National Economic Fiscal Commission holds Regional Workshop

The National Economic Fiscal Commission (NEFC) commenced a two-day regional workshop in Madang today that will look at reports and performances of provinces in the Momase region, in terms of service delivery, at the provincial and local level. This involves funds allocated by the National Government under the Reforms of Intergovernmental Financing arrangements (RIGFA), for five key areas of service delivery: Health, Education, Transport and Infrastructure, Primary Production, and Village Courts.

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Basil: 15 MPs to Resign from Pangu, No More Parliamentary Wing

Bulolo MP, Sam Basil,  has told a  public gathering in Lae that all 15  Pangu MPs  will  resign from Pangu and either join another party or establish their own. While  Basil stopped short of stating clearly if  Pangu MPs  will remain within the PNC led coalition, he  did,  however,   express  his  desire for coalition stability in the vote of no confidence period.

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PNG PM pays homage to the fallen in unmarked graves

As Australian New Zealand and PNG servicemen gathered  at sacred sites to pay their respects to the fallen on ANZAC Day, PNG’s Prime Minister, made special mention of  hundreds of graves throughout the country that bear no names  on their  headstones. In a statement this morning, Peter O’Neill, said ANZAC day is more than just the recognition of a tragic day in our military history.

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Poll delays imminent as East Sepik goes to court over LLG President elections

The East Sepik Provincial Government  is going to court  to  determine if  a National Executive Council  decision that disallowed the direct election of  Local Level Government Presidents is legal. The  Supreme Court reference will seek to establish  if  the NEC  decision  followed proper legal protocols and abides by  the constitution of   Papua New Guinea.   East Sepik Governor,  Allan Bird, said lawyers representing the ESPG will be filing the supreme court reference  at 2pm this afternoon.

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Veteran ABC Broadcaster retires after 40 years

For a Tolai girl growing up between 1960 and 1970, career options were very limited. Forty years ago, that was part of the story for now veteran ABC broadcaster, Caroline Tiriman.“My mother wanted me to get married,” Caroline says. “It was an arranged marriage. I didn’t know the guy. He was from the next village and I went to school with his sisters.”

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