Kevin McQuillan is a regain contributor to Business Advantage PNG, with over 30 years' experience covering PNG and the Pacific.

About Kevin McQuillan

Kevin McQuillan is a regain contributor to Business Advantage PNG, with over 30 years' experience covering PNG and the Pacific.

Nine things businesses need to know about Bougainville’s referendum

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The writ has been issued and postal voting has commenced ahead of the long-awaited referendum on independence for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Here are nine things you should know about the referendum.

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Papua New Guinea government to review fisheries policies

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Papua New Guinea’s government is to review existing fishing policies to boost downstream processing and expand the market.

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Papua New Guinea’s growth depends on Papua LNG going ahead, says S&P

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In an exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, ratings analyst Rebecca Hrvatin, says PNG’s fiscal imbalances will improve—provided the Papua LNG project continues as planned.

Frozen fries the start of an ambitious import substitution plan for Papua New Guinea

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A brand-new factory in the Highlands has begun processing locally grown potatoes. This is part of an ambitious import substitution plan that could provide thousands of jobs, cut the price of frozen foods and save valuable foreign currency.

Spectacular growth in Papua New Guinea’s K600 million solar energy market

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Sixty per cent of households in Papua New Guinea are now using solar energy, compared with just two per cent seven years ago, according to a recent International Finance Corporation report. What’s driving this extraordinary growth? asks Kevin McQuillan.

Caroline Tiriman: Papua New Guinea’s runaway broadcaster

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Caroline Tiriman, one of the most recognised voices in the Pacific, is retiring after more than 40 years behind the microphone. Kevin McQuillan reports.

Bishops looks to service Papua LNG project

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Equipment supplier Bishop Brothers is positioning itself to be a major supplier to the forthcoming Papua LNG project, according to General Manager Len Pianta. He tells Business Advantage PNG the company is also looking at opportunities to expand into Fiji and New Caledonia.

Six questions for Vic Lynch, owner of Kwila Coffee Roasters

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Vic Lynch is a Papua New Guinean cafe owner and barista who has built up a thriving business in Sydney, Australia, where PNG coffee is catching on.

Fiji telco ATH buys into Papua New Guinea’s ICT market

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Fiji-based Amalgamated Telecom Holdings has claimed it has struck a deal to acquire 70 per cent shareholding in each of Digitec Group, which operates in Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Australia. Analysts say the Fijian company could seek a partnership with an existing mobile operator in PNG.

The race for internet connectivity moves to the skies

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Satellites are the new frontier for internet connectivity, and that’s going to benefit businesses in Papua New Guinea as the country gets serious about cloud computing, technology entrepreneur and futurist Mark Pesce tells Business Advantage PNG.