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Papua New Guineans warned to take health precautions seriously as Covid-19 cases peak at 39

There are currently 535 tests pending results – 300 of these samples are at a laboratory in Brisbane and the other 235 are in Singapore.

Papua New Guinea records 16th Covid-19 case

Prime Minister James Marape says border with Indonesia will remain closed and there would be discussions on restrictions to movement of people to and from Port Moresby.

In Papua New Guinea orphans from a remote community tour an Air Niugini jet aircraft for the first time

An Air Niugini flight PX 160, a Fokker 70 aircraft landed at Goroka airport this morning and the orphans were given privilege to take a photo with the flight crew and then took a tour of the aircraft.

David Manning aims to rebuild and improve police

The Commissioner concluded by reminding policemen about what was happening around the world. He said people have risen up against the police forces because of the abuses.

Tabubil intensive care staff humbled by medevac experience

This is my definition of reaching out and providing basic health care to our people who need it the most. And I want to thank my employer Tabubil Hospital and Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) for giving me that opportunity to be part of this medevac

Controller releases new emergency direction for hotel quarantine

Non-compliance with the emergency direction by a non-PNG citizen or non-PNG resident may result in an immediate deportation of the offender with the cost to be borne by that person

Barrick Gold offers stake to landowners in Papua New Guinea

Barrick Gold Corp has offered an extra 15% stake in its Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea to local landowners, according to a letter from its CEO, in a bid to break an impasse with the national government over the mine’s future.

Vanilla trade with Indonesia during lock down busted in Vanimo

A joint agency  task force in West Sepik responding to Covid-19 yesterday busted an ongoing vanilla trade between East Sepik and Jayapura, Indonesia.

British American Tobacco commits money to drive SME growth

General Manager Stephanus Duvenage said the commitment was for the sole purpose of supporting SME growth as directed by the governments national policy

Dr David Mills in Enga says don’t panic

I recently drove from one end of the country to another for medical work. And all over the place, I saw hospitals that had shut their doors or were no longer doing clinics or surgeries because of the fears of Covid

Papua New Guinea set to take control of Porgera Mine

Several other mining companies are waiting on government approval for new projects, including Australia’s Newcrest (ASX: NCM) for its Wafi Golpu gold and copper asset

West Sepik goes into lockdown today 5pm

Logging and commercial agricultural operations have also been advised to cease operations and people were restricted from travelling on foot, using land transport or sea between districts or provinces

National Housing Estates Limited failing to file tax returns for 10 years

Committee Leaders have called on the Metropolitan Superintendent for Police, Member for Northeast John Kaupa and Minister Housing Justin Tkatchenko, CEO Madelin Paulisbo to meet with them.

Wutung villagers could face food starvation if the ban to cross border prolongs

Village councilor Ray Tanzy said yesterday 60 per cent of the villagers were likely to be affected.

Police Commissioner calls for death penalty to be imposed on “cop killers”

A massive combined Police and PNG Defence Force operation is currently underway in Porgera and neighbouring areas to flush out the criminals responsible for the shooting of the policeman.

Police urges public not to spread fake news creating fear and anxiety

He said Police will help in whatever way in ensuring the precautionary measures instilled are followed by the people, especially the processes, procedures and the certifications. He said entries into the country must be certified and cleared first by the relevant authorities including and especially the Health Department.

Papua New Guinea politician arrested and explains to his people

My lawyers will attend to the matter commencing tomorrow and will get myself prepared to appear in court once the matter is mentioned.

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