DIGICEL NETWORK SERVICE OFF IN TGM


Digicel Network signals in the Tolukuma Gold Mine area has been off for nearly 20 days now.

No one from TGM area has reported the outage hence it is unknown if Digicel PNG Ltd is aware of this outage.

The mine site and especially the offices are getting services by Telikom PNG Ltd land line telephpne service. However there isn’t any B Mobile coverage up there as well.

Hence the surrounding villages and the locals employed by Petromin
Holdings are been affected by this outage.

The cause of the outage is unknown at this stage.

PLEA.
If anyone from Digicel can help get this service restored, it will be greatly appreciated.

“PETROMIN HOLDINGS DOES NOT HAVE ANY MINNING EXPERIENCE” – PM Peter Oneil


Goilala's District Dev. Forum Blog

On Monday morning, 23rd June 2014 at 10:30am, Papua New Guinea Honorable Prime Minister Peter Oneil and his key ministers were scheduled for an hour of airtime on the local radio station Talkback Show – FM 100.

The main agenda for this high powered team making a booking on FM 100s Talkback Show was primarily the PARAGATE SAGA and TASKFORCE SWEEP recommendations to Police Commissioner of Papua New Guinea and the subsequent events that unfolded since that letter.

A copy of that letter made it out to the Mainstream and Social Media which then got everyone talking.

The seasoned Radio host Mr. Roger Hau’ofa after the introductions opened up the lines to let the public in on the Show so they can ask questions to get feed back from these high powered team of Ministers, Governors and the Prime Minister.

The very first call that came in was from…

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PETROMIN HOLDINGS LIMITED IS A SILENT KILLER – TOLUKUMA GOLD MINES.


Goilala's District Dev. Forum Blog

Petromin Holdings Limited and its operations in Tolukuma Gold Mines is more of a ghost operation.

No one knows what is happening and no one is aware of its performances and how it intends to expand its operations into the nearby mining lease license areas.

It would be an understatement to say Tolukuma Gold Mines is operating in secrecy. Tolukuma Gold mines operation is in reality chaotic. There is confusion, uncertainty and disillusion amongst the work force.

According to sources, TGM has embarked on a COST CUTTING exercise due to lack of profit. That is the official statement, whoever in reality they (PETROMIN) have no money to spend and are trying to cut (back on operational costs).

All at a time TGM needs investment the most!

Gold production over the last 12 months under Petromin’s watch is the LOWEST in 15 years of TGM’s life span.

Most workers have now…

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TYPE OF CRIMINALS [RASCALS] IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Cuma Png


Real Raskols raise your hand.

There are 3 kinds of raskols in PNG: Street Raskols; Nasty Street Raskols; and The Real Raskols.

Street Raskols are the end result of the little grotty children that we see every day out and about; or hidden in the settlements; who are neglected, abused and uneducated. They are raised on a diet of scones, cordial, violence, abuse, neglect and ignorance.

Usually these children have no connection to their natural source or village culture because they are city born and bred to equally uneducated and ignorant parents; many second and third generation. They may claim to be from a particular province but have never been there and know precious little about it aside from it’s name.

They grow to become adolescents. Their bodies develop despite lack of proper nutrition; they get fit and strong through hard living; their brains remain undeveloped due to lack of positive influence and lack of education. Then what little protection and care they received as children is withdrawn because they are big now.

Without an education they are unable to find work. Without the village bush education they do not know how to fend for themselves and live off the land. Without hope and encouragement they fall into the life of being a petty criminal; snatching bags to survive.

Nasty Street Raskols are another breed altogether.

They may be raised like the “Street Raskol”; but have a different temperament. Or they may be from a relatively privileged home but choose the life of the “Cootie Mangi” through arrogance and a desire to dominate and terrorise.

These raskols are extremely dangerous because they involve themselves in crime out of personal desire, as opposed to circumstance and the need to survive.

They are not content to snatch handbags; they prefer to rape and murder and brutalize their victims as well. They have no respect for life or liberty; no respect for anyone, not even their own families.

These nasty street raskols have a very extensive network with Police, Politicians, unethical businesses and the criminal underworld that is alive and well in PNG.

When they are apprehended and locked up they have the contacts to obtain “snake bail”; bribes to certain Officers within the lock-ups who will set them free for a price.

The Real Rascols do not snatch bags or break into properties to steal or car-jack innocent people.

They are the “bigmen” who use their power and position to steal, rape, murder and build empires on the suffering of the population.

Instead of building schools and hospitals and roads and maintaining them; they use the people’s money to live lives of decadence and gross luxury both in PNG and overseas.

They ignore the plight of their people and sell every available natural resource at “bargain basement” prices and pocket the money themselves. They treat the National Treasury like their private bank account.

Anyone who does not conform to their directions is disposed of rapidly and without avenue of appeal.

The Real Raskols create the environment that produces Street Raskols; they financially support the Nasty Street Raskols and are the foundation of “raskolism” in PNG.

The Real Raskols blame the Street raskols for everything; and the educated but ignorant people follow their lead. Meanwhile the Real Raskols and the Nasty Street Raskols are a tight unit who get away with the loot; leaving the Street Raskols to take all of the blame and the punishment.

Dedicated to “40”………our son

St Mary Mackillop Primary School Koiava Opening – Bishop Rochus Tamatai


Just arrived back from Tapini today Wednesday 17th Sept after a hectic weekend but very enriching.

Firstly we welcome on Friday 12 Sept, the visiting students and staff from Monovae College, Victoria, Australia. A welcome BBQ at MSC Aussie Gordens, then 13 Sept, on the Hiritano Highway to Tapini.

Incidents along the way, traffic pulled up driver Robert Gudia for overloading so they claim. Robert consulted with Fr Brian who advise to get the ticket for him to settle later as he was coming later, and off they should drive ahead..ha..ha.. surely I was driving following behind Fr Brian who pulled to the side of the road-check to settle things with the traffic police.

We followed the Hiritano hwy, then off on the Kubuna-Tapini hwy commonly known by the locals as “Louis Mona Hwy” it was a good 6 hours drive.

Oon Sunday during Morning Mass I conferred the sacrament of confirmation to the students and in the afternoon the Monave students did a four hours walk to St Mary Mackillop Primary School Koiava in preparation for the official blessing and opening of three double-classrooms and five teachers’ houses on brand new and build with local timber, with iron roofing and kalabond just matching the green mountain side of the Loloipa Valley.

Monday 15th Sept after morning mass at Tapini Station, we drove to the new school site for the formalities, dancing, celebration and off course the blessing and opening of the new school facilities.

All the Education dignitaries from Central Provincial Education we late in every sense of the word so after allowing for an extra hour we started without them. Interestingly enough they drove in a long convoy sounding the horns and sirens to announced their arrival, only to discover that I was towards the end of the prayer of blessing and ready to cut open the ribbons, which were bush vines with nice string of flowers.

It was an opening full of drama as the officials discovered sooner of later that the formalities were just about over. As I moved from classroom to classroom sprinkling holy water, Fr Casmiro Kito MSC blessed the five teachers houses.

In the meantime, the student dancers belt away their kundu drums and dancers rhythmically pounding on the grass and creating thick cloud of dusts…it was truly the Goilala dynamic and explosive movements with excitements and gratitude for the new learning facility, a center for education and formation. congratulations to Frs Brian Cahill msc and Casmiro Kito msc with the Sacred Heart high School students and the community at Koiava for realising this very vital service. God bless you all

End of Slavery Title Misleading – GDDF group.


PNG history does not have any record of Slavery on a wide scale prior to Independence except for ‘Black Birding’ in some areas.

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There may have been isolated instances but most people were treated in whatever manner during the colonial era as a consequence of the circumstances. 

The Headline in “The National” is a joke and an insult to the Australians who worked hard to bring civilization to this country.

Neo-colonism is engrained in our country.

Transnational Corporations are pulling the strings and our politicians are just puppets.

Our resources are been exploited on a massive scale. Our leaders cant push for more downstream processing and create employment opportunities. 

Our leaders including the Grand Chief have provided a environment where our people are now treated as slaves and exploited.

Look at the Minimum Wage Fixation… Its crabs. The Asians are taking jobs that we can do . The number of dropouts is increased and we created a time bomb.

Instead of ending slavery if there was any, our own leaders have made us slaves of TNCs and sold our country to the dogs for their own comfort.

PETROMIN HOLDINGS LIMITED IS A SILENT KILLER – TOLUKUMA GOLD MINES.


Petromin Holdings Limited and its operations in Tolukuma Gold Mines is more of a ghost operation.

No one knows what is happening and no one is aware of its performances and how it intends to expand its operations into the nearby mining lease license areas.

It would be an understatement to say Tolukuma Gold Mines is operating in secrecy. Tolukuma Gold mines operation is in reality chaotic. There is confusion, uncertainty and disillusion amongst the work force.

According to sources, TGM has embarked on a COST CUTTING exercise due to lack of profit. That is the official statement, whoever in reality they (PETROMIN) have no money to spend and are trying to cut (back on operational costs).

All at a time TGM needs investment the most!

Gold production over the last 12 months under Petromin’s watch is the LOWEST in 15 years of TGM’s life span.

Most workers have now been stood down.  Mine is basically on care and maintenance.

Gold is “low” at USD $1240 per Oz and TGM spend much more than this it mines per Oz out (hence they are not a profitable business)

Old broken down machinery is been forced to be refurnished and scraps are been pulled out from other old dead machinery to get the operation going. But sadly these old scrap metals fabricated machines don’t last long. They break down too.

Safety of employees are non-existent which literally means the management does not care about the welfare of its employees anymore.

Employees are been threatened with termination notices and warned not to express their opinions freely without fear or favour.

Social Media and company’s email system is been monitored and employees found breaching this are either terminated or privileges taken away.

Such behaviour shown and implemented by an employer of Petromin’s standing in as far as the nation of Papua New Guinea is concern falls nothing short of dictatorship.

With this been done by Petromin Holdings Limited here at Tolukuma Gold Mines, which is government owned, and never gets no media scrutiny and action by the Government of Papua New Guinea makes one wonder if we have a government that cares for its people’s welfare.

If there is one mere fact that everyone in TGM which includes the employees, mainly the locals and surrounding villages has towards this Petromin Holdings operations, it would be to see Petromin Holdings Limited pack up and leave.