Air Niugini reduces fuel surcharge

POST COURIER – Papua New Guinea National airline Air Niugini has announced reduction in fuel surcharge for both domestic and international routes-effective from Monday. The airline chief executirve officer (CEO) Simon Foo said the decrease in fuel surcharge was due to reduction in fuel prices on the world market and also the current exchange rate.…

Bainimarama give glory back to God

 Fiji First party give honour and glory back to God for the victory to form the new government during a thanksgiving service at ANZ stadium in Suva last Sunday.  Thousands of supporters from western to eastern part of Fiji from all races join the thanksgiving service.  Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said he was so thankful…

Strong lead for Fiji’s Bainimarama

RNZI: The party of Fiji’s prime minister Frank Bainimarama holds a commanding lead based on provisional results in the country’s landmark election. Votes from more than half the polling stations have been tallied and after 12 hours of counting FijiFirst has 60 percent of the vote. Its nearest rival Sodelpa, which has its foundations in…

Angry landowners shut down Bougainville airport

Angry landowners shut down Buka airport in Bougainville on Wednesday, disrupting scheduled flights and holding the travelling public to ransom. The Post Courier reports that landowners from nearby Ieta village, under the leadership of Rungunahana Incorporated Land Group chairman, Herman Tugen, stormed the airport at around 9am. The landowners overturned luggage trolleys, parked their vehicles…

Call to resolve air dispute

RNZI: THE Prime Ministers of Fiji and Solomon Islands have been called on to sort out the row over civil aviation rights that has seen flights between the two countries suspended for seven weeks. The impasse began mid July when Solomon Islands civil aviation authorities denied a Fiji Airways application for an additional Saturday flight…

No time for blame game, says Samoan PM

SAMOAN Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has urged governments of all Small Island Developing States(SIDS) to stop the “Blame and Shame” game and instead partner to address the growing challenges facing SIDS. Mr Malielegaoi said the problems facing SIDS will sooner than later become a “global problem”. He said everyone needs to work together and…

Making science matter – Media seen as vital partners in sustainable development

AS the global community focuses its attention on partnerships at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) took an ‘unconventional’ approach by acknowledging the role of the media as key development partners. Led by Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, SPC’s delegation to the SIDS Conference engaged…

Partnership on sustainable energy highlighted at forum

SPC: Sustainable Energy is one of the six multi-stakeholder Partnership Dialogues being held during this week’s Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa. Central to the Sustainable Energy debate is use of renewable energy technologies to reduce SIDS reliance on fossil fuels, with their high cost and damaging environmental impacts. “Lack…

MSG chair condemns assassination

The Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group and Spokesperson of the FLNKS Political Bureau, Mr Victor Tutugoro has condemned the assassination of Martinus Yohamewho who is responsible for the West Papua Independence Movement in Sorong. Mr Tutugoro made the statement after regional media announced the discovery of Martinus YOHAME’s body in the region of Sorong,…