What can Papua New Guinea’s employers do to help increase COVID-19 vaccination numbers?

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Businesses in Papua New Guinea are playing a key role in helping their employees make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr Ann M. Clarke, Project Manager at the non-for-profit Business for Health PNG (B4H), shares her insights with Business Advantage PNG.

New travel rules in Papua New Guinea place emphasis on vaccination

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Vaccination against COVID-19 will now be a requirement for many travellers, after stricter new rules were released last week in Papua New Guinea to tackle the more dangerous Delta strain of the virus. Here’s a summary of the new requirements.

Waking up the giant: how banks can help unlock the potential of Papua New Guinea’s SMEs

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Small and medium-sized businesses have the capacity to create jobs and propel Papua New Guinea’s economy, but how can this best be achieved? Business Advantage PNG looks at how banks are supporting the sector.

COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Papua New Guinea needs a boost

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More people are now eligible to get the COVID-19 jab in Papua New Guinea, but there’s still a lot of hesitancy and the business community could help spread the message that ‘no one is safe until everyone is safe.’

Working cooperatively the key to improve Papua New Guinea’s cocoa exports

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Getting produce to market is one of the biggest constraints on Papua New Guinea’s cocoa industry, according to the Chief Operating Officer of leading cocoa exporter, NGIP Agmark. Steven Nightingale says his company is developing a model that is helping to improve the situation.

Papua New Guinea secures spot in World Expo but urgent action needed

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This year, the United Arab Emirates has provided economic support to small nations, including Papua New Guinea, to join the Expo 2020 Dubai. However, PNGs’ Expo Commissioner Joshua Kalinoe has issued an urgent call for support to ensure PNG’s pavilion is ready.

From Papua New Guinea to the world: meet Shopsmart, PNG’s first ecommerce marketplace

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Inspired by her fellow entrepreneurs, Emstret Holdings CEO Vani Nades has launched Shopsmart PNG, an online marketplace for Papua New Guineans to ‘do business, irrespective of size’.

Papua New Guinea’s Brian Bell retail group ‘bullish’ about 2021

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espite COVID challenges, last year was a ‘fairly extraordinary year’ in terms of growth for Papua New Guinea’s Brian Bell Group. Its CEO, Cameron MacKellar, during a Business Advantage webinar, revealed the company’s plan for 2021.

Papua New Guinea is getting COVID-19 vaccine ready

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The recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Papua New Guinea has emphasized the need for COVID-19 vaccines in the country – and the first shipment of AstraZeneca (Oxford) vaccines is expected as early as this month.

Lae’s SME Incubator Hub: Growing local talent one bootcamp at a time

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Julliane Terry, owner of the consultancy firm Tok Stret Consulting, has launched business incubator hub in Lae to foster innovation in PNG’s second city. ‘When something is happening in Lae, you can rest assured the rest of the country will benefit,’ she tells Business Advantage PNG.