DICT, OLC update on eLegislative Drafting project.

Monday 10th July 2023 Senior officers from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Office of the Legislative Counsel (OLC) held their second monthly meeting on Thursday 6th July to further provide updates on the eLegislative project. This collaborative effort aims to leverage technology to enhance the legislative drafting process in Papua […]

Manning renews calls for vagrancy act following increasing violence in NCD.

Thursday 06th June 2023 Police Commissioner David Manning has renewed calls for the introduction of a vagrancy act following the recent spate of violence in the National Capital District and other parts of the country. The call from Mr Manning comes after a total of 56 persons were arrested by NCD police for their alleged […]

Governor- General encourages more trade between PNG and Indonesia.

Thursday 06th June 2023 The Governor-General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae, has encouraged the private sector from both Papua New Guinea and Indonesia to further explore the huge potential for increased trade and investment between both countries in areas of bilateral trade. Sir Bob made these remarks during a State Lunch he hosted in honour […]

DICT advances Standardization Efforts , Invites Stakeholders to Pre-Launch Workshop.

Thursday 06th July 2023 The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has made notable progress in its efforts to standardize government domain names, emails, and websites, marking a significant milestone in the country’s digital transformation journey. Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Mr. Steven Matainaho provided updates on these developments and extended an […]

Prime Minister Marape expresses gratitude to Indonesian President Joko Widodo for a highly successful one- day visit to PNG.

Thursday 06th July 2023 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape extends his heartfelt appreciation to Indonesian President H.E. Joko Widodo for his immensely successful one-day visit to Papua New Guinea today, (Wednesday, July 5, 2023). The visit resulted in several significant accomplishments and outcomes. Reflecting on the visit as President Widodo departed Port Moresby, Prime Minister […]

Criminal Code amendments target domestic terrorists.

Friday 30th June 2023 Intended amendments to the Criminal Code Act will give police greater capacity to take down domestic terrorist activities through increased powers to search, investigate, intercept, and prosecute people involved in these activities. The Minister for Internal Security, Hon. Peter Tsiamalili Jr, and Commissioner of Police, David Manning, are collaborating with law […]

Prime Minister presents China-PNG Visa Agreement to Parliament.

Tuesday 20th June 2023 Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. James Marape presented a reciprocal visa waiver agreement between China and Papua New Guinea to Parliament on Thursday, June 15, 2023, for ratification. The agreement received unanimous support from Parliament, reflecting the shared commitment to strengthening bilateral relations. The visa waiver agreement aims to […]

Indonesia-PNG Visa Agreement goes before Parliament.

Tuesday 20th June 2023 Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. James Marape, presented the long-awaited reciprocal visa waiver agreement between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea to Parliament for ratification, on Thursday 15 June 2023. The visa agreement was originally signed by Indonesia and PNG in 2014 and had remained inactive until now. However, it […]

Police commences investigation into allegations of fraud, administrative offences of PNG Ports.

Wednesday 14th June 2023 Commissioner of Police Mr David Manning has announced the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary’s current investigation and prosecution of a number of transnational economic crimes allegations involving Papua New Guineans and foreigners. “Among the other on-going fraud cases, Police has formally commenced criminal investigation last month into the allegations of fraud […]