A commitment to ensuring the credibility of the referendum process is the focus of the Bougainville Referendum Commission. In its recent awareness in Arawa, Buin and Buka this week, Members of the Commission, led by Chairman Bertie Ahern, provided an update on the BRC’s activities towards the referendum process.Read more
The Bougainville Referendum Commission has made it clear it may need time to ensure that the referendum roll is credible, for the Autonomous Region’s planned referendum later this year.Read more
As part of National Research Institute’s Bougainville Referendum Research project, a seminar was held on Julu 3rd to go through a draft research report into possible scenarios for future governance arrangements in the island region.Read more
Comrade Trustee Services Limited today signed an agreement to partner with Teachers Savings & Loan Society to enable its members to access TISA’s financial products. The MOU now allows around 4, 000 CTSL’s contributors, and a further 1, 000 DFRBF members, now have the option of utilising savings & loan products through TISA’s network.Read more
Contributors to NASFUND Savings and Loan Society now have the option of accessing their funds more conveniently with the launch of NCSL’s PORO Debit Card today. The card, together with its own EFTPOS terminal were launched today by NCSL Chairman, Ian Tarutia.Read more
Bulolo MP, Sam Basil, today officially began his duties as the country’s treasurer – this followed a handover-takeover ceremony with outgoing treasurer, Charles Abel. Whilst commenting the work of treasury in the last two years, Minister Basil is also committed to continuing reforms started by Minister Abel. Among his first priorities, providing a comprehensive update on the state of Papua New Guinea’s economy.Read more
After handing over the reins of the Treasury Ministry to Sam Basil, Charles Abel officially took charge of the Department of Finance today. When addressing Department staff, Minister Abel called on each individual within this key economic department to maintain high professional standards.Read more
The People’s Party has reaffirmed its support to Prime Minister, James Marape. Party Founder and Enga Governor, Sir Peter Ipatas, explained the party’s position saying that the party now stands ready to work with the new Prime Minister to bring about much-needed change.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.