Former leaders of PANGU Pati have urged current parliamentary members to stand united in their efforts to change the country’s top political leadership. Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare and Sir Rabbie Namaliu made this call when meeting with current PANGU Pati members in Port Moresby today.Read more
Heads of five government departments and state agencies today signed their employment contracts. These include Secretaries for the Departments of Finance, Treasury, and National Planning; their contracts – for a period of four years.Read more
Attorney General Alfred Manase, this morning announced the country’s new Chief Magistrate in the presence of several senior magistrates and member of the Department of Justice and Attorney General. Chief Magistrate Pupaka takes over from Nerrie Eliakim, whose contract has expired.Read more
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.Read more
It was all smiles for Nambawan Super, as the Superfund celebrated the completion of the Nambawan Super Plaza.
Located in Downtown Port Moresby, this new development – a partnership between Nambawan Super and Lamana Development, was completed on time and within cost.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
Teachers Savings & Loan Society today announced a bonus interest payment for its estimated 50,000 members – most of them employees within the public education sector. Deputy Chairman Sam Nalong delivered the good news – with this latest interest payment bringing the total interest paid for 2018 to just over K26 million.Read more
Within the last few weeks, all major superannuation funds announced their full year results for 2018. While the message of saving has been at the forefront of their awareness to contributors, there have also been concerns raised on the level of tax imposed on member contributions.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Finance Secretary Dr Ken Ngangan has welcomed the appointment of new Finance Minister Sam Basil, saying this critical department would work with the new Minister, especially in the areas of strengthening the public finance management system.Read more
Mr Steven’s resignation comes exactly seven days (as of April 18) since former Finance Minister, James Marape, also resigned from his portfolio, citing issues of “lack of trust by the Prime Minister” as playing a part in his decision a week ago.Read more
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.Read more