Peter O'Neill

O’Neill brushes aside Sir Mekere’s claims

He said the Central Bank operates as an independent entity and the Government has no dealings with its roles

Sir Mekere in a statement claimed that the O’Neill Government’s political interference in the Bank of Papua New Guinea is threatening the stability of the nation’s financial system and state finances, and increasing risks for bank depositors and investors in financial institutions.

Government to maintain major policies: O'Neill

He said major policies on education, health, infrastructure, law and order and economic development undertaken by the present Government are driving the nation forward. 

O’Neill added that Free Education being the top priority has enabled thousands of children to enrol in schools as ever experienced before and has relieved school fee burdens many parents have faced.

“Every children in this country deserves a better education to make a sound living in the future and it is this Government that is making it happen."

Sir Michael condemns actions of police at UPNG

Sir Michael in a statement said: "It is inexcusable that unarmed students are fired upon by police as they prepare to peacefully march on to Parliament.

"We need to establish who gave the orders for policemen to inflict harm on unarmed students. What warranted police to surround the campus in the first instance?

“Is the University safeguarding the interest of our young people?

"I call on police to stand down in the interest of the public, you are not there to protect the interest of individual politicians.”

PM to set up Commission of Inquiry into students’ issue

He said points have been made in a democratic way and points have been answered but yet some people  do not  want to accept the answers.

O’Neill was responding to Northern Governor Garry Juffa on naming the leaders who the government claimed to be backing the students with their protest.

He said the matter has now a police matter so the police will deal with it and carry out their investigations.

“We will set up a Commission of Inquiry to establish what is going on at the University of Papua New Guinea,” he said.

ACP leaders agree to build Long Term Fund

ACP president and host Prime Minister Peter O’Neill revealed this in his closing remarks to the 8th ACP heads of states and government meeting in Port Moresby.

 “This summit has been fruitful and insightful. The decision we have taken today are to take us forward in the repositioning the ACP group.

ACP leaders praise PNG for hosting summit

In thanking the government of PNG for the successful hosting of the Summit, Sierre Leonie Vice President Dr Victor Bockarie Foh said Papua New Guinea can be seen as very far on the map but it is so close to the ACP member countries.

 “I think the people of PNG are very friendly and their hospitality and behaviour for keeping the city clean and looking after us.

” He said it is not easy to host such summits but PNG have shown the true development in the country by hosting this successful gathering.

Opposition confident of overthrowing Government

Opposition members today in a conference confidently told reporters that they will be filing another motion of the vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

Leader of the Opposition Don Polye said they will never go to sleep until O’Neill is removed.

“We will not rest until this corrupt government is gone,” said Polye.

The Government’s actions were being monitored and were now on the ‘roof top’. Polye said the Opposition has been increasing in numbers and will increase further as MPs will be moving to their side to fight this “monster”.

ACP leaders arrive in PNG

The summit will start today 30th May – 1st June.

The Summit will discuss the future of the ACP Group as a revitalised cohesive force advocating the interests of its member states in the international arena. 

Discussions will take into consideration recent key international developments, including Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, issues of migration, climate change and the fight against terrorism.

PM O'Neill arrives in Japan

O’Neill and his delegation were received by the Japanese Vice Foreign Minister, Muto, the PNG Ambassador to Japan, Gabriel Dusava and other senior officials from both countries.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) countries, I am honored to attend this summit, where I will make interventions with other leaders participating in the G7 Outreach Meeting on topics relative to PNG’s economy, particularly on infrastructure development, promoting women’s participation in the economy and healthcare enhancement.

Government to implement court orders on refugees

Speaking at the famous radio talk-back show this morning, O’Neill said his government took the honour to support the refugee camp in Manus because PNG has an obligation to fulfill as one of the member of the regional countries in the Pacific.

He said government officials from both Australia and PNG have been in discussions regarding the issue for the past weeks in Port Moresby and Cairns.

However, O’Neill said he is yet to be briefed on their discussions.