Former PM Says APEC Isn’t What It Seems

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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Former ANZ bank officer facing K1mil fraud charge

The National PNG – A former ANZ bank officer has been arrested and charged with misappropriating more than K1 million. Konia Lohia, 33, of Porebada village in Central, was charged with three counts of misappropriation of funds totalling K1,019,468.90 and three counts of money laundering. ANZ Bank Papua New Guinea The money... more →
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Chinese Shop still using plastic bags

Vanuatu Daily Post – A mother who walked out of a Chinese shop carrying rice, flour and charcoal in plastic bags, has questioned why the Government has banned plastic bags in all shops yet allows the Chinese shops to continue selling rice, flour and charcoal in plastic bags to shoppers. A mother who walked out of a Chinese... more →
Posted in: Vanuatu

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 →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Gold for Vanuatu Aelan Chocolate Makers!

Gold for Vanuatu Aelan Chocolate Makers! Vanuatu Daily Post – A local social responsible business owned by ACTIV Association has beaten hundreds of participants to scoop two gold medals in an international chocolate competition. Aelan Chocolate Makers entered the International Chocolate Salon competition for Artisan Chocolate... more →
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How the U.S. Systematically Puts Black Farmers Out of Business

Posted by Aaron Gilbreath As if farming wasn’t difficult enough, with the physical exhaustion, expensive equipment, and unreliable weather, racist lending policies continue to winnow away the number of black sugarcane growers in Louisiana. Only 2 percent of farmers in the U.S. are black. In Iberia Parish, Louisiana, the number... more →
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Nihopara clarifies MACFest concerns

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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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 →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

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 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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