Flight Attendants Paid As Low as VT2,600 A Fortnight

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Air Vanuatu has been the only major Airline flying in Vanuatu for over 17 years, a company dedicated to service. But is VT2,600 a fortnight sufficient pay for these services? ”Before COVID-19 I was being paid VT20,000 a fortnight,” a source who formerly worked at Air Vanuatu as a flight attendant and wishes to remain anonymous... more →
Posted in: Vanuatu

Bougainville betelnut to be sold at Kaugere Market, Port Moresby

ort Moresby South MP Justin Tkatchenko purchasing the first bag of betelnut from Bougainville Regional MP Tsiamalili Jnr to officially open the betelnut wholesale in his electorate. Photo: Charlie Dumavi/PNG Bulletin
By CHARLIE DUMAVI A JOINT agreement will now see the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) betelnuts to be sold at Kaugere Market in the Moresby South electorate. The betelnut sales was given approval by the National Capital District to be sold at the venue in bulk only where resellers can buy and go sell it elsewhere in loose. This... more →
Posted in: Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Sepik Plain Agro Project Progressing Well

The hundred million Kina Sepik Chicken, Grain and Cocoa innovation project has the potential to go a long way. The Secretary for National Planning and Monitoring Koney Samuel said this during his recent visit to the Sepik Plains. Secretary Samuel was impressed with the development of the site including the chicken houses, egg hatchery,... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

O’Neill: Wrong to close mine

Cash shortage a sign of recession
June 10, 2021 The National Main Stories IALIBU-Pangia MP Peter O’Neill says there will be certain challenges before the Porgera mine can restart. He noted that Prime Minister James Marape made commitment to address legacy issues, including environmental damage, before the mine could be reopened. However, he said that had not been... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Minister impressed with progress of Sepik Plains project

June 9, 2021 The National  NATIONAL Planning and Monitoring Department secretary Koney Samuel has welcomed the progress and development of the Sepik Chicken, Grain and Cocoa Innovation project on the Sepik Plains after a tour of the facility last week. He said the Government would support the project, including the construction... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Mine closure unnecessary: Barker

By DALE LUMA THE closure of the Porgera gold mine in Enga last April has had unnecessary, devastating economic impact on the lives of so many people, according to an economist. Executive director with the Institute of National Affairs Paul Barker was responding to the handing over of the mine’s framework agreement by Prime Minister... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Church leader says casino will increase social problems

June 8, 2021The NationalNational CASINOS have economic advantages and disadvantages but they have more negative socio-economic impacts, Evangelical Lutheran Church of PNG (ELCPNG) head bishop Rev Dr Jack Urame says.“I disagree with approval to build a casino in the nation’s capital as the country has had enough of social problems. “Family... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Morobe proposes to buy shares in Trukai Industries

By PNG Bulletin Online Morobe Provincial Government and Trukai Industries Ltd in a round table discussion. Photo: supplied MOROBE Province wants to be the leading commercial rice producer in the country and will spearhead the national government’s policy to reduce PNG huge rice imports. Morobe Governor Ginson Saonu declared this... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

‘Stret Pasin Stoa’ program should be revived: Report

Stret Pasin Stoa in the 70s. Photo: NDB
By PNG Bulletin Online -June 2, 20210138 Thomas Honga and Dr. Francis Odhuno giving their report findings recently. Photo: PNGNRI LACK of ownership in the retailing sectors by indigenous Papua New Guineans is believed to be one of the factors affecting the “Stret Pasin Stoa” scheme, a program that was aimed at seeing PNG entrepreneurs... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea
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