Sir Julius Chan

Kumul Cable Lands in New Ireland

The landing of the fiber optic services occurred on Friday 24th April in Kavieng.

The installation of the cable by PNG DataCo and partners was witnessed by New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan.

In a statement, PNG DataCo General Manager for Engineering Services, Tony Morisause, said the landing covers the entire province with distributions covering smaller islands and along the Buluminksy Highway to Namatanai.

He said PNG DataCo will work with New Ireland Provincial Government to ensure the province gets the full benefit of the infrastructure.

Governor welcomes NIP airport signing

Sir Julius noted that this project, which was signed between the National Airports Corporation and the China Railway Construction Engineering Group, was to upgrade the Kavieng Airport to an International Airport.  

“We will begin to receive direct flights from around the region and, indeed, around the world. This will open up New Ireland to a level of tourism and commercial relationships unheard of before,” he said.

Community supports public funds probe

Raphael Boski, the Konogogo community leader from the West Coast of Central New Ireland LLG, said persons who hold positions of trust and authority must be held accountable when dealing with public funds.

Boski is supporting the Governor’s office, who sought the help of Police Detectives to investigate cases of community projects like church buildings, community halls and aid posts that were funded, but never erected.

Sir Julius Chan called for an investigation into alleged misappropriation of Government Project Funds given between 2010 and 2017.

Appointment of care-taker government, illegal: Former CJ

Sir Arnold clarified that under Section 146 of the constitution, the resignation will only be effective, once it is sent in writing to the Head of State of Papua New Guinea, who is the Governor General.

Sir Arnold added that the announcement by O’Neill to step down on Sunday was not effective.

O'Neill steps down as PM

O'Neill made the announcment today and handed over the leadership to Sir Julius Chan.

O'Neill, when making the announcement today at the Crown Hotel said the recent movement of MPs calls for a change in government.

He said that despite this, the People's National Congress still remains the largest party in the government.

More to come on Loop PNG and TVWan News tonight.

Bad weather delays Boluminski opening

This follows much deliberation with consideration for the safety of the people during this heavy monsoonal season.

“The grand opening, which was set for the 27th - 28th of February is now rescheduled to the 11th – 12th of April. We are all preparing and psyched up to celebrate in the biggest show of unity and style but we cannot control the forces of Nature – it is beyond you and me,” said Governor Sir Julius Chan.

Strengthen togetherness in family units: Sir Julius

These sentiments were shared by one of PNG’s iconic leaders, Sir Julius Chan, in commemorating the country’s 43rd Independence.

Sir Julius said unity happens when equals come together for a common purpose.

Unity in PNG should be between the national government and provinces that are equal and have a strong relationship as partners and not a relationship between a master and servant.

Sir Julius re-emphasised the importance of autonomy and that through this partnership and in the true essence of unity, more power should be given to the provinces.

Sir Julius honours late Mokis

During the commemoration, New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan paid a visit to the home and grave site of the late Stephen Poti Mokis at Luburua village, in the Kavieng district.

The late Stephen Mokis was a highly respected senior public servant and the first chairman of the Provincial Autonomy Committee, who sadly collapsed and passed away while he was giving a speech to public servants on the 23rd of August, 2012.

Sir Julius marks 50 years in politics

Sir Julius’ golden jubilee was well celebrated by New Irelanders and fellow governors from Central, West New Britain, Eastern Highlands and Enga provinces.

New Ireland Provincial Day is celebrated every year on July 27th, the day the province received its Provincial Assembly Charter and when the Assembly first sat back in 1977.

Today marked the province’s 41st anniversary and Sir Julius Chan’s 50th anniversary; a milestone achievement the province is proud of.

NIP Governor explains spending

Sir Julius Chan was responding to remarks by the Tanir LLG president, Alfred Lafen.

During the last Provincial Assembly Meeting, Sir J said: “The Member for Namatanai has made statements to the press that my Government has misused the royalties, and he has said that Namatanai has not received its share of royalties from my Government.