa, Boera and Porebada, in Central, yesterday.They were: Two double classrooms built at a cost of K400,000 and fully kitted with desks for Papa Primary School;Two tractors purchased... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Golden years ahead for Porgera mine

Golden years ahead for Porgera mine
The NationalBusiness POGERA gold mine in Enga has the potential to produce 500,000 ounces of gold a year for the next 20 years, says Barrick Gold Corporation president and chief executive Mark Bristow. He said the challenge was now on management, staff and the local community to work together to ensure that benefits continued... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea
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