PM: Agriculture, digital economy  the way forward for PNG

Papua New Guinea (PNG)’s 8th Prime Minister James Marape spoke to The National’s senior writer MALUM NALU in an exclusive interview last week. Marape wants to transform the agriculture sector into a vibrant revenue earner for PNG. IT is not difficult to fathom why Prime Minister James Marape has made it loud and clear that... more →
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Marape grateful to UN for trade policy

PRIME Minister James Marape has acknowledged the support of the European Union in the first Trade Related Assistance Project (Trap) which resulted in the formulation of Papua New Guinea’s first National Trade Policy. Marape made the acknowledgement during a meeting with EU resident representative Ioannis Giokarakis Argyropoulos... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

New prime minister promises to ‘take back’ economy

Newly elected Prime Minster James Marape says his government will work towards “taking back” the economy. Marape in his maiden speech in Parliament said he wanted PNG to be the “richest black Christian nation” on earth. “Since my resignation as finance minister on April 11, I did it for my own reasons, some were... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Laws on resources need to be changed, says prime minister

PRIME Minister James Marape said laws on resources are “outdated” and need to be changed. “I know that our economy is bleeding and struggling. We will do our diagnostics into how our economy is doing now,” he said. “The team of leaders I lead are all about doing what is right for our nation, taking back our economy,... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Building local digital economy in the context of international standards

Key stakeholders in digital trade such as banks, telecommunication providers, education institutions and small businesses have convened to discuss how to use international standards to boost digital trade They talked about challenges that small businesses are facing with digital technologies and how to overcome them. Discussions... more →
Posted in: Vanuatu

DPM Loughman leads delegation to 75th ESCAP Meeting

The seventy-fifth session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) held its meeting this year from 27th – 31st of May, 2019. The Commission session is held annually for both the ministerial and the senior official’s level to discuss and decide on important issues pertaining... more →
Posted in: Vanuatu