Four questions for Richelle Tickle, Papua New Guinea Country Manager, Pacific Women Support Unit

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With over 80 per cent of Papua New Guinean businesses citing skills shortage as a key constraint to their growth, helping women join the workforce or open their own businesses could put an end to the problem. Richelle Tickle, Papua New Guinea Country Manager, Pacific Women Support Unit, shares with Business Advantage PNG the work that Pacific Women is doing in Papua New Guinea.

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In brief: Dual citizenship a reality by March, and other business stories

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Dual citizenship almost a reality, Wereh outlines the impact of climate change on road design and funding, and the cost to business of family violence revealed. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Business literacy skills and access to markets essential if Papua New Guinea SMEs are to develop, say business leaders

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Boosting business literacy skills and opening up access to markets are at the heart of a successful SMEs policy for PNG, two influential business leaders tell Business Advantage PNG.

In brief: promise to complete key highway within 30 months and other business stories

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PM promises to upgrade Gulf-Southern Highlands Highway, a ban on foreigners buying land, and a possible chocolate factory for East Sepik. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Linda Paru outlines path to being a successful businesswoman in Papua New Guinea

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Education, determination and passion are the main driving forces behind the success of businesswoman Linda Sincha Paru, an Human Resources specialist, who is now expanding the company she established almost five years ago.

Five questions for … Lesieli Taviri, winner of the 2014 Westpac Oustanding Women Award

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Earlier this month,Westpac Bank declared the General Manager of Origin Energy PNG, Lesieli Taviri, as this year’s winner of the Westpac Outstanding Women Award in Papua New Guinea. Business Advantage PNG spoke to Taviri about her career and aspirations.

Involving women in business makes good economic sense, says Lesieli Taviri

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Ending violence, positive discrimination policies, promotion of women and expanding opportunities for women are the four key ways to get more women into business, according to Lesieli Taviri, Chair of the newly-formed Business Coalition for Women.

People moves: Business Coalition for Women

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Patron and board of new Business Coalition for Women appointed

In brief: PM takes over Treasurer’s role, first LNG shipments ahead of schedule and Ok Tedi Mining profits plunge

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O’Neill sacks two more Cabinet ministers, Exxon expects LNG exports to start early and Ok Tedi Mining profits plunge 80%. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.