PetroChina enters PNG’s hydrocarbon industry

Prime Minister James Marape announced that Papua New Guinea continues to be a prime destination for business ventures, highlighted by PetroChina International Co. Ltd’s recent entry into the nation’s hydrocarbon

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Tendered ballot papers used in Wednesday’s Joint Election

More than one hundred tendered ballot papers were issued to voters by some Presiding Officers during Wednesday’s election across the country.  Chief Electoral Officer Jasper Highwood Anisi confirmed this during the

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Scammers use fake Cook Islands resort to lure overseas job seekers

International scammers have created a fake Cook Islands resort to lure people looking for jobs in the tourism industry. They deceive victims into paying an upfront fee of at least $280 (US$165.90). Cook Islands News

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Government insists on value of crypto bill despite criticism

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in Cook Islands has hit back at the critics of the draft Tainted Cryptocurrency Recovery Bill 2023, saying the media did not highlight positive aspects of the Bill. The Bill,

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State company exports first LNG shipment

An historical moment, state-owned Petroleum company exports its first LNG shipment, bound for China. KPHL Managing Director Wapu Sonk said this is the access volume from its shareholding in the PNG LNG Project.

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Samoa on the brink of declaring a dengue outbreak

Samoa is on the brink of declaring a dengue fever outbreak should the latest situational report from health expected by the end of the week show a continuous increase in the disease. The Director General of Health,

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‘The right person’: What did Solomon Islanders vote for? SIEC declares first three results

‘The right person’: What did Solomon Islanders vote for? After a relatively well-organised and peaceful day of voting in Solomon Islands, the electoral commission is working with donor partners to safely

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Growth of 3.3 percent Expected in Papua New Guinea in 2024, 4.6 percent in 2025 — ADB

The economy of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is expected to improve in 2024 and 2025, according to the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) April 2024, ADB’s flagship economic publication.   The positive outlook is driven by

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Suspended Aust-born judge can’t be deported

A Kiribati court has ruled that a High Court judge in the Pacific Island nation who has been suspended by the president cannot be deported to Australia where he was born until parliament considers the findings of a

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Pacific nation hosts its biggest-ever election day

Ballots are due to be cast in one of the Pacific’s largest elections as Solomon Islanders, from the city to remote villages, choose their next national leaders.  About 350,000 people are due to vote across 50 seats

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Voters must re-register to participate in 2026 Samoa General Elections

All eligible voters in Samoa including Samoa’s diaspora must register or re-register to vote in the next general elections in 2026. Savali News reported the Office of the Electoral Commissioner is already on the

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Washington nixes Guam and American Samoa’s bid for PIF membership

The federal government has poured cold water on Guam and American Samoa’s hopes of gaining membership of the Pacific Islands Forum, stating that U.S. territories are constitutionally restricted from representing

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