Opinion: Ending the ‘brain drain’ in Papua New Guinea agriculture

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Steve Woodhouse, Regional Manager NGI at Farmset and host of EMTV’s Farming PNG program, tells Business Advantage PNG that Papua New Guinea’s farmers are innovative and quick to learn. In the second of a two-part interview, he says it is essential to encourage more ‘movers and shakers’ to get involved in agriculture.

Opinion: More investment and reforms needed in Papua New Guinea agriculture

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Papua New Guinea’s agricultural sector is the backbone of the economy and a substantial contributor to national income, Steve Woodhouse, host of EMTV’s ‘Farming PNG’ program, tells Business Advantage PNG. He calls for changes to the regulatory bodies.

People moves: Frabelle, EMTV, Governor-General

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Frabelle’s General Manager steps down, new Managing Director of EMTV appointed, new Governor-General elected

People moves: NASFUND, Australian Consul-General for Lae, EMTV, NZ High Commissioner, Japan’s Ambassador leaves, Port Moresby General Hospital, Porgera Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Geopacific Resources

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NASFUND’s new Chairman, Australia appoints Consul-General in Lae, EMTV loses CEO, a new NZ High Commissioner, Japan’s Ambassador leaves, new Port Moresby General Hospital CEO, inaugural chairman of Porgera Chamber of Commerce, new board member at Geopacific Resources.

New business show on Papua New Guinea television

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A new-format television program about business in Papua New Guinea will commence airing next week on national broadcaster EMTV.

In brief: Papua New Guinea Power fast-tracks extra machines to stabilise power in Port Moresby, and other business stories

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Port Moresby load shedding after shortfall in generation capacity, NRL rights deal kicks Telikom’s purchase of EMTV into touch, Eastern Highlands coffee producers may switch to robusta. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Two new Papua New Guinea TV players launch pay and free-to-air channels

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The two new players in Papua New Guinea’s TV industry this week began selling their set top boxes as they launched a total of 54 new free-to-air and pay channels.

In brief: Secrecy over proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund criticised, and other business stories

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Failure to set up the Sovereign Wealth Fund criticised, Telikom undertakes ‘due diligence’ on EMTV, and a call to continue tax breaks for resource sector investors. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

‘Massive decline’ of Papua New Guinea’s music industry, say key players

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Despite its potential, the Papua New Guinea music industry is doing it tough. Music producers and promoters say it’s been in ‘massive decline’ for the last seven years, and without new laws and government support, that decline will continue.

Is Papua New Guinea planning to limit foreign ownership of its media?

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Recent government communications with Fiji Television Ltd, owner of Papua New Guinea’s national television broadcaster EMTV, indicates the PNG Government is considering new laws to restrict foreign ownership of PNG’s media.