April 16, 2019

Grand Coalition Group confirms Peter Kenilorea Junior for Solomon Islands PM candidate

Grand Coalition Group confirms Peter Kenilorea Junior for Solomon Islands PM candidate

The Grand Coalition Group in Solomon Islands last night identified United Party Leader Peter Kenilorea Junior as its candidate for the position of Prime Minister.

Grand Coalition members fully backed the new MP for East Are’are to contest the Prime Minister’s position on the same day the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui announced the date for the Prime Minister’s Election next week.

In welcoming the decision, Kenilorea has reached out to all leaders to join the Grand Coalition to move the country forward to regain the confidence from the people towards the government.

He appeals to the public to remain calm as national leaders go through the process of electing the country’s next Prime Minister.

According to Kenilorea, he and his new colleagues have been given the opportunity to take the lead with the blessing of their senior, wise and veteran politicians in the Grand Coalition camp.

Kenilorea in an early interview with Island Sun on his return after the election said it could a big honour for him with other capable leaders to be considered for the Prime Minister post.

He said that is something he will not shy away from.

His consideration by the Grand Coalition Group has gave him that honour.

SIDP Party Wing Leader Mathew Wale in a press conference on Sunday night highlighted that the Grand Coalition Group will offers the real change in national vision, policy direction and leadership.

He said a change of leadership that will stand for the interest of Solomon Islanders first.

The Grand Coalition consist of Solomon Islands Democratic Party, United Democratic Party, Solomon Islands United Party and Party for Rural Advancement.

Chinese firm building China Town in PNG's Capital Port Moresby

Chinese firm building China Town in PNG's Capital Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea  Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill , attended the China Town Ground project Breaking Ceremony in Port Moresby yesterday.

Speaking at the event, PM O’Neill said the new project is a demonstration of change taking place in the country and the strengthening of global relationships for Papua New Guinea.

“This iconic project reflects the growing development of our capital city and our country,” the Prime Minister said.

“This investment of over a billion Kina is the largest of many private Chinese investments this country.

“I am sure that this new China Town is going to reflect Port Moresby as growing modern city in our country.

“Every progressive city in the world has a China Town as the Governor has said.

“This project with shops, cinemas, apartments and hotels is something different that will provide new experiences for the general public.”

The Prime Minister said China and Papua New Guinea have a very strong bilateral relationship, built over 43 years of diplomatic recognition, that is continuing to strengthen with new areas of co-operation being advanced.

“Papua New Guinea will represent the Pacific at the upcoming One Belt One Road Forum in Beijing this month, and this is an indication of the strong relationship between our two counties.

“This forum will bring together many leaders from countries that are taking part in this important initiative that will open new markets for our exports and enhance supply chains.

“We have a strong relationship with China, as we do with all of our trading partners, and this will continue to benefit our people and create more employment in our country.

April 14, 2019

ABG President Momis educates News editors on the BPA

ABG President Momis educates News editors on the BPA

The ABG President Grand Chief DR.JOHN MOMIS today had the privilege to talk to reporters from all PNG and Bougainville media outlets on the status of the Bougainville Peace Agreement and why the referendum was inserted as an activity that will allow the Bougainvilleans decide their future political status in a democratic referendum.
He explained on the history of how it all began and how past governments have refused to entertain the wishes of the people of Bougainville to determine their own future.
President MOMIS said the fight for self-determination began long before the independence of Papua New Guinea.
He said him as the Regional member tried to include the wishes of the people through the decentralization process in which the National Government continued to suppress the provinces from becoming too powerful.
President MOMIS said the people of Bougainville wanted to have the powers to run their affairs under the Provincial Government system.
But this did not work because the Government continued to draw back those powers to Waigani.
He said what the people of Bougainville wanted was for them to participate in the distribution of powers to the rural communities so that they can be able to operate in their communities.
President Momis said that he was still confident that the outcome of the referendum will be beneficial for both Bougainville and Papua New Guinea and will bring lasting peace on Bougainville. New Dawn FM