News - Papua New Guinea

08

Apr '13

8 Apr 2013

Papua New Guinea

Bank in PNG says more women keen to get involved in running businesses

The National Development Bank in Papua New Guinea says more rural and urban-based women are keen to get involved in running businesses. The Bank’s relationship manager for women in business,...

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04

Apr '13

4 Apr 2013

Papua New Guinea

Death toll rises in PNG bus crash

The death toll in what local authorities have described as "the worst road accident" in the Papua New Guinea Highlands has risen to 25. Seventeen men, seven women and a toddler were among those...

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01

Apr '13

1 Apr 2013

Papua New Guinea

World Bank and Digicel work on solar powered cellphone chargers in PNG

The World Bank Group is working with mobile phone company, Digicel, to enable solar powered mobile phone charging and street lighting to 500 villages in Papua New Guinea. The Bank’s...

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13

Mar '13

13 Mar 2013

Papua New Guinea

PNG Government to push infrastructure development :PM O'Neill

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says the government will continue to stimulate the growth of the economy through infrastructure development. Speaking at...

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11

Mar '13

11 Mar 2013

Papua New Guinea

PNG hit by 5.5-magnitude quake

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has struck Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey says. The quake hit 135km southwest of Kokopo, the capital of the East New Britain province, at 2.49am local time...

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26

Feb '13

26 Feb 2013

Papua New Guinea

Kiwibank set to branch out to Niue

The New Zealand bank Kiwibank is set to extend its domestic operation to Niue, with the opening of a branch on the island expected in April. Niue’s sole provider of commercial banking...

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17

Feb '13

17 Feb 2013

Papua New Guinea

AusAID boosts help to fight TB in PNG

The fight against tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea’s Western Province is making progress as a new TB ward takes shape. The new 22-bed ward at Daru General Hospital is part of a multi-million...

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17

Feb '13

17 Feb 2013

Papua New Guinea

Morauta says PNG wealth needs to go to sustainable development

A former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Sir Mekere Morauta says it is vital the country uses the income from resource projects to underpin sustainable development. When Sir Mekere was leader at...

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16

Jan '13

16 Jan 2013

Papua New Guinea

Monsoon rains having serious impact on three PNG provinces

Posted at 04:30 on 16 January, 2013 UTC Monsoon rains have had a serious impact on three of Papua New Guinea’s provinces, cutting off roads, destroying food supplies, and displacing people...

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08

Jan '13

8 Jan 2013

Papua New Guinea

PNG's Ok Tedi: from disaster to dividends

Papua New Guinea's huge Ok Tedi gold and copper mine used to be a name synonymous with environmental disaster. It is now more than a decade since BHP Billiton, the company responsible for the...

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