Prime Minister Marape Meets Vatican Officials on proposed Papal Visit to PNG

Thursday 29 February 2024 Prime Minister James Marape meeting  with Monsignor George Koovakad,(seated next to PM) Head of the Vatican delegation, on Wednesday 28 February at his Sir Manasupe House Office. (photo credit: PM’s Media). Prime Minister Hon. James Marape  says he is pleased to  have had a meeting with an advance team from Vatican … Read more

Koim: Major mining company charged for engaging in work visa-related tax evasion

Wednesday 28 February 2024 The Internal Revenue Commission (IRC) has taken decisive action against a major mining company for engaging in a tax avoidance scheme and imposed a tax assessment of K11.79 million. In revealing the results of an audit action, Commissioner General, Sam Koim, highlighted several incidences of visa violations and tax evasion.  He … Read more

Marape urges Central Provincial Government to tap economic potential of the province

Tuesday 27 February 2024 Prime Minister James Marape receiving Central Provincial Budget from Provincial Member, Hon. Rufina Peter. Ms Peter is accompanied by Central Provincial  Administrator, Mr Edward Kila (right). (photo credit: PM’s Media). Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has urged Central Province Governor Hon. Rufina Peter and her provincial administration to unleash the enormous … Read more

Papua New Guinea ratifies outstanding PNG-Indonesia Defence Cooperation Agreement

Tuesday 27 February 2024 Foreign Minister Justin Tkatchenko and Indonesian Ambassador to PNG, HE Andriana Supandy, displaying the ratified  Defence Cooperation Agreement  during this morning’s mews conference. Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Justin Tkatchenko, on Wednesday February 21 signed the Instrument of Ratification on behalf of the Government of the Independent State of Papua … Read more

Government committed  to Strengthening  Law and Order in Papua New Guinea

Monday 26 February  2024  Prime Minister Hon. James Marape today announced the Government’s firm commitment to tackling the persistent law-and-order challenges facing the country. This commitment is underscored by the enactment of new legislation and the strategic Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with Australia, aimed at enhancing the nation’s judicial and security frameworks. Highlighting the government’s … Read more

Prime Minister Marape witnesses first pouring of gold by New Porgera Mine

Monday 26 February 2024 Prime Minister  James Marape holding the first gold bars produced by the New Porgera Limited from the Porgera Mine in  Enga Province. (picture credit: PM’s Media).   Prime Minister Hon. James Marape witnessed and officiated at the first pouring of gold from the reopened Porgera Mine on Friday 23 February 2024. The … Read more

United States Ambassador Presents Credentials

 Thursday 22 February 2024 Acting Governor General , Hon. Job Pomat (left), receiving credentials from the  new US Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, H.E Ann Marie Yastishock at Government House this morning. (photo credit: Government House). The Acting Governor General H.E. Hon. Job Pomat, has officially received the new Ambassador of the United States of … Read more

Marape: Elite Police Unit being assembled to respond to law, order situations in  country  

Thursday, 22 February 2024 The National Government plans to   establish an ‘elite’ police unit as part of the measures to strengthen the Royal PNG Constabulary and the bigger Law  and  Justice sector. Prime Minister Hon. James Marape revealed this in Parliament this week while responding to questions raised by Vanimo-Green MP, Hon. Belden Namah on … Read more