Author: Christine KILDI

The East New Britain (ENB) Rugby League Competition will host a Fan Day tomorrow at the Queens Park in Rabaul East New Britain Province for players, sponsors and fans to meet and interact with each other. Fans and supporters of the eight teams; Tailili Bay Warriors, Rabaul Brothers, Tavui Giants, Bala Bulldogs, Matupit Sea Eagles, SSM Dolphins, Reimber Pythons and North Raiders are invited to be part this event that aims to get fans to know their players up close and personal and also for players to interact and build a good relationship with the ENB Community. President of the…

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National Pandemic Deputy Controller Dr Daoni Esorom is calling on every Papua New Guinean to get vaccinated which is the only tool that can protect anybody from COVID-19 and the Delta Variant. He makes this call as the nation records its first COVID-19 Delta variant case. A 60-year-old man from the Philippines was confirmed with the Delta variant this morning in Port Moresby and he is now in isolation at the Pacific International Hospital. The man is a captain of a cargo ship that left the Philippines last month. Meanwhile, the government is yet to release new measures, however the…

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This just in, PNG HAS recorded its first case of the Delta variant of COVID-19. A 60 year old man from the Philippines has been confirmed with the delta variant this morning in Port Moresby and he is now in isolation at the Pacific International Hospital. The man is a captain of a cargo ship that left Philippines last month. Keep following the covid-19 protocols and listen in to this station or follow the PNG Hausbung website for more on this story.

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700 PNG Red Cross staff and 1,275 community health workers from 13 provinces in PNG will benefit from Personal Protective Equipments including masks and hand sanitizers which were kindly donated by The Coca Cola Foundation. The Coca Cola Foundation which is the international philanthropic arm of the Coca Cola Company recently announced a grant of K350, 000 to The Australian Red Cross to procure PPEs for PNG Red Cross staff and Community Health workers. This donation is expected to enable Red Cross staff and health workers to support and deliver COVID-19 public Health messaging and information to an additional 30,000…

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Assistant Commissioner to Police (ACP) NCD/Central Anthony Wagambie Jnr said there has been marked improvement with public safety around the notorious Erima area following the constant deployment of Police during peak hours in the morning and late afternoons. “The deployment of police is consistent and will remain consistent.” He said his office is now working closely with the PNG China Association to have the CCTV cameras installed at certain crime hot areas within the Erima. “My office is working towards having CCTV Cameras installed however, we will need NCDC to cooperate with us and grant certain approvals and we also…

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Only 56 staff of the NCD Provincial Health Authority (NCD PHA) were vaccinated against COVID-19 out of 591 staff as of Friday the 21st of May. The NCD COVID-19 Vaccination roll out started last Friday and it has been one week with only a handful of frontline workers volunteering to be vaccinated. NCD PHA Acting CEO Mr Ken Wai confirmed these statistics and expressed his disappointment over the reluctancy displayed by the frontline health workers who are supposed to be the first ones to be vaccinated in order to work with the general public during this pandemic. He said he…

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The President for the UPNG Student Representative Council (SRC) Bradley Yombon Copio is calling on the UPNG School of Medicine and Health Sciences to rectify a circular that was put out yesterday which infringed on student rights for those students who opted not to receive the AstraZeneca Vaccine. The Circular was signed by the Executive Dean, Professor Nakapi Tefuarani and the Deputy Dean Academic Professor John Vince, clearly instructing students to choose between getting vaccinated to continue their studies at the Medical Faculty or stream to another course at the main campus if they refused the vaccine. SRC President Bradley…

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A man believed to be from Goilala, was brutally murdered early hours this morning at Koki in Port Moresby by two unknown men who were also captured on CCTV footage while committing the crime. The CCTV footage shows two bush knife-wielded men attacking the deceased in a merciless and brutal manner while he tried to get away to his safety. Police were deployed to the scene as early as 4am to ease tensions among relatives while attending to the crime scene. NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Gideon Ikumu said this could be a payback killing, however police will get more details once…

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A female student attending Port Moresby Institute of Matriculation Studies has warned her female counterparts to be extra cautious and avoid the “notorious Gordon’s area” after she was mugged at the bus stop this week while on her way to school, leaving her in a state of great shock. The student who wishes to remain anonymous is still traumatized after the ordeal; however, she wanted to share her experience with other females commuting through the Gordon’s area to be on the lookout. She was attacked just as she got off bus 15 to transit from Gordon’s to 5mile where her…

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The 29-year East Sepik man who allegedly killed his own two sons on Tuesday this week at Morata 1 in NCD is still in police custody awaiting charges to be laid against him. The suspect Dave Benjamin Gau was this week arrested for the alleged murder of his sons; 5-year-old Shane and 2-year-old Ethan after an argument with his wife. NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Gideon Ikumu told this newsroom this morning that they are now waiting for a psychiatric to assess the suspect’s state of mind before any decision to charge him. “What kind of charges and whether those charges will…

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