PNG oil and LNG shipments face ban on foreign waters if waste oil issue not addressed

Papua New Guinea will face a grim reality of a ban on its shipping or oil and hydrocarbons into international waters if it continues to ignore the implementation of a domestic waste oil policy that is 28 years

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 Air Niugini increase flights to Hong Kong

Air Niugini has increased its direct flights between Port Moresby and Hong Kong from three to four flights per week, effective Monday 01st July 2024.  The additional service operates every Monday, adding to the

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200 bodies yet to be recovered PNG landslide

About 200 persons are still to be recovered with 11 bodies retrieved and buried from the 24 May Landslide in Enga’s Mulitaka, according to Enga administrator Sandis Tsaka.  Tsaka, who is also the disaster committee

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Papua New Guinea head count begins amid census preparation concerns

Counting is underway in a highly anticipated national census in Papua New Guinea that is hoped will dispel wildly diverging population estimates ranging from 9.6 million to nearly twice the number.  Just after midnight

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NRL insists competitiveness part of PNG criteria

Andrew Abdo has emphasised the NRL must believe a Papua New Guinea team can be genuinely competitive before it is given the green light to enter an expanded competition. The league will take the next step towards

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PNG landslide: Thousands more to evacuate as death toll mounts

Six villages down hill from the landslide disaster that has claimed an estimated 670 lives in Papua New Guinea’s highlands will be evacuated over fears more of the mountainside will crush them.  The landslide in

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West Papuans still inspired by the heritage of Arnold Ap

In 1969, Indonesia annexed the western half of the island of New Guinea, through the so-called Act of Free Choice. As Indonesian authorities began to expand legal systems and education in Bahasa Indonesia, a generation

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Former PNG PM O’Neill cleared of UBS loan allegations

The Papua New Guinea National Court in Waigani on Friday closed criminal proceedings against Ialibu-Pangia MP and former prime minister Peter O’Neill regarding the K3billion (US$790 million) UBS loan saga for lack of

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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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PM Marape announces key appointments to the Bank of Papua New Guinea 

Former CEO of Bank of South Pacific(BSP) Sir Robin Fleming has been appointed to serve on the Bank of PNG Board.  He joins Mark Baker, who served as the Country Head for ANZ Bank, and Dairi Vele, the former Treasury

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Nine percent interest for PNG National Superannuation Fund members

Papua New Guinea’s National Superannuation Fund (Nasfund) Trustee Board has approved a nine percent increase on members crediting rate for the financial year of 2023. This will result in a distribution of more

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Mobil will supply fuel in PNG: Managing director 

Fuel supplier Mobil Oil New Guinea Limited is committed to supplying fuel to the country during the current fuel crisis, says ExxonMobil PNG managing director Tera Shandro.  “For the past 102 years, an ExxonMobil

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