Indonesian President Widodo to visit Papua New Guinea.

Monday 05th June 2023 Indonesian President H.E. Joko Widodo will be making a State Visit to Papua New Guinea next month, Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. James Marape has announced. Confirmation of the one-day visit on July 6, 2023, was made during a meeting between PM Marape and Indonesian Ambassador to PNG, H.E. […]

DICT supports OLC in digitizing legislative drafting process.

Friday 02nd June 2023 The Papua New Guinea Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has identified crucial government agency to participate in a groundbreaking pilot digitalization initiative, aligning with the government’s digital transformation policy and the Digital Government Act 2022. Spearheading this effort, Secretary of DICT Steven Matainaho, initially engaged with Marleen Toliman Akop, […]

Papua New Guinea to host Pacific ICT Ministerial Summit.

Thursday 01st June 2023 Information and Communication Technology Minister Timothy Masiu has announced Papua New Guinea will host the inaugural Pacific ICT Ministers Summit in August in Port Moresby. In a meeting with Pacific ICT delegates in Seoul, Republic of Korea, Minister Masiu informed the delegates from Tonga, Nauru, Samoa, Palau, Cook Islands and Kiribati […]

Secretary Matainaho proposes eVoting in next general election.

Tuesday 930th May 2023 Secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Mr Steven Matainaho has proposed e-voting as the best way forward in Papua New Guinea’s next general election. Speaking during the National Election Summit today, Secretary Matainaho emphasized the importance of eVoting, stressing it should be considered for future elections in the […]

PM Marape acknowledges successful cooperation during FIPIC, U.S meetings.

Friday 26th May 2023 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape acknowledges the successful cooperation and preparation during the Forum for India and Pacific Island Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit and US-Pacific Islands Forum meeting at a press conference in Port Moresby. Papua New Guinea gave a warm welcome and hospitality to the U.S State Secretary Antony Blinken, India […]

Manning commends disciplined forces for successful security protection operation.

Thursday 25th May 2023 Commissioner of Police, David Manning, has commended Papua New Guinea’s disciplined forces for the completion of the successful security operations for the high-level international leaders’ visits over the past five days. This included the Prime Minister of India, His Excellency Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Right Honorable […]

MARAPE: USA-PNG Defence Cooperation Agreement will not affect sovereignty.

Wednesday 24th May 2023 Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says the Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) between the United States of America and Papua New Guinea does not in any way encroach into the sovereignty of the country. And he has assured Papua New Guineans that all aspects of the DCA will be made available to […]


Saturday 20th May 2023 PAPUA New Guinea and Fiji have today (19.05.23) consolidated their stand to unite and speak on behalf of the smaller island countries of the Pacific at the meetings with India and the United States next week. Issues to take centre-stage during these discussions will be investment and trade in the region, […]

US- DCA will not offend any of the country’s law.

Saturday 20th May 2023 The Defence Corporation Agreement (DCA) will be beneficial for development in the country, both in PNG Defence Force infrastructures and its capability. The Australian Media and the Papua New Guinean public have been up in arms on the so-called leaked document. The DCA should not be an issue unless it stipulates […]

Deputy Prime Minister Rosso says customary land can be mobilized for SEZ.

Friday 12th May 2023 Deputy Prime Minsiter and Minister for Lands, Physical Planning and Urbanization Hon. John Rosso said there are potentials for customary land to be mobilized for Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in the country. Speaking during the closing ceremony of the two-day SEZ Summit in Port Moresby, Mr Rosso said SEZ’s “are a […]