Author: Augustine CHASLON

Registrations are now open for the RSPCA PNG inaugural Charity Golf Day scheduled for the 24th September, 2021. This four-person Ambrose event will be hosted at the Port Moresby Golf Club and team registration is K3, 000. RSPCA PNG Executive Assistant & Public Relations Karen Swale said business houses and individuals have been given the opportunity to sponsor a hole for K1, 000.00. “The fundraising drive is to raise money to cover the operational costs of the RSPCA’s Education and Adoption Programs”, said Karen. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals PNG Education program started in 2010…

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The annual Miss Madang Pageant, a prestigious fashion event in Madang is set to commence this year on the 24th July at the Madang Resort’s Haus Win Restaurant as was confirmed by Maureen Hill, a pioneer charity supporter and Philanthropists in PNG and Madang. Describing it as the Social Event of the year, Hill said the annual pageant will be introducing a male category which will now be called the ‘Mr & Miss Madang Pageant’ 2021. “We will be having the pageant again this year and we are happy to announce a new title to this event”, said Hill. Madang…

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The Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG (MPIP PNG) finally launched its local pageant on Thursday night at the Alibi Bar & Grill Restaurant Downtown after a year of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pageant has two main functions, the empowerment of women through education & mentoring which is done through the pageant and its scholarship fund and secondly the empowerment of women through economic activities and SME. MPIP PNG Chairperson Molly O’Rourke said MPIP PNG is a non-profit organization and therefore depends heavily on corporate and Government support to maintain the work of the pageant in the country.…

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High-toned DeeBee46 Rugby League Club from 9 mile in Port Moresby proved their class grabbing the top price of K2, 000 at the first-of-its-kind Korearu Cup Rugby Tournament hosted over the long weekend at kukipi in Gulf Province. They were crowned the overall winners after going undefeated in all their four rugby matches, followed by the TK Dogs from Konedobu with 12 points taking out K1, 000 cash price. The third placing went to KFaris Saukuru of 9 Mile with scored 11 points and the fourth place went to Black Brother’s picking up 8 points. The Korearu Cup Rugby 9’s…

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Digicel PNGs TVWAN was awarded the exclusive naming and branding rights by the PNG Fashion & Design Week Limited to their first ever virtual runway show for 2021 recently. Upon signing the agreement, Digicel’s Vice president and Chief Sales Officer Ms. Lorna McPherson said Digicel is very excited to support this initiative and fundamentally to support Papua New Guineans talents at the community level. “In this agreement signing Digicel TV agrees to provide a 60 minute airtime to broadcast the Virtual Runway Fashion Show 2021 next month”, said McPherson. PNG Fashion & Design Week Founder and Director, Mrs Janet Sios…

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PNG Fashion & Design Week received a boost sponsorship package of K10, 000 from the PHA Health Assurance Company Ltd for it’s first-ever Virtual Runway 2021. Founder & director of PNG Fashion & Design Week Janet Sios thanked the health company for coming on board and support our local designers in bringing out their culturally inspired designs. Sios said it is a very challenging time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they are grateful and want to acknowledge the PHA chairman Mr. Raj Juta and his team for this timely support.” “The production team has completed the filming of designers…

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Eight Oceania Sports Education Program (OSEP) trainers based at the National Sports Institute in Goroka held their consultation workshop this week as part of the program’s new strategic direction. The trainers took time to review the program and analyze their own performances in line with this new strategy. OSEP PNG Coordinator, Alurigo Ravusiro encouraged the National Sports Institute in Goroka to set itself as a leading institution for training and development in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific region as OSEP can provide that opportunity. “The Training Workshop in Goroka that the OSEP Trainers took part in is similar to…

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Voting for the Moresby North West By-Election began today and for the residents at Elevala/Lahara at Hanuabada so far has run smoothly. Voters turned up early as 7am to cast their votes. 63 year old long time residence at Elevala village, Dika Ravini said for the past 40 years living in Hanuabada, he has not seen any change in the village but he is hoping and confident that the candidate that he has voted for will bring change to the village this time around. He says he is only hoping to see the youths in the community go to school…

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19 year old Papua New Guinean Muay Thai fighter based in Brisbane Australia settled his fears after knocking out his more experienced opponent Bailey Probert in a tightly contested fight to claim the win in his fifth fight at the Banana Bender Pub Sunshine Coast. “This was one of my toughest fights ever. I had to be on high alert during this fight as my opponent Bailey was taller and used his height to his advantage”, said Joshua Lester. Joshua said his opponent was an experienced fighter who won five of his six fights so far but was unfortunate enough…

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PNG Air has come onboard as the Official Airline Carrier for the PNG Fashion & Design Week in a one year partnership deal. Acting Chief Commercial Officer, Nancy Nakikus said as Papua New Guineans people’s choice airline, PNG Air flies to more than 20 destinations around the country connecting people, business and industries and supporting the growth of the economy. “And it is with great pleasure that PNG Air now announces our partnership with PNG Fashion & Design Week as the Official Airline Carrier of the platform as of 2nd June 2021”, said Nakikus. PNG Air recognizes the role that…

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