Calls to address human rights abuse in West Papua

INDONESIA and Papua New Guinea are not fully independent if they do not address allegations of human rights abuses against Melanesians in Papua and West Papua province, National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop says. “These two countries need to tell…
West Papua – the Next East Timor

The Indonesia’s “Look East” Diplomacy entails stepping up on its propaganda against United Liberation Movement For West Papua or ULMWP. This is legitimated by the proposition that to go against ULMWP is for the best interests of the People of…

PNG PM vows to improve his citizens’ access to Australian visas BY BRETT MASON, ROSEMARY BOLGERSHARE Papua New Guineans will be able to travel to Australia more easily under changes being pursued by Prime Minister James Marape.  Speaking in Sydney, Mr…

THE Government is working on a policy submission to improve and modernise the police force through merit-based appointments and through an upgraded two-year diplomat police training programme. Prime Minister James Marape said during question time in Parliament that Police Minister…

The Highlands town of Tari has been in celebration mode after the election of its MP, James Marape, as Papua New Guinea’s prime minister. Mr Marape was elected by MPs yesterday as the country’s new prime minister, replacing Peter O’Neill…

Following the election of James Marape as the 8th Prime Minister, there has been numerous articles posted on social media asking the question why I was absent and abstained from voting.  Last Wednesday, the former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced…
PM Marape Announces Cabinet Caretakers

By Annette Kora – EMTV News, Port Moresby Following the recent swearing in of Papua New Guinea’s 8th Prime Minister, James Marape yesterday at government house; earlier this evening saw a seven-man caretaker cabinet taking their oaths of office before Governor-General,…
Marape is PM

FORMER Finance Minister James Marape was elected Papua New Guinea’s 8th prime minister in Parliament yesterday – thumping his contender, former premier Sir Mekere Morauta, by 101 votes to eight. After prayers at 10.30am, Speaker Job Pomat called the 109…