Prime Minister Peter O’Neill

Judicial review of ITFS disbanding dismissed

This was because the subject of the proceeding was not “reviewable”.

The main issue the court was asked to review was the process used by the National Executive Council in its two decision dated June 18th  and June 24, of 2014, to abolish the Investigation Task Force Sweep team and establish the new anti-corruption investigation body; Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

A trial was conducted on the issue and Justice Collin Makail, on Friday afternoon, delivered his decision.

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Miss PNG, Kellyanne Limbiye needs support

It was a proud moment for Papua New Guinea when Miss PNG 2015 Abigail Havora returned from the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant in Cook Islands last year with the regional queen title and crown.

PM O’Neill extends condolence following death of Fidel Castro

PM O’Neill extends condolence following death of Fidel Castro

Prime Minister O’Neill, who arrived back from an official visit to Cuba on Friday, said at the passing of a world Leader, irrespective of politics, is a time to pause and reflect.

"It was only Tuesday night this week that I had dinner with President Raul Castro and he expressed his concern at the health of his brother,” the Prime Minister said.

"We did not expect that the passing of Fidel Castro would be so soon.

"The passing of Fidel Castro is another marker in global politics.

Globalisation not beneficial for all: O’Neill

Meeting in Lima, Peru, under the theme of ‘Quality Growth and Human Development’, APEC Leaders have committed to maintain focus on advancing free trade.

As part of this commitment, Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, said APEC will continue to take into account the circumstances of all economies in the region and recognise that not all elements of globalisation are beneficial for all people.

Opposition vows to challenge increase of nomination fee

Polye says they will take the matter to the court if the government uses its numerical strength to bulldoze it in Parliament.

Given that K400 million was allocated for the General Elections in the 2017 Budget, Polye questions why Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is hell-bent on proposing what he described as ‘unconstitutional and draconian law to cripple a certain group of people’.

“The Ombudsman Commission took a similar matter to the court when a past government then legislated to increase the nomination fee from K100 to K1000,” stated Polye.

Any recognition for retired founding fathers?

Sinesine-Yongomugl MP, Kerenga Kua, said Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, who is retiring after more than 40 years in politics, and former leader Sir Peter Lus, who also served around 40 years in politics, deserve recognition as a form of “luksave” according to PNG custom.

Bai yumi gat sampla spesol luksave igo long Sir Peter Lus na Sir Michael Somare taim em ba pinis long displa term or nogat?

APEC summit will be cancelled if Opposition forms government

The leader of the country’s alternative government gave the Opposition’s stand during grievance debate in Parliament on Friday.

“If the people give the Opposition mandate to be in government after the elections, the Opposition will definitely cancel the APEC meeting,” Polye said, as shouting erupted from both sides of the House.  

“I would like to inform our very valid friends and the 21 members of APEC, that is the position of Opposition in hosting the APEC,” said Polye.

PM O’Neill says K5 million bribery claim ‘a complete lie’

He told Parliament yesterday when asked by Mendi MP De Kewanu to confirm or deny the allegation raised by Lagaip- Porgera MP, Nixon Mangape early this month.

 Mangape in a statement said he was offered with what he claimed as a bribe to leave the Opposition Leader Don Polye’s Triumph Heritage Empowerment party and join the ruling People’s National Congress (PNC) party.

He said it happened during the intensive lobbying leading up to the vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in July.

Governor General in a critical medical condition

In a statement from the Government House Sir Michael was taken to Pacific International Hospital (PIH) on Wednesday and underwent regular medical checks, however, his condition deteriorated and he was admitted at the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU).

He was administered blood transfusion to stabilize his condition.

Sir Michael had undergone a coronary heart bypass surgery in Singapore in November last year. He has developed serious complications that warrant urgent medical treatment that is not available in the country.

Prostitution will not be legalised says O’Neill

He gave his government’s stand when responding to a question from Usino - Bundi MP, Anton Yagama in today’s Parliament sitting.  

“Can the Prime Minister tell us, what his government’s position is on the legalisation of prostitution in the country,” Yagama asked.   

He was referring to a Private Member’s Bill which wants prostitution to be legalised in Papua New Guinea.  

O’Neill said the Bill proposed by Sumkar MP, Ken Fairweather to protect sex workers will not be supported by this government.