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WE WILL NOT CHANGE THE GOAL POST - PM

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by JAMES MARAPE MP, PRIME MINISTER To all PNG miners (those in both operations and explorations) we will not change goal posts in between. PNG is a robust democracy that honors all agreements to the text and spirit, congruent to our mining act. Major amendments to the resource law regimes we doing will be effected post 2025 and will not affect those agreements secured under present regimes. You can have that comfort. However Pogera is a special case and is an exception because Barrick’s lease expired on 18th August 2019. My letter to Barrick is on it’s way and will explain this and also allude to formal and legitimate processes of government including MAC’s deliberation that refused application for lease renewal. I have my country’s 8million shareholders including the people of Ipili, Pogera , Enga, environmental footprint areas plus present mine workers to look after. Now that your lease has expired, the legal process is there for Barrick to comply so you can maintain your operati…

JUSTIN DID NOT DO IT ALONE!

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By : Frank Z Amos

APEC Thieves met with O'Neill and are modifying the report to cover up their stealing. PNG people must know that public servants are plotting with the old regime to overthrow Marape Steven Government.
On Friday the 24th of January, 2020 APEC staff mostly public servants and beneficiaries of the stolen monies plan to meet Peter Oneil at the VIP Lounge on the 8th Floor of Crown Hotel, Port Moresby at a WEIRD time of 10.49PM late into the nite. VIP lounge was closed to guests in preparation for that secretive meeting.

The people involved are :

Justin Tkachenko
Charles Abel
Isaac Lupari
Ivan Pomaleu
Barbara Agelavu
Julie Wapo
Lahui Ako
Frank Aisi
Eileen Aitsi
Brendon Pulai
Anna Amos
Evelyn Mano
Chris Hawkins

Prime Minister please take note, they are finding ways to see you to buy your favor.
Police Minister please investigate APEC scandal. APEC's scandal is bigger than UBS!

The Prime Minister must have rejected the APEC report submitted earlier and the group hired two TOP au…

William Duma- Reminding you of your Roots!

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by FRANK MENEM JR Our forefathers were the first celebrated people on earth to have toiled the land and farm the upper Wahgi Valley. We have survived without any resources apart from our land from which we cultivate and propagate our fresh vegetables and green coffee beans.
Those legendary men and women were among the prominent Highlanders to embrace the ‘white men’ during the wave of civilization. They were classified as the first known primitives who were hospitable and capable of forging lasting relationships with the Europeans. Our people were classified as permanently rich in culture and abundantly wealthy by the first Europeans.
A Catholic Missionary had this to write about our people;
“The Hagen people of the Wagi raised pigs in abundance and at times, they would even slaughter up to a thousand in a day for their neighbors or allies to celebrate or mark their relationship”.
During the migration epochs after the onset of the Leahy brothers, we had more than a few coffee plantati…

THE SHADOW HUNTER: The Tale of a young CEO

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byTherow Zuaru Once there was a young executive working for a company. After years of serving under the company, he finally got appointed as the 8th chief executive officer of the company. During the inauguration, his adrenaline was so nerve wrecking, because after 17 years he was finally bestowed to that position. But he failed to throw in an official excutive board meeting to acknowledge the stakeholders, boards and international partners who has been playing a pivotal roles for company's 44 years of existence. Instead he became obsessed, turn ballistic on them and pledged rhetoric political chit-chats against them; ▪️ Accused the previous CEO to be the sole person responsible for the company's huge accumulated financial debt of K27 billion. ▪️Demand Australia immediate closure of Manus detention camp. Pledge that security contract is for locals and not foreign companies. Set up Manus as tax free haven. ▪️Put foreign companies on notice, pledging to change laws in the resources…

PNG WHERE YOUR KINAS BUYS MORE

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by Therow Zuaru

The economy of the world and the way money is valued, is one of the biggest scams of the universe. Money and wealth are naturally backed by mineral resources, land, and basically physical commodities such as precious metals. But in Papua New Guinea, it is not so. It has created a view on national success as putting priority budget areas on financial assistance.

It is amusing to watch our politicians continue to become researchers researching into international financial schemes like WB, IMF, Exim Bank, ADB, EU, Ausaid, UBS, EU for soft loans development funds, financial aid to survive. Virtually for almost 45 years these financial institutions have been the proud sponsor for Papua New Guinea existence.

Papua New Guinea has been recipient of foreign assistance since independence and prepare our budgets factoring the aid dynamics into them. Important issue we must look at is the financial assistance has obviously been a primordial source of income for many Papua New Gui…

KUMUL PETROLEUM’S DEALINGS: BANKRUPTED A NATION AND BROUGHT DOWN A PRIME MINISTER

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by REGINALD HAUREVA

Reference a recent letter to the Editor of the Post Courier under the  caption “Kumul Petroleum,  Petronas in the making” published on June 12,  2019, authored by one “ BUSH COMMERCIAL LAWYER OF PORT MORESBY”.

The timing of this letter is quite uncanny. It was obviously timed to pre-empt and cuff the hand of Hon. James Marape MP, the new Prime Minister, who is the trustee shareholder of Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited and associated companies (“Kumul”). However, its timing betrays a tinge of fear
our bush lawyer obviously harbours in the new government having its own ideas of just what role, if any,  Kumul Board and its current CEO, Mr Wapu Sonk could play, in the greater campaign to take back PNG.

For information of the Bush Lawyer, the Kumul Petroleum Trustee has the power to sack any or the entire Board(s) and the CEO, if he pleases. But that is too simplistic. The fact that someone high up in Kumul obviously prompted such a letter to be written is itself somethi…

CENTRE-PIECE OF CABINET: KRAMER & KUA

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by JOHN KAMA
The new Marape-Davis government has created a centre-piece in the cabinet that the entire country is drawn in with so much interest in the appointment of Kerenga Kua and Bryan Kramer among the 33 cabinet ministers.The following are the uniqueness about their appointment, hence, became the centre-piece of attraction:
1. They were members of the opposition who never voted for PMJM.
2. Their appointment to ministry as opposition members was unconventional in the WestMinster System.
3. They were the two top critics of the last government whom PMJM & majority of his current cabinet members were part of.
4. They both stood for zero tolerance on corruption at all levels by both citizens and non-citizens.
5. They were both outspoken on white collar corruption and the arrest of former PM Hon. Peter O'Neill and his cronies.
6. They both understood every letter of the law and were willing to use the courts as their strongest weapon against anyone.
Why PMJM appointed them? Be…

PETER O'NEILL PERSONALLY AND UNILATERALLY DIRECTED PNG TO BORROW USD$1.2 BILLION

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Reason behind O'Neill's wet pants moment running to Supreme Court to stop VONC

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by HELASON OPENE

You know why Mr Panic O'Neill ran over to Supreme Court to stop VONC? Here is the real reason...

Supreme Court interpretation of Sections 19 of the Organic Law on Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates was made by the former Chief Sir Salamo Injia in 2011 and 2016. It was ruled, some parts of this section of the constitution unconstitutional (removed). No longer applicable;

1) Part of the law (Section 19) that states, all PM candidates must be leaders of their political parties and must have the highest number of its candidates winning in elections. Only parties with the highest number will be allowed by the Governor General to form a government.
#RULLING: Supreme Court ruling made this part of the law unconstitutional (removed). That means any MP can be a PM candidate regardless as long as he/she can master the number on the floor of Parliament.

2) Part of the law (Section 19) that states, MPs who have voted for a PM in the formation of the new government …

From arrows to M16s: PNG tribal fights get ever deadlier

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by ANDREW BEATTY -AFP
Tribes in Papua New Guinea's rough and rugged highlands have fought each other for centuries, but a recent influx of automatic weapons risks turning minor beefs into all-out war.

Israel Laki misses the old days -- just a few years ago -- when clansmen would settle fights in what he deems the proper way: with bows, arrows, axes and spears.

It was honourable, he insists, even if an arrow once thumped within millimetres of his heart as he tried to axe a rival tribal fighter to death.

The wiry 69-year-old still carries the scars and spirit of the old ways from this picturesque part of central Papua New Guinea, which westerners only reached in the 1930s.

Even today, the modern state is little more than an abstract concept in the isolated region, where few respect the government.

Old rivalries persist, as do fights over rape, theft and tribal boundaries.

But tradition is increasingly melding with modernity, to devastating effect.

Locals now speak darkly of an influ…

PAPUA NEW GUINEA DEVELOPMENT VIEW

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by TONY CHARLES KEROWA

Papua New Guinean development aspirations are all jumbled up and not in order. The National Government should invest its resources including Money where it will improve the lives of its people.

From my observation and experience, there is more grandstanding on the political level building statuesque and echo more than planning on bringing tangible development to communities and towns by elected representatives from both sides of the house.

The following important key development areas should be prioritized.

1. Improving Road and Bridges :
Opening up and connecting the rural PNG communities through improved Road and Bridges will give an opportunity for our people to work on their land by converting ideal land to economic value by planting cash crops and livestock on a commercial scale. The Department of Works should be reviewed and upgraded to function independently. The Department should operate as independently as possible

2. Improving and empowering Department…