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  1. Where are you?
    July 22, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    What happened to this site, is it dead?

  2. August 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Hi,
    Anybody who can help me find out where the so-called “PNGs proposal to Norway” re REDD funds came from? I work with REDD/Climate/Forests on a daily basis but has not been able to get hold of the “proposal” until it was put out on the web. Where did it come from in the first place? It has some norwegian writing on the front page which makes me think that it comes from up here somwhere? Yu inap long halvim mi o nogat? best Rune

  3. Joshita J.Amai
    October 12, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I TOOK PIH TO COURT, BE ALERT & DON’T BE CHEATED

    I was once employed by Pacific International Hospital (PIH) in 2004 to 2006 and during my employment found out how the Management cheat staffs and swindled money from patients. I was terminated for being vocal and literal against these UNETHICAL practises. They insisted that I should sign a “Mutual Indemnity Deed of Release” before I could receive my final entitlement!!
    I had all my evidences and WITHOUT fear took PIH to court. I would like to inform and alert the public of what they should know.
    If you are a new employee, make sure that the terms and conditions of your contract are reviewed by a lawyer.
    • My contract states that I would be insured but I was NOT (PIH is yet to pay my Worker’s Compensation for the accident I incurred during my employment because I was not insured by them)
    • Be sure to receive your Payslips and Annual Statement of Earnings (PIH was not paying Income tax to IRC for more than 3 years until I insisted on getting my Statement of Earning; even then only partial money was paid)
    Below are list of Organizations and individual who were cheated of their money while getting treatment at PIH:
    1. Mineral Resources Dev. Company Limited (MRDC) – for patient late Mr.PIUS FRED
    2. International Education Agency (IEA) – for patient Rohana Sirimanne
    3. Pastor Bill Page (Kaugere Four Square Church) for patient Nancy Page
    4. National Teacher’s Insurance Limited
    5. RH Limited – for patient Chin Siew Sing
    There are many other individuals out there who have had similar experiences.
    All evidences can be made available to the respective parties upon request. Do not hesitate to contact me.
    PIH management also falsified information in their Affidavit to the National Court. They couldn’t come against my evidences in honesty; they could only come up with LIES…
    WHAT A SHAME!!

    BE WISE PAPUA NEW GUINEANS…

    Dr.Joshita J.Amai
    Email:joshita.amai@gmail.com

  4. GAS
    August 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Where the heck is an e-mail address to send you submissions?

  5. Rani Goro
    September 22, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Petromin BOSS- Joshua Kalinoe Earning K1.2m annually.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Central Province only High Grade Gold Mine Tolokuma is owned by the SOMARE REGIME and the SEPIK MAFIA and Cohorts.

    Emperor Mines used to own that mine. However, after it was revealed that 230,000 tonnes of waste was released annually into the angabanga river Emperor Mines was put on the spot light by the PNG Government.

    Emperor Mines been Australia was done by have handed tactics played by the GoPNG. GoPNG presented an offer to buy off Tolokuma Mine at a very reduced price handed with it a threat of closure and prosecution at the Australia Supreme Court. However, GoPNG could not own it so formed PetroMin, GoPNG through Petromin bought of Tolokuma with 100% ownership to the national government.

    Central Province Government only receive tax benefits with people from Goilala receiving only royalties. Pogera does free education for the Engan students, Lihir have a foundation for their people, Ok Tedi has SDP, etc etc…tolokuma has nothing.

    To keep the mouth shut of the Central Government to review any agreement, Central Province Administrator is a Sepik named Raphal Yipmaremba. this administrator has played down any review of MOA between Central Province Administrator and Tolokuma and the National Government.

    Petromin has gone on to use the money to build Petromin, whilst paying Joshua Kalinoe 800,000 per annum in 2010 and increased to 1,200,000 per annum in 2011. His contract is a special contract runing for 10years without provision of replacement. This was endorsed by the Cabinet.

    This is a major corruption, fraud and mafia regime that need to be dismantlement immediately. It is the heart of the Sepik and SOMARE MAFIA.

    • Junewe
      September 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      Seems that you have opened a can full of worms, however, I suggest you support your claims with some hard evidence. Not that I don’t believe this but it would be good if a piece of document or copies of JK’s contract can be uploaded for all to see.

  6. Concern Citizen
    November 2, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I am more interested in the Paul Tiensen mystery. He should not be voted in by Pomio people again. he is a selfish and corrupt politician who is in power to feed himself. I used to play Aussie rules with Paul Tiensen at BAVA park. I saw him growing fat and obese as soon as he got into parliament. now I understand why, pig…

  7. ralftiggs@gmail.com
    January 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Treason, Sedition and The Attempted Coup-De-Tat Conspiracy from the Chief Justice to the Somare Court, The Real Story.

    Summarized below are my opinions regarding our recent political impasse.
    Gathering from all letters published, I note with interest and disappointment that while Papua New Guineans focused on the constitutionality of O’Neil Government not one single writer learned or otherwise discussed the true story of the bigger picture, the web of conspiracy and treason from the Supreme Court’s Bench, to the legal team, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, the Somare Attorney General, the Somare Ministers and their high ranking officers.

    The Supreme Court’s Decision on the unconstitutionality of the then O’Neil Government was correct, however the Supreme Court Decision regarding Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare as PM was wrong and not in the spirit of the constitution. In anticipation of the constitution impasse, the majority of MPs in parliament moved to appoint a new Prime Minister correctly.

    Supreme Court in 1987 had set a Precedent declaring as unconstitutional Prime Minister Pius Wingti’s rushed appointment by parliament and duly noted that the Supreme Court had no powers to appoint a Prime Minister. The Chief Ombudsman Commissioner too stated quite clearly that the Constitution is clear on separation of powers between the 3 arms of government (the executive arm, the legislature and the judiciary) each having no power to interfere with each other’s processes. UPNG Family law specialist Dr luluaki’s poor attempt to discuss the constitutional issues published in three parts in the National Newspaper, deliberately omitted many important issues and previous decisions such as this to misguide the readers.

    The handing down of the Supreme Court Decision was the first phase in the Coup-De-Tat Conspirators’ plan. The declaration of unconstitutionality of the O’Neil government was correct, but on the bench Chief Justice automatically created a Junta of three judges in an attempted judicial coup-de-tat by declaring Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare Prime Minister (ignoring the previous Supreme Court’s Wingti Precedent). In the next phase the Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare and his Attorney General Sir Arnold Amett sprung into action ordering the PNGDF to move in, while Somare Minister Aimo ordered the CIS special ops team at Bomana and certain Somare Ministers ordered RPNGC mobile units around the country to converge on Port Moresby to support Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare usurp power from the O’Neil majority government only to be refused permission by sane regional Assistant Police Commissioners, the CIS Commissioner and the PNGDF Chief. The conspiracy was well thought out and planned by quite highly educated Papua New Guineans.
    The continued solidarity of the majority of MPs in parliament and the prevailing sanity amongst service chiefs and the majority of service rank and file to leave politics to the politicians saved the Papua New Guinea. We narrowly missed a military coup after the Judicial Junta’s Coup-de-tat.
    This is indeed a very serious matter and a Commission of Inquiry must to be set up by the Ombudsman Commission now to investigate the extent of this web of treasonable and sedition actions from the Chief Justice and his Junta to the Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare and his ministers, lawyers and officers in this attempted coup-de-tat at the Judicial and political levels during a political impasse. Appropriate laws or constitutional changes to prevent this from happening again must be proposed, discussed by public and parliament and enacted.

    The Supreme Court has lost serious credibility and must regain its lost standing through resignation of the Chief Justice and the other two Junta members and their arrest and charge for Treason and sedition

    I congratulate all the officers and personnel of the RPNGC, the PNGDF and CIS on standing steadfast to their roles in their services and left politics to the politicians. And I congratulate the people of Papua New Guinea on our handling of our “monkey” politics with both tolerance and humor. We the people have set a precedent for our future. I wish everybody a Happy New Year.

  8. James
    February 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    People if you’re serious about fighting corruption, I am one person who’d like to see this deases killed. I’d like to report that certain people within the Labour HR dept are cashing in on some one’s pay check when that person is no longer employed anymore with that dept. this is how it works – the former employee is has either resigned or left his job for another better paid job outside, his or her name is still maintained on the govnt payroll so fortnightly this pay check is sent to the HR dept who then holds onto this check and officers who are aware of then pick up this pay checks and cash them at any asian shops accepting these checks. As you can see this is clear daylight robbery of peoples money. I personally know one officer who is doing this business currently. how can I report this person – anyone out there can provide me ph# to contact and give information

    • ToPam
      September 7, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      I suggest you watch EMTV and watch out for CRIME STOPPERS segment and get their numbers. You have to do this, because this diseases is an epidemic and needs to be stopped.

  9. wesely
    February 15, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    And how about the report in the Post Courier about BHP coming back to PNG?
    The story, about these applications is rather interesting.
    Apparently the former Minister, John Pundari, rejected BHP’s applications.
    Thereafter the matter was closed, finished, end of story, etcetera.
    Then, apparently, BHP got to Kepas Wali, Chairman of the Mining Advisory Council, through Greg Anderson in the Chamber of Mines.
    They reached an agreement to just ignore the Ministers decision and try again with Byron Chan.
    This is, of course, both illegal under the Mining Act, a clear abuse of process, and, I believe, a corruption of the independence of the Mineral Resources Authority.
    Not to say, an utter contempt of the critical independence vested in the office of the Minister, who, under the Mining Act, is the only party legally entrusted by parliament with the decision to grant or not grant.
    The Chamber of Mines have, in effect, far, far, far too much influence over the deliberative process under the Mining Act.
    In this case, once the Honorable John Pundari made his decision, and directed that to the Chairman of the Mining Advisory Council, as a matter of Law, that was the end of the matter.
    There is NO review process available to neither BHP nor the Mining Advisory Council, who themselves, now have NO JURISDICTION under the Mining Act to consider the matter.
    Nor can the Chairman of the Mining Advisory Council ignore the Ministers decision, which he clearly has.
    Clearly, Kepas Wali, surrounded by all this money, is living in a fantasy land.
    It just goes to show that everything Kepas Wali says publicly about compliance and governance is complete bull shit.

  10. Landlord
    March 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

    More details have emerged into the allegations of MRDC Managing Director, Mr Augustine Mano,s illegal activities in siphoning landowner’s money into dubious investment under pretext of good investment policy.

    The latest is an independent report dated 10/10/11 from Deloitte to the Prime Minister’s Department denying that they provided any expert valuation for MRDC to buy share on behalf of the landowners. Instead, Deloitte advised that from their preliminary assessment the PNG Helilif operation was in serious financial trouble and advised the managing director for a more detailed valuation before any investment decision was made.

    They report that by going ahead against their advice, the landowners have now lost 50% of their investment. Hence, the net asset value after only less than 12 months of investment is K75 million obviously less than what the Managing Director has let us to believe. It further states that the company is operating on overdraft facility-which means that no dividend is payable to landowners any soon or least not within 10 years. It would have been much wiser and less riskier to purchase shares in BSP, Oil search, Lihir or West New Britain Oil Palm through POMSX or even buy treasury Bills that would easily make K5-7million a year immediately upon investment.

    Mr Mano mislead the public and the Government by claiming that Deloitte provided expert valuation and recommendation for millions of landowner money to be used to buy 50% share of PNG Helilift operations.

    In another leak out of MRDC and available for the NEC, it is now revealed that most of this money came from loan against Future generation Trust Fund (FGTF) and Community Infrastructure Development Trust Fund (CITF) and Westpac Loan. According to MRDC’s own investment policy or guidelines this is reported as ILLEGAL. For those landowners unaware, leaked internal documents show respective landowner company contributions as follows:

    Company/Equity/ Loan FGTF/Loan CITF/Westpac/Loan Total investment
    PRK (Kutubu)/K4million/K10million/- /K4million/ K18million
    PRG (Gobe)/K2million/- /K10million/K5million/k17million
    PRM (Moran)/K2million/K10million/-/K3million/K15million
    MRSM (Star Mountains K12million/ – /- /K3million/K15million

    The Prime Minister must act. Why is he preaching about good governance and yet still standing by corrupt leaders like the Mr Mano. Where are the so called landowner leaders of Kutubu, Moran, Gobe and Star Mountains? Why are you remaining silent and allowing your people’s money to be corrupted in this way?

    Concerned Landowner
    Port Moresby

  11. PK
    March 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    The Judiciary [as an institution] is intact. It is the decsions, actions and shenanigans of men (or women) that are chosen to sit in judgment will uphold the integrity of the institution or lead it to its demise. We are witnessing this now.

    Just because judges appear extraordinary in wigs and cloaks, in reality they are quite ordinary people, they are not sacrosant. The CJ may have a lot to answer for more than meets the eye. It is coming out now, not in dribs and drabs, but in spurts. How can the CJ possibly preside over matters that directly concerns him? How can the CJ ignore important precedent of his Court in the Wingti case that the Parliament is a master of its own proceedings when it comes to remedying processes and procedures in chosing or selecting a PM. And further that this ruling then emphasises the separation of powers between the 3 arms of government. It keeps being mentioned that CJ has had a property purchased for him in Australia. BY who? If this is true, he is not a fit and proper person to be where is as CJ. And the fact that these allegations (or call them rumours if you like) are being made at all is serious enough to create doubt in the minds of the public (including TI and UPNG students) to remostrate against some judicial appointees. It is gradually becoming demonstrably clear how CJ and some of his brother judges, Kirriwom and Manuhu in particular, have shown lack of partiality and indpendence bordering on corrupt pratices from the bench.

    The integrity of the Courts is at state. The symbiotic relationship that we’ve seen at practice between the Legislature and Judiciary is no longer the case.

    When the people’s representatives start questioning the behaviour of the judiciary there is a lot at stake. It is the Parliament’s legitimate role to debate and question the administration of justice.If there are serious questions raised about certain improprieties, corrupt practices, independence and bias of the judiciary, Parliament must reign them in.One may not necessarily agree with how it has gone about it but parliamentarians know they will wear and pay the consequences of their actions during the forhcoming national elections.

    That Parliament has chosen to intervene this way was always on the cards.
    That Parliament may be throwing the baby out with the bath water is not necessarily the most intelligent way to go about it. That Parliament has lost confidence in the CJ and certain judges cannot be conveniently ignored or brushed aside by constitutional experts. In the final analysis, this will all come down to battle of wits, not necessarily complex constitutional interpretations.
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  12. April 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Such is the arrogance and daring of the ONamah regime that apart from other rushed decisions, they’ve awarded Middle Ramu Block 1 FMA to an equally corrupt company; Madang Timbers Ltd. This was done in secret on the 16/03/12 in Port Moresby without the knowledge and presence of Middle Ramu Block 1 l/owner representatives.
    Madang Timbers is Namahs choice and not the choice of the people who want a company that has the capacity to build road and bridges, basic health and education infrastructures in return for the timber. Madang Timbers isnt qualified.
    Instead he selected that company that has plundered our cousines jungle in the Sogeram TRP area and left them with nothing after almost 20 yrs of operations.
    Namah should be investigated because he may have a vested interest here. Didn’t he claim as reported here on PNG exposed that he is a, “millionaire logger”?
    If the community coalition against corruption can read this, do investigate this decision which was still in the Supreme Court when Namah suspended Mr. Kanawi Pouru as the MD of PNG Forest Authority because he didn’t give in to his pressure to allocate this project to Madang Timbers.
    If Namah can pluck this case from the SC, haul judges around, fire MDs and so forth within this short period, God help us when he returns with 5 years to play with. Scary isnt it?

  13. April 7, 2012 at 9:56 am

    KDONem and Pora Masia can go jump in the lake. You two still have not realized the damage this ONamaggggh regime has done since November last year.
    In just 5 months they made decisions against the majority of this democratic nation by enacting laws beneficial to their rule, awarding projects to their own companies, suspending and inserting their cronies as replacements and etc.
    You want to give them another 6 months to continue this trend? The judges now have the judgicial conduct law to rein them if they step out of line so taking them to the courts should no longer be an option.
    Judging by the speed they are hiring, firing, passing laws and awarding projects to their cronies, they cannot be removed as easily as they can be right now. They knew it, that’s why they have defered the elections.
    Pora Masia, how do you think your ‘good thinking civilians can infiltrate the DF? Your reality talk is bullshit! The right time to remove them is in the general elections and since it has been defered, ONamaghhh should be overthrown by people power.
    We must take to the streets right across the nation to protest after the Easter. If they do not heed our protests, they should be killed to end their emerging tyrany. No one will mis them at all.

  14. October 25, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Hi,

    May we share with you this report titled “Demanding More: Citizens Share Their Views on Better Politics and Better Government (Findings from Focus Group Discussions with Citizens in Papua New Guinea October 2012)” It is available at this link: http://bit.ly/QtHFnI.

    Background

    Partners University of Papua New Guinea’s Political Science Strand (http://www.upng.ac.pg/shss_home.html) and the National Democratic Institute (www.ndi.org) conducted 12 group discussions in Port Moresby, Wewak, Arawa (Autonomous Regions of Bougainville), Kundiawa (Chimbu Province), Goroka and Madang.

    The discussions covered: country mood, government performance, performance of MPs, corruption, service delivery, national resource management, democracy for Papua New Guinea, elections and the performance of the electoral commission, voting decisions, obstacles to voting, secrecy of the ballot, vote counting, vote buying, clan voting, limited preferential voting, women’s participation, roles of political parties, contributions and political finance, campaigns, coalition formation, party switching, decentralization and the Bougainville referendum.

    A total of 138 individuals representing eight rural and four urban groups, and six female and six male groups participated. Participants fell into three age groups: younger (18-19 years old), middle (30-45 years old); and older (46 years old and above). Ten groups were composed of participants with no education up to grade 10, and two groups were formed with participants with secondary up to university education.

    Copies of the report are being distributed to all political parties, through the Registry of Political Parties, all members of parliament, civil society organizations, media and international organizations.

    Thank you.

  15. John LO
    November 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    More details have emerged into the allegations of MRDC Managing Director, Mr Augustine Mano,s illegal activities in siphoning landowner’s money into dubious investment under pretext of good investment policy.

    The latest is an independent report dated 10/10/11 from Deloitte to the Prime Minister’s Department denying that they provided any expert valuation for MRDC to buy share on behalf of the landowners. Instead, Deloitte advised that from their preliminary assessment the PNG Helilif operation was in serious financial trouble and advised the managing director for a more detailed valuation before any investment decision was made.

    They report that by going ahead against their advice, the landowners have now lost 50% of their investment. Hence, the net asset value after only less than 12 months of investment is K75 million obviously less than what the Managing Director has let us to believe. It further states that the company is operating on overdraft facility-which means that no dividend is payable to landowners any soon or least not within 10 years. It would have been much wiser and less riskier to purchase shares in BSP, Oil search, Lihir or West New Britain Oil Palm through POMSX or even buy treasury Bills that would easily make K5-7million a year immediately upon investment.

    Mr Mano mislead the public and the Government by claiming that Deloitte provided expert valuation and recommendation for millions of landowner money to be used to buy 50% share of PNG Helilift operations.

    In another leak out of MRDC and available for the NEC, it is now revealed that most of this money came from loan against Future generation Trust Fund (FGTF) and Community Infrastructure Development Trust Fund (CITF) and Westpac Loan. According to MRDC’s own investment policy or guidelines this is reported as ILLEGAL. For those landowners unaware, leaked internal documents show respective landowner company contributions as follows:

    Company/Equity/ Loan FGTF/Loan CITF/Westpac/Loan Total investment
    PRK (Kutubu)/K4million/K10million/- /K4million/ K18million
    PRG (Gobe)/K2million/- /K10million/K5million/k17million
    PRM (Moran)/K2million/K10million/-/K3million/K15million
    MRSM (Star Mountains K12million/ – /- /K3million/K15million

    The Prime Minister must act. Why is he preaching about good governance and yet still standing by corrupt leaders like the Mr Mano. Where are the so called landowner leaders of Kutubu, Moran, Gobe and Star Mountains? Why are you remaining silent and allowing your people’s money to be corrupted in this way?

    Categories: Corruption, Papua New GuineaTags: Augustine Mano, government, MRDC, Papua New Guinea

    MRDC MD terminated

    October 13, 20112 comments

    By Aaron English

    Acting Prime Minister, Belden Namah has terminated Mineral Resource Development Corporation Managing Director, Augustine Mano. And a submission is being prepared to go before Cabinet, for an investigation into allegations the MRA is squandering landowner monies.

    Among the issues, the controversial 4 mile Casino development, which has come to a standstill, while another venture, the purchase of 50 percent shares in Hevi Lift, the equivalent of 15 million Kina, came at a cost of 70 million.With the submission for an investigation, to go before Cabinet, Mr Namah says its only right Mr Mano is not in office.

    Meantime, General Manager Investments at the Mineral Resources Development Corporation, Clifford Kasi, will be acting Managing Director.

    His appointment however, comes amid some concerns, since he too is implicated in allegations the MRDC has been squandering landowner funds. But Acting Prime Minister, Belden Namah, says with terminated Managing Director, Augustine Mano, out of the way, plans for an investigation won’t be hindered. He assures anyone implicated will be dealt with.

  16. Conor
    November 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    hi, i’m an australian who’d like to get in touch with the authors of this blog.. I’m on itsconor@hotmail.com

  17. February 4, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Credit should go to the owner of this blog for fighting corruption in PNG. If you could invite other pacific islanders who are interested in talking about corruptions in their regions would be of worth.

  18. J Braun
    June 4, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Could the administrators of this blog please contact me in Canada, please.

    jbraun1874 [at] hotmail [dot] com

  19. BRENDON BASIL (NOT RELATED TO PNG MP BASIL)
    June 6, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Prime minister peter oniell last friday in parliament announced he was cancelling the poker machine licenses of the 3 operators in png who have been operating for nearly 20 years since 1993.whats oniells reasons? mr oniell is one of the largest and richest site owners in pom owning paddys bar-laki moni haus and sports bar whose front man for oniell are luciano cragnolini and greg melides from sydneys kings cross.cragnolinis wife from china and fund raising chairman for oniells PNC party in 20012 was appointed to the National gaming Control Board and so was melides, both expats who shouldnt be directly involved in png politics!
    Peter oniell has a huge conflict of interest since he owns poker machines but appointed himself as minister charged with jurisdiction with the gaming control act 2007.It menas he has the powers to award himself more licences-more sites and even cancel licenses like the operators gaming licence.He also has the powers to give these licenses to his business associates and political cronies.What happened to good governance and anti corruption oniell campaigned about? What is the ombudsman commision doing about oniells breach of the leadership code? where is honest bart philemon to condemn this seemingly corrupt behaviour? or has he too been bought by oniell like other pollies in this parliament.
    Mr Oniell is a rich man gaining wealth off the back of his power and office he holds.Sir mekere use to say that leaders must not only avoid a conflict of interest but be SEEN to avoid it.Oniell like his sacking of somare and like his vicious clinging to power in 2011 is again blatantly breaching the legal framework that govern the gaming industry.155 site owners will ose their business because when the operators lose their license, they will keep their machines and sell it back in australia or asia and over 5000 direct jobs in the industry will be lost.All because peter oniell and his cronies melides and cragnolini want to grab a free easy soft target and make quick filthy money at the expense of other credible businesses families in png.

  20. Whistle blower
    January 18, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Hi everyone,

    Can any journalist out there and relevant authorities please investigate Professor Peter Siba- Director of Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR)? He is practicing widespread nepotism as well as threatening, intimidating, terminating and demoting staff who want to speak up against him.

    He has now appointed his wife (a data entry clerk with no qualifications) as the site administrator for the LNG research control site at Karkar island (her own place). One of his sons who is in their village at Karkar is also on the PNGIMR payroll but nobody knows what he does.

    Recently, his son was drunk and broke the wind screen and other parts of a PNGIMR vehicle but his father sent him home on a few weeks suspension on full pay while he terminated 3 very experienced staff with over 20 years of experience for a minor alcohol related matter. This particular son of Peter Siba returned to work after his suspension with a knife and nearly killed a PNGIMR staff in front of everyone in an IMR bus over a minor argument. Nothing was done about it.

    He also has another son who has a diploma in science education obtained from the university of Goroka whom he has sent to USA on full scholarship and even on a business class flight to do a masters degree even though there are so many other fully qualified and academically gifted scientists currently working for the PNGIMR.

    He has also employed his adopted son, a young man named after him, with a completely awkward background in Agriculture with low grades, to work in one of the highly skilled PNGIMR labs, in a highly skilled area of science (immunology). There are so many other people he has employed without an interview now working at PNGIMR. Almost all of them are his relatives. He is currently using IMR carpenters who are supposed to be working for the institute, to build his mansion at Karkar Island. Of course, PNGIMR pays them.

    Lately he terminated the contract of all his senior staff because they wanted to talk to him about a budget deficit that only him knew where the money has gone to. Millions of kina.

    Somebody, please investigate him immediately. He is driving PNG’s only world-class medical research institute into the drain and thinks he can get away with it.

    Relevant authorities, please help us save PNGIMR.

    Whistle blower (on behalf of all concern).

  21. Elmo Aspenn
    March 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    BRADSHAW’S VESTED INTERESTS IN TANGIT SUSPENSION

    • The PNG Energy Workers Association and the Public Employees Association (Unions) have accused the acting PNG Power Limited (PPL) Board Chairman Mr Robert Bradshaw for orchestrating the suspension of the PPL CEO Mr John Tangit in order to enhance his vested interests in PPL.

    • Acting PPL Board Chairman Mr Robert Bradshaw forced the PPL Board to give Life Assurance contract to Pacific Assurance Group for which Mr Robert Bradshaw is a director of. This is in spite of the fact that there is an existing Life Assurance service provider for PPL employees.

    • When the CEO Mr John Tangit refused to sign payment requisition of K1.4 million to Pacific Assurance Group, the Acting PPL Board Chairman Mr Robert Bradshaw used the DISGUISE of other allegations to suspend him.

    • Upon the PPL Board appointment of the a/CEO Mr Branden Raftery (now terminated) the acting Chairman for PPL Mr Robert Bradshaw IMMEDIATELY directed the a/CEO Branden Raftery to commence facilitating payment to Pacific Assurance Group.

    • Contrary to the IPBC Act the Acting Chairman Robert Bradshaw USURPED powers unto himself as Executive Chairman in violation of existing legal provisions.

    • The Acting PPL Board Chairman Robert Bradshaw has seriously compromised himself and therefore is not a fit and proper person to be in the position of Board Member and Acting PPL Board Chairman.

  22. June 20, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    PNG Corruption unpredictable. Peole new to rise. need to rise. more news on

  23. October 23, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Dear Sir or madam:

    Women’s Group Win Service Contract with Miner – Post Courier: 20 October 2014

    We refer to the Post Courier, 20/10/2014 issue’s Business news article titled “Women’s Group Win Service Contract with Miner” and would like to dispute the awarding of that Contract and also more importantly the legitimacy of the alleged successful women’s association named, Porgera District Women’s Association (PDWA) Inc. Firstly, we would like to bring to the public’s attention our Association, Porgera SML Women’s Association Inc. We have over 874 membership and we have the largest known membership of any Porgera Valley Women’s groups. We are from the immediately impacted mining areas and we are the real land owner women group. The Porgera Land Owner’s Association Inc. also recognises us as the legitimate Porgera Mine Area Land Owner Women’s Association and further also we have been part of the Mine Agreement (MOA) Review in Kokopo, ENB in July 2014 representing the immediately impacted women in the SML.

    Dispute the awarding of the contract:

    We do not agree with the awarding of the Mine Site Janitorial Contract to PDWA who not come from and do not represent the women folk in the Special Mining Lease (SML) Area of the Porgera Mine. Further, PDWA has only 63 members and not 4,000 as claimed in the report. In our Association, we have 874 members and all come from the SML areas. Barrick Porgera Management has made an error to award the contract to this (PDWA) organisation and a further blunder to recognise the PDWA as the legitimate land owner women’s group. PDWA membership is from the areas known as Lease for Mining Purposes (LMP) and these areas include Paiam Township, Porgera Government Station, Tipinini, Suyan Camp, Mungelep, Aumbi and Kairik. The SML areas include Yarik, Anawe, Yokolama, Kulapi and Apalaka. None of the executives of PDWA do not come from the SML areas. How can they be recognised by the Resource Developer (Barrick Porgera) over us and our organisation, SML Women’s Association? This is a serious mistake.

    Back Ground Land Contract – Mine Site Janitorial & Cleaning Services:

    We take this opportunity to highlight the history and background of the Janitorial Contract. For 24 years, this contract was operated and by Total Cleaning & Housekeeping Services Limited (TCHSL) a SML Area Company, until to date now.
    The Company (TCHSL) was created in 1989 through a Business Development initiative by the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) during the mine construction phase. It was then called Kumbi Enterprises Limited. The Company was created and was given to Mary Akiko and her husband (an expat) to run.
    The areas occupied by the Alipis Camps, stage B surface mine and light vehicle workshop was owned by the Waingello Clan and Akiko family (Waingello) were living there with houses and food gardens before the mine construction activities came about. The Waingello Clan owns 298 Hectors in the SML areas specifically Zone 7. As the Akiko Family owns directly major sites in the SML there were given the newly created company as their own in recognition and appreciation of them giving up their land and thus to sustain them.
    The Company, to suite different times and changing conditions changed its name to Porgera Janitorial Services Limited then to Porgera Camp Services Limited in 2005. It further changed its name in 2008 to what is now known as “Total Cleaning & Housekeeping Survives Limited”.
    We emphasize here that if there was no mining in Porgera, Total Cleaning & Housekeeping Services Limited would not exist. If the Mining Company (PJV) did not take over the Waingello clan land in particular the Akiko family’s land, Nelson and Mary Akiko would not have been in business as Total Cleaning & Housekeeping Services Limited’s. Thus their company, Total Cleaning & Housekeeping Services Limited is a land owner company and is a creation of the Mine Operations and given to them in recognition and appreciation for taking their land away from them.

    We the SML Women’s Association have respected TCHSL and its right to operate in the Mine and right to the Janitorial and contract as a SML based Land Owner Company. We have not even attempted to bid for their contract when it was put out on public tender.

    Barrick Porgera’s Local Procurement Policy:

    Another area where Barrick Porgera Management have failed is that, they completely ignored and rubbished their own well publicised” Local Procurement Policy”. The Barrick Porgera Local procurement Policy states that preference will be given to SML, then to LMP and the other Porgera, Paiyela and Laiagam and Engans last before considering other Papua New Guineans. It also states that any landowner who bids must have the capacity and costs must be comparable. TCHSL being operating for 24 years and being the only cleaning and janitorial company in the Country to be ISO 9001:2008 certified, met all requirements under the Local Procurement Policy.

    Porgera Mine Agreement Review:

    We have attended the Mine MOA review in Kokopo, ENB in July 2014 and we would like put on record that we have not concluded that review. However in that review meeting all have resolved that whilst the review was still continuing, all Land owner contracts especially IPI Group of Companies and TCHSL currently operating must remain. The Porgera Land Owners Association (the main mother association) wrote a letter addressed to the Executive General Manager of Barrick advising that the contract of IPI and TCHSL must not be altered or changed as they both were going through the tender process. This letter further advised the mine MOA was continuing and that this land owner contractual benefits will be included in the review and it outcome. To change any now would be detrimental to the Mine MOA review process in progress.

    It’s sad that Barrick Porgera Management completely ignored the Porgera Land Owners Association (PLOA) letter was completely ignored. Thus the by its decision to award the contract to PDWA, Barrick Porgera have undermined the PLOA effectively and the land owner populace in general. It’s like we, land owners do not have a say in our own land. The PLOA have written to the Barrick Porgera Management this demanding to review its decisions and giving the mine 48 hours or face severe consequences to its operations.

    Barrick Porgera Must rescind its Decision:

    To summarise, Barrick Porgera and its Management have failed us the local land owners of the Porgera Gold Mine. The following have eventuated and must be put on record.
    1. Terminated a SML Land Owner Company’s Contract and given to an outsider
    2. Dishonoured its own Local Procurement Policy.
    3. Recognised as legitimate an Association that is from the LMP areas and with less than 63 membership. Falsely inflated to 4,000 and this may cause unnecessary tensions in the Community.
    4. Ignored and undermined the Mine MOA Review process.
    5. Undermined the Authority of the Porgera Land Owner Associations and its Representatives.

    Finally, we put forward that Barrick Porgera’ social licence to operate in Porgera is questioned and its intensions are suspicious. There is nothing ethical or sensible in its dealings with local land owners and as such we do not trust it. The whole population and SML Community of Porgera will protest this unfair and daylight injustice and there will be unrest in the Community.

    We put this notice to expose the injustice and ill treatment that we land owners including the women folk receive from the so call World Mine Operator, Barrick Gold Limited in Porgera.

    Thank you
    Porgera SML Women’s Association Inc.

    NO# FIRST NAME LAST NAME POSITION C LAN SUB CLAN Signature
    1 Lisa Kigipa Committee Anga Anga
    2 Esther Luke Committee Angelane Diwi
    3 Sakas Ekepa Committee Maima Kenja
    4 Alema Makualo Committee Mamai Andapo
    5 Lucy Pelete Committee Pulumaini Ambo
    6 Sikai Pekape Committee Pulumaini Ambo
    7 Miriam Yandapake Committee Pulumaini Epeya
    8 Lucy Andita Committee Pulumaini Nalape
    9 Elizabeth Iarume Committee Pulumaini Paramba
    10 Leah Kale Committee Tiene Akira
    11 Embowan Lara Committee Tiene kamailo
    12 Besi Kulina Committee Tiene Lakima
    13 Jenny Pulawa Committee Tiene Uape
    14 Ruth Pundi Committee Tiene Waigolo
    15 Anda Ambi Committee Tunda Ulupa
    16 Palisa Mekele Committee Tunda Yapala
    17 Katrina Yuguan Committee Waiwa Lunda
    18 Florence Kutato Committee Angelane Piko
    19 Roselyn Pawe Committee Angelane Oyopen
    20 Ruth Tekaipe Committee Angelane Huliwali
    21 Ronnie Kule Committee Pulumaini Ambo-Wailiya
    22 Margaret Tapia Committee Waiwa Yaliape
    23 Nas Paken Committee Angalane Paken
    24 Epaya Buka Committee Tiene Yangua

  24. Pee Tee
    November 30, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    It is becoming everdent that the MRDC shares in Hevilift PNG are going to become worthless as Hevelift is losing contracts and in in financial difficulty, owing many business money both in PNG and overseas. Aircraft are being grounded because parts are not available to fix them and others are being flown in poor condition. Experienced staff are leaving in droves because their concerns are not being heeded. When will the Government do something to address this obviously uncontrolled and poorly managed company and hopefully save some lives.

    • Pee Tee
      December 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Business owed money by Hevilift need to look at calling in receivers before there is nothing left and we are all left out of pocket and staff go without pay owed.

  25. August 7, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    FYI – Snake Oil Salesmen in PNG (how unusual!)>>
    WOW! FANTASTIC! A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT!
    But first strip the forests or grasslands and plant a GM ‘bio-engineered’ crop foreign to the country – and which appears to be by rapid replenishment necessity a fast growing, invasive weed.
    Then deplete the nutrients from the ground from over cropping.
    Then stew it to burn the gas, then presumably burn the waste cellulose – and stick more of that nasty CO2 into the air.
    Yes – A GREAT leap ahead!!
    This is the sort of snake oil nonsense that follows politically driven scare campaigns that attract as a result lots of $ to finance them.
    Ho Hum!
    PC

    http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2015/08/papua-new-guinea-biogas-power-plant-moves-forward.html?cmpid=EnlPEIAugust62015&eid=296408844&bid=1143470

    Engineering completed on Papua New Guinea biogas power plant
    04/08/2015
    By Tildy Bayar

  26. February 4, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Indo Global Exchange Pte., LTD Files US1.7 Million Lawsuit Against Kina Securities to Protect Interests of Indo Global Exchange Stockholders
    JAKARTA, INDONESIA, December XX, 2015 – Indo Global Exchange Pte., LTD (OTC Pink: IGEX) (the “Company”) or (“IGEX”), a growing provider of online global markets and trading platforms for securities and commodities, announced today that its that it will filed a US1,700,000.00/AUD$2,400,000.00 lawsuit against Kina Securities for Breach of Contract. Kina Securities, a publicly traded Securities Broker, was previously a business partner of IGEX. The breach of contract refers to statements made in a September 6, 2015 Tweet on the social media website Twitter. IGEX believes the statement was false and misleading and also believes the Company was damaged in the form of in the form of lost revenue.
    IGEX has retained the services of Goldhirsch and Shnider to represent the interests of its shareholders and the dispute will be litigated in the State of Victoria, Australia.
    John O’Shea, Chief Executive Officer of IGEX, said, “IGEX’s business is at an inflection point with significant value creation opportunities possible in the next 12 to 24 months. Recognizing this, we believe Kina Securities actions were defamatory to our business and their actions resuoted in a loss of future income.”
    For more daily information like our face book page https://www.facebook.com/indoglobalexchange.

  27. Manu
    May 9, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    There is a new handbook on the current critical issues affecting PNG that needs to be disseminated as much as possible. Could you please advertise the avaiability of this handbook as free download on your site? See the original posting here:
    http://www.pngblogs.com/2016/05/2016-png-guide-to-national-crisis.html

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