Press Release

Helping Women In Coffee

This plan will promote gender equality and prosperity for women in coffee.

In a press statement by Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access Plus, the five-year Strategic Plan captures the economic vision and goal of women as active participants in and beneficiaries of the male-dominated coffee industry.

New Vehicles for Imbonggu

Local MP and Minister for Inter-Government Relations Pila Niningi presented them on Monday June 7.

He challenged government officers of the district to look after these resources well, saying they assist with human development work, and service accessibility.

Three vehicles were presented to the Imbonggu District Health Services and two were given to Police.

The vehicles, valued at K1.2 million, were purchased from K2 million funding allocated by the District Development Authority for its COVID-19 Program.

BSP Supports Education in Manus

The Evangelical Church Of Manus Secondary School started off this academic year on a high note. BSP Financial Group refurbished their Computer Laboratory and donated computers and printers to the value of K30,000 in 2020.

BSP Group General Manager - Retail, Daniel Faunt said for the past ten years, BSP has delivered four education-related projects valued at K100,000  in Manus, both in learning and personal development in sports.

Eyes On World Cup 2021

Asia Pacific Rugby League has plans in place for its member countries to play in late July as part of its mid-season international clashes that has gained much popularity in the region.

Chocolate Manufacturer Sets Eyes On PNG Cocoa

Meurisse Chocolate NV, established since 1845, is using 100 percent cocoa beans from PNG farmers to produce the dark PNG chocolate brand that is 73% cocoa.

The company also mixes the PNG cocoa with nuts and other ingredients to produce several brands, including the dark caramel and almond brand.

Papua New Guinea's Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union, Joshua Kalinoe said the Embassy in Brussels has been promoting PNG products, including cocoa and it is really satisfying to see that the country now has its own brand of chocolate that can be sold in the EU market.

Survivor-centred Response Project Launched

Project “Strengthening national health sector capacity to deliver survivor-centred response to gender-based violence survivors in Papua New Guinea” is funded by Zonta International and will be coordinated by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Milne Bay Provincial Health Authority (MBPHA).

Approximately K4 million (US$ 1,000,00) has been committed to the two year project that is aimed at providing quality essential services including long term recovery for women and girls who experience violence in the country.  

Ilimo observes ‘World Milk Day’

World Milk Day is an international day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food and its vital role in global food systems, providing economic, nutritional, and social benefits to a large proportion of the world’s population. 

The International Dairy Federation, a recognised international authority in the development of science-based standards for the dairy sector, say school milk programs are common in many countries around the world, for good reason.

NCD Environment program

Under its ‘Amazing Port Moresby’ banner, it is promoting the restoration of ecosystems through the hashtag #generationrestoration.

NCD Governor and the National Capital District Commission remains at the forefront of this campaign in partnership with significant stakeholders including the Ministry for Environment, Conservation and Climate Change, CEPA, CCDA, UNDP, National Forest Authority.

Kokopo, Rabaul Set Up NPC Committee

This now brings the total District Procurement Committees to 61 and 14 Provincial Procurement Committees successfully established to undertake procurement of goods, works and services in the districts and provinces on behalf of the National Procurement Commission (NPC).


NPC CEO, Simon Bole who witnessed the swearing in urged the committee members to carry out their duties in compliance with the NPC Act to expedite projects and deliver basic goods and services to the people.


Remedial Works in Simberi Begin

The works include haul road maintenance and pit traffic management controls, these activities are addition to grade control drilling and blast activities, which have restarted. 


Other regular maintenance work on vehicles, heavy equipment and the process plant have also been conducted at this time.  


Meantime, investigations are continuing into the fatality, which involved a female mine operator.