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K268 heist: lawyer Greg Sheppard charged

Gregory James Sheppard
Gregory James Sheppard - charged in relation to K52 million of missing funds of K268 million

NEWS DESK
| PNG Bulletin Online | Edited

PORT MORESBY - Members of the Special Police Forensic Criminal Investigation Team arrested prominent lawyer Gregory James Sheppard of Young & Williams Lawyers in Port Moresby last week.

Sheppard was taken to Boroko Police Station, interviewed and charged with two counts of misappropriation and another two counts of money laundering in relation to his alleged direct involvement in the transfer of funds amounting to K52 million.

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Male students turn nasty at UPNG protest

UPNG female students protest
UPNG female students protest against sexual harassment on campus (Charlie Dumavi - PNG Bulletin)

KEITH JACKSON

PORT MORESBY – A mob of angry male students has disrupted a protest and threatened women objecting to sexual harassment at the University of Papua New Guinea.

The male mob also physically harassed and abused media workers covering the event.

For many years, female students have experienced persistent sexual harassment on UPNG’s Waigani campus.

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Polye's dramatic evidence to UBS inquiry

Don-Polye
Don Polye - about to spill the beans on the K4.2 billion UBS loan

KEITH JACKSON

NOOSA - Former finance minister Don Polye has provided a stunning statement of evidence to the UBS Commission of Inquiry, now in its third year.

Led by former chief justice Sir Salamo Injia, the inquiry is investigating whether there was any corruption or impropriety in the PNG government obtaining a $1.2 billion (K4.2 billion) loan from the Union Bank of Switzerland in 2014.

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Why our national integrity is suffering

Integrity
James Marape centre stage at the Transparency International integrity summit

SCOTT WAIDE
| My Land, My Country

LAE - The head of the Papua New Guinea’s National Fraud and Anti-Corruption (NFAC) Directorate, Mathew Damaru, didn’t mince words.

Last week he told a Transparency International summit that his directorate had been starved of funding.

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PNG just can't handle high-end gambling

CasinoSCOTT WAIDE
| My Land, My Country

LAE - Opening a large casino in Port Moresby is a dangerous and destructive move. The harm it will cause will be greater on our country will be more than the good it will supposedly bring.

We don’t need that kind of development. There is a time for it, but now is not that time.

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Domestic violence justice: An insight

CourtTRACY GANAII, JUDY PUTT & SINCLAIR DINNEN
| Department of Pacific Affairs | Australian National University | Edited extracts

Link here to read the full case study brief

CANBERRA – This month, in Papua New Guinea’s national parliament, a special parliamentary committee on gender-based violence conducted public hearings and invited submissions to gain evidence on the breadth of problems and steps that could be taken to combat them.

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More than one way to defeat corruption

Kitchnoge
David Kitchnoge - "Hold our leaders accountable by all means, but don’t unfairly bash the good guys"

DAVID KITCHNOGE
| My Land, My Country

PORT MORESBY - I am concerned about increasingly loud, twisted, short-sighted and naive views held by many people about the fight against corruption and bad practice. Some of these views may even be deliberate distractions.

It seems people think the only way to fight the scourge is to jail those who are adjudged as corrupt.

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Why our national integrity is suffering

Damaru
Mathew Damaru - the honest cop with few friends and a lot of enemies in high places

SCOTT WAIDE
| My Land, My Country

LAE - Mathew Damaru, Director of the Police National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate (NFAC), didn’t mince words when he told a Transparency International PNG summit last week the directorate had been starved of funding.

From an annual budget of K1.2 million a few years ago, the directorate is now getting just K350,000 for its operations.

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Let’s talk about violence against women

Imelda Tupi (Gloria Dara)
Imelda Tupi (Gloria Dara)

MICHAEL KABUNI
| Academia Nomad | Edited

'Police have arrested a man who allegedly killed his wife, 10 years his junior. The man told police, “I killed my wife. I know I am in trouble”. Police found the body of the wife, Imelda Tupi, wrapped in blue canvas in the back of a vehicle belonging to the husband. Her father, Tupi Tiamanda, said Imelda had married a doctor' – The National

PORT MORESBY - I’m writing this from my heart… appealing to my brothers, uncles, students, male colleagues and men of Papua New Guinea to respect women, and value their lives.

I’m writing this piece after reading how a professional PNG man, a doctor, killed his wife, wrapped her in a canvas and was on his way to dump her remains when police, conducting routine checks, discovered her.

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Wisdom needs to prevail in Alotau crisis

Armed guards at Giligili jail
Armed guards at Giligili jail in Alotau. Police have foiled two escape plots by the Tommy Baker gang and have information that a third is planned (PNG Post-Courier)

SCOTT WAIDE
| My Land, My Country

An open letter to prime minister James Marape

Late yesterday the situation in Alotau was reported as stable but police were expecting another major assault on Giligili prison by the Tommy Baker gang to release 11 members facing charges of arson, piracy and armed robbery. Forty police have been deployed from Port Moresby to reinforce local personnel - KJ

LAE - Dear Prime Minister, I am writing this for your consideration so you might provide counsel and guidance to those in your charge.

The situation in Alotau is spiralling out of control. The trend is dangerous.

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Chan hit by official corruption allegations

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Sir Julius Chan - "“They can do whatever they like. I don’t have anything to hide"

KEITH JACKSON
| Source: PNG Bulletin Online

PORT MORESBY - The New Ireland governor and former Papua New Guinea prime minister Sir Julius Chan has been referred to the Ombudsman Commission, Police Fraud Squad and other official bodies for alleged official corruption.

In a joint media release, the members of parliament for Namatanai, Walter Schnaubelt, and Kavieng, Ian Ling-Stuckey, who is also PNG finance minister, said Chan, 82, had been referred by the presidents of five local level governments in the Namatanai electorate.

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After 8 years of terror, Alotau says ‘enough’

Tommy Baker
Tommy Baker has masterminded a reign of murder, robbery and intimidation in Alotau since 2013

KEITH JACKSON

NOOSA – Milne Bay is a big province with a small police force. The locals are said to be good at harbouring criminals. And the most notorious and successful of these is Tommy Maeva Baker.

Baker, who has developed expertise in guerrilla-style hit and run tactics, heads a gang of up to 100 men who engaged in murder, plunder and arson.

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Stop griping & get a grip on GBV

4 objectives of the national GBV strategy
The four objectives of the national strategy on gender-based violence

JOHN KURI

PORT MORESBY - The gender-based violence (GBV) we struggle with in Papua New Guinea is a result of many activating circumstances.

The number of cases continues to increase. Just on Sunday, two women accused of witchcraft were tortured and burnt with hot irons for hours by 20 men in Port Moresby.

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Marape promises but corruption continues

Rita Flynn Isolation Centre
Rita Flynn Isolation Centre in Port Moresby - scene of the latest rip-off by public servants raises questions about Marape's willingness to rein in corruption

EDDIE TANAGO
| Act Now!

PORT MORESBY - The latest scandal over catering services at the Rita Flynn Isolation Centre highlights the Marape government’s broken promises to break the cycle of impunity enjoyed by senior bureaucrats.

The tsunami of corruption that is drowning our nation can only be addressed through greater transparency and public accountability.

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Violence against women: an Australian failure

Women's March 4 Justice  Canberra  Monday
Women's March 4 Justice in Canberra on Monday

ALEX McINTYRE

SYDNEY - There were no mixed messages about violence against women from Australia’s former foreign minister Julie Bishop when she launched the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s gender equality and women's empowerment strategy in early 2016.

“It's insidious, it's endemic in some parts of our region and we have done a great deal to shine a light on it and to find ways that we can tackle it,” Ms Bishop unequivocally stated.

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The trials of Brian Leonard Cooper

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Sir Alan Mann, then PNG chief justice, conceded that the words attributed to Cooper were highly improbable

MICHAEL HEAD
| University of Western Sydney | Extract

SYDNEY - In January 1961, when [Brian Leonard] Cooper landed in Port Moresby for his trial, a large police contingent awaited his arrival at the airport.

Media publicity ensured that the courtroom was full of spectators.

The Crown prosecutor opened by telling the territorial Chief Justice, Alan Mann, that Cooper had demonstrated “prior motivation” to commit a criminal act.

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The interventionist powers of the PNG judiciary

Kama - PNG judges
"“It is the people’s court and let them come by the hundreds if they have the right to come” - the late Justice Mari Kapi

BAL KAMA

CANBERRA - The national court of Papua New Guinea made a landmark court decision on the last Saturday of January when it ordered the Madang Provincial Government, the District Development Authority, and the Urban Local-level Government to fix the roads in Madang town.

The orders prescribed the specific financial contributions and administrative responsibilities of each level of government, including the national government, and also applied to the Madang members of parliament.

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Poor corruption ratings really cost PNG

PNG most corrupt in region
Papua New Guinea is the most corrupt country in its region - a distinction nobody can be proud of (Corruption Perceptions Index)

EDDIE TANAGO
| ACT PNG!

PORT MORESBY - Papua New Guinea’s international corruption rating has slipped a further one-point, from 28 to 27, in the latest figures released by Transparency International.

This is bad news for the economy and a sad reflection on the state of our democracy.

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Was Cannings’ Madang decision judicial overreach?

Bal Kama
Dr Bal Kama clarifies the unusual role accorded to PNG judges by the national Constitution

BAL KAMA
| Your Daily Press | Edited

CANBERRA - There are concerns about Justice David Cannings’ orders late last week for the Madang Provincial Administration and Madang District Development Authority to fix the roads in Madang.

Many say Cannings overstepped his role as a judge. But is that so? Arguably, the brief answer is ‘no’, based on the Papua New Guinea Constitution.

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What does it take to be a police chief?

Manning
Police Commissioner David Manning - what's more important, a degree or a track record as an effective police officer?

BRYAN KRAMER MP
| The Kramer Report | Edited

PORT MORESBY – I wrote a week or so ago that I would make a submission to National Executive Council (NEC) to amend the Public Service regulation to no longer require the Commissioner of Police to hold a tertiary degree.

This announcement prompted a number of readers to suggest this would be an act nepotism, corruption and self-interest.

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Fat cat probe saluted, with a warning

Entrance to Bomana prison
Entrance to Bomana prison - Act Now! hopes that corrupt public servants will be passing through these gates

EDDIE TANAGO

PORT MORESBY – Papua New Guinea community advocacy group Act Now! has cautiously welcomed the Marape government's decision to investigate public servants who are living extravagant lifestyles beyond what they should be able to afford on their salaries.

But Act Now! has warned the prime minister he will be judged on results rather than promises.

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No degree – so police commissioner removed

David Manning on the job. So what's better - a commissioner who you know can do the job or a bloke with a university degree?
David Manning at work. So what's better - a person you know can do the job effectively or an unknown quantity with a university degree?

BRYAN KRAMER MP
| The Kramer Report

PORT MORESBY – On Friday afternoon, the Papua New Guinea national court handed down its decision on judicial review proceedings filed by Sylvester Kalaut and Fred Yakasa challenging police commissioner David Manning’s appointment by the National Executive Council in December 2019.

Kalaut and Yakasa challenged Manning's appointment on seven grounds. Justice Cannings dismissed six of the seven but upheld one - that Manning’s appointment by NEC breached procedures as he did not meet the minimum requirements to be selected to lead the police department.

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Living with crime & violence in PNG

Crime constrains investment and growth  and the costs ripple throughout society (World Bank)
Crime constrains investment and growth and the costs ripple throughout society (World Bank)

LAURA KEENAN
| World Bank Blogs | Edited

SYDNEY -Last month I was interviewing participants in the World Bank’s urban youth employment project in Port Moresby, talking about the challenges that Papua New Guinea’s young people face in finding work.

One issue that came up repeatedly was mobility – or the lack of it: the ability to travel safely to and from the workplace.

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Woman charged over huge Daru heist

David Manning
David Manning (centre) took personal control of the investigation into the huge misappropriation

KEITH JACKSON

NOOSA – Papua New Guinea’s police commissioner David Manning has disclosed that a woman has been arrested after the discovery of a K268 million theft in Western Province.

The defendant, Edna Oai, 45, was flown to Port Moresby from Daru last Monday and formally charged with 15 counts of false pretence, conspiracy and misappropriation.

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Sam Basil referred to leadership tribunal

Sam Basil
Former deputy prime minister Sam Basil claims without evidence that prime minister James Marape conspired with the ombudsman commission to have him investigated.

BRYAN KRAMER MP
| Kramer Report

PORT MORESBY - Last Tuesday, Papua New Guinea’s ombudsman commission issued a press statement that it had referred former deputy prime minister and national planning minister Sam Basil to the public prosecutor for alleged misconduct in office.

The leadership watchdog said it had conducted an investigation from a complaint lodged in 2016 and, based on the findings of the investigation, gave Basil the opportunity to respond.

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Why I took the ABG to court

NobetauJOSEPH NOBETAU

PORT MORESBY - In his judgement on Monday, Justice Nicholas Miviri of the national court held that my termination as chief secretary of the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) failed to adhere to the process prescribed in the Bougainville Constitution.

In doing so, His Honour provided a damning assessment of the actions of the defendant, in this case the Bougainville Executive Council, in failing to abide by the very laws they were elected to uphold.

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Nobetau termination unlawful: National Court

Joseph
Joseph Nobetau - "The case always meant more than a job to me"

JOSEPH NOBETAU

BUKA - Today in the Papua New Guinea national court, Justice Nicholas Miviri ruled that my termination as chief secretary of the Autonomous Bougainville Government was unconstitutional

I stand vindicated.

It has taken a long time to reach this point: more than 12 months since initiating legal proceedings against the Bougainville executive council and government, who dragged the matter out and delayed proceedings at every opportunity.

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ICAC is important but too many loopholes

Eddie Tanago
Eddie Tanago - "ICAC should be set up as a truly independent constitutional body but we are concerned about the loopholes"

EDDIE TANAGO
| Campaign Manager | Act Now!

PORT MORESBY - The passage of the law allowing for the creation of an Independent Commission Against Corruption is an important step forward for Papua New Guinea, but it is too early for any celebrations.

An independent commission is urgently needed to tackle the rampant corruption that is holding back our economy and stopping the delivery of vital health and other services to the people.

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Moresby’s gangsters’ high level connections

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Port Moresby's central business district

SCOTT WAIDE
| My Land, My Country

LAE - For nearly two decades, senior journalists who covered the work of foreign cartels in Papua New Guinea have continually warned successive governments of the impending threat of organised crime.

It is no longer just a threat.

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Police 'riddled with corruption': Kramer

PoliceBEN DOHERTY
| Guardian Australia | Judith Nielson Institute | Extract

PORT MORESBY - Papua New Guinea’s police force is the most corrupt public agency in the country, engaged in drug-smuggling, gun-running, and land theft, and beset by “a rampant culture of police ill-discipline and brutality”, its own police minister has said, in an extraordinary condemnation of his own force.

Police minister Bryan Kramer launched an attack on the police force, saying its endemic corruption would take years, even a generation, to eradicate. His statement follows a concession from the police commissioner, David Manning, that his force includes “criminals in uniform”.

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The bringing of law in an unfamiliar clime

Kerry Dillon
Kerry Dillon - at 22 plunged into the intricacies of bringing western criminal justice to Papua New Guinea

KEITH JACKSON

The Chronicle of a Young Lawyer by Kerry Dillon, Hybrid Publishers, August 2020, 384pp. ISBN: 9781925736410, $35. Available from Booktopia & all good bookstores, www.hybridpublishers.com.au and as an ebook from Amazon, Kobo, Google Books and Apple iBookstore

NOOSA – In 1970 I was the 25-year old assistant manager of Radio Rabaul, my main responsibility being running its news service.

For most of my time at the station my staff consisted just of me.

The Mataungan Association, a proto-independence movement, was in full cry and its legitimate call for social equity and fairer land apportionment for the Tolai people was mixed with the illegitimacy of rebellion and violence.

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Law & the unfairness we face

FlagA G SATORI

FACTION - I sidled up to Ve’ Maghe working on his next piece of writing or legal argument.  He was engrossed in penning a few lines and did not look up.

I’d been friends with Ve’ Maghe for a long time and had been around him so long I think he could recognise my smell, especially the lavender cologne that I liked to wear.  It was registered in his brain.

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We must rebuild a Hela worthy of forebears

Tari student killed & grieving schoolmates
The murdered Tari student and his grieving schoolmates

SHILA YUKULI PAIA

ADELAIDE – We have joined in grief with students of Tari Secondary School to mourn the loss of a young man, inspired to be educated and become a leader, whose life was cut short - slaughtered in the name of tribal revenge.

Hela proudly became a separate province of Papua New Guinea in May 2012 and we hold in the highest respect the founding fathers for giving back to our generation the true Hela identity.

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Not safe for women

Final-year-UPNG-law-student-Olto-Thomas (ABC)
Final year UPNG law student Olto Thomas and her sign that caused a public outcry (ABC)

GEEJAY P MILLI

PORT MORESBY - I am so glad that a simple placard not even intended to stir up anything exploded into a nationwide conversation around security, safety and gender-based violence (GBV).

Let’s be honest, we need to have this conversation. The message the young woman Olto Thomas wrote – “PNG is not safe to live as a female” – was not an attack on anyone, regardless of gender.

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Scammers are on the rise again

Nigerian_Scammers
Nigerian scammers hard at work trying to steal your money

PHILIP FITZPATRICK

TUMBY BAY - I received an interesting email this morning. It came from Nigeria telling me I had won US$70 million in a lottery I had never entered.

It wasn’t so much that this was obviously a scam but that it came from Nigeria.

I haven’t had a scam email from the west African country in over two years. Once upon a time they were almost a daily event.

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ICAC will not be politically independent

Eddie Tanago (2)
Eddie Tanago says the new ICAC law will bring the anti-corruption commission under the control of politicians

EDDIE TANAGO
| Act Now!

PORT MORESBY – Papua New Guinea’s proposed Independent Commission Against Corruption will not be free from possible political interference under the terms of the draft bill to be debated in the next session of parliament.

The prime minister will chair and the leader of the opposition will be a member of the committee that appoints both ICAC commissioners and the members of the oversight committee that will constantly review the operations, functions and powers of the ICAC.

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Jennelyn: Will justice prevail?

JusticeJUSTIN KUNDALIN

PORT MORESBY - The whole nation has been shocked by the death of Jennelyn Kennedy.

It’s not so much her death that shook the nation but how she died.

This 19 year old with two children had been killed by her husband Bosip Kaiwi, literally tortured and skinned alive and dying a cruel death that no person who heard her story will ever forget.

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Gender violence: Much at stake in Jennelyn case

JenelynBUSA JEREMIAH WENOGO

PORT MORESBY - Never has a court case concerning domestic violence captivated the nation like the one involving Bosip Kaiwi, charged for the wilful murder of his partner, Jennelyn Kennedy.

Already there are public concerns about how police are handling the situation; concern justified based on many accounts of police officers failing to carry out their duties diligently and without favour or bias.

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Oz gold industry goes on trial

GV sign (AFR)
A billboard advertising Justin Parker's company, Golden Valley (Australian Financial Review)

ANGUS GRIGG
| National Affairs Correspondent | The Australian Financial Review

SYDNEY - The lockdown has been good to gold. Since early February it has rallied more than 10% as investors predictably sought shelter in the precious metal during these uncertain economic times.

But some of that sheen has come off this rally in recent days after The Australian Financial Review revealed industry standards around ethical sourcing, or ‘conflict gold’, were hollow at best.

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Gold stolen on a massive scale

Alluvial gold miners  Dantanai  Kieta District.
Alluvial gold miners,  Dantanai,  Kieta District. A Human Rights Watch investigation found illegal artisanal gold miners around Porgera routinely use mercury,  a poison which has had significant health impacts on both miners and their families

SAM JAY KAUPA

The unlawful extraction and export of gold is a scandal in both Papua New Guinea and Australia. Among the major beneficiaries, it seems from a recent investigation by the Australian Financial Review, even the respectable institution, the Perth Mint. Sam Jay Kaupa is an experienced mining engineer and manager with extensive domestic and international experience - KJ

PORT MORESBY - There is a question people need to ask. Why can’t the central bank of Papua New Guinea buy gold to curb smuggling and build reserves to stabilise the plummeting kina?

The mining sector accounts for about 9% of GDP and the overall resources sector contributes about 26% of GDP. This will continue to rise with the current demand for cobalt, a by-product of the precipitate from Ramu Nickel.

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Foreigner should head new ICAC: Minister

Jelta Wong
Jelta Wong - Believes a foreign ICAC commissioner will guarantee a fair and just system

NEWS DESK
| Radio New Zealand

PORT MORESBY - Papua New Guinea government health minister Jelta Wong says a foreigner should head the country's new independent anti-corruption agency.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption Bill passed its second reading in parliament last week.

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Marape government fails to tackle corruption

Tanago_Eddie
Eddie Tanago - "There has not been one prosecution of a high profile leader for corruption or misappropriation and not one minister has been forced to resign or even step aside"

EDDIE TANAGO PAINE

PORT MORESBY - A year after taking power, the government of James Marape has completely failed to deliver on its promises to tackle Papua New Guinea’s chronic corruption.

James Marape was elected as prime minister on the back of a growing wave of discontent about political corruption and the misuse of public funds - and the initial signs from the new government were promising.

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If in doubt, shoot it

GunsPHILIP FITZPATRICK

TUMBY BAY - If you watch any imported American police program on commercial television you’d be forgiven for assuming that the solution to any problem is a gun.

These programs, with their officious acronyms like NCIS, SVU and CSI, feature a never ending barrage of good guys ending the nefarious deeds of bad guys in a blaze of gunfire. Every situation seems to end in gun play.

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Call for apology from Barrick

Philip-Undialu
Hela Governor Philip Undialu - "The international community will soon know who is telling the truth"

HON PHILIP AJA UNDIALU MP
| Governor of Hela Province | Edited

TARI – There was no need for the Papua New Guinea government to have any advance negotiations with Barrick before the decision not to renew the Porgera Joint Venture lease.

Any negotiation held prior to the decision would have seen as preemptive of the decision and would have been in breach of the Mining Act, which would have attracted legal implications.

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Coronavirus: We must all play our part

Assistant Commissioner Anthony Wagambie
Assistant Commissioner Anthony Wagambie

ANTHONY WAGAMBIE
| Assistant Commissioner, Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary

PORT MORESBY - We, as part of the global community are going through some of the most challenging times we have ever experienced with the Covid-19 Pandemic spreading across the world.

Our PNG government has imposed a state of emergency to stop the virus spreading.

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