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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Air Niugini to suspend weekly Palau flights

Air Niugini has advised customers that the airline’s weekly services from Brisbane to Palau via Port Moresby will be suspended, effective 01 May 2024. This service commenced in February 2023 supported by the

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BPNG survey confirms decline in business confidence

A survey conducted by the Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG) indicates a decline in business confidence in the country. Bank of PNG Governor Elizabeth Genia revealed this recently when presenting the March 2024 BPNG

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Fiji Business Briefs: RBF on Fiji’s outlook, Aviation school to expand

RBF says inflation, job vacancies up The Reserve Bank of Fiji says indications are Fiji’s economy will grow in 2024. In a recent statement, RBF Governor, Ariff Ali said while consumption spending was positive—due to

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Puma stops fuel supply in PNG, PM searches Australia for fuel

Puma stops fuel supply in PNG PNG’s fuel dilemma is far from over.  Service stations are shutting down while Jet A1 that keeps planes flying might finish today, says the country’s major fuel supplier Puma Energy

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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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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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