Court

O’Neill welcomes Polye back

O’Neill during a radio talk-back in Port Moresby said the Government needed experienced politician like Polye to give advice and bring development into the country.

He said he would enjoy working with Polye as they have no personnel issues or whatsoever.

“He’s an experienced politician who is serving his third term as an MP and we need such people when debating on policies and issues in the floor of parliament.”

Polye’s 2012 election victory was set aside after the national court ruled in favour of his runner up and petitioner Alfred Manaseh.

Kavo case ruling on Friday

The expected ruling was supposed to be done today however, that was further deferred to Friday, May 27.

The Committal Court on April 22 ruled it was satisfied that there is an existence of sufficient prima facie evidence on the charge of misappropriation against Kavo.

What was returnable today in court was a ruling that was supposed to be made to Kavo’s section 96 statements or his response to the district court finding sufficient evidence against him.

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UPNG gives O’Neill 24-hour ultimatum

The University of Papua New Guinea students have given the Prime Minister 24-hours to respond favourably to their petition or there’ll be a mass withdrawal.

http://www.looppng.com/content/upng-gives-o%E2%80%99neill-24-hour-ultimatum

 

Hundreds gather at UPNG

Hundreds of people have gathered at the University of Papua New Guinea’s main Waigani campus.

Mowana in court for sexual assault

Mowana was arrested on May 9 over allegations of sexual assault in the work place that took place some three years ago.

His brief appearances in court saw magistrate Cosmas Bidar arraign him before his case was adjourned to June 14.

From Kaibola village, Losuia, Milne Bay Province, the 53-year-old was charged with two counts of sexual assault under section 349 of the criminal code act.

Police summary facts before the court shows that the complainant, who is a married woman, claims that she was sexually touched on numerous occasions at the PNGTA office.

Court reinstates Michael Waipo as CS Commissioner

Justice Collin Makail in a ruling this afternoon upheld the Judicial Review filed by Waipo reinstating him to the position he held before Feb 9 this year.

He ordered that the revocation of Waipo’s appointment on Feb 9 as Commissioner and the appointment of acting Commissioner Bernard Nepo “is of no legal effect” and quashed the NEC decision No.15/2016. 

He found that reinstatement would be the appropriate remedy for the judicial review proceeding because Waipo still has two and a half years to serve till his term expired in Sept 2018.

I’m a victim of Electoral Commission error: Polye

Polye in a statement said an error by the Returning officer for Kandep Open electorate, Naipata Kier has resulted in the court decision until the counting of the disputed ballot boxes.

There are five disputed ballot boxes which the court ruled for it to be counted.

Polye said he won the Kandep Open electorate by a big margin only to be set aside due to the error by the Electoral Commission and its agents.

“I am just a victim of an error by the Returning Officer.

Commissioner Baki summoned by Judge to go to court

Sir Gibbs Salika issued the order for Commissioner Baki to explain the consequences of his actions in closing the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate on April 18.

The orders came after Fraud officers investigating the case of Bogia MP, John Hickey could not access the files in the office in time for the trial that was supposed to commence today in Madang.

He said Commissioner Baki should not treat the Fraud office as ‘his private office’ as the office that investigates fraud matters. 

Services must flow says Tato, the court reinstated EHP Administrator

Speaking outside the court house to his supports, Tato said services in the province must flow and leaders must come out and work together despite the outcome of the court.

“Let the court deal with the case already before it, the people and services are more important. Service must flow,” he told them.

Tato was reinstated by the Supreme Court on Feb 15 as the Provincial Administrator after the Goroka District Court dismissed allegations of misconduct against him.

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You must have concrete evidence, says PM O’Neill

I am not going to allow the Office of the Prime Minister to be demeaned, questioned when they are false allegations.

http://www.looppng.com/content/you-must-have-concrete-evidence-says-pm-o%E2%80%99neill

 

Police confirms 12 deaths after plane crash in Kiunga

Twelve people, including three children and the pilot, who crashed on Wednesday, are all confirmed dead.

PM O’Neill welcomes court decision

He said the decision is an example of a robust and totally independent judiciary, but said he will defend right of future governments to be free of malicious use of law.

“I welcome the decision of the three-man bench of the supreme court today.”

“This is another indication that the judiciary in Papua New Guinea is vibrant and independent in its decision making,” Prime Minister O’Neill said in a statement.