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Asylum seekers disrupts Madang to Manus flights

Air Niugini flight this morning from Madang to Manus has been disrupted.



Grand Chief maintains stand on O’Neill’s removal

PM challenges leaders to have confidence

Speaking at the summit today in Port Moresby, O’Neill challenged them (leaders) to be proactive in seeking to boost investment and the economic growth for the country.

“In the 2016 Budget, we have reduced spending to well below 2015 levels, because we were very much aware of the changes that were happening in the global.

“The Government was careful to preserve the core policies which is in areas of education, areas of healthcare, law and order and the critical infrastructure that we need to develop our country.

O’Neill confident about growing economy

“We welcome investment that Chamber members can bring to Papua New Guinea where there are many opportunities as many companies are already discovering

He said Papua New Guinea has political stability and a business-friendly Government.

“Major global companies such as TOTAL from France are investing billions of dollars in Papua New Guinea because they see the great opportunity we offer.

“Projects including the Wafi-Golpu advanced exploration project, Frieda River Project and now the Papua LNG project are advancing.

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NCD Police make progress on the Condom Saga


Police in NCD have made progress into the Condom Saga video.


O’Neill: Please take care on roads

O’Neill: Please take care on roads

"Christmas is a time of love and joy, but in countries right around the world it can also be a time when behaviour can get out of hand,” PM O’Neill said.

“The reports that we have received from police districts suggest that people are enjoying the festive season in the true spirit of Christmas.

“I am confident that we will continue to see people around Papua New Guinea celebrate the festive season with respect for their communities.”

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PNG warned of Asian gangs sponsoring candidates


Papua New Guinea's most notorious criminal has alleged that triads are sponsoring political candidates for the country's next elections.


O’ Neill tells Opposition not to mislead media

PM O'Neill challenges project landowners

He said with the long delay to get the project off the ground it had increased the project cost.

"The cost has increased by 50 percent," O'Neill said in Madang this afternoon.

He said that with the increase in cost it meant benefits to the National Government and landowners would be delayed.

When the project was signed between the State and Exim Bank of China in 2011 it showed phase one would cost US $95 million.

Governor cries foul over PM visit

In a media briefing this afternoon (3rd November), Governor Juffa said that the provincial government was not told of the Prime Minister’s visit and was surprised when they saw his helicopter land on Saturday (31st October).

Juffa says that they were never informed of the PM’s visit which bypassed normal protocol to notify him as the governor of the province so that common courtesy would have been accorded to the PM.

​ O’Neill clarifies about ‘millionaires’

He was responding  to questions without notice from the deputy opposition leader Sam Basil who asked him to name the politicians who became overnight millionaires as mentioned in his press conference on Monday.

Responding to Basil’s questions, O’Neill said “unlike many ministers in the past who have no businesses and other form of incomes but able to have properties, cars and opportunities in which they are not able to justify their income”.

He explained that that is what he was referring to in the press conference.