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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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

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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…/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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September 14th, 2020

OK Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) has unveiled an updated strategic business plan that includes an extension of Ok Tedi’s mine life from 2026 to 2029. OTML chairman, Sir Moi Avei KBE, said the mine life extension is the culmination of a number of years detailed strategic planning work and will see the company generate an […]

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Papua New Guinea-Australia Comprehensive Strategic and Economic Partnership – Media Statement 5 August 2020

August 7th, 2020

The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, released a media statement on 5 August outlining the newly signed Comprehensive Strategic and Economic Partnership (CSEP) between Papua New Guinea and Australia.  Through this partnership our two countries will commit to elevate their relationship, accelerate a strategic and economic cooperation and build on the close connections between the […]

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Tradelinked Business Networking Event Cairns Tuesday 28 July 20

July 9th, 2020

The first Tradelinked Cairns-PNG-Pacific Business Networking Event post COVID is scheduled for Tuesday 28 July 5.30pm. Venue – Patio Bar, The Chambers, Cnr Spence & Lake Streets, Cairns (Entry via lane-way in Lake Street).   If you wish to attend please RSVP to

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