Kava exporter: it’s time to take advantage of high prices and grow the industry

A Fijian kava exporter is urging Pacific people to focus on commercial operations
A Fijian kava exporter is urging Pacific people to focus on commercial operations rather than small subsistence farming following last month’s lifting of a European Union kava export ban. Lami Kava director Donny Jason Yee, whose family has been farming kava since the 1970s, said now is the time to take advantage of high kava prices... more →
Posted in: Fiji

Jhon Kwano: Doing Business in Melanesia is Still Done in Service to the Colonial Masters

Jhon Y. Kwano, the owner of PAPUAmart.com as a start-up minimarket in West Papua says business in Melanesia is still done in service to the colonial masters, not to help ourselves in our regional economy. He points out for example, most of the business deals are done between Melanesian nation-state with western countries like New... more →
Posted in: Featured

Morobe man takes big bite into apple farming

Menyamya villager Eric John
Menyamya villager Eric John Menyamya villager Eric John has registered an apple business and plans to develop an orchard on his land in Morobe. John said he has seedlings in his nursery and has trees growing on his land. His first seedlings came from an apple he bought in Lae in 2004 and he has since invested time and money on growing... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

AFIC Committee Dissolved, Interim Manager Appointed

Barnabas Tabi, Founder and Director of AFIC is ordered not to interfere with any dealings of AFIC.
Barnabas Tabi, Founder and Director of AFIC is ordered not to interfere with any dealings of AFIC. Director of the Apma Financial Investment Centre (AFIC) Barnabas Tabi was served with an order yesterday afternoon to hand in all files, keys, and assets of AFIC to the Registrar of Cooperatives and refrain from all dealings with AFIC... more →
Posted in: Vanuatu

Samoa recycle company to assist Tokelau with waste management

Tokelau Photo: Supplied
Waste management in Tokelau has been identified as an urgent priority with increasing amounts of rubbish being disposed on the atolls. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed this month between Tokelau’s Economic Development, Natural Resources and Environment and the Pacific Recycle company in Apia, Samoa. The dumping of waste... more →
Posted in: Polynesia

Appeals for Vanuatu to seek dialogue with Poland on kava ban

Kava is a root planet, harvested like a Kasava
Vanuatu’s former Ambassador to the European Union is appealing to the government to seek dialogue with the Polish Ambassador in Canberra to discuss the kava ban in Poland. Roy Micky Joy says the government should send a diplomatic note through the Vanuatu High Commission in Canberra to make this happen. Poland is warning travellers... more →
Posted in: Vanuatu

Vendors happy with kava sale

Grog vendors in Labasa have seen growth in their business with good yaqona prices. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA
Serafina Silaitoga, FijiTimes.com Grog vendors in Labasa have seen growth in their business with good yaqona prices. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA THIS year posed a promising period for yaqona vendors in the Labasa Market. Since Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston in February 2016, vendors in the Labasa Market have seen their revenue increase... more →
Posted in: Fiji

Momis announces moratorium on Panguna mining and exploration

Panguna copper mine on Bougainville ... the catalyst for decade-long civil war. Image: Aloysius Laukai/Bougainville Forum
By Aloysius Laukai in Buka The President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government, Chief Dr John Momis, has announced an indefinite moratorium on exploration and mining in Panguna. He said the Bougainville Executive Council had its meeting on Wednesday made a “thoughtful and considered” decision to impose an indefinite reservation... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Badan Forum Pasifik katakan Australia berkomitmen dukung ekonomi Pasifik

Perdana Menteri Malcolm Turnbull dan Menteri Luar Negeri Julie Bishop meluncurkan Kebijakan luar Negeri Australia bulan November lalu. - ABC/AAP/ Lukas Coch
Perdana Menteri Malcolm Turnbull dan Menteri Luar Negeri Julie Bishop meluncurkan Kebijakan luar Negeri Australia bulan November lalu. – ABC/AAP/ Lukas Coch Jayapura, Jubi – Kebijakan Luar Negeri Australia menunjukkan ekonomi terbesar di Pasifik Selatan itu, berkomitmen membantu negara-negara kepulauan kecil seperti... more →
Posted in: Asia Oceania
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