In brief: O’Neill proposes electoral reform, including voting system, and other business stories

‘First past the post’ voting system to return, expansion of Milne Bay airport, and rugby league now a K15m a year business. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Kagamuga Airport upgrade to allow jet landings, and other business stories

Airport upgrade to see night flights and early landings at Western Highlands airport, call to properly fund the fight against coffee berry borer, and Tkatchenko moves on illegally approved land sales. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: BCL proposes re-opening Panguna copper mine by 2020, and other business stories

BCL talks with Bougainville government and landowners about re-opening Panguna, investors confident in PNG despite low global energy prices, and improvements on the way for Jacksons Airport. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

People moves: Kina Securities, PNG Cocoa Board, National Airports Corporation, Mainland Holdings

Senior appointments at Kina Securities, a new Director for the PNG Cocoa Board, a new Acting Managing Director at Airports Corporation, and a new Poultry Manager at Mainland Holdings

In brief: Total SA to start construction of LNG plant in 2018 and other business stories

Total SA Chairman says company is planning to commence construction of LNG plant in 2018, Ramu NiCo ordered to stop operating nickel mine and Harmony Gold reports ‘continuing exploration success.’ Your weekly digest of the latest business news. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of oil and gas company Total SA, Patrick Pouyanné, says the company is planning to […]

In brief: Papua New Guinea to issue visas on arrival from next year for Australian tourists, but not business people, and other business stories

Visas on arrival to be available for Australian tourists, Morobe Governor to suspend trading licences for shops using street vendors, and corruption cases net K25 million for government coffers. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Review: upgraded Air Niugini Paradise Lounge at Jacksons International Airport

Weary business travellers will be delighted to discover facilities at Port Moresby’s Jacksons International Airport have received quite an upgrade recently, and none more so than Air Niugini’s new-look Paradise Lounge. Business Advantage PNG takes a look.

Retail experience in Port Moresby broadens as Jacksons Airport takes shape

The developing retail environment in Papua New Guinea will soon include expanded duty-free shopping at the refurbished Jacksons International Airport.

In brief: Newcrest output at Lihir ‘below expectations’ despite improvement, and other business stories

Production issues hit Newcrest, Digicel launches cloud-based product, and Mitsui delivers PNG LNG carrier. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Aropa Airport on Bougainville re-opens after 24 years as the province prepares for its own time zone

The re-opening of Aropa Airport at Kieta on Bougainville is another vital part of Papua New Guinea’s national infrastructure that will create new opportunities, according to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.