PNG’s first LNG export due by July

Papua New Guinea’s first liquefied natural gas cargo is expected to leave from near Port Moresby in the next four months, with the $US19 billion (K46bn) PNG LNG project set to perform a rare regional feat by coming on stream ahead of schedule. The ExxonMobil-run project, which would process gas from a gasfield in Southern…

BSP launch new VISA debit card

FIJI TIMES – Bank South Pacific (BSP) has launched its new VISA debit card in Suva, which, among other things, will make travelling easier for its customers. BSP has extended its services with an instant card issuance over the counter, flexible and easy to use, access to VISA’s wide global coverage and acceptance and which…

Churches urged to speak up for West Papua people

CHURCHES must stand and speak for the rights of the voiceless in the community. And they should speak in a united voice on the atrocities conducted by Indonesian security forces on the people of West Papua.   Pacific Conference of Churches General Secretary, Reverend Francois Pihaatae said the church had remained silent for too long…

SPC headquarters celebrates 65 years in Noumea

Yesterday SPC marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of its Headquarters in New Caledonia. Founded in 1947 under the Canberra Agreement, SPC first had its temporary headquarters in Mosman, Sydney in Australia before moving to Noumea to the former “US Headquarters – South Pacific Base Command” used by the American military forces during the…

Why I was sacked: Pokajam

Letter from Suva, by Islands Business Managing Editor, Laisa Taga. Members of the PNA (Parties to the Nauru Agreement) meet in Honiara on March 5-14 to discuss a number of important issues pertaining to their success. For instance what to do with the US$93 million—and that is how to distribute this pot of money resulting…