Prime Minister's Latest Media Release

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    23 February 2020
    PM applauds PNG seasonal workers in NZ
    *HAWKE’S BAY:* Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has applauded the Recognized Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme, where over 30 young Papua New Guineans have been given an opportunity of employment in New Zealand. 
     
    During his visit to the T&G apple orchard in Evenden today, he commended the Papua
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    23 February 2020
    PM Marape thanks NZ for assisting in evacuating PNG students from Wuhan
    AUCKLAND: Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has expressed utmost gratitude to New Zealand for its assistance in evacuating the 17 Papua New Guinean students from Wuhan in China and for housing and treating them in New Zealand, during the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus. 
     
    He begun his
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    21 February 2020
    PM arrives in New Zealand for Official Visit

    AUCKLAND: Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has just touch down in New Zealand for his official visit.

    Upon arriving in Auckland from Fiji, PM Marape is scheduled to meet his New Zealand  counterpart, the Rt Hon. Jacinda Ardern, at the Government House.

    There, PM Marape and

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    20 February 2020
    PM Marape attends roundtable discussions at the Israel-Pacific Island Leaders’ Summit

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, attended roundtable discussions at the Israel- Pacific Island Leaders’ Summit in Nadi yesterday.

    In his intervention points he acknowledged the Government of Fiji through the Prime Minister Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama for hosting the first meeting and thanked

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    19 February 2020
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP in Fiji for the Israel – Pacific Islands Leaders’ Summit in Nadi, Fiji
    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, arrived yesterday (19/02/20) in Fiji for the Israel – Pacific Islands Leaders’ Summit in Nadi, Fiji.
     
    The meeting is the first ever meeting with the State of Israel and Pacific Island Leaders, held today (20/02/2020) to reaffirm diplomatic relations between
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    19 February 2020
    PRIME MINISTER JAMES MARAPE ON OFFICIAL STATE VISIT TO NEW ZEALAND

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP has left the country today for a four-day official State Visit to New Zealand.

    Today I announce my departure for a formal State visit to New Zealand, traveling through Fiji for a meeting with Pacific Island Leaders and the President of Israel.

    The meeting

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    13 February 2020
    Acting Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari opens refurbished Dental Prosthetics Laboratory

    The Acting Chief Secretary to Government Isaac Lupari officially opened the refurbished Dental Prosthetics Laboratory of the University of Papua New Guinea’s Taurama Campus today.

    In his address to staff and students of the Dentistry Branch of the Medical Faculty, Mr. Lupari said refurbishment of the

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    06 February 2020
    PM MARAPE REVEALS NEXT STEP AFTER P’NYANG STALEMATE

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP has informed the nation and all stakeholders what happens after the stalemate between the State Negotiating Team (SNT) and ExxonMobil over P’nyang LNG Project.

    It is no secret that I am not pleased with the lack of interest shown by ExxonMobil to migrate

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    03 February 2020
    LUPARI: TALK SHOWS ESSENTIAL PLATFORMS OF INFORMATION

    The Chief Secretary to Government, Isaac Lupari says access to communication platforms is vital.

    Mr Lupari made these remarks during the launching of the 2020 FM100 NASFUND Talkback Show in Port Moresby.

    Let me take this opportunity to join in and support our Prime Minister, James Marape, that

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    31 January 2020
    PM Marape extends condolence to people of China as PNG prepares for Coronavirus threat

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP, extends his condolence and sympathy to the family and relatives of those who lost their lives to the Coronavirus (2019-nCov) in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

    The Prime Minister extended his condolence and sympathy as Papua New Guinea

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    31 January 2020
    PM MARAPE: NEED FOR MORE IMPROVEMENT IN PUBLIC SERVICE

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP, says there is still need for improvement in the Public Service, as we work together to move Papua New Guinea forward.

    He made these remarks whilst addressing public servants at the 2020 Public Service Dedication and the launching of all GoPNG Annual

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    31 January 2020
    STATEMENT ON THE P’NYANG GAS AGREEMENT NEGOTATIONS

    31st January 2020


    I am very disappointed to announce that, because of Exxon Mobil’s unwillingness to agree to reasonable terms in line with other international gas projects, the State’s Negotiating Team (SNT) has been unable to agree with Exxon Mobil on a Gas Agreement to underpin the development

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    30 January 2020
    PM THANKS CLRC FOR REPORT ON NATIONAL, LLG ELECTIONS LAW

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP, today thanked the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission for the final report on the Review of the Organic Law on National and Local Level Government Elections, presented to him by the Chairman, Hon. Robert Atiyafa.

    This report is based on the

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    18 January 2020
    PNG GOV’T TO COMMIT K3 MILLION AS RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO PACIFIC ISLAND COUNTRIES HIT BY TROPICAL CYCLONE

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP today announced his Government’s commitment of K3 million as relief assistance to Pacific Island countries badly hit by Cyclone Tino yesterday (17/01/20).

    PM Marape made this announcement following yesterday’s disasters in Tuvalu and Fiji’s second largest

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    13 January 2020
    PM MARAPE: GOVERNMENT HAS NOT SCRAPPED HECAS AND AES

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP says the Government has not scrapped the Higher Education Contribution Assistance Scheme (HECAS) and Academic Excellence
    Scholarship (AES) in favour of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP).

    He said this today when clarifying misconceptions among students and

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    13 January 2020
    PM MARAPE FAREWELLS KUMUL 17 FOR VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP, farewelled KUMUL 17, 100 Papua New Guinea Defence Force Personnel, including two female platoon Commanders, who left Moresby today for a three months operation to assist with mitigating the spread of the bush fires in Victoria, Australia.

    They will be

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    12 January 2020
    PRIME MINISTER MARAPE IMPRESSED WITH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN ENGA

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP is impressed with major infrastructure development taking place in Wabag, Enga Province.

    PM Marape expressed his appreciation after concluding a three-day visit to the province on Saturday (11/01/20).

    PM Marape said Enga Governor, Sir Peter Ipatas, leaders and

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    09 January 2020
    PNG GOVT TO DEPLOY FIRST 100 SOLDIERS TO ASSIST IN AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRES NEXT WEEK – PM MARAPE

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP today expressed appreciation to Australian

    Prime Minister Hon. Scott Morrison, MP for accepting Papua New Guinea’s offer to assist in the devastating bushfires.

    PM Marape said the Australian Government has accepted our offer to help; therefore, the first 100

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    09 January 2020
    PM MARAPE THANKS ENGAN LEADERS FOR TAKING LEAD IN DEVELOPING THEIR PROVINCE

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP has thanked the people of Enga and their leaders for supporting the Government and taking the lead in development at the provincial level with new infrastructure projects.

    PM Marape thanked the people and Members of Parliament from Enga for supporting his Government

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    06 January 2020
    PM MARAPE: PNG STANDS READY TO SEND DEFENCE FORCE PERSONNEL TO ASSIST FIGHT FIRES IN AUSTRALIA AND HELP REBUILD DEVASTATED COMMUNITIES

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP, has pledged support to deploy Defence Force Personnel to help fight bush fires and help rebuild devastated communities in Australia.

    PM Marape said he has made this known to the Prime Minister of Australia, Hon. Scott Morrison, who has acknowledged the pledge

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