Special MSG meet in PNG

PAPUA New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill Tuesday welcomed the Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) and Spokesperson of the FLNKS, and Co-Chair of the Special MSG Leaders Summit, Victor Tutugoro during his courtesy call in Port Moresby. PM O’Neill on behalf of the Government and People of Papua New Guinea said:“I am greatly…

Pacific a unique selling point

Pacific businesses have been told their products need to be marketed well in New Zealand and communicate their unique difference. The Pacific Wave Conference was held in Auckland on Tuesday aiming at boosting export growth among Pacific businesses.  Contributors such as award-winning chef and author Robert Oliver, says the time is right as tourists and…

Pacific-EU Business Forum in Port Vila

The European Union has identified three focal areas for its partnership with the private sector in the Pacific for the next six years. Among these are the regional economic integration, sustainable management of natural resources and the environment and providing an investment facility to provide an enabling environment for investment mostly in the infrastructure development…

MSG signs agreement with environment organization

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) last Friday to reinforce cooperation between the two organizations. MSG Director General, Mr Peter Forau said, “the MOU between the MSG and IUCN only formalizes the collaboration that the two organisations already have had…

PIDF signs agreement with environment group

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) entered into an agreement last Friday declaring their commitment to collaborate on initiatives related to sustainable development, particularly in advancing the concept of a green economy. PIDF and IUCN collaborated on several activities in the past year including the establishment…

PNG acts on illegal fishing warning

Papua New Guinea National Fisheries Authority has stepped up in its efforts to comply with the recent ‘yellow card’ issued by European Union to Papua New Guinea relating to illegal fishing in our waters. Last Thursday, the authority launched its inshore patrol craft Gabut in Vanimo, West Sepik, to protect the country against illegal fishing. …