Reservation of Women’s Seats PNG Parliament Key Reform Agenda 2020

KEY REFORMS BEFORE 2022

women in politics, elections and representations png

The reservation of women’s seats in parliament is one key reform agenda to be looked by the new Chairman of the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission (CLRC) before the 2022 National Elections.

Prime Minister (PM) James Marape, said the new Chairman and Member for Wewak, Kevin Isifu, now has a big task at hand before the elections and as a member of the ruling Pangu Party, he will deliver the party’s perspective, which includes the women’s reserve seats.

“We will be also looking at women in politics, the representation of women in office,” Prime Minister James Marape.

“For the Pangu perspective, we have a very important proposal to put specific seats for women in the country. We are looking at a higher level of regional seats, probably at four or five regions, designated as women-only seats.”

To handle this task and other key reforms, Marape has high hopes in the new CLRC Chairman saying, “The honourable Kevin Isifu brings to us a wealth of experience, and brings that to our important constitutional office.”

Meanwhile, other key agendas to be looked at, including the system of voting, electoral reforms to modernize it with the biometric voting system and electoral boundaries review.

Isifu was officially sworn- in by the Governor-General, Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae at the Government House in Port Moresby this morning.

NEWS: YUMI FM (30/06/2020)

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Binatang Research Centre: Research and Conservation in PNG

In the months leading up to July, PNG Insight was privileged to have published a series of articles from Bradley LW Gewa. Bradley was a former employee of the Binatang Research Centre In Madang, Papua New Guinea.

The Binatang Research Centre is a non for profit organisation.

Bradley articulately documented the adventures and stories about Travel, Study, Research and Conservation in Papua New Guinea. 

His work with the PNG  Binatang Research Centre (BRC) is inspiring, indeed. It tells of the research and conservation work the centre is spearheading in collaboration with, both, the local and international communities. 

In fact, the articles have gained traction Worldwide. See here on BRC Facebook page. 

The country needs more people who can write and tell their stories, showcase the beauty of this nation and, above all, appreciate and preserve what we have in PNG.

The PNG Writer's Corner Initiative was established to give our young people the motivation to write about things they are passionate about. 

Read about Bradley's work and other PNG Writers on PNG Insight.

Interested PNG Writers, students and the general public can participate in this initiative. Email us on info@pnginsight.com


Mt Wilhelm Conservation Area Research and Conservation Field Trip


BRC Madang Papua New Guinea

PNG Mt Wilhelm Conservation

PNG Mt Wilhelm Conservation


BSP GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2021

BSP graduate development program

Description:

Developing our young people to be the next generation of leaders in our chosen markets is part of our vision to be the leading bank in the South Pacifi­c Region. 

The BSP Graduate Development Program is aligned to this vision and provides an opportunity for aspiring graduates to work for BSP, and simultaneously achieve their career goals.

Applications are now open for the BSP 2021 Graduate Development Program.

 Position Details

Title: BSP GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2021

Reference No: BSPPG03320

Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Type: Full-Time

This program is open to Papua New Guinean Citizens in their fi­nal year of study at a local or overseas university in the following disciplines:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Economics
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Business Management
  • Law

Documents Required:

  • A cover letter (outlining why you wish to be on the graduate program)
  • Current CV
  • Current academic transcripts
  • Two (2) written references with contactable referees
  • Copy of Police Clearance. Must be valid and issued within the last 12 months

Forward your application to:

The Manager Recruitment | Human Resources

Email: graduates@bsp.com.pg

You can also apply online via the BSP website: 

BSP 2021 GDP Online Application Form

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Applications close 5pm Friday 10th July 2020.

For the latest Graduate Development Programs, Opportunities and Jobs, check here.

IRC's ITAS system Payments and Returns Online

Commissioner General Sam Koim’s visit to Mt Hagen IRC office today (15 June 2020) coincides with a series of outings yet to come in the Highlands Region this week.

The first stopover at Mt Hagen IRC office was a courtesy visit in which a brief was held with IRC staff concerning a new Integrated Tax Administration System (ITAS) that will replace the current Standard Integrated Government Tax Administration System (SIGTAS).

Staff were told the new ITAS system enables taxpayers to go online where ever they are and make returns and payments through an electronic payment portal.

Koim said he hopes the procurement phase of this ITAS would be completed by the end of this year for it to be rolled out.
Commissioner General Sam Koim and IRC Staff of Mt Hagen posed for the camera after a short briefing (Pic: IRC Facebook page)

Tax Return Lodgements
(Making payments to IRC).
Email: payments@irc.gov.pg
Or visit: www.irc.gov.pg

Visit IRC Facebook page for the latest news and updates on payments and lodgement.

PNG National Examination Dates 2020 - REVISED

The National Department of Education (NDoE) has revised the 2020 exam schedule. The reason was the interruption of classes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The department believes that the extension of dates will give enough time to schools to prepare the students to sit for the national examinations 2020.

PNG national exam dates


Grade 12, 10 and 8 students preparing for examinations can now download exam papers online. (Click on the link)

The examinations include:

  • Grade 10 Written Expression Examination
  • Grade 12 Written Expression Examination 
  • Grade 10 National Examinations (Lower Secondary School Certificate Exam, LSSCE)
  • Grade 12 National Examinations (Higher Secondary School Certificate Exam, HSSCE) and 
  • Grade 8 National Examinations (Certificate of Basic Education Exam, CoBEE) .


Prepare for the exams. Download the PNG exam papers online

School Term and Holiday dates

Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) and Department of Education Implement Coffee Curriculum

COFFEE CURRICULUM READY FOR IMPLEMENTATION

CIC Goroka

The Coffee Curriculum, the 2nd Edition for Grades 6-12 under the Standard Based Curriculum (SBC) is ready for implementation.

About 3,000 copies of Teachers Handbooks and Teachers Resource Books have been printed after being designed by a local company in Port Moresby, NAGISOVE Graphics.

These books will later be shipped or air freighted to Goroka in Eastern Highlands province for launching and its implementation in schools around the country, especially schools in Coffee producing provinces.

After all these, the hardest part now is for the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) to continue to work with the Department of Education (DoE) to ensure the Curriculum is taught and or institutionalized in schools.

All these could not have been done without the support of a lot of people including the

  • CIC Curriculum Officer Mr. Leo Kepa Aroga,
  • hard-working Officers of DoE Curriculum Development Division, 
  • Gordon Wallanges of UOG, 
  • CIC-PPAP funded Curriculum Consultant, 
  • Dr. Arnold Parapi and 
  • others who tirelessly worked on this project.


By Roderick MANDAU/PNG FM News

PNG Telikom TV Info and FAQs

Telikom TV is a television service offered by the PNG Telikom. Telikom TV uses the internet to deliver 20 television channels. You can access and view the 20 channels, including the most popular being Netflix and Youtube. Telikom TV services are available in Port Moresby and recently launched in Lae.

More on the three telcos in PNG >> Click here


Here are the 7 FAQs from Telikom PNG about the IP TV service it offers to customers in POM and LAE:

Q1: What is Telikom TV?

Telikom TV is a value-added product that is offered on Telikom’s Fixed Broadband Internet (Copper & Fibre) service. Telikom TV provides Television Channel entertainment over the Internet.

There are 20 Channels that can be viewed via an Android TV Smart Box which is connected to the internet access (ADSL2+/GPON) and connected via HDMI cable to the HDMI in-port of a Television set.

Q2: What are the Channels currently available on Telikom TV?

The Channels currently available are:
  • EMTV
  • NBC
  • Pasifica TV
  • 9Life
  • 9Go
  • 9GEM
  • Channel 9
  • ABC
  • Euro News
  • Arirang TV
  • Channel 7
  • Russia Today
  • DW
  • Day Star
  • Aljazeera
  • NHK World TV
  • France 24
  • Hope Channel
  • EWTN
  • TRT News.

Q3: Do I require Internet Data to view Telikom TV?

Yes, you will require internet data to be able to view the Channels because Telikom TV is provided over the internet. The Android TV Smart Box has the Telikom TV android application pre-installed.
Accessing the Channels will be via the Telikom TV app. There are other Android applications that are installed in the Android TV Smart Box like Netflix, YouTube, FITE, TED, Red Bull TV, and Haystack TV that can be accessed using internet data.

Q4: How much is the Android TV Smart Box?

The Introductory price is K150.

Q5: Are there TV Plans to subscribe to?

No, there aren’t any TV Plans yet. For now, you only require internet data to access the 20 Free of Subscription Channels.

Q6: Will there be other Channels added to the current 20?

Yes, additional TV Channels and VOD contents will be offered soon.

Q7: Is the soft Launch in NCD only and is Telikom TV available in other centres

Telikom TV has been soft-launched in NCD only and will soon be rolled out to other Provincial Regions where ADSL2+/GPON is present.

Unlike the television services we are all accustomed to which uses antennas, satellite dishes and cables, Telikom TV provides these services through the internet. This form of television service is technically known as IP TV or Internet Protocol Television.

More info & assistance contact 3456789

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How Many Universities in Papua New Guinea

There are 6 universities in Papua New Guinea: 4 are public universities and 2 are private universities run by the Catholic and Seventh Day Adventist missions.


Six universities in PNG

The four public universities are:
1. University of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby),
2. Papua New Guinea University of Technology (Lae),
3. University of Goroka (Goroka), and
4. University of Natural Resources and Environment (Kerevat, East New Britain).

The two private universities, one founded by the Roman Catholic Church and one by the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
1. Divine Word University (Madang)
2. Pacific Adventist University (Port Moresby)

The 7th university, Western Pacific University, is under construction in Pangia Station, Southern Highlands Province.

Talks are underway to build the 8th PNG University under the Lutheran mission banner.

PNG prime minister, James Marape, challenged the Lutheran church to build its university in Lae Papua New Guinea.

This is yet to happen.

PROPOSED LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY IN LAE 


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