Five pc insured in PNG

The National – PAPUA New Guinea is one of the least insured countries in the world, Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG) Deputy Governor Benny Popoitai says. He said only about 5 per cent of the country’s population was insured. “PNG is one of the least insured in the world. About two-to-five per cent of…

Human Rights, critical building block for good governance

Pacific Parliamentarians from 11 Pacific Island countries were reminded today that embracing the principles of human rights such as transparency, accountability, non-discrimination and participation into parliamentary systems will promote good governance and result in improved development outcomes for the region. The 23 members of Parliament are in Nadi this week attending the first day of…

MSG senior official meeting discusses budget, work program

            The Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Senior Officials Meeting (SOM), Michael Forrest, Permanent Secretary of the FLNKS External Unit officially opened the two-day MSG Senior Officials Meeting which ended yesterday at the MSG Secretariat in Port Vila, Vanuatu.             Mr Forrest welcomed senior officials from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu…

SPTO appoints new marketing officer

SPTO – The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has announced the appointment of Makelesi Muloilagi as its new Marketing Officer. SPTO Chief Executive Ilisoni Vuidreketi said Muloilagi’s inclusion was timely as the marketing division gears up for another year of competitive destination promotion and marketing in 2015for its 16 member countries. “A strong and vibrant…