Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare

Sir Michael’s farewell begins

Sir Michael and Lady Veronica were escorted for the last time from his office, then to the grand Hall and outside to the carpark where he was given a guard of honour.

Not many turned up, only for the parliamentary staff, some mothers and the media.

The program continues as the motorcade makes its way down to Sir Hubert Murray for the NCD Governor Powes Parkop's program.

Unfortunately, the program at the Constitutional Park has been canceled.

More to come....

Any recognition for retired founding fathers?

Sinesine-Yongomugl MP, Kerenga Kua, said Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, who is retiring after more than 40 years in politics, and former leader Sir Peter Lus, who also served around 40 years in politics, deserve recognition as a form of “luksave” according to PNG custom.

Bai yumi gat sampla spesol luksave igo long Sir Peter Lus na Sir Michael Somare taim em ba pinis long displa term or nogat?

Morobe prepares for Sir Michael’s arrival

Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare will visit the province on Wednesday for the Momase Governor's Conference, which will be held in Lae.

And the Morobe Provincial Government is planning for the senior statesman to visit his old high school in Finschhafen.

Acting Morobe Provincial Administrator Masayang Moat said a parade will be held at the Morobe Administration Block by police for Sir Michael, followed by a day trip to Finschhafen.

Court: Removal of masks and totem pole unlawful

Justice David Cannings delivered the decision of the Human Rights proceeding filed in 2014 by Grand Chief Sir Michal Somare and the managing director of the Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery, Dr. Andrew Moutu.

The court found that the action by Parliament Speaker Theo Zurenuoc to restore, reform and modernise the parliament house was unlawful as it infringed on section 45 of the constitution and section 9 of the national cultural property.