Funded by Taxpayers, Not by Politicians: PNG’s Tax Chief Urges Media to Highlight the Real Source

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” as Benjamin Franklin once stated As certain as it is, tax, is one topic that certainly intimidates many, even the most learned. And that is how the Commissioner General of IRC, Sam Koim, started his recent address at the PNG National Press Club... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

High social, environmental standards seen as key

PAPUA New Guinea needs to ensure high social and environmental standards in the resource sector, says Institute of National Affairs executive director Paul Barker. Barker said projects invariably hade impacts, both in extraction and waste management. “PNG’s natural environment is internationally recognised, including the need... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Till the land, produce more for NC Market: PM

Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has challenged the people of Vanuatu, especially the young generation, to till the land, in order to produce more crops to meet the demand for the new market opening up in New Caledonia. He made the call on the eve of his departure from New Caledonia, after the historic signing of trade agreements... more →
Posted in: Kanaky, Vanuatu


PNG Power Limited (PPL) is pleased to announce the recommissioning of the Moitaka Power Station. The Moitaka Power Station was established in 1980 and has been a reliable source of electricity in Port Moresby for several decades until it was decommissioned in 2019 after several Independent Power Producers (IPP) were introduced into... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Prime Minister Marape meets with President of Republic of Korea H.E Yoon Suk Yeol

Marape - Korea Leader
Approved for Release: Monday, 29th May 2023 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has had fruitful discussions with the President of the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Yoon Suk Yeol on the margins of the inaugural Korea-Pacific Islands Summit on May 28, in Seoul, Korea. The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Minister for International... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea


Prime Minister, James Marape is considering a stronger economic relations between Republic of Korea and Papua New Guinea as he is attending the first two-day Korea-Pacific Islands Summit in Seoul today May 29-30. PM Marape will also be having a bilateral meeting with Korean President H.E. Yoon Suk Yeol. This follows Monday’s... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Learn from Fiji: CPL founder

The National Business By PETER ESILA A LONG-time Papua New Guinea long-time businessman says public utilities must support the growth of business in the country. City Pharmacy Ltd Group founder Sir Mahesh Patel said issues like power and water supply as well as security were a constant cost for businesses. Sir Mahesh said this on... more →
Posted in: Fiji, Papua New Guinea

Economic, geopolitical risks present worldwide: BSP

The National Business THE world is continuing to present economic and geopolitical risks that impact almost every country, a bank executive says. Bank of South Pacific Financial Group Limited (BSP) chief executive officer Mark Robinson said during the BSP annual general meeting in Port Moresby on Friday that this included higher... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Mismanagement Challenges Facing Air Vanuatu and Vanuatu Rural Development Bank: Suggestions for Restructuring and Partnerships

Vanuatu is a stunning archipelago situated in the South Pacific. However, its government statutory entities, particularly Air Vanuatu and Vanuatu Rural Development Bank (VRDB), are facing challenges due to mismanagement issues that have resulted in poor performance and financial instability over the years. It is essential to... more →
Posted in: Vanuatu

Forex shortage worrisome

May 17, 2023 – The National Business By DANIEL EALEDONA PAPUA New Guinea’s foreign exchange shortage is causing higher imports and low exports, an economist says. Australia National University (ANU) Development Policy Centre director Professor Stephen Howes speaking at the 38th Australia-PNG Business Forum and Trade Expo... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea
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