|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Business & Economy (Click here for more)

Papuan Government Buys 40 Italian Luxury Cars for APEC Meeting in November

SYDNEY – The government of Papua New Guinea bought 40 custom-made Maserati sedans from Italy, which will be used for just one week in November during the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum (APEC), Australian media reported on Friday.

“All costs will be recovered and there will be no cost to the state whatsoever at the end of the day,” PNG’s minister for APEC, Justin Tkatchenko, told Australian national broadcaster ABC.

Tkatchenko added that APEC had paid for the Maserati Quattroporte sedans, which arrived in Port Moresby this week on two charter planes and will be used by world leaders participating in the APEC forum in November, and assured that the Papuan government plans to sell off these vehicles later.

The minister avoided revealing the total cost of the luxurious vehicles, which cost between $150,000 and $245,000 each.

The purchase of these cars sparked outrage in the country, including from Gary Juffa, governor of the Northern Province, who recalled that “Papua New Guinea is facing so many problems insofar as health, education, law and order.”

“I just think it’s a slap in the face of the people in Papua New Guinea who are suffering,” Juffa added.

The district governor of Port Moresby, Powes Parkop, said instead that while it is a luxury, “it’s a way for us to show our deepest appreciation for the leaders who are coming to our country.”

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved