Farmers call on Enga govt to help them get a fair deal

Farmers call on Enga govt to help them get a fair deal
Farmers call on Enga govt to help them get a fair deal The National PNG – AN inconsistent and unreliable fresh produce market is forcing many farmers in Enga to look for other income-generating activities that reward them fairly. Potato farmers in Sirunki, Pilikambi and Yapai in Lagaip district have called on the Enga provicial... more →
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O’Neill praises China meeting

The PNG Prime Minister: Peter O’Neill
The PNG Prime Minister: Peter O’Neill PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill has welcomed the strengthening of bilateral engagement between Papua New Guinea and China in talks with the Chinese president and premier over the past few days. Meeting in Beijing last Friday, O’Neill further congratulated President Xi Jinping on his recent... more →
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Government Business Enterprises Bill Shelved Temporarily

Vanuatu National Parliament Building
Vanuatu National Parliament Building The Bill for the Commercial Government Business Enterprises Act No. of 2018 has been temporarily shelved by Parliament. This came after much debate from both sides of the House. A set of criteria have been established to guide an Ad-hoc Committee in its deliberations to complete the work before... more →
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Rising demand puts taro on the menu for farmers

Rising demand puts taro on the menu for farmers
By JIMMY KALEBE, The Independent PNG Rising demand puts taro on the menu for farmers THE demand for taro in Lae is increasing with more farmers growing the root crop for local and commercial consumption. According to researcher Ignatius Gena, of a Goroka-based food company, the potential of commercialising the root crop was high... more →
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City traffic affecting businesses

By HELEN TARAWA, The National PNG TRAFFIC congestion in Port Moresby is affecting businesses in the past month, particularly in the central business district, city manager Bernard Kipit says. Kipit told the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry breakfast meeting that they had been holding “frequent discussions” with the... more →
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PNG’s growth to remain low, says report

By Lemach Lavari, The National PNG Growth of the Papua New Guinea economy is expected to remain low this year and in 2019, according to a bank economic report. The Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group report said PNG’s gross domestic product would grow by 1.9 per cent this year and 2.1 per cent in 2019. This is well below... more →
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MP hopes gas project will help locals

WESTERN Governor Taboi Awi Yoto has said the Fly River government wanted its people to benefit from the P’nyang gas field which it hopes remains a standalone project and not part of the existing LNG project. The P’nyang field is located within petroleum retention license 3, which covers 105,000 acres (425sqkm). ExxonMobil affiliates... more →
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Development of galip nut to commercial product hailed

EAST New Britain Governor Nakikus Konga
EAST New Britain Governor Nakikus Konga By ELIZABETH VUVU, the national PNG EAST New Britain Governor Nakikus Konga, pictured, has commended partners involved in the development of the galip nut into a commercial product. Konga made the remarks at the galip nut launch last Friday at Rapopo Plantation Resort. It was attended by officials... more →
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Trump for APEC

Donald Trump and Peter O'Neill
By GYNNIE KERO, the National PNG Donald Trump’s attendance at the Apec meeting in PNG United States President Donald Trump’s attendance at the Apec meeting in PNG will be a “great honour”, Foreign Affairs Minister Rimbink Pato says. Speaking at a business forum in Australia this week, Pato said: “We will welcome to our... more →
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