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    OTML Clinches Deal for Jet A1 Fuel Supply

    Ok Tedi Mining Ltd (OTML) has announced the establishment of a robust and reliable Jet A1 supply chain, a critical development in resolving the ongoing fuel crisis in Papua New Guinea (PNG). This move addresses the persistent supply issues faced by Puma Energy, which have been attributed to alleged forex problems. OTML has secured agreements […] More

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    SP Inaugurates New Waste Treatment Facility in PNG

    Despite the heavy downpour in Lae, Morobe Governor Luther Wenge officiated the event, attended by the first secretary to the Minister for Conservation, Motsy David, members of the Morobe Provincial Liquor Board, and SP Brewery management and staff. Speaking at the event, managing director Ed Weggemans emphasized the critical role of the wastewater treatment plant […] More

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    Palau Collaborates with Soramitsu to Launch Innovative Blockchain Bond Platform

    Palau, a Pacific island nation, has enlisted the Japanese financial software company Soramitsu to develop a platform for issuing and managing government bonds. This initiative, part of Palau’s ongoing investment in blockchain projects, is set to begin trials within the current fiscal year, with a potential live rollout next year. The contract, finalized in June […] More

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    Major Internet Outage Hits Papua New Guinea: DataCo Takes Action

    DataCo, the leading telecommunications provider in Papua New Guinea, is currently tackling a major network outage that has affected its transmission network and equipment. This disruption has predominantly impacted customers in Lae and the Highlands Region. DataCo’s team of network engineers and technicians is tirelessly working around the clock to repair the network and restore […] More

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    Digicel Samoa Delays Rollout of 5G Network

    Digicel Samoa had organized an elaborate parade, followed by an official program, to celebrate the launch of their 5G network on Thursday. This was the bid by the communication service provider to usher in a new era of connectivity in Samoa. The excitement among company officials and eager customers was palpable as preparations for the […] More

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    Samoa Embraces a New Era in Sustainable Fisheries Management

    Authorities will now harness the power of geospatial data analysis, mapping, and visualization tools to support community fisheries management in Samoa. This achievement was made possible through training on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the Fisheries Division of Samoa’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF). “GIS tools have become an essential part of our arsenal. […] More

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    American Samoa Secures $3M Grant to Boost Infrastructure Projects

    The U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week a grant of $3 million for American Samoa, as part of the $1.8 billion in awards from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. American Samoa will allocate $3 million toward the Port Masterplan project, which aims to develop a comprehensive plan […] More

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    Major Funding Announced: USP Receives $38.5M, FNU $36.5M, and Other Institutions Benefit

    Tertiary institutions are set to receive $91 million in the 2024/2025 National Budget. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Professor Biman Prasad, announced this in parliament, emphasizing that upon taking office, the government reinstated the grant for USP and committed to settling the amount owed after conflicts with the previous administration. Professor Prasad highlighted […] More

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    Pacific Islands Forum Delegation Discusses Advancements in Technology, Healthcare, and Economic Strategies

    The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) delegation convened this week with multiple leaders from the American Samoa government and various non-profit organizations. The purpose of these meetings was to gather information to prepare a report, which will be presented to the PIF Board of Directors on behalf of American Samoa in its pursuit of associate membership. […] More

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    Vodafone Rejoins Forces with Lakapi Samoa

    Vodafone Samoa has reiterated its commitment to supporting Lakapi Samoa, emphasizing that this support aligns with one of its core values and its role in fostering the development and progress of rugby in Samoa. Vodafone Samoa’s recent decision to temporarily halt its rugby sponsorship followed a thorough analysis of the company’s sponsorship portfolio and the […] More

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    Nasfund Introduces Improved Security Features for Electronic Withdrawals in PNG

    Papua New Guinea National Superannuation Fund Ltd (Nasfund) has introduced updates to its e-withdrawal system to enhance member security, according to a senior executive. Anne Wilson, the Chief Officer for Member and Employer Services, emphasized that the e-Withdrawals service, launched last year, now includes improved security measures to protect member transactions. Categorization of Withdrawal Applications […] More

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    Tisa Launches New Banking System

    Michael Koisen, Group CEO for TISA, announced, “We have successfully transitioned our core banking systems from Ultracs to the latest version of Flexcube 14.7 on Wednesday, June 5th. The migration was executed seamlessly, with operations commencing on this new platform on June 6th.” In addition, TISA launched the Oracle Digital Banking Experience (OBDX) suite to […] More

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