Research: Informal economy overlooked

A study on women traders in Papua New Guinea showed that the importance of the roles of market and informal economy were not given due recognition. The report showed that market access was increasingly gaining importance in developing countries which affords an opportunity for reducing poverty, improving food security, creating and strengthening income, and generating…

Border challenge for Pacific

THE region will be a haven for criminals, drug and human traffickers and money laundering if Customs organisations did not work together. And if those organisations lagged behind in their responsibilities and roles, the Pacific region would be a dumping ground for contraband goods.   This was the message by Fiji’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

Big hope for tourism in PNG

Tourism industry in Papua New Guinea is an alternative to contribute to their national economy in future to replace the unrenewable resources. Senior lecturer of the school of tourism, hospitality and management Hellen Gimbo uttered the statement in an interview. Mrs Gimbo said PNG have massive unrenewable resources such as gold, cooper and the liquefied…

NZ sending help

New Zealand is sending an RNZAF Hercules with emergency relief into the Solomon Islands this morning, Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced on Sunday. Tens of thousands of people in and around the Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara have been left homeless by flash flooding and heavy rains. Entire communities had been swept away, major access bridges…

Fiji ready to help Solomons

Fiji will stand in unison with and support Solomon Islands following flash floods in the Melanesian nation that have caused severe destruction and death. Last week Solomon Islands faced severe destruction following flash floods which also claimed the lives of 16 people so far. The flash flooding has displaced thousands of her citizens in most…