Author: Amos KAREMO

In true Lasallian fashion, Jubilee Catholic Secondary School in the nation’s capital recently contributed 30 cartons of books in support of the UPNG Oro Students Association’s ongoing book drive targeted at assisting rural schools in the Oro Province. UPNG Oro Students Association President Ms Irene Daingo, in acknowledging this gesture, thanked Jubilee Catholic Secondary for being the first school to support the cause with the donation of books, comprising of text books as well as general reading books. “We’ve been fundraising to buy text books that the schools can use because most of the rural schools in Oro do not…

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West New Britain Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector Januarius Vosivai has warned the public in the province to not believe everything that is posted on social media. This follows an unverified Facebook post late on Tuesday night claiming that the main water supply for Kimbe town had been tampered with, causing unnecessary panic. The claim posted on the social platform stated that the main water supply for the town had been contaminated with the addition of popular herbicide, Gramoxone. PPC Vosivai stated that the individual who runs the Facebook page, Kimbe Town Crime Report, which first shared the misleading claim…

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The week-long Moresby South Motu Koitabu Junior Netball Competition winded down this afternoon at the South Side Fitness Centre, with teams vying for the top 4 spots in the competition. It was indeed a nailbiting finals series however there could only be one winner which was Kirakira who beat Korobosea 2 13-12. Coming in 3rd was Korobosea 1 who outplayed Taurama-Pari 18-9. Tournament Manager Ms Asi Mou said the competition was good exposure for the u18 girls who took part, adding there were a few girls who stood out and showed promising talent for the national train on squad.

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What started out as a conversation among a group of friends on how they can help local SMEs in their home province, East New Britain, gain positive exposure for the products and services they have on offer will be carried through with the hosting of the first ENB Artisans Market. Organizing team member, Damaris Lee said with the hosting of the markets, they hope to provide more exposure for small businesses in the province especially with the current effects of COVID-19 on the country’s economy. Lee added that a free workshop will be hosted this Saturday ahead of the first…

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Female students at the University of Papua New Guinea’s Waigani campus led a peaceful march from Games Village to the campus Forum Square in protest over continuous harassment on female colleagues on campus. The march was in line with a planned forum that was scheduled for the day to address harassment cases on female students. A group of male students attacked and prevented media personnel who turned up on campus to report on the protest march and demanded that they (media) leave; throwing sticks and stones at them. No one was hurt. The open forum was held afterwards for the…

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Students and staff of the University of Papua New Guinea eager to cast their votes for the Moresby Northwest by-election were left outraged by delays brought about by Electoral Commission officials which saw them take to the polls well after midday yesterday. The unavailability of an updated common roll at the UPNG Drill Hall was a main cause of much confusion which saw polling officials stall voting at the location for the earlier part of the day while awaiting directives from the Assistant Returning Office who had left to consult with the Election Manager on a way to go about…

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383 students from Tokarara Secondary School in the Nation’s Capital were among a total of 75,000 grade 10 students from around the country to sit their grade 10 Written Expression examination yesterday. The school’s Deputy Principal Mr Jennor Taniwui said that although disruption to classes brought about by the ongoing COVID19 pandemic is most likely to have had an effect on students’ preparedness for the written expression examination, they had prepared well. “Students need to have a continuous learning so that their mindset is fixed on what is being taught.” “With students having to miss out on classes for an…

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Schools students in the country will soon access a 24 hour educational television channel following a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Department of Education (NDOE) and Digicel Foundation PNG. Digicel PNG Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer Lorna McPherson stressed the importance of literacy as being the key to the development of the country. She said the partnership with NDOE is an opportunity for Digicel to be part of educating the vast population through this television channel. The Education Secretary Dr Uke Kombra said the platform is a step in the right direction as the…

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The lack of proper operational and housing facilities for police personnel throughout most of the Morobe Rural Division is a hindrance to effective policing efforts in the province, said Morobe Acting-Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector John Daviaga. Chief Inspector Daviaga said there are districts in the province which require separate police station facilities capable of catering for their vast populaces. “In Kabwum for example, officers are utilizing a small office space within the district office itself as the police station.” “There should be a stand-alone police building for each district big enough to attend to the needs of the citizens,…

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Police in Jiwaka have sought the assistance from the general public in the province to assist them in apprehending suspects involved in an a act of arson at the Kudjip Primary School recently. Jiwaka Provincial Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Gideon Kauke called on the community in Kudjip to assist them in the handing over of suspects responsible for the recent burning down of a classroom and school office building belonging to the Kudjip Primary School early hours of last Thursday. Reports from police say a double storey classroom with 25 computers in it was burnt down by arsonists whose identities…

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