Prime Minister's Latest Media Release

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    09 June 2020
    PRIME MINISTER PARTICIPATES IN FIRST INTER-SESSIONAL SUMMIT OF THE OACPS LEADERS VIRTUALLY WITH MAJOR DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

    The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Hon. James Marape called on the World Health Organization (WHO) last week to assist the most vulnerable developing nations such as PNG and the smaller island nations of the Pacific, Caribbean and Africa, to procure vital gear and equipment for COVID-19 with

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    08 June 2020
    Prime Minister Marape Secures K1.2 billion loan from IMF in Major Vote of Confidence In PNG

    The Marape-Steven Government has secured a K1.2 billion soft loan following an IMF board vote on Friday 5 June 2020. This landmark achievement is a strong vote of confidence in the Marape Government from the international community.

    Prime Minister Marape was delighted that Treasurer Ian

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    08 June 2020
    PPM MARAPE SAYS THE NID PROGRAM WAS A FAILURE

    Approved for Release: Monday 08th, June 2020.

    The Prime Minister Hon James Marape MP has expressed concerns that the PNG National Identity-NID Program was a failure and not many citizens have been registered.

    He said this last week Friday (05/06/20) when responding to questions from Opposition MP,

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    04 June 2020
    PM Marape thanks the Bougainville Referendum Commission for successful Referendum

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, thanked the Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) for conducting a successful Referendum in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

    The Prime Minister made the acknowledgement when receiving the Bougainville Referendum Report from the Commissioners of the

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    04 June 2020
    PM MARAPE CONGRATULATES QUEEN ELIZABETH II A HAPPY 94TH BIRTHDAY

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP has congratulated the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II on her 94th birthday this year, 2020.

    Prime Minister Marape said Her Royal Highness has been a symbol of the democratic and West Minister System of Government Papua New Guinea enjoys, which it

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    01 June 2020
    PM Marape: PNC will move to Opposition tomorrow

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has just announced that Members of the People’s National Congress, who have been in the Marape-Steven Government benches will no longer have seats in the Government Benches.

    PNC Party members continue to participate in the Government Caucus, but speak as

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    31 May 2020
    PM Marape: Government facing “many challenges” one year on

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says his Government is managing a country with “many challenges” after 365 days in office.

    He said this at a first anniversary dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Port Moresby on Saturday night to celebrate his first year in office.

    A full scorecard of the Marape-Steven

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    28 May 2020
    PM MARAPE: MONEY WELL SPENT ON UBS COMMISSION-OF-INQUIRY

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP has reiterated that K28 million on the UBS Loan Commission of Inquiry (COI) is nothing against the backdrop of Papua New Guinea losing K3 billion in the process.

    He said this today when responding to calls by Opposition Leader, Hon. Belden Namah, for the

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    28 May 2020
    PM MARAPE: I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE ABOUT ISRAELI GENERATORS

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP says he has nothing to hide in relation to the Israeli generators’ deal which has seen the arrest of former Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill.

    He was responding to a request to Police today by Opposition Leader, Hon. Belden Namah, to arrest all involved in the

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    28 May 2020
    PM MARAPE: I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE ABOUT ISRAELI GENERATORS

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP says he has nothing to hide in relation to the Israeli generators’ deal which has seen the arrest of former Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill.

    He was responding to a request to Police today by Opposition Leader, Hon. Belden Namah, to arrest all involved in the

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    28 May 2020
    PM MARAPE: MONEY WELL SPENT ON UBS COMMISSION-OF-INQUIRY

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP has reiterated that K28 million on the UBS Loan Commission of Inquiry (COI) is nothing against the backdrop of Papua New Guinea losing K3 billion in the process.

    He said this today when responding to calls by Opposition Leader, Hon. Belden Namah, for the

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    27 May 2020
    PM MARAPE SATISFIED WITH DISCUSSIONS ON PNG ELECTRICITY PARTNERSHIP IMPLEMENTATION

    Approved for Release: Wednesday, 27th May, 2020

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP says the Government of PNG is satisfied with discussions on the smooth implementation of the PNG Electricity Partnership (PEP) project.

    He expressed his satisfaction after meeting with the Resident Heads of

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    27 May 2020
    PM MARAPE SATISFIED WITH DISCUSSIONS ON PNG ELECTRICITY PARTNERSHIP IMPLEMENTATION

    The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP says the Government of PNG is satisfied with discussions on the smooth implementation of the PNG Electricity Partnership (PEP) project.

    He expressed his satisfaction after meeting with the Resident Heads of Mission of the four countries, US, Australia, New

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    26 April 2020
    PM MARAPE PAYS TRIBUTE TO FALLEN ANZAC SOLDIERS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP pays tribute to those fallen Australian and New Zealand soldiers including our local heroes who helped fought during the historical battles.

    Prime Minister Marape yesterday (Saturday, 25/04/20) attended the Dawn Service to remember those that lost their

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    26 April 2020
    PM MARAPE PAYS TRIBUTE TO FALLEN ANZAC SOLDIERS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    The Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape, MP pays tribute to those fallen Australian and New Zealand soldiers including our local heroes who helped fought during the historical battles.

    Prime Minister Marape yesterday (Saturday, 25/04/20) attended the Dawn Service to remember those that lost their

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    23 March 2020
    Prime Minister Official Press Statement on COVID-19 Update

    1. 14 Day State of Emergency
    This is to ensure we have an isolation strategy so that we can pinpoint if the virus is present in our country after the first breach of security.

    2. The first case
    Has been transferred to Australia fit and well this morning and will undergo further medical test. The

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    22 March 2020
    Official Statement by Prime Minister on COVID-19
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    19 March 2020
    NEC APPROVES SET-UP OF NATIONAL ADVISORY BODY AND CONSULTATIVE TEAM ON BOUGAINVILLE

    The National Executive Council has approved the set-up of a National Advisory Body and a Consultative Team to engage in consultations with the Autonomous Bougainville Government.

    Prime Minister James Marape said his Cabinet acknowledges that a consultation process will take place now after the

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    19 March 2020
    NEC APPROVES REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND MINING LAWS ON TAILINGS DISPOSAL

    The National Executive Council has approved a final report by the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission (CLRC) to review the Mining Act of 1992 and the Environment Act 2000.

    Prime Minister James Marape said the review into the two Acts is to improve the practice in managing and disposing mine tailings

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    19 March 2020
    NEC APPROVES MINISTERIAL STATEMENT ON BOUGAINVILLE REFERENDUM & AFTERMATH ACTIVITIES

    The National Executive Council has approved a Ministerial Statement on the Bougainville Referendum and aftermath activities following the outcomes last December, 2019.

    It states that the National Parliament will take note of the progress and details of a consultation process that would take place

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