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.

Crime prevention in Papua New Guinea set to go high-tech

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Security firms are becoming more sophisticated in how they deter, monitor and apprehend individuals committing crimes, according to Laine Kidner, Chief Executive of consultancy Connected South Pacific. He also tells Business Advantage PNG that it’s important for businesses to understand why crime occurs in Papua New Guinea.

Papua LNG expected to drive development of Special Economic Zone in Gulf Province

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A fifteen-year plan to develop the Ihu Special Economic Zone is expected to be approved this month. Driving its development will be the infrastructure requirements for Papua New Guinea’s second liquefied natural gas project—Papua LNG.

Papua New Guinean entrepreneurs launch food delivery service

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GoFood PNG is at the forefront of online food delivery services in Papua New Guinea. Kevin McQuillan speaks with co-founders Samson Korawali and Eugene Anang.

Bans on tuna fishing devices in the Pacific to continue

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A Pacific-wide three-month ban on fish aggregating devices (FADs) has been extended for another year to allow tuna stocks to continue to revive. But in a warning to other fishing nations, Palau is going ahead with its ban on all commercial fishing vessels.

Kina Bank sees opportunity to be Papua New Guinea’s leading digital bank

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Kina Bank’s vision is to be the country’s leading digital bank, CEO Greg Pawson tells Business Advantage PNG. He says the bank is preparing to take over ANZ PNG’s retail, commercial and SME businesses.

Production from Papua LNG in Papua New Guinea could start in 2024, says Total Managing Director

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French super major Total will look to have a final gas agreement with the Papua New Guinea government for the Papua LNG project by March 2019. If the project gets the final go-ahead, production should start in 2024, according to Jean-Marc Noiray, Managing Director of Total E&P PNG.

Essential Port Moresby: a guide

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What are the best places to stay in Papua New Guinea’s capital city? Kevin McQuillan provides a guide to some of the best things to see and do in the PNG capital.

Australia announces A$3 billion Pacific Infrastructure Bank package

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The Australian Government has announced plans to set up an infrastructure bank as part of a A$3 billion suite of measures aimed at countering China’s influence in the southwest Pacific and lifting its own engagement in the region. Regional analysts say the funds need to go to Micro, Small to Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), as well as SMEs, and for small projects in remote areas.

Five questions for: Papua New Guinea’s Ambassador to APEC, Ivan Pomaleu

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APEC’s 21 Leaders gather in Port Moresby next week, the culmination of 10 months of officials’ meetings. Papua New Guinea’s APEC Ambassador, Ivan Pomaleu, tells Business Advantage PNG that making APEC useful for the country will require a long-term commitment.

Boosting digital economy key to developing Papua New Guinea’s MSMEs, entrepreneurs tell APEC forum

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The development of micro and small and medium sized businesses (MSMEs) in Papua New Guinea requires innovation, cheaper internet access, embracing a digital economy and creating hubs for sharing ideas, entrepreneurs told an APEC discussion forum in Lae. They say without these elements the government’s goal of creating 500,000 SMEs by 2030 will not happen.