Davies Steven

Gov't to pursue legal proceedings

He said whilst the decision of the Singapore Court of Appeal ruled to dismiss the appeal by the State of Papua New Guinea against PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited, the judgment also found that there was an "intuitive attractive" in the State's case which was persuasive.

The State brought claims against PNGSDP in the Singapore Courts in 2014 for breach of its agreement with the State and a charitable purpose trust.

The High Court of Singapore did not grant the State's claims on the basis that there was no such agreement and trust.

NID roll out in Esa’ala

Under the partnership the Civil & Identity Registry will establish a District NID Office and train locals to implement the roll out.

The partnership was signed by Deputy Prime Minister and Esa’ala MP, Davies Steven, and Civil & Identity Registrar, Noel Mobiha, on Friday May 1st.

Esa’ala District is the 24th District to partner the Civil & Identity Registry roll out the NID Program in the District.

Policies should not be detrimental to PNG: Steven

The Attorney General said his ministry will ensure that this does not happen and this will be through working coherently with other State ministries and institutions.

Steven highlighted the National Trade Policy which was launched early this month.

He said he has put together a team to look through the Policy so the Ministry can take actions that are necessary on their part to begin work on it.

Minister to ensure ICAC bill gets tabled

He said since taking on the role, he has already spoken with key governance agencies and there is already a movement to ensure necessary procedures are complied with to get the ICAC bill back on the agenda.

The Attorney General, however, says having the bill passed will not be as easy as they do not enjoy the numbers they had previously in the 9th parliament, as a constitutional bill requires a majority vote.