Continue aviation fuel supply, PNG court tells fuel supplier Puma Energy 

Papua New Guinea National Court has ordered Puma Energy to continue supplying aviation fuel to Air Niugini until 27 February as per their agreement, describing the fuel supply issue as of national importance.  Judge

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Fiji tourism industry celebrates leaders and innovators at annual awards

The Sheraton Fiji Golf Resort and Spa sparkled with glamour and excitement as the venue of the 2023 ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards on Saturday night.  The event, attended by 700 tourism operators and

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Puma scales down operations, a fuel crisis is imminent in PNG

A fuel crisis is imminent with fuel and liquid gas supplier Puma Energy reducing its Papua New Guinea operation. Effective last Thursday, Puma Energy started to issue termination of contract notices to customers. Early

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ANT Bicycles Tonga: The first bicycle rental shop in the Kingdom

Visitors to Tonga have a new way of exploring Tongatapu thanks to Alamoni and Taniela Takeifanga. They are the proud owners of ANT Bicycles Tonga, the first family-owned bicycle rental business in the heart of

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Fiji Business Briefs:  Ministry name change, medicinal cannabis movement, Down to Earth deal

Name Change for Ministry of Trade, Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Communications The Ministry responsible for small businesses will have a name change, to acknowledge micro enterprises and their role in

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Queensland trade mission strengthens ties with Fiji and the Pacific

Queensland is set to bolster its trade and investment ties with Fiji through a trade mission led by Trade and Investment Queensland.  This week’s mission aims to advance Queensland’s Pacific Trade Strategy,

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Pacific Island economies show resilience amidst challenges

A new report by ANZ Research says there are challenges ahead for six Pacific Island countries in sustaining the momentum of economic growth. In the bank’s latest Pacific Economic Outlook, economists Kishti Sen and Tom

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Galoa women turning trash to cash

In Fiji, a group of 15 dedicated women has been doing their part to create a circular economy by turning plastic trash into cash for the last four years. Based in the coastal village of Galoa, the Bulikula Women’s

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PNG expands Visa on Arrival to all Pacific Islands

Papua New Guinea has announced the extension of Visa on Arrival (VOA) privileges to all Pacific Island States and Territories.  Loop PNG reports Chief Migration Officer Stanis Hulahau, as making the official

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U.S. Air Force plans to host 12 Singapore fighter jets on Guam

The U.S. Department of Air Force is proposing the beddown of up to a dozen Singapore Air Force F-15 fighter jets, which forms part of a 2019 agreement with the Asian ally to establish a permanent training detachment at

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Westpac stays, so what’s next?

Westpac’s October announcement that it no longer planned to sell its remaining businesses in Papua New Guinea and Fiji, and its statement to the Australian Stock Exchange that it would increase investment in its

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Porgera will fix FX, economy: PNG PM Marape

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, James Marape says once the Porgera gold mine comes on next year, it will help fix the country’s economy, especially the shortage of foreign exchange (forex). “Our people need the

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