Papua New Guinea


Submitted by administrator on Mon, 2015-07-27 10:51
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Mark Palm shows that through dedication and persistence your dreams can be possible. At 19 years-old, Palm visited the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea and immediately noticed the medical needs of the community. The area was so remote that he realized there was a need for easier access to address medical emergencies. Palm’s proposed solution was a float-plane. Palm earned his commercial pilot certification, an instrument and float-plane rating, and an FAA aircraft mechanic certification.


Submitted by administrator on Tue, 2014-08-05 13:14
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Micah, the Minister for Public Enterprises and State Investments of Papua New Guinea, is suggesting that public and private businesses collaborate in order to better manage resources, especially in the sphere of fossil fuels. The goal of this initiative is to make government entities more transparent, to pool resources to increase efficiency, and to increase partnerships in the future with domestic and international partners.





Submitted by administrator on Wed, 2014-07-23 10:33
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Following up on our article from Monday, Amruqa has been highlighted on Talk Business in a thirty minute special as an essential oil and aromatic spices business in Papua New Guinea. Currently, the company specializes in coconut oil; however, for the benefit of farmers and to increase market exposure, Amruqa is beginning to diversify into aromatic spices (e.g. lemon grass, citronella, and tea tree). Amruqa is organic and Integral Trade certified, spurring demand in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji for use in cosmetic products, fragrances, and food.


Submitted by administrator on Wed, 2014-07-16 10:01
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Yangoru was once the second largest producer of cocoa in Papua New Guinea; however, in recent years yields have fallen dramatically due to crop devastation, caused by the cocoa pod borer. With the collaboration of the Cocoa Board of Papua New Guinea, a total of K1 million (in units of their currency, the Papua New Guinean kina) will annually be invested in seeding new cocoa plants. The plan is hoping to revitalize the cocoa industry of Yangoru and could generate opportunities to collaborate with other organizations.


Submitted by administrator on Mon, 2014-07-14 10:53
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A substantial natural gas reserve has been discovered in Hides Field of Papua New Guinea by one of Exxon’s Australian partners, Oil Search Ltd. This news comes off the heels of falling output for Exxon over the past three years; therefore, this new natural gas field could reverse said trends. As of only May this year, natural gas production in Papua New Guinea has amounted to $19 billion.


Submitted by administrator on Fri, 2012-11-02 12:11
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From the 2010 archives

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Submitted by administrator on Fri, 2012-10-26 10:50
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From the 2009 Archive

View the full blog post to see a description of today's Featured Photo and check back every Friday to see more photo's from our trips!