B’ville Completes Workshop

Bougainville has 33 Constituencies – North Bougainville 14, Central Bougainville 8, and South Bougainville 11. With the inclusion of three regional ex-combatant and regional women seats, also to be inducted on the Independence Ready Mission, with the total now stands at 39.

In Central Bougainville, all inductions were completed while in South Bougainville, only Baba, Makis and Kopi Constituencies are still outstanding. Baubake Constituency in Buin had done its induction but still to do its launching.

Sports workshop underway

The event started today and will end tomorrow (January 19).

The aim of the workshop is to identify and refine sports key messages on how to reach a wider audience.

The sports workshop will also emphasise the smart use of social media, photography on devices such as mobile phones, including video.

Learning outcomes of promoting key messages through sports workshop include, developing or progress of a media strategy for key messages such as healthy lifestyle and positive thinking.

The workshop is supported by ABC and the US Embassy.

Human rights training for magistrates

The two-day workshop will address short comings in the way the lower judiciary carries out its duty in terms of enforcing human rights.

Speaking at the opening, Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia says the workshop will enable those in enforcement agencies, like the courts, equip themselves with special skills so they perform to the best standard in enforcing human rights.

73 law students undergo workshop

The workshop is designed to introduce the student’s aspects of modern commercial litigation practice with the final day devoted to aspects of modern criminal law practice and ethics.

The 2017 LTI students now join over 400 other students who have successfully completed the workshop since 2013.

The workshop is also to meet a need identified by the Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia for persons entering the legal profession to be better equipped to serve the needs of Papua New Guinea’s developing economy.

Judiciary releases new election petition rules

These new rules replace the 2002 election petition rules.

By instrument dated the 26 June, 2017, Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia determined that as of July 3, 2017, the Election Petition rules 2002 ceased.

And pursuant to rule 2(2) of the National Court Election Petition rules 2017, the Chief Justice reappointed Justice Collin Makail as the Judge Administrator of the National Court Elections Track.

A security cost fee of K5000 remains for all election petition matters with a filing fee of K1000.

POMCCI to host workshop to review CCFR report

The workshop will discuss the CCFR Report’s recommendations and solicit feedback before the final report is submitted to the Minister for Treasury and the National Executive Council.

The CCF Review is a government-sanctioned review, initiated through the 2014 Budget.

The Review is led by the Department of Treasury with technical assistance from the Asian Development Bank through its Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative.

Arms Trade Treaty workshop ends on high

The workshop provides the opportunity for participants to share and exchange views, information and experience to improve the existing domestic mechanisms to effectively address the ATT issue in PNG in domesticating the treaty when ratified.

The Arms Trade Treaty falls within the ambit of United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) that came into force on the 29th September 2003.

Data collection training for PLWD

The workshop involved over 10 participants and was carried out by the Department of Community Development, Youth and Religion (DoCDYR) from October 13-14.

The two day workshop was specifically for district officers in the province particularly the Local Level Government officers, community development and the planners.

The training was on data collection for PLWD and an induction on the National Disability Policy.

The aim of the workshop was to look at collecting data for PLWD based on their needs in terms of services.

Workshops being organised for political parties

Their visit is part of a workshop organised by the Registrar of Political Parties & Candidates Commission.

Registrar, Dr Alphonse Gelu, says the workshop seeks to improve party policies and platforms and prepare them well for the 2017 National General Elections.

He said several other workshops have taken place around the country and all are part and parcel of preparing the parties.

Next week’s workshop will be held from October 6 – 7 at the Bengo Conference Room in the Commissions head office.

Workshop to identify better tourism marketing strategies

 A tourism marketing workshop is underway in Port Moresby today, highlighting the issue with the theme "Reviewing marketing activities for tourism growth in PNG”.

The workshop aims to gather views from various stakeholders in the industry to assist with a comprehensive tourism planning process.

Tourism Minister Tobias Kulang said marketing must start locally and the marketing goals must be integrated and aligned with development and management. This is to ensure the appropriate messaging and outcomes are delivered.