By Bryan Kramer
Yesterday I posted a short article titled Fake News on Covid Continues. The article responded to a post being shared on social media purportedly by Profession Peter Siba making serious allegations about the integrity of the Department of Health COVID-19 Committee.
“They have by-passed the PNG National Medical Research Advisory Committee which is the appropriate board that has been responsible for giving ethical clearance for all of the vaccines, drug and research in PNG since 1964. I wonder why the rush for by-passing the proper ethical body to introduce this commercial CV19 vaccine in PNG,” the statement said.
It goes on to claim that “the PNG "Traitors" CV19 Committee at NDoH [National Department of Health] are using WHO [World Health Organization] and European ethical guidelines to introduce the vaccine in PNG…. Shame!!! Shame!!! on those so called PNG National "EXPERTS" for rushing to introduce this vaccine without producing hard laboratory and epidemiological data to indicate the severity of the disease.”
“It is very clear now that the VACCINE IS FOR MONETARY GAINS AND NOT FOR HUMANITY.”
By Bryan Kramer
On 4 January 2021, Justice Cannings initiated National Court proceedings in Madang to address the dilapidated condition of Madang town roads.
The Court commenced proceedings as an inquiry to determine the answer to four key questions:
1) Who is responsible for maintaining and rehabilitating Madang town roads?
2) Why are the road conditions so poor?
3) What is being done to address the problem?
4) In what manner and to what extent are human rights being infringed by the dilapidated road conditions in Madang?
In the course of the inquiry, the Judge summoned the following individuals to appear to before the Court to provide evidence and assist the Court to answer the above questions:
1) Acting Madang Provincial Administrator;
2) Acting CEO of Madang District Development Authority;
3) Acting Madang Town Manager;
4) Department of Works Provincial Works Manager;
5) Madang Provincial Police Commander;
6) Madang Provincial Correctional Institution Services Commander;
7) Madang Open Member; and
8) Governor of Madang.
At the hearing, I explained to the Court that I met and raised the same issues with the Department of Works in 2019 to determine who was responsible and what was being done about it. In 2019 the National Executive Council appropriated K10 million in the 2020 National Budget to carry out repairs to town roads.
By Bryan Kramer
Last Thursday National Court, Justice Cannings upheld Belden Namah's judicial review application challenging the Leadership Tribunal decision on 9 April 2018 finding him guilty of misconduct and recommending his dismissal from office.
Namah argued that the tribunal ought to have given him the right to respond to the penalty before handing down its decision. In this case the penalty recommending his dismissal from office.
The practice has been the Court or Tribunal will first determine if a person is guilty of an offence before making a decision on the penalty.
After hearing the evidence and making ruling on guilt it will then stage a further hearing to determine the appropriate penalty. This is to afford the parties including the accused the opportunity to explain to the court what they believe the penalty ought to be, given the circumstances of the case.
By Hon Bryan Kramer
This is Part 2 of a two part series of articles providing an insight into the up coming by-election for Goroka Open Seat.
In Part 1, I provided an insight into the results of past elections as well as who I thought were the main contenders.
To read Part 1 click on the link below:
In Part 2, I will provide an indepth insight to each of the contenders chances of winning the by-election.
On 7 February 2019, National Court ordered a by-election for Goroka Open Seat declaring the then sitting Member, Henry Ame's election null and void. The decision was based on the errors and omissions committed by the electoral officials during the 2017 National Election and the Court ordered re-count.
In August 2017, Henry Ame was declared the winner of 2017 General Election for Goroka Open Seat polling 24,192 of which 10,585 were primary votes (1's) and 13,607 preference (2's & 3's) votes.
In part 2 we will discuss each of these candidates chances of beating Bire Kimisopa for the seat.
By Bryan Kramer
What makes social media so powerful is its ability to keep people informed.
Yesterday I posted an article titled "Will O’Neill Return as Prime Minister?”. The purpose of the article was to inform the readers of the political landscape over the next 2.5 years before the next general elections and to clear any doubt about whether or not O’Neill will return as Prime Minister and Marape serving out his term as Prime Minister till the 2022 General Elections.
Following my last article entitled “Will O’Neill Return as Prime Minister?” I noted numerous comments more focused on the question when he will be arrested.
As an issue of immense public interest, understandably, it’s a fair question to ask.
First of all it's important to note - whether someone gets arrested or not is a matter for Police.
So the appropriate authority to answer the question when O'Neill will be arrested in relation to the many corruption allegations leveled against him, again is the Police Force.
By Hon. Bryan Kramer
Today in the midst of a busy schedule, I took time out to drive to Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport to see off 5 youths, who flew in from my electorate on their way to Brisbane, Australia, to pick vegetables on a farm for 12 months.
Their names are:
1) Samuel K. SAMUEL
2) Itam B. JULIUS
3) Zebedee LUWI
4) Sylvester LEPI
5) Noel U. NINIBIL
By Hon. Bryan Kramer
The recent payment of K4.2m to Sirinumu Development Company for the purported benefit of Koiari Landowners is unlawful and now subject of Police investigations.
Last Friday night at around 12 am a group of people from the upper Koiari area where the PNG Power Rauna Station is located forcefully took over the Station shutting it down and taking possession of the keys.
This morning I was contacted by members of the media to comment on a copy of a letter leaked on social media that is purportedly authored by the Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika. The letter was addressed to Acting Commissioner for Police, David Manning, lodging a formal complaint against me on allegations of spreading a false or misleading report.
The contents of the letter state the complaint is in relation to an article posted on Facebook referring to the Chief Justice role in referring a matter to the National Court Judge, Justice Mirivi, who had carriage of former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill's judicial review proceedings.
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