Horizon Oil’s PNG project cleared

The government of Papua New Guinea has approved Horizon Oil’s Stanley gas condensate development project. Petroleum and Energy Minister Nixon Duban intends to grant a petroleum development licence and pipeline licence for the project and will sign a gas agreement with Horizon Oil covering the project’s fiscal terms and commitments to local content.  Granting of…

PNG women pilots to train in NZ

Four specially selected young women from Papua New Guinea are training to become commercial pilots in New Zealand for airlines back home. The women started a 68-week course this week to secure a New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority Commercial Pilot Licence and Multi-engine Instrument Rating at Nelson Aviation College, Nelson. The women are able to…

Regional growth

THE economic partnership agreement for Pacific-African Caribbean Pacific (PACP) states has great potential to bring about growth and development for the region, says Secretariat of the Pacific Community deputy director general Fekita ‘Utoikamanu. Speaking at the PACP trade and fisheries meeting in Suva last week, she said, 2013 was one of the most challenging years…

PNG growth

PAPUA New Guinea is fast emerging as a serious contender for international events, says PNG chamber of commerce and industry president John Leahy. Following the announcement by the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation that the 2016 Trade Pasifika event would be held in Port Moresby, Mr Leahy said the show would help bolster a positive…

$2.2b assistance from EU

THE European Union has provided euro 845.5million ($F2.2billion) worth of development assistance to the Pacific region from 2008-2013. And according to Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific ambassador Andrew Jacobs, euro 68.5m ($F173m) was dedicated specifically to supporting regional integration through trade. “This is likely to continue to be a focus for EU…

USP graduates challenged

USP Pro Chancellor Professor Chandra reminded pacific students graduated at the USP Laucala campus to start thinking of a new beginning that is full of possibilities. He made this remarks during the USP graduation ceremony held at Vodafone arena in Suva, Fiji on Friday. Professor Chandra told the graduates that as they celebrated the end…