How Papua New Guinea can boost its coffee production [analysis]

Papua New Guinea has the potential to become one of the top coffee producers in the world. Deputy Director of the National Research Institute, Eugene Ezebilo, explores what other countries have done to boost their coffee production and how these strategies could be implemented in PNG. PNG coffee beans. Credit: PHAMA PLUS PNG coffee... more →
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Technical assistance to remote rural areas in West Sepik Province, trained 749 Trainers of Trainers (ToTs) in cocoa and vanilla cultivation

EU-STREIT PNG extended its technical assistance to remote rural areas in West Sepik Province, trained 749 Trainers of Trainers (ToTs) in cocoa and vanilla cultivation To provide sustainable technical support to the hard-accessible rural areas in Papua New Guinea, FAO under EU-STREIT PNG Programme trained 749 Trainers of Trainers... more →
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BSP considers legal options over alleged money laundering warning

Bank South Pacific says it is considering its legal options after the Bank of Papua New Guinea formally cautioned it over what the central bank believes is “contrary conduct under the anti money laundering/counter terrorist financing act.” In issuing the formal warning yesterday, the Bank of PNG called for BSP Financial Group... more →
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NAB and CBA exposed over PNG money laundering

Bank of South Pacific CEO Robin Fleming is believed to be under pressure from the regulator to step down.
Angus Grigg National affairs correspondent The largest lender in the Pacific, BSP Financial Group, has been ordered to remove senior managers following breaches of anti-money laundering laws in Papua New Guinea, putting further pressure on Commonwealth Bank of Australia and National Australia Bank to cut ties with the troubled institution. BSP,... more →
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PNG Power boss resigns

PNG Power Limited Managing Director, Flagon Bekker addressing the PNG Power Workers in a sit-in protest on Friday, June 25. Photo: Charlie Dumavi/PNG Bulletin
PNG Power Limited Managing Director Flagon Bekker has tendered his resignation effective immediately today. In an internal circular, PNG Power Board Chairman Moses Maladina made this known saying he has put in place an interim officer in charge to oversee the operations. “Consequently, I have put in place an officer in charge to... more →
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PM to probe NDB K80 million SME funds

Prime Minister, James Marape. Photo: Charlie Dumavi/PNG Bulletin
A PROBE will be established this week into the non-lending of K80 million by the National Development Bank (NDB) to Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Prime Minister James Marape told a recent meeting when addressing cabinet ministers, heads of departments, senior public servants... more →
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Life Skills for Women in the Informal Sector to be Economically Self Reliant

The YSDDA Board in its Meeting No. 3/2021 last night approved more life skills training for women in all the four (4) LLGs of YS District. Our initial funding of such training has been overwhelmingly positive so we will continue in all LLGs. One of our District’s education policy is all schools must have uniforms. All uniforms... more →
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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 →
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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 →
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