Papua New Guinea

PNG, Europe eye more trade

Thu 24 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---Bilateral trade and exchange between Papua New Guinea and Europe is worth almost K100 million (US$40 million) annually and both governments are positively pursuing ongoing opportunities to expand this further.

Challenge on PNG grace period law set for August

Thu 24 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---The combined applications by Papua New Guinea Opposition Leader Belden Namah and former Chief Ombudsman Chief Ila Geno challenging the constitutionality of the amendment made by Parliament on motions of no confidence is fixed for hearing on August 27.

Telikom PNG acquires Datec

Wed 23 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- Telikom PNG has acquired a good PNG company in Datec with its capability in information communication technology and system integration engineering, chief executive officer Michael Donnelly said.

Papua New Guinean revivalist churches push dangerous campaign for 'faith-healing' of AIDS

Wed 23 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- Revivalist churches in Papua New Guinea are promoting prayer as a substitute for medication to those with HIV, according to human rights groups.

PNG LNG boosts Oil Search Q2 production

Tue 22 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- Oil Search has reiterated its upgraded full-year production guidance after the commencement of production at its Papua New Guinea (PNG) LNG project led to a strong spike in second-quarter output and quarterly revenue.

Party jumpers immune from watchdog: PNG Registrar of political Parties

Mon 21 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- A member of Papua New Guinea Parliament who jumps from one political party to another cannot be held accountable or referred to the Ombudsman Commission for investigations under the Leadership Code.

Former US president flies into Goroka

Mon 21 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- Former U.S President Bill Clinton will fly to Goroka today to visit an HIV lab and treatment centre as well as meet with expecting parents.

Party jumpers immune from watchdog: PNG Registrar of political Parties

Mon 21 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- A member of Papua New Guinea Parliament who jumps from one political party to another cannot be held accountable or referred to the Ombudsman Commission for investigations under the Leadership Code.

Former US president flies into Goroka

Mon 21 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- Former U.S President Bill Clinton will fly to Goroka today to visit an HIV lab and treatment centre as well as meet with expecting parents.

PNG Court to hear top cop’s bid to cancel PM's arrest warrant today

Fri 18 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- The bid by Papua New Guinea Police Commissioner Geoffrey Vaki to challenge the initial arrest warrant against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill at the National Court Thursday was further adjourned to today due to some procedural issues.

Floods hit 45,000 in PNG

Fri 18 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- More than 45,000 people have been affected in the Gulf and Southern Highlands provinces as torrential rain continues unabated, giving rise to floods that are causing widespread damage.

PNG top cop faces contempt charges

Thu 17 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- Police fraud officers have filed contempt proceeding against Police Commissioner Geoffrey Vaki for refusing to enforce the warrant of arrest on Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in relation to the Paul Paraka saga.

Malnutrition kills

Wed 16 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- Papua New Guinea has seen no real decline in the malnutrition mortality rate for children under the age of five.

PNG Task Force Sweep to know fate in court today

Wed 16 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- The National Court in Papua New Guinea is expected to hear arguments from all parties today on whether the temporary order obtained by Investigation Task Force Sweep Team stopping the State from suspending the team will continue or be set aside.

Oil Search eyes PNG expansion

Tue 15 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- Oil Search has said it is confident that enough new gas will be found in Papua New Guinea to justify a significant expansion of its processing facilities there.

Govt to invest more into PNGDF

Tue 15 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- The Papua New Guinea government remains committed to rebuilding all Defence Force barracks throughout the country.

Police scuffle over Pala arrest warrant

Mon 14 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- There was a near confrontation by two factions of the Papua New Guinea police force at the National and Supreme Court precincts last Friday.

Japan eyes competitive, reliable ties

Mon 14 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG THE NATIONAL) --- Japan is looking at strengthening and maintaining a competitive and reliable relationship with Papua New Guinea in the long term based on trust.

Shame on us: Tkatchenko

Mon 14 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- The 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture, which ended last Friday in Port Moresby, was an “international embarrassment” for Papua New Guinea, Sports and Pacific Games Minister Justin Tkatchenko says.

Minister: Roadshow vital for trade, investment

Fri 11 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- Papua New Guinea's Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry Richard Maru is anticipating uniting all the Melanesian nations to promote their products and discuss investment and trade opportunities in the coming roadshow.

Solomon Islands official’s body leaves for Honiara

Thu 10 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea ---- The casket carrying the body of late John Tahinao, the director of Culture for the Solomon Islands has departed for Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Japanese leader eager to enhance bilateral relations with PNG

Thu 10 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY,PNG--- Japan has been providing economic assistance to Papua New Guinea since 1974 to the tune of approximately K3.75 billion (US$1.3 billion) and is willing to continue that help into the future.

We are ready to receive Japan PM: PNG PM O’Neill:

Thu 03 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- Papua New Guinea New Guinea will welcome the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next week for a two day visit.

PNG Political crisis dents investor confidence, says PM O’Neill

Thu 03 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has admitted that the political events of the past two weeks have left a "dent" in investor confidence in Papua New Guinea.

Judges in PNG to take on appointments for the newly established Interim Office for Anti-Corruption

Wed 02 Jul 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ----- Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced Tuesday that the two judges, Graham Ellis and Warwick Andrew (retired) are already in Papua New Guinea.