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Investment Readiness Workshops in Atherton & Cairns – May 2021

May 3rd, 2021

Trade & Investment Queensland is partnering with Deloitte Australia to bring two Investment-readiness workshops to Far North Queensland. Details: ATHERTON Date: Wednesday 12 May Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm Venue: Atherton Hotel, 90 Main Street, Atherton Cost: FREE Details: CAIRNS Date: Thursday 13 May Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm Venue: Sheridan Hotel, 295 Sheridan Street, Cairns Cost: […]

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PNG Government Close to Signing New Agreement with Barrick Gold for Reopening of the Porgera Gold Mine in Enga

April 7th, 2021

THE Government is poised to sign an agreement with Barrick Gold for the reopening of the Porgera Gold Mine in Enga, 12 months after its closure last April over rejection of renewing the mining lease by the State, Prime Minister James Marape announced yesterday. Announcing the breakthrough in negotiations by the State and Barrick, Marape […]

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Surge in COVID-19 Active Cases in PNG

March 17th, 2021

A recent increase in testing for COVID-19 in PNG has revealed up to 1 in 3 people could now have the virus.  The PNG Government has requested urgent assistance with medical supplies and health capabilities on the ground.  Read the Australian Government’s response  – Australia supporting Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 response | Prime Minister of Australia […]

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Passing of Grand Chief Sir Michael T Somare.

March 4th, 2021

It is with great sadness we note the passing of the Grand Chief of PNG Sir Michael Thomas Somare on 26 February 2021. Sir Michael died aged 84 after battling pancreatic cancer. He became the country’s first Prime Minister after leading the pacific nation to independence in 1975.  He is remembered as a towering figure in PNG […]

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NEW CONSUL-GENERAL for LAE

December 23rd, 2020

Congratulations to Mr Mark Foxe on his appointment as Australia’s next Consul-General in Lae. Mark is well qualified for the role with a long history of working in the Pacific. Mark recently served as Director of International Engagement, Joint Agency Task Force, Operation Sovereign Borders, Department of Home Affairs. He has previously served overseas in […]

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New On-Line System for Travellers Arriving into Papua New Guinea

November 11th, 2020

Media Statement Monday 2nd November 2020 Papua New Guinea has launched an online system for people arriving from overseas to submit an electronic health declaration form (eHDF) 24 hours prior to arrival into the country. The eHDF is an additional precautionary measure to mitigate the risk of importation of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) into the […]

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PNG Prime Minister Congratulates Newly Elected President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville

September 29th, 2020

Prime Minister James Marape has congratulated the newly elected President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Ishmael Toroama. In a statement, Marape said he is looking forward to working with President-elect Toroama in progressing consultations on the outcome of the recent referendum and securing long-term economic development and lasting peace for the people of Bougainville. […]

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Approval for PNG’s first Special Economic Zone in the Gulf Province

September 24th, 2020

Read more about this here: https://www.businessadvantagepng.com/ready-for-business-ihu-special-economic-zone-approved/  

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Monthly Economic Snapshot – Solomon Islands

September 23rd, 2020

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has released its Economic Bulletin (MEB) for the month of August, 2020.  View or download a copy here http://www.cbsi.com.sb/…/2020/09/MEB-August-2020.pdf GOVERNMENT UPDATE   Update on the economy – Key monthly economic indicators continue to show subdued performance indicating the continuing nature of the COVID-19 shock. The Solomon Islands activity […]

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