Press Release

OTML Rolls Out Vaccination Program

The launching marked the first batch of 1,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine which OTML received from the National Department of Health.

OTML Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Musje Werror led the Company’s senior management and employees, including OMTL contractors, business partners, Tabubil Hospital staff, and teachers to receive their first dose of the vaccine.

Two-hundred and thirteen people were vaccinated during the launch.

A further 150 people have already registered to be vaccinated as well.

New Justice Centre For Bougainville

The Regional Justice Centre was identified as a priority by the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) to strengthen law and justice services in the region.

Construction on the new Regional Justice Centre commenced on the 25th of this month and it will take a year for construction to be completed.

The centre will serve as the main administrative hub for the law and justice sector in the region. It will house the ABG Department of Justice and legal services, office of the Public Solicitor, Community based corrections and the Bougainville Police service.

Enforcing Time and Attendance For Public Servants

This will be done through the enforcement of the Special General Order 11 of 2019 (SGO11) which is a binding lawful instruction determined by the National Executive Council.

DPM Secretary Taies Sansan issued a circular instruction advising all heads of national departments, government agencies and provincial administrations to take heed of the measures to be enforced to ensure SGO11 is implemented accordingly.

Supporting Peace Through Economic Empowerment

The project supports the implementation of the Bougainville Peace Agreement toward economic growth and development.

It was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Papua New Guinea, the National Government and the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG).

Funded by the Government of Japan, the Project is designed to support the ongoing Bougainville peacebuilding process for political and economic progress.

Nasfund YPOMCCI partner

Through the Fund’s ‘Know Your Super’ program, YPOMCCI members were provided an overview of Nasfund, and given an insight into the Fund’s products and services, with a Question & Answer session for participants. 

According to Nasfund Chief Officer Member Services Anne Wilson, this partnership with YPOMCCI was the first for this year.

Wilson said, “Since the start of this year, the Fund has been conducting the Know Your Super sessions for individual companies.

“YPOMCCI is the first NGO to be a beneficiary of this exercise.

BSP Staff Lauds Training Program

Molong Bole from Waigani Drive Branch was among a group of six that graduated in Port Moresby last week with Diploma in Business with Banking Electives.

“As a banking officer, this achievement has enhanced my knowledge in banking and finance, to give my best and perform to my full potential. This great learning opportunity has enriched my knowledge in fostering customer relationships on a daily basis, a critical aspect of my current role,” Mrs Molong said.

Molong, who commenced with BSP 10 years ago with a Grade 12 Certificate, now has a Diploma qualification.

Scripture Union Feeds School Children

The team started setting up at 6:30 this morning for a 7 am start. They served scones, biscuits and juice.  

The Sumatin Feed program was established in 2018, it is funded through voluntary contributions from the union and its members.

Scripture Union PNG is part of a worldwide interdenominational organization that aims to engage and encourage young people in their Christian faith.

The members of SUPNG were former students who joined the union after completing primary school education.

5-year-olds visit Hastings

The children inspected the D11T, which is Caterpillar’s largest track type tractor produced in the world. They learnt about what it takes to drive such heavy vehicles and got the opportunity to hop on board and see for themselves. 

Buk Bilong Pikinini and Hastings Deering have been partners since 2012. The company has been assisting the learning center with storage space for storing books and teaching resources and establishing the library learning center at UPNG.

PNG Air CEO resigns

His resignation was effective immediately from 27th of May.

“The reasons for resignation was due to family issues,” said the board.

“The Board expresses their sincere thanks to Mr. Pereira for his contribution towards the company for the last eighteen months.”

The board of directors have met and appointed Stanley Stevens as the acting chief executive officer until further announcement is made.

Stevens has been the longest serving member of the PNG Air management team and has been with the company for over 28 years in different management roles.

Cricket PNG To Start Comp

The approval was a relieve for both the domestic competition and Cricket PNG’s preparations towards the upcoming international events.

Cricket PNG Domestic Competition Manager, Lakani Oala said following the approval granted this week, all scheduled programs could go ahead.

This would include the domestic competition and lead up preparations towards the ICC T20 for the PNG Baramundis and the Samoa Qualifier for the PNG Lewas.

Oala said while the PNG Baras squad was at training in clusters during the lockdown and the approval will now give the team more flexibility.