The humble nut funding Vanuatu school fees

By ISLAND LIFE – October 20, 2017 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter   When Tropical Cyclone Pam decimated Vanuatu two years ago it almost destroyed Votausi Mackenzie-Reur’s business, but with the help of Australian researchers she’s been able to re-group and employ even more locals so they can send their children to school. The managing director […]

PNG govt criticised for economic mismanagement

10:44 am today Share this Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email Share on Google Plus Share on Reddit Share on Linked In Papua New Guinea’s opposition leader says the country’s tight fiscal situation has been worsened because its revenues are tied up with repaying cumbersome debt. Don Polye Photo: SUPPLIED Don Polye […]

Counting on the Trendy to Revive Kava, a Traditional Drink ( Fiji )

Share Tweet Email Share Save Cover Photo The owner of a kava farm at work in Taveuni, Fiji. The country’s kava harvests have been inconsistent for years because of outdated farming. CreditLam Yik Fei for The New York Times Counting on the Trendy toRevive Kava, a Traditional Drink Pacific Island governments and others are working […]

Non-compliant offshore financial centre puts other Vanuatu businesses at risk – but costs of compliance are high

Posted: November 28, 2016 | Author: dailyvanuatu | Filed under: The Daily Digest |  Between Vt1.8B—Vt4.5B in proceeds of foreign crimes are laundered through Vanuatu’s offshore financial system every year, it is estimated. The non-implementation of checks against money laundering by Vanuatu’s offshore financial centre may prevent other Vanuatu small businesses from accessing foreign currency transactions – but […]

Matavola is newspaper’s sales agent of the month

Matilda Simmons Sunday, July 24, 2016 + Enlarge this image The Fiji Times agent of the month, Sakiusa Matavola, at the Suva bus stand. Picture: JONA KONATACI FOR 32 years, Sakiusa Matavola has sold The Fiji Times newspaper around Suva. He is a familiar face at the Suva bus stand every morning, greeting early risers […]

FYI – Pacific Export Survey.

Complete the survey to win an new Apple laptop! CALLING PACIFIC ISLAND EXPORTERS Help us learn more about your needs as an exporter in the Pacific Islands by filling in a short 10 minute survey – and you could even win a brand new 2016 Macbook Air Laptop! Pacific Trade Invest and the Australian Department […]

FYI – Invitation to PNG Infrastructure Mission

ABOUT THIS EVENT Pacific Trade Invest and Austrade invite you to participate in the Papua New Guinea Infrastructure Mission. This mission is designed to identify and target opportunities in the infrastructure sector, including those being financed by the major international aid donors. Papua New Guinea (PNG), with support from its key development partners, plans to […]


From: Department of Information [] Sent: Thursday, 21 April 2016 7:06 AM Editors, Hon. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama delivered a press briefing oganised by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in New York (New York time – Wednesday). The video link for the media briefing video can be viewed at: […]

Fine Food Australia 2016.

Get your applications in as soon as possible for your chance to be hosted by PT&I at Fine Food Australia 2016. One of the ways in which we create greater international opportunities for businesses in the Pacific Island countries, is by hosting a select number of exporters each year at Australia’s premier food exhibition, Fine […]

Putting a halt to the great timber heist in Papua New Guinea

3 March 2016 12:15PM Frederic Mousseau Previous Posts In a new report released last month, The Great Timber Heist: The Logging Industry in Papua New Guinea, the Oakland Institute exposed massive tax evasion and financial misreporting by foreign logging companies, allegedly resulting in the nonpayment of hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes in Papua […]