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Papua New Guinea’s fisheries boom

The northern coast of Papua New Guinea is experiencing a boom in investment from international companies looking to process fish onshore. Around 18% of the world’s total tuna stock is found in PNG’s 2.5 million square kilometre Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The fishing industry has grown from a dependency on access fees in the early … Continue reading

Philippines eyes hike in Pacific fish haul, Indonesia still seeking Tjandra, PNG fines Chinese logging ship

Highlights from the region’s media: Philippines Fisheries bureau eyes hike in fish catch in Pacific (Sun Star) Indonesian still seeking Joko Tjandra, waiting for PNG poll result before pursuing diplomatic channels (Post Courier)  Chinese logging ship fined K50,000 for fisheries breach(PNG Post Courier) Julie Bishop on the Pacific, PNG and Australian aid (Development Policy Centre) … Continue reading

PNG election updates, Vanuatu ready to join WTO, PNG’s participation at APEC ‘poor’

Highlights from the region’s media: Delays and fraud allegations lead to voter frustration in PNG (Radio Australia) Poll fuels illegal trade between PNG and Indonesia (The National) Guam, CNMI discuss joint efforts to promote destination Marianas (Marianas Visitors Authority) Vanuatu ready to join WTO (Radio Australia) PNG’s participation at APEC poor: Chief Secretary Zurenuoc (The … Continue reading

PNG citizenship for Indonesian national revoked, Trade Pasifika preview

Highlights from the region’s media: PNG Prime Minister revokes controversial citizenship for Indonesian (The National) Editorial: Proper to revoke citizenship (The National) Trade Pasifika 2012 gets under way next week: show aims to increase trade to China, Japan, Philippines and beyond (Pacific Periscope) CNMI needs US$6 million to catch up on tourism promotion, marketing; crucial … Continue reading

Indonesia concerned about PNG citizenship decision, Japan-Pohnpei flight welcomed

Highlights from the region’s media: Indonesia concerned about Tjandra following granting of PNG citizenship (Post Courier) First direct United Airlines Japan-Pohnpei flight welcomed in FSM(Marianas Business Journal) PNG Customs warn foreign ships to follow laws after Chinese ship detained with illegal birds (The National) ADB fronts $19 million loan for new USP campus in Solomons(Solomon … Continue reading

Micronesia’s future between the China and the US, Chinese company plans Samoa resort

Headlines from the region’s media: Analysis: Micronesia’s future between China and the US (Scott Leis @ East Asia Forum) Chinese company plans major resort in Samoa (Radio New Zealand International) Indonesian govt has comprehensive design on Papua (Antara) American Samoa may use Manila hospitals for medical referrals (Radio New Zealand International) Illegal fishing from Indonesian, … Continue reading

Papua update, Fiji mine investment should strengthen ties with China, Vanuatu to join WTO

Highlights from the region’s media: Papua killing raises pressure on Indonesians (Radio New Zealand International) Mining company to invest F$75 million in Fiji iron project, should strengthen Fiji-China links (Fiji Live) Nauru asks Japan to help rebuild main quay (Radio New Zealand International) Vanuatu Ambassador announces country’s acceptance into WTO (Vanuatu Daily Post) Guam needs … Continue reading

Log demand threatens PNG animals, Tonga signs MOU with China, Papua violence concerns

Highlights from the region’s media: Asian demand for logs a threat to PNG native animals: Study (Radio Australia) Tonga signs MOU for two new planes from China (Radio and TV Tonga/Pacnews) Cook Islands looks to China for health cooperation (Cook Islands News) Activists and army clash in troubled West Papua (Sydney Morning Herald) Indonesian military … Continue reading

PNG nickel attracts Chinese money, Marshalls company secures India job, new mining interest in Solomons from Japan

Highlights from the region’s media: PNG nickel mine attracts Chinese money (Radio Australia) Marshall Islands construction company secures contract for India project (Marianas Business Journal) New mining interest in Solomon Islands from Japan, US (Radio Australia) Market jitters hit Pacific funds (Radio Australia) Youth activists demand Vanuatu review West Papua position (Vanuatu Daily Post) ADB … Continue reading

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Papua New Guinea

(Media release) On May 14, 2012, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Papua New Guinea, and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting.[1] Background Papua New Guinea has seen solid economic growth over the past decade, supported by sound macroeconomic policies, improved public finances, … Continue reading

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