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Tourist attendance: a month of January 2018 in half-tone

In January 2018, the tourist destination of the French Polynesia destination decreased by 3.8% compared to January 2017 with 11,457 registered tourists, reports the Institute of Statistics (ISPf). The number of guests in floating accommodation increased by 16.1% thanks to additional arrivals of tourists from North America and Europe, particularly from Germany. Increases in attendance in ... read more

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Micronesia- Japan route deal signed

By September, national carrier Air Niugini will commence direct flights between Narita, Japan, and Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. The agreement was signed between Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and his Japanese and FSM counterparts during the 8th Pacific Alliance Leaders Meeting (PALM) in Japan in May (18-19). According to the airline, the agreement ... read more

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BSP delivers above market performance

Papua New Guinea’s Bank South Pacific has again delivered an above market performance despite challenging business and economic conditions last year (2017). And the country’s green bank has announced that it will maintain a disciplined focus on returns over growth. BSP Group CEO Robin Fleming in his presentation at the bank’s AGM last week said ... read more

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PNG govt considers reviewing use of Facebook

Papua New Guinea media is reporting that the government is considering shutting the social media platform Facebook for a month while it conducts research into how it is used in the country. According to the Post Courier, PNG’s Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Sam Basil, said a shutdown could allow his department and the National ... read more

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