Prime Minister's Latest Media Release

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    27 October 2021
    PM MARAPE APPOINTS MORI AS SPECIAL ENVOY TO COP26
     
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    26 October 2021
    PRIME MINISTER MARAPE WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACQUISITION OF DIGICEL PACIFIC BY TELSTRA
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP acknowledged the Telstra announcement through a Market Release on the 25th of October 2021 that Telstra will acquire Digicel Pacific. He acknowledged that this is a commercial transaction that has been concluded under the present regulatory environment which
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    18 October 2021
    PM MARAPE DELIVERS BODY OF LATE ROY BIYAMA TO DARU
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has acknowledged the contributions of Middle Fly MP, the Late Hon. Roy Biyama, to Papua New Guinea.
     
    He said this in a brief address at the Fly River Provincial Assembly in Daru today (Monday October 18th 2021) when delivering the body of Biyama to Daru.
     
    Biyama, aged
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    12 October 2021
    PM MARAPE MEETS WITH SANTOS OVER OIL SEARCH MERGER

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP on Thursday 07 October 2021, met with the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Santos Limited, Mr. Kevin Gallagher and was briefed on the merger it is pursuing with Oil Search Limited. It was an important opportunity to be briefed on the broad

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    12 October 2021
    PM MARAPE REASSURES PNG OF A BETTER DEAL FROM P’NYANG GAS PROJECT
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has reassured Papua New Guinea of a better deal from the P’nyang Gas Project in Western than previous projects.
     
    He gave this reassurance in Parliament today (Tuesday Oct 12) when answering a series of questions from North Fly MP Hon.James Donald in relation to
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    10 October 2021
    PM MARAPE GIVES K1.5 MILLION FOR COFFEE DEVELOPMENT IN MENYAMYA
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has released K1.5 million for coffee development in remote Menyamya, Morobe, which produces some of the best coffee in Papua New Guinea.
     
    He announced this at Menyamya Station on Friday (October 8 2021) in front of hundreds of people during his one-day visit.
     
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    10 October 2021
    PM MARAPE TELLS MENYAMYA PEOPLE THAT GOVERNMENT IS MORE RURAL-FOCUSED
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has told the people of remote Menyamya, Morobe, that his Government is reprioritizing its development focus from urban to rural areas of the country.
     
    He said this when addressing hundreds of people at Menyamya Station on Friday (October 8, 2021) during his one-day
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    10 October 2021
    PM MARAPE URGES FULL USE OF OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED WITHIN CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUE
    PRIME Minister Hon. James Marape says Papua New Guinea must make full use of the opportunities presented by climate change talks while addressing the issues it has wrought upon our communities in the region and globally.
     
    The Prime Minister said this during his speech, presented by Minister for
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    10 October 2021
    PM MARAPE URGES MENYAMYA PEOPLE TO HAVE HOPE FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has called on the people of remote Menyamya in Morobe to have hope for a brighter future.
     
    He said this when launching five major projects, an initiative of Menyamya MP and Pangu Pati member Hon. Benjamin Philip, during his one-day visit to Menyamya on Friday
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    23 September 2021
    ACTING PM ANNOUNCES PASSING OF FORMER GOVERNOR-GENERAL SIR SILAS ATOPARE: GOV’T TO HONOR HIM

    Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Soroi Eoe, MP, today officially announced the passing of one of Papua New Guinea’s former Governor-General, Sir Silas Atopare, recently. 

    He said it is indeed a very sad occasion to announce to the country the passing of the Late Sir Silas, two days ago. 

    “Sir Silas was

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    22 September 2021
    PRIME MINISTER MARAPE ARRIVES IN NEW YORK FOR THE 76TH UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

    NEW YORK: Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP arrived in New York on Tuesday (21/09/21) to attend in person the 76th United Nations General Assembly.

    The Prime Minister will be delivering Papua New Guinea's country statement on Friday, 24th September 2021 at 3:30pm and can be viewed virtually on the UN

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    22 September 2021
    PNG IS QUALIFIED TO TALK ABOUT IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AT UNGA AND COP26

    NEW YORK: Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP says Papua New Guinea has experienced the impacts of climate change, therefore, he as the leader is qualified to talk about climate change and to call on industrialized nations to contribute more towards reduction of carbon emissions and the

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    08 September 2021
    PM MARAPE COMMENDS TREASURER LING-STUCKEY FOR REPORT TO PARLIAMENT
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has commended Treasurer Hon. Ian Ling-Stuckey for his comprehensive Ministerial Statement to Parliament today on the ‘2020 Final Budget Outcomes (FBO) and 2021 Mid-Year Fiscal and Economic Outlook (MYEFO) and the Way Forward’.
     
    He said Treasurer Ling-Stuckey’s
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    08 September 2021
    PM MARAPE OUTLINES MAJOR RESOURCE PROJECTS OF HIS GOVERNMENT
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has outlined the six major resource projects his Government is focused on.
     
    They are the Papua LNG Project, New Porgera Mine, Wafi-Golpu Mine, P’nyang LNG, Pasca LNG and Pandora LNG.
     
    PM Marape announced this today when responding to the Ministerial Statement by
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    06 September 2021
    PM Marape: Public service must not slow down with 2022 General Election
    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape says the work of the public service must not slow down in view of the 2022 General Election.
     
    He said this today when addressing a morning meeting with ministers, departmental secretaries and heads of Government agencies and State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs).
     
    The Prime
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    27 August 2021
    Pangu Pati makes history by electing first-ever woman National President


    Well-known former radio and tourism personality Erigere Singin has made history by being elected as the first-ever woman National President of the ruling Pangu Pati at its 26th National Convention in Port Moresby today.

    Prime Minister and Pangu leader, Hon. James Marape, announced the election of

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    26 August 2021
    ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA HON. JAMES MARAPE MP ON THE OCCASION OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER & REPENTANCE, 26 AUGUST 2021

    My dear People of Papua New Guinea.

    I greet you all today in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom, we have received from God our Almighty Father, the great gift of Forgiveness and the wonderful promise of Salvation.

    Today is a special day of much significance. It is a day marked to allow us

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    25 August 2021
    PM MARAPE URGES CITIZENS TO ASK GOD FOR FORGIVENESS, FORGIVE EACH OTHER FOR WRONGDOINGS

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has urged Papua New Guineans to ask God for forgiveness of their wrongdoings, as well as forgive each other for wrongdoings committed against each other.

    This is his main Message to the Nation as it celebrates National Repentance Day on Thursday, August 26th, 2021.

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    24 August 2021
    Prime Minister Marape launches the Managalas Forest Carbon Pilot Project

    Prime Minister Hon. James Marape officially launched the Forest Carbon Pilot Project today at the Afore District Sub-Station, Oro Province.

    This new project is unlike the Carbon Trading Program where countries are given credits for just conserving their Rainforest. The Managalas Forest Carbon

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    18 August 2021
    MARAPE GOVERNMENT MAKES HISTORY, ALLOWS PAPUA NEW GUINEANS TO HEAR AND SEE FULL PARLIAMENT PROCEEDINGS

    The Marape Government has today made history by allowing the live broadcast and telecast of National Parliament proceedings in its entirety to Papua New Guinea and the world.

    Deputy Speaker Hon. Koni Iguan, while making the announcement as Parliament resumed this morning, said the PNG National

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