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Backing Business to Succeed

The creation of new businesses and the growth of existing ones is critical to Bougainville’s economic development. President Ishmael Toroama has made business development and the promotion of innovation a focus of his government and the reasons for this are multi-faceted. Profitable businesses help generate income, provide tax revenue to
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ARAWA’S LONGEST SERVING ELECTRICIAN

By Denika Seeto Michael Pye of Temarua Central Electrical has been an electrician for almost 50 years. The 67-year-old Arawa local started working at 20-years-old and has since grown his business in Central Bougainville. I first met Michael when visiting the BCL transit house renovation in Arawa in February this
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TRAVEL JOURNAL: LAURA KETSANA

Team Bougainville u18 sprinter for Air PNG National Athletics Championships It was on a Wednesday, my PE teacher told me that I was one of the selected students who will be taking part in the National Athletics Championship in Kimbe. I was very surprised and excited. I couldn’t believe that
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SKILLS TO UNLOCK FUTURE OPPORTUNITY

IMAGE – Farmer with Mauang Exports GM and Bougainville Copper VLO Jeffrey Clason The importance of skills development was recently highlighted in a Post Courier story about the early success of Bougainville farmer Martin Tsiora in replanting his old cocoa plantation with vanilla beans. Martin was one of the farmers
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BETTER ROADS ARE SAFER ROADS

Early last month the PNG national government launched the National Road Network Strategy 2018-2037, but what will this mean for Bougainville? The urgent need for better roads in various parts of the autonomous region is something commonly raised by Bougainvilleans in social media forums. Better roads mean safer roads for
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KICKING GOALS AT THE BESTA CUP

Pictured: Borderzone Soccer Team from Panguna with BCL VLO Benedict Ienu Bougainville Copper was delighted to sponsor the Panguna Borderzone soccer team, which competed in the Championship round of the Besta Cup in Arawa between the 6-12th August. BCL Village Liaison Officer Benedict Ienu from Moroni in Panguna, presented the