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The Lazy Little Frog cover

The Lazy Little Frog

A new children’s book from Papua New Guinea unfolds through the eyes of a little green tree frog.

PNG economic projection infographic

Low vax rates threaten PNG economy

By Kevin McQuillan COVID-19 will remain a threat to the Papua New Guinea economy throughout 2022, due to the low rate of vaccination and poor health infrastructure, compounded by a

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Five-year timeline to vaccinate

By Kevin McQuillan New modelling has revealed that Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea will have vaccinated less than 20% of their adult populations by the end of this

Pacific refugee processing centre

Refugee processing in PNG to end

By Nic Maclellan Australia and Papua New Guinea have announced the closure of Canberra’s offshore refugee processing program by the end of this year, leaving responsibility for the remaining asylum

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PNG edges closer to sovereign wealth fund

By Kevin McQuillan The PNG Parliament approved establishing a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) more than a decade ago but it’s only this month that Prime Minister Marape indicated moves towards

Bilum & Bilas jewellry

Weaving a path to sustainability

As founder and creative director, Jessica Cassell’s ambition for Papua New Guinea’s Bilum & Bilas is for the venture to be well-known internationally as “a brand that has best practice around in working with artisans and working with cultural creative industries.”