Bougainville Copper Limited Committed to the Redevelopment of Panguna Mine

Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) – operators of the former Panguna Mine, have once again reaffirmed their commitment to the mine. Speaking to EMTV News, BCL Chairman, Sir Melchior Togolo, says despite perceptions of division between different factions of landowner groups, the ABG, and other interest groups – BCL believes it has the necessary support to ensure a successful redevelopment of Panguna.

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Parliamentary Bipartisan Committee on Bougainville Matters Conduct Community Hearing

The Parliamentary Bipartisan Committee on Bougainville Matters today conducted a public hearing in Port Moresby following similar hearings in Rabaul, Lae and Goroka. Among the agenda, updates on the progress by the Bougainville Referendum Commission – the body tasked to facilitate and deliver the referendum exercise in the Island Region later this year.

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Numbers Game Begin as Government and Opposition Consolidate Numbers Prior to Vote Of No Confidence

The Ministerial resignations in the last three weeks have turned the attention of many Papua New Guineans back to national politics.
The actions by former Finance Minister, James Marape, former Attorney General, Davis Steven, and most recently the resignation of a handful of Highlands Governors from the ruling People National Congress. All these decisions on the eve of the next parliament sitting, which begins next week.

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Writs Issued For Local Level Government Elections

The Writs for 6,375 Local Level Government Elections were issued this morning, to begin the formal election process for ward councillors throughout the country. The elections, delayed by a year, seemed to be on track, with Inter-Government Relations Minister Kevin Isifu signing the final writs to allow for the commencement of the LLG Election process at 10am this morning. 

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Prime Minister offers condolences to Sri Lanka following Easter Sunday Terror Attacks

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, has offered the condolences of the Nation to the people and Government of Sri Lanka following a series of devastating terrorist attacks against Christians. The Prime Minister said “It is with sadness that PNG had received news of the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka this Easter Weekend.”He adds that at a time when Christians were in prayer on one of the most Holy days of the year, this is a most callous act of violence against the innocent, many people have been killed and injured while in prayer and honouring their faith and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Pruaitch: PM should stop attempts to derail programs sponsored by PNGSDP

Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch has called on the Prime Minister to stop further attempts to derail programs by PNG Sustainable Development Program in Western Province. In a statement, the Opposition Leader has supported calls from Western Province MP’s who have acknowledged the recent High Court decision in Singapore that prevents the entity from political influence.

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PNG Cocoa Board Hosts First Fundraiser For 2019

In July this year, cocoa enthusiasts will converge in Lae for the 2019 PNG Cocoa of Excellence Festival. Formal preparations for this event began recently, with the hosting of an official fundraiser in Lae, Morobe Province.In 2017, the inaugural PNG Cocoa of Excellence Show was staged in Kokopo, East New Britain. The event brought together cocoa producers, suppliers, exporters, and manufacturers together to celebrate cocoa, and also grade various cocoa samples from around the country.

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