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Palau signs $28.8m loan for sewage improvement

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao and Palau’s Finance Minister and ADB Governor Elbuchel Sadang have signed a loan agreement to fund the Koror-Airai Sanitation Project, which will improve the delivery of sanitation services in Palau.

Pacific growth to pick up in 2014 – ADB

Economic growth in the Pacific is projected to rise to 5.4% in 2014 from 4.8% in 2013, according to the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) latest Asian Development Outlook 2014, launched in Sydney on Tuesday.

Mining Act change will not affect resource owners in PNG: Chan

The proposed changes to the Mining Act 1992 will not affect Papua New Guinean resource owners and investors.

Fiji rum is best in the world

FIJIS Bounty overproof rum has won a number of significant awards in competition with the worlds best rums at the San Francisco Spirits competition this year.

As part of efforts by the Fijian Government to sustain economic development through accessible and sufficient energy, the Department of Energy has adopted the Sustainable Energy Financing Project.

Brisbane Airport plans monorail transit system

BRISBANE Airport chiefs are planning to build a monorail system to move passengers around the hub as they prepare for a huge increase in traffic over the next 20 years.

SI warned of declining logging industry

The country faces a challenging future in terms of its economic growth given the dwindling forestry industry as more natural forests are being logged out.

ANZ goMoney merchant now in Noro

ANZ on Tuesday announced the addition of another ANZ goMoney merchant  to its expanding network across the Solomon Islands.

Solomon Post violates convention, says Kelly

SOLOMON Islands Postal Corporation violated the Universal Postal Union Convention when it temporarily closed its Auki office in Malaita.

Operators want update on tourism funding

Tourism operators in Marau, east Guadalcanal have urged the ministry of tourism and culture to explain how the tourism funding for the constituency was allocated.