Francis Marus

Marus nominates to dominate Talasea seat

He is adamant he wants to dominate the seat for three terms to equal the record set by Patterson Balive Lowa.

Truckloads of supporters from the oil palm blocks convoyed along the Kimbe-Hoskins road as they chanted, sang and dangled from moving vehicles with faces smeared with paint and traditional attire.

A major road-block was set up as the former Deputy Speaker and two-term MP is brought forward by his valiant men to have him nominate.

Hela landowners apologise to Marus following attack

Marus was part of convey of delegates that was attacked along the Komo road while traveling from Tari to Komo on November 21.

The convoy of vehicles was on the way to Kopalu and on to Nogoli after crossing the Timalia River when the incident happened.

Logs were pulled across the front and rear of the convoy and men armed with guns fired at the convoy.

When shots were fired, the convoy turned around and drove back to Tari however during the open fire, a leader from Tari was killed and a policeman received gun wounds.

Business College boasts new Infrastructure

The K2 million government funded infrastructure is one of the many developments undertaken by the school to cope with increasing enrollments.

The hall was formally opened by Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Francis Marus and witnessed by the school board & management, teachers and students.

School Principal, John August, said several other projects were financed by the college itself through fundraising as a communal effort to develop the institution. 

“I believe in doing first before asking.”

New staff houses for PNG Maritime College

Marus was accompanied by Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Malakai Tabar, Secretary for Higher Education Research Science and Technology Professor David Kavanamur, Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure Roy Mumu, Madang Provincial Administrator Daniel Aloi and other dignitaries.

Marus said the government will continue to support the infrastructure rehabilitation and recapitalization, public investment of all higher education in the country because over the past decade the country has experienced unprecedented economic growth driven by mining and economically boom.

Marus: Investment in research and innovation vital for PNG

This was highlighted by Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Francis Marus today at the National Intellectual Property in Research & Development Forum. 

The Minister launched the two day event from September 1-2 underway at the Papua New Guinea National Research Institute in Port Moresby.

Marus said research plays an important role in creation of knowledge and valuable intellectual property.

Marus urged provinces to aid students' with fares

He said such incidences occurred unexpectedly and respective provinces must step in and help.

Marus was responding to questions from Milne Bay Governor Titus Philemon regarding the airfares for the self-sponsored students.

He said the commencement of inclusive reconciliation strategy for all staff, students and management before classes must begin and Churches must be involved in the reconciliation process before the students go back to the campuses.

Mellam: Transformation critical for State-owned universities

UPNG vice chancellor Professor Albert Mellam called on Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Francis Marus, to work together with the universities for better results.

Mellam said the universities and institutions of higher education in this country are at the crossroads of their existence to secure a place in a highly competitive higher education sector globally.

Mellam highlighted a number of critical challenges that must be addressed in collaboration with all the stakeholders that make up the higher education sector in PNG.

WNB Governor congratulates new Minister for Higher Education

Muthuvel also thanked Prime Minister Peter O’Neill for having confidence and appointing one of WNB MP as a minister in the Cabinet.

"I am sure he will head on with the current challenges we are facing and get all our students back to University and save their academic year and bring relieve to many parents , Provincial Governments and DDAs," says Mutuel.

The other changes of portfolios in the cabinet includes Malakai Tabar appointed as Minister for Transport and Nixon Duban appointed as Minister for Petroleum and Energy.

Protest planned in WNB

Organised by prominent leader Caspar Reure, the march has been gaining wide support from people of West New Britain.

The three main issues that will be highlighted include the legality of Asians doing businesses in the province, Provincial Health Authority to conduct inspection on all fast-food outlets and for the provincial government to appoint a Town Planner.

In the West New Britain Community Forum on the social media Facebook, more than 500 people have shown their support for the peaceful protest march.