Nihopara clarifies MACFest concerns

MACFEST Committee chair and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Andrew Nihopara
MACFEST Committee chair and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Andrew Nihopara ALL Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) member countries have been invited to participate at this year’s festival in Honiara. That’s according to the 6th Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival (MACFest) National Organising Committee. Committee... 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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Opportunists ransack Chinese shop in Buka

Seorang wanita berdiri di lahan tambang tembaga, Panguna. /RNZI
obbBApril 24, 2018 The National PNGChiBukaBBuBBB Opportunists have ransacked a Chinese shop on Buka, according to Autonomous Region of Bougainville police commander Francis Tokura. He said they took advantage of concerns raised by tribal leaders about the commercialisation of a traditional Bougainville hat, known as upe. Tokura... more →
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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 →
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Trade Capacity Building Support for MSG Secretariat

Trade Capacity Building Support for MSG Secretariat
The trade and investment policy advisory services of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat in Port Vila, Vanuatu have been boosted through technical support received from the European Union-funded TradeCom II Programme. Following the launch of the 10-month Project on 14 August 2017, consultants of the Mauritian company... more →
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