Author: Augustine CHASLON

The East Coast Football Club (ECFC), a newly established soccer club based here in Port Moresby will be hosting their first ever Corporate Fundraising Dinner at the Lamana Hotel Grecian Ballroom on Thursday 9th September to raise much needed funds for the club and its’ activities. Managing Director and President of the East Coast Football Club, Mr Shannon Andrew said this Corporate Fundraising Dinner is intended to raise funds for the 2021 – 2022 Soccer team registration and association activities, culture and educational programs within the club, academy programs for kids under 10 years and the 2021 ECFC Annual Charity…

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As part of their efforts to kick start their Community Service program, the boys from the Stagajah Band took the initiative to donate 3 acoustic guitars and K500 cash from the proceeds of their recent concert to the Cheshire Disability Services PNG in Port Moresby on Wednesday this week. Stagajah Band Songwriter and Rapper Gaiix said this initiative came about when the group decided to come together to give back to the community. He said the group has been in the music industry for over seven years now and it was only fitting that they did some donations for a…

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Solomon Islands hit band Dezine, a band made up of brothers and close friends who rose to fame in 2009 are currently working on two new tracks; Magic and Lesu Maim which will be released for their fans very soon. The Dezine band is well known across the Pacific and have toured Papua New Guinea, Australia, Marshall Islands, Guam, Indonesia and Vanuatu to host concerts. The band was started by a group of kids namely Urban Rhyme, Ezikeel, JahBoy, Jaro Local, Mi Santana and Sean Rii. “When we were little, our uncle Jacko used to force us to sing and…

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An official Live Launching of ‘Africa Celebrates Phumi Maduna’ was officially launched over the weekend signifying a breakthrough on the all-male dominated genre of Reggae Music. The Live Launching brought together all women in the Reggae Music movement from the entire African continent and abroad including Papua New Giunea’s very own sensational music artist ‘Danielle’. Sister Phumi Maduna, who is the first African woman to venture into the genre of Reggae said the focus of the whole movement is to promote and empower women in Reggae. “I feel so great and I feel so proud for all the women in…

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SRC President of Divine Word University (DWU) and the only female president to be on the leadership team for this academic year Ms Phillie Julai said there are a lot of differences and competitions within the universities which has to stop in order for them to work together for betterment of this country. The president was speaking at the MOU signing on Sunday 22nd August at the UPNG SRC Office by the tertiary institutions which included University of Papua New Guinea as the hosting university, University of Goroka, University of Technology, University of Natural Resources & Environment, Pacific Adventist University…

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the Student Representative Council (SRC) Presidents of the University of Papua New Guinea, University of Technology, Pacific Adventist University, Divine Word University, IBS University and the University of Goroka at the UPNG SRC Office on Sunday 22nd of August. UPNG SRC President Mr. Bradley Yombon-Copio said the main purpose of the MOU is to have an understanding and agreement in place for state institutions as well as private and church run institutions to work in partnership for future activities such as student exchange programs, sporting activities, academic activities like debates and most…

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Young multi-talented singer and songwriter Sean Rii from the Solomon Islands has just released his latest single ‘Chu Chu’ and the song has reached over 100K views on YouTube in its’ first week of release. Sean Rii said the song was inspired by watching online videos and especially with so many remixes blowing up, he wanted to produce a vibe that everyone could enjoy. “I was so happy that the song has had such a great feedback thanks to a really strong fan base here in Papua New Guinea,” said Sean Rii. Meanwhile on Tiktok, users have joined in the…

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The School of Natural & Physical Sciences (SNPS) at the University of Papua New Guinea hosted its’ Science Fair on Wednesday at the Main Lecture Theatre and the Science Blocks. With the theme ‘Promoting Sustainable Solutions Through Scientific Research & Innovations’, the seven strands in the Science Field set up information booths displaying projects, conducting experiments and showing results of their research for those who attended. SNPS SRC representative, Miss Ryna Asiba said the Science fair is an important event to be held because it shows that Papua New Guineans are capable of coming up with ground breaking inventions and…

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The Bumpy Track Band of Laksbay in Kavieng, New Ireland Province was first formed by William Gurumang and Timothy Toketa and the youths from Lakurumau village in Kavieng District back in the year 2000. William and Timothy are now in their forties but their interest in music started off in the late 90s. The band was inspired by other local bands like Azzimba, Dirty Beggars, Barike and local artists like K-Dumen and Anslom. “Mostly it was Papua New Guinea musicians and how the music evolution was changing throughout the years that has had a great influence on our music,” said…

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The University of Papua New Guinea East New Britain Students Association will be hosting a mini fundraiser from 9am to 4pm today at the Stop & Shop Central Waigani carpark. Association President Mr Ezra Kereku said this mini fundraiser will help host the East New Britain Night which in turn will help the association raise funds for their end of year election awareness and book drive project back in the province. Mr. Kereku said the aim this year is to carry out two projects, a Book Drive Project which is a continuation of the book donation drive that started in…

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