Kevin McQuillan is a regain contributor to Business Advantage PNG, with over 30 years' experience covering PNG and the Pacific.

Caroline Tiriman: Papua New Guinea’s runaway broadcaster

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Caroline Tiriman, one of the most recognised voices in the Pacific, is retiring after more than 40 years behind the microphone. Kevin McQuillan reports.

Bishops looks to service Papua LNG project

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Equipment supplier Bishop Brothers is positioning itself to be a major supplier to the forthcoming Papua LNG project, according to General Manager Len Pianta. He tells Business Advantage PNG the company is also looking at opportunities to expand into Fiji and New Caledonia.

Six questions for Vic Lynch, owner of Kwila Coffee Roasters

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Vic Lynch is a Papua New Guinean cafe owner and barista who has built up a thriving business in Sydney, Australia, where PNG coffee is catching on.

Fiji telco ATH buys into Papua New Guinea’s ICT market

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Fiji-based Amalgamated Telecom Holdings has claimed it has struck a deal to acquire 70 per cent shareholding in each of Digitec Group, which operates in Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Australia. Analysts say the Fijian company could seek a partnership with an existing mobile operator in PNG.

The race for internet connectivity moves to the skies

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Satellites are the new frontier for internet connectivity, and that’s going to benefit businesses in Papua New Guinea as the country gets serious about cloud computing, technology entrepreneur and futurist Mark Pesce tells Business Advantage PNG.

Australia’s Pacific Step Up puts Pacific countries in delicate bargaining position

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During a visit to the Solomon Islands last month, Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced a 10-year AUD$250 million (K582 million) package for infrastructure. Kevin McQuillan explores Australia’s Pacific ‘Step Up’ policy. 

Crowne Plaza returns to Port Moresby with all-new residences

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Port Moresby’s economic growth has given a much-needed boost to the construction and hospitality sector. Two hotels have opened in the past two years and the Crowne Plaza has plans to make its return in July, with a twist.

CEO hooked on tuna

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Being stranded for five years on Bougainville Island because of the civil conflict failed to deter Ludwig Kumoru, CEO of Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), from developing a career in the fishing industry.

Bougainville Copper Limited committed to reopening the Panguna mine

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The chairman of Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL), Sir Mel Togolo, has confirmed the company is talking to prospective partners about reopening the mine. But he is unwilling to put a date on when it might reopen.

New H2 Sydney–Hong Kong submarine cable could provide branch line to Papua New Guinea

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PNG DataCo is in discussions with the operators of the new H2 undersea cable being laid between Sydney and Hong Kong. A branch line into Papua New Guinea could open up greater global connectivity as well as lower prices and improved reliability.