James Marape

27yo charged for issuing death threat against PM

Police Commissioner David Manning said the charge under the criminal code is very serious in nature and must not be treated lightly, given that it is a threat to kill a Prime Minister of a sovereign country.

Manning said Dominic Aki Jason, also known as Nicky Jason, has been previously arrested for armed robbery and wilful murder and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

PM tasks police to look into Jenelyn case

“Penalty provisions for domestic violence or any crime for that matter is in our laws and all we need is an effective prosecution. This starts by reporting a crime; standing as witnesses to assist prosecute a criminal, including those involved in domestic violence. Therefore, the police must conduct prosecution accurately without failing,” stated PM Marape.

PM Marape: PNC will move to Opposition

“PNC Party members continue to participate in the Government Caucus, but speak as opposition to my Government, so it is only fair that all of them are bundled into the opposition to speak fair and freely against the Government, as their Leader has been doing," the PM said in a statement released this evening.

PNC Leader, Hon. Peter O’Neill, since his dubious move on the floor of Parliament on May 30, continues to oppose Government in media, in court and in person. It is only fair that he opposes formally from the opposite benches.

PM notes delayed resource project concerns

Haiveta recently pointed out that the P'nyang negotiations have taken over 12 months with no outcome, which is a grave concern to his people.

In response, PM Marape said: “Unlike in the past where Prime Ministers and powerful parliamentarians have bulldozed through long term project agreements, where the State gives too much away in terms of revenue concessions, I choose to defer and take considered advice.”

No interference in police investigations: PM

PM Marape made this statement in light of a purported copy of Section 61 instrument being released into public domain, with some claiming Marape as a ‘player’ in this saga.

“Finance Ministers sign Section 46(b) of the IPBC Act and Section 61 of the PFM Act based on requests from State Agencies, including SOEs, and are always amongst the last in the chain of the approval process,” stated the PM.

Twinza welcomes endorsement of Pasca development

The Government is ready to commence negotiations with Twinza on the Gas Agreement in the near term, setting out the fiscal terms to allow the Project to enter the Front End Engineering and Design phase later this year.

Resource law changes after 2025

Prime Minister James Marape says this assurance has been made to stakeholders in the mining and petroleum sectors.

The Prime Ministers revealed this when announcing the non-renewal of the Porgera Gold Mine Special Mining Lease.

Marape said the announcement of the non-renewal of the SML should not scare investors and stakeholders in the mining and petroleum sectors.  

Non-renewal to have major impacts: PLOA

PLOA Negotiation Team Chairman, Maso Mangape, says the decision announced by the Prime Minister, James Marape, was made on ill advise.

Mangape, told this newsroom that the announcement came as a surprise to the landowners, claiming several letters to the Government to discuss the future of the mine were not acknowledged.

Mangape said the uncertainty clouding the future of the mine has heightened after Barricks announcement to temporarily suspend operations.

Possible Supplementary Budget in June

Prime Minister, James Marape, said this recently in response to the massive drop in oil prices.

The drop-in oil will affect revenue sales from oil and LNG, major export commodities for PNG.

Prime Minister James Marape said they will be in a better place in June to see by how much PNG’s revenue has gone off track.

In the meantime, the Government will implement its current budget plan.

Stop expecting free handouts: PM

The Prime Minister issued this challenge, urging citizens to stop expecting things to be given to them for free.

During the handover of food supplies from the Central Governor to the Prime Minister’s Sapotim Wantok Foundation to feed the less fortunate in the city, James Marape urged citizens to cultivate their land and to go into small business.

He gave an example of how someone can earn money and be able to survive through the sale of garden food.