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Old 18th Feb 2017, 01:01
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The best part of the electricity story is that the power company is 100% owned by the PNG government so they effectively cut off the juice to their owner. Not quite sure if anybody has much leverage in that particular dispute.
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Old 18th Feb 2017, 01:08
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There are some people who say that PNG got its independence too early. With its massive mineral resources as the driving force, PNG could easily be a rich developed country after more than 40 years as a nation.

Sadly it's just another failed state which can't even keep the lights on. Unfortunately it's on Australias doorstep rather than in Africa so stand by for an emergency assistance package.

The Chinese are busy recolonising Africa, perhaps they could sort out our northern neighbor.
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Old 18th Feb 2017, 02:06
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is the new accomodation tower opposite the Gateway completed ?
seem to remember Foo saying 2016......
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Old 18th Feb 2017, 04:57
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is the new accomodation tower opposite the Gateway completed ?
seem to remember Foo saying 2016......
Bawawahahaha

-41 you crack me up
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Old 19th Feb 2017, 09:18
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https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/worl...iwi-businesses
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Old 19th Feb 2017, 18:56
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Duck Pilot,

would have to be a bit concerning when the Foreign Minister of a major Aid contributing country finds the need to go on Television in order to get the PNG Govt to pay its bills.

Makes you wonder how it will go for the PX guys if they win the Court battle or even how good or bad their upcoming contract will be, seeing that the PNG Govt owns Pixie.
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Old 19th Feb 2017, 23:39
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There are some people who say that PNG got its independence too early. With its massive mineral resources as the driving force, PNG could easily be a rich developed country after more than 40 years as a nation.


Exactly, Metro.
The Govt Ministers are too busy traveling o/s looking at what Casino ventures or "personal investments" and alike they can "invest" in. Sickening, the corruption.
So sad the billions in Mining royalties/taxes aren't being ploughed back into much needed infrastructure!
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 01:32
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O'Neill will have his hand out for more generous cash support from the evil Australians, we haven't been generous enough bankrolling the 2018 APEC summit and giving them $500 million AUD each year!
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 02:44
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Aid to PNG from NZ

We must be more evil as NZ gives 28m each year!
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Old 21st Feb 2017, 03:23
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Poxie is now trying to raise funds internally. The following is a copy of an internal email sent to all staff:

-------- Original message --------

From: xxxxxxxxxx xxxx xxxxx <xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Date: 21/02/2017 11:22 AM (GMT+10:00)

To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Subject: ***PX-WEBMASTER***Aircraft Seats For Sale

Air Niugini Engineering Base have surplus aircraft seat assemblies available for sale

Price K25.00 per single seat

Triple Seat Assy @ K75.00

Double Seat Assy @ K50.00

1. Every interested Staff should inspect and select before payment.

2. Payment must be made at ANGH Cashier office and produce receipts to collect.

3. Payment must show the serial no of the Seat Assy purchased for payment records.

Regards,

xxxxx xxx

xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx

Telephone: (675) xxxxxx,

Email: xxxxxxxxxxxx

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Old 21st Feb 2017, 03:42
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Transaction costs alone are probably more than K25/seat.
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Old 21st Feb 2017, 05:54
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Just received from a reliable source, the lawyer for the 8 terminated pilots is filing an appeal against the decision against them in the National Court tomorrow. (22nd). He is adamant that "it will get up"
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Old 23rd Feb 2017, 23:24
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Sounds like the lack of engineers is hurting. Told that out of a fleet of 11 Fokker's, 5 were grounded on the same day last week along with 2 Dash 8's and a 767.

Also heard that management did not want to send an engineer on the 737's because of the shortage.

And after all these years PX has finally realised that they have too many 767 Captains and not enough F/O's and could save money by not flying 2 Captains together all the time. Rumour is that 4 of the most junior Captains will be relegated as Captains to the 737 fleet which is already overflowing with Captains! Suppose that 2 Captains flying together on the 73 is cheaper than 2 on the 76.

That and the seat sale will surely save em heaps.

Foo economics???
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 00:01
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These four will probably not be too happy about this and may look for new jobs. A shortage of F/Os is a bad sign as few airlines have trouble filling entry level jobs and normally they would stick around for an upgrade before moving on.
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 20:39
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These four will probably not be too happy about this and may look for new jobs. A shortage of F/Os is a bad sign as few airlines have trouble filling entry level jobs and normally they would stick around for an upgrade before moving on.
Hang around for an upgrade on what? All old bangers. The only type rating hanging around for is 737 and you would be looking at around 10 years for that - behind all cadets.
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 23:25
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When's the 787 coming?
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Old 26th Feb 2017, 00:43
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When Boeing designs a 787 replacement and that replacement has been in service for around a decade. Right about then...
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Old 26th Feb 2017, 04:45
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PX traded it's 787 order for 737 Maxs.
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Old 26th Feb 2017, 04:51
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I wonder how they will finance the 737 Max orders? Roll up, roll up, knackered old aircraft seats for sale!
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Old 26th Feb 2017, 05:15
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After reading Papua New Guinea loses UN vote over unpaid annual contributions - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) and Australia bankrolls Papua New Guinea APEC summit costs, stymies China - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) one would assume they will get either the Chinese government or the Australian government to pay for them.
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