Trade & Business

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 The country’s kava harvests have been inconsistent for years because of outdated farming.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 […]


Australian by Degree – Cynthia Wickham, Solomon Islands

Published on Apr 26, 2016 Tapping Tuna’s Potential in the Solomon Islands – Managed professionally, the tuna industry has the potential to make a bigger contribution to Solomon Islands’ economy, says Cynthia Wickham, the Fresh and Frozen Manager at National Fisheries Development, a company based in Noro. To help her country tap into that potential […]


Coffee, Market Economy and Informality in Late Colonial Papua New Guinea- State, Society & Governance in Melanesia

SSGM Seminar Series John Conroy Monday 1 August, 2016 Lecture Theatre 2, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU 3:00 – 4:30pm Set in Goroka in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) where coffee became the staple export crop after the Second World War, this paper explores how a […]


Economist proposes an open New Guinea

5:41 pm on 23 July 2016 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email All options Charles Yala has proposed trade routes across the border in the middle of New Guinea island. Photo: Supplied A Papua New Guinean economist has put forward a proposal to open up the whole island of New Guinea for […]