Author: Dickson Guina Jr

On this day, two Hall of Famers were born, Nathan Friend set up one of the most spectacular tries of all time and Great Britain suffered a massive defeat at the hands of the Kangaroos. 1902 Hall of Fame forward Vic Armbruster was born near Ballina on the NSW North Coast. Armbruster was one of the best of the many NSW players to head to Queensland in the 1920s. He was 20 when he won selection for NSW in the only interstate clash of 1922. A tall second-rower, Armbruster settled in Toowoomba in 1924, and made an immediate impact on his new…

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The Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) Commander, Major General Gilbert Toropo, on Friday signed the all-important Gateway Accord, wrapping up a very successful 2021 Commander of Defence Force (CDF) Retreat in Port Moresby.    The signing saw the PNGDF Senior Leadership Team (SLT) declare their commitment to continue to actively execute Defence reform through effective, transparent, and courageous leadership. Commander Toropo explained that the two and a half days Retreat was to charter a way forward for the PNGDF through the restructure, plus good leadership, and guidance from leaders in the force. “In any organization, without planning and direction, the organization…

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Polling has just started for Team 25/Ward 7 for the Moresby North West By Election. This is for people living in the Murray Barracks and surrounding areas. Presiding officer, Nelson Moffe gave the opening remarks to the people that gathered to cast their votes and had them hold a minutes silence in Memory of the Late Sir Mekere Morauta before having the officials announce the serial numbers of the ballot papers as well as the outer seal serial numbers for the ballot boxes. Meanwhile, strict COVID-19 measures are being followed with voters encouraged to practice social distancing, hand sanitizing and…

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PORT MORESBY, NCD, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in Papua New Guinea have expressed concern over the unilateral review and renegotiation by PNG Power Limited (PPL) of existing contracts and contractually agreed pricing to supply power to the grid. David Burbidge, Chair of the IP3 Industry Group for Independent Power Producers, sees the role of IPPs to work in partnership with PNG Power to deliver affordable and reliable power to the grid and therefore to end-users and customers. “The intention of the Utility to renegotiate the price defined in a contract is problematic for IPPs; it will also…

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