Former PM Says APEC Isn’t What It Seems

Sir Mekere Morauta
Sir Mekere Morauta Papua New Guineans Should Not Allow Themselves To Be Fooled To Believing That The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meeting In November This Year Will Transform The Economy Of The Country. Papua New Guineans should not allow themselves to be fooled to believing that the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation... more →
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Farmers taking home K2000 from vege sale

Farmers taking home K2000 from vege sale
Farmers taking home K2000 from vege sale Rural communities in Wau, Morobe, are earning K700 to K2000 fortnightly from farming fresh vegetables. Many women and children have opened personal savings accounts and can swipe cards in shops when the SMS alert strikes their cell phones. At least 264 contract farmers in seven model farms... more →
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Madang landowners get K25m payment

The National PNG – Landowners of the Ramu nickel and cobalt mine in Madang receive their royalty payment of more than K25.5 million on Friday. The payment was part of more than K80 million from Ramu exports last year. The payment was made available by Department of Mining last week and presented at the People’s Labour Party... more →
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Violence forces Exxon to stop project

The Natoinal PNG – EXXONMOBIL PNG Ltd (EMPNG) has suspended all work at Angore project area including well pads and pipeline of the multi-billion kina PNG LNG project in Hela. This is after disgruntled landowners vandalised and destroyed significant project assets. A spokesperson from EMPNG, operator of the project, said the... more →
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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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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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