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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China Southern Airlines to make inaugural flight

China Southern Airlines will make its inaugural flight from Guangzhou to Port Moresby in December 2023. Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation and Member for Namatanai Open, Walter D. Schnaubelt said during his

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CNMI tourism is in ‘desperate mode’

The Commonwealth of Northern Marianas (CNMI)‘s only industry, tourism, is in a “desperate mode,” according to the officers of the Saipan Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association of NMI. In a meeting with members

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Alii Palau Airline’s inaugural flight opens a new gateway to Palau

After several delays, the Alii Palau Airline’s first flight to Palau became a reality Thursday last week.  At 6:40 AM on Thanksgiving Day, 23 November  2023, Drukair, a Royal Bhutan Airline, chartered by Alii Palau

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Raise PNG wage rate, says CPL founder

A prominent businessman has urged the PNG Government to increase the minimum wage to enable grassroots people to survive in these tough economic times. City Pharmacy Ltd Group founder, Sir Mahesh Patel, said the base

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27 Fiji greenpreneurs graduate, receive 350k in grants

Twenty-seven micro, small and medium enterprises in Fiji have been awarded US$350,000 in grants to further develop their businesses sustainably. They are part of the Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator and Accelerator

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First aircraft in Air Niugini’s new fleet arrives

Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 next generation series aircraft will service the airline’s domestic and international operations, says acting chief executive officer Gary Seddon. “We are exceptionally proud to welcome

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Trends in food and beverage manufacturing

A global view Consumer concerns over cost, health and environmental sustainability are driving innovation in the global food and beverage manufacturing sector. Supply chains are being influenced by shortages of raw

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From Samoa with alofa

“Our vision is to take Samoa products to the world,” says Nathan Wilson, Director of Wilex Samoa. “That was the founder, my father Tangaloa Eddie Wilson’s vision, to create a gateway for the Samoan people to get

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Supporting Pacific cacao farmers

“We are chocolate and cacao manufacturers, but we call ourselves community cultural development practitioners which is what we all studied, none study chocolate making. The more beans we move, the more money goes into

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Kava exports are multi-million Kina commodity, says PNG Minister

Papua New Guinea has the potential to surpass Fiji and Vanuatu in kava exports, which is becoming a multi-million Kina commodity, said International Trade and Investment Minister, Richard Maru. Maru said that kava was

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Air Niugini purchase six new planes for refleet programme

“This one is for you” as pen was put to paper with the country purchasing six new Airbus A220 aircraft costing in total K1.11 billion (US$300 million) which forms part of the fleet replacement programme for Air

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