MPs updated on the Economic Stimulus Package

11 June 2020 Treasurer, Ian Ling-Stuckey recently updated Members of Parliament on the status of the K5.7 billion Economic Stimulus Package, and in particular the K600 million direct spending to government’s response to combating Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). In his COVID-19 statement to Parliament in early June, Mr Ling-Stuckey highlighted that the COVID-19 Treasury Bond had

NID program a failure says Marape

Monday 8  June 2020 The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape,  has expressed concern  over   the failure of  the  PNG National Identity (NID) Program  in which   not many citizens were  registered. Mr Marape was responding to questions  by  the Member for Yangoru-Saussia, and former Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, Richard Maru, in Parliament  on June

Papua New Guinea’s Health System today receives much needed ventilators

Saturday 6 June 2020 Papua New Guinea’s health system today received the first batch of six much needed ventilators as part of the country’s COVID-19 preparedness strategy and continuing efforts to strengthen the health system into the future. Made possible through the collaborative efforts of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNICEF, these ventilators

Government repatriates 29 Citizens from Jayapura

Tuesday 9 June 2020 The government has repatriated 29 citizens, comprising 25 detained illegal border crossers, four stranded citizens and a baby back to  Papua New Guinea from Jayapura, Indonesia, through the Skouw/Wutung International Border on Wednesday June  3, 2020. The 25 illegal border crossers were released after completing their prison terms in Indonesia. They