Papua New Guinea Minister for Immigration and Border Security John Rosso has announced that six visa types under the Entertainer class are now available online on the PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority (PNGICSA) website.
Rosso said this was for the convenience of international artists, filmmakers, comedians, musicians and cultural groups.
“The inclusion of these six different visa types under the Entertainer Visa class means artists who want to come to PNG for entertainment-related purposes can now apply online instead of the traditional paper lodgment,” he said.
Rosso said the previous process required the entertainers to physically lodge their visa applications at a PNG diplomatic mission.
AUSTRALIAN judge Susan Purdon-Sully says it is an honour to serve in the Papua New Guinea judiciary.
Justice Purdon- Sully who lived in Brisbane served as a judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.
She was sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court and National Court of PNG, witnessed by her family members at Government House on Tuesday.
She was appointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission to serve for three years.
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape kicks off his end of year international visits next week starting with United States, Hong Kong, China and later Australia.
PM Marape will kick off his VIP visits this weekend to join other world leaders starting with the US President Summit which will be held in Washington DC from September 25th to the 28th including a meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House.
Deputy Prime Minister John Rosso is already at the United Nations General Assembly with his delegates.
The PM Hon. James Marape , while addressing the media on the eve of the country’s independence anniversary over the weekend said that his visit to the US will be next week, later his visits to Beijing and Hong Kong in October, November he will again be in the United States, San Francisco for the APEC Leaders’ Summit before heading to Australia in December for the bilateral meetings with his counterpart and to attend the Mining Conference in Sydney.
PAPUA New Guineans should be concerned about the increase in food prices in the coming months, Hiri-Koiari MP Keith Iduhu says.
“We can appreciate the present extenuating circumstances impeding the country’s economy, we are now facing a deplorable situation where our citizens may not be able to feed their families and face difficult decisions on how best to manage their money,” he said.
“Our society is one of family and community, so this won’t only affect individual families, but their relatives and wantoks who rely on their employed family members who have a steady stream of income.
By Samuel Raitano| Kalang FM
People of Enga Province have been urged to embrace peace and to do away with tribal fightings.
That was the key message from concerned leaders during the recent Independence Celebration at Aipus Oval in Wabag town.
Though affected by numerous tribal fights throughout the province, the people of Enga stood united to listen to their leaders who stressed on the importance of peace and harmony.
They were challenged to understand that maintaining law and order was not only the job of the political leaders and police, but a collective effort from everyone.
Higher Education Science and Technology as well as Sports Minister Don Polye reiterated the call in front of thousands gathered last Friday.
The Papua New Guinea Governor General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae was today presented with the Letter of Credence by Ambassador Designate of United Arab Emirates to PNG, H.E. Mr. Jamal Abdullah Alsuwaidi.
At the Credential Ceremony held at Government House this morning, Ambassador Alsuwaidi expressed to the Governor General his personal gratitude and appreciation for the warm hospitality accorded him since arriving in Port Moresby yesterday, which he described as testament to the importance Papua New Guinea placed on its relations with the UAE.
THE Papua New Guinea Government is keen on meeting United States Aid (USAid) administrator Samantha Powers and understand their plans and programmes for Papua New Guinea, says Treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey.
Ling-Stuckey said this when meeting with US embassy chargé de affairs Mathew Bunt last week and assured them of PNG’s commitment to strengthen ties with the US government agencies, during the upcoming US-Pacific Islands Summit.
The summit will to be hosted at the White House in Washington by President Joe Biden on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
THE United States of America and Papua New Guinea concluded their first joint maritime patrol, strengthening regional security and resource management in PNG’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), according to the US Embassy in PNG.
Building on a recently-ratified bilateral agreement to counter illicit transnational maritime activities, the US Coast Guard joined hands with PNG agencies – the Defence Force, Customs Services, National Fisheries Authority (NFA) and the Department of Transport’s Maritime Security Division – to make this historic operation a reality.
Papua New Guinea POLICE commissioner David Manning expressed concern over the existing and emerging law and order challenges faced by communities in the country.
Manning told a police conference last week that the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) was working to ensure the protection of communities under certain operation guidelines. “PNG has a lot of complex crime types and it is now on the current leadership of the police force to make sure that we understand those crime types in ways on how they are sustained so that we can deal with them,” Manning said.
“We still continue to face law and order challenges in the country, with those existing and emerging challenges.
PAPUA New Guinea will work closely with Nepal in multilateral and regional organisations such as United Nations, World Trade Organisation, Non-aligned Movement and the Commonwealth of Nations to address issues of common interest such as Climate Change, an official says.
Governor-General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae gave this assurance to ambassador designate of Nepal, Kailash Pokharel.
Pokharel gave his letters of credentials as a Non-residential Ambassador to Papua New Guinea.
Pokharel is based in Canberra, Australia.
Sir Bob during the ceremony said: “Both Papua New Guinea and Nepal are developing countries, and share common values and interests.
“We share similar development needs, which both countries can work together to explore means to address them through bilateral arrangements and multilateral engagements.
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