PNG open for business, says O’Neill

RNZI: Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister says there’s never been a better time to invest in the country, RNZI reports. Peter O’Neill made the comment at an Australia PNG Business Council event in Sydney where he highlighted opportunities in areas outside the resources sector. He outlined government plans to expand the agricultural sector through private…

Whose side are we on?

Fiji Times – EXILED  West Papuan pro-independence leader Benny Wenda is hoping Fiji will support his movement’s bid for membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group. He said becoming a member of the MSG would provide the platform the indigenous West Papuans needed to raise issues such as the alleged atrocities by Indonesian security forces against…

FFA praises fishing projects in PNG

THE Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has commended two fisheries project planned for Rabaul, in East New Britain, saying they will have vast economic benefits. Justin Ilakini, based with the FFA in Honiara, said that last week in Kokopo during a validation workshop for East New Britain fisheries five-year development plan 2015-21. He said…