Author: Emmanuel MAIPE

Unfortunately, there will be no AFL National Championships as planned for this year, instead the Papua New Guinea (PNG) AFL Commission has opted to hosting only the Regional Selection Trails to select new up and coming talents to form the senior men’s and women’s national teams. AFL PNG Senior Football Operations Manager, Mr. Rex Leka, told PNG HAUSBUNG that the decision had to be made to switch to the region selections because of the cost factor surrounding the event. “This is because for the regionals, it will be much easier for athletes to get to the centers to participate, and…

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The National Government’s next phase of the relief support for the affected business houses from the Black Wednesday riots will be in the form of concessional loans for the restocking and rebuilding exercise, but government has been asked to reconsider its decision on this. This is because most of these business houses cannot be getting any further loans at a time like this, especially when they have the burden of repaying their other existing loans. The President of the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry (POMCCI), Mr. Rio Fiocco told PNG HAUSBUNG that the second batch relief support initial…

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The illegal settlers residing on the three portions of land belonging to Nambawan Super Limited (NSL) at Bush Wara in 9 Mile just outside the city of Port Moresby have less than 120 days to voluntarily vacate the lands or be forced to move out. It was announced today that an eviction notice was issued last month on Tuesday March 12th following a refreshed court order that was issued by the courts to NSL, which kick started the 120 day grace period that will end on Wednesday July 10th, 2024. NSL Chairman Mr. Reg Monagi said the court order grants…

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The 2024 Regional Talent ID Carnival has started this school term holiday with the Southern Region the first to host theirs for the National Capital District (NCD) and Central province on Saturday, 06th April at the Murray Barracks oval, Port Moresby. The ID Carnival will be hosted in all four regions from Southern, Northern, Highlands to the New Guinea Islands (NGI) by the AFL Talent Academy Team. The Carnivals will involve match- play and testing events as the AFL PNG Academy search for the next wave of talented players to join the Academy Programs across Papua New Guinea (PNG). The…

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The MS Nautica expeditionary vessel with tourists from the United States of America (USA) on board docked for the first time in Port Moresby city recently after its visit to three other ports in the pacific region. Following its docking at port early in the morning of Good Friday 26th March, over 400 tourists disembarked from the vessel and stepped off onto Port Moresby for a half- day tour around the city. The tourists embarked on a journey through Port Moresby, visiting unique sites that showcased the diverse beauty of the city. From the greenery of Port Moresby Nature Park…

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The country’ consumer watchdog, the Independent Consumer and Competitions Commission (ICCC) has announced the retail price of fuel will decrease this month starting today; however, the decrease is just a slight decrease from the retail fuel price from last month. For the fuel retail prices for Port Moresby city, it’s K4. 66 per liter for petrol, K4. 39 per liter for diesel and K4.05 per liter for kerosene. That’s a 1 toea decrease for petrol, 2 toea decrease for kerosene, and 11 toea decrease for diesel from last month’s retail fuel prices. The Port Moresby retail fuel prices for March…

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The Minister for International Trade and Investment has made it clear to the Australian Government that Papua New Guinea (PNG) will not be part of PACER Plus, alluding to trade imbalances between the two countries. Minister Richard Maru made that known in a recent meeting with the new Australian High Commissioner to PNG, His Excellency John Feakes, stating that PNG is not interested due to the unfavorable trade arrangement with Australia. The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations or PACER Plus is a regional development-centred trade agreement designed to support Pacific island countries to become more active partners in, and…

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The government has finally released the first batch of relief funds for the businesses affected during the Black Wednesday riots with City Pharmacy Limited (CPL) the first recipient. After over two months of waiting following the announcement of the relief assistance by the prime minister, the government started the disbursement yesterday, Friday 05th April, and CPL being a prominent player in the retail sector and one of the severely hit businesses, received the first installment of financial assistance to commence its wage support program. This program aims to bolster affected businesses and safeguard jobs in the aftermath of the looting…

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Footy fans in Port Moresby won’t have to wait much longer for the 2024 AFL Season to kick off because it’s all set for this weekend. The President of the Port Moresby AFL (POMAFL) Association, Mr. Douglas Lai has confirmed with PNG Hausbung that the MoniPlus 2024 Port Moresby AFL Season is scheduled to commence tomorrow, Saturday 06th April 2024. “The Port Moresby AFL Season is starting with the Lightning 12 A Side tomorrow at the Colts Oval,” President Lai said. “This is the preseason and will run full day tomorrow with the round robin format, with the grand final…

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Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) will no longer be doing business with Puma Energy in terms receiving the supply of diesel and JET A1 fuel to support its mining operations. This after the mining company made a strategic decision to discontinue its utilization of Puma Energys fuel supply in Tabubil, Western province due to the prolonged inability of Puma to provide consistent diesel and JET A1 supply and fulfill its contractual obligations. The move comes despite OTML making efforts to work constructively with Puma to resolve the supply matter, even offering to purchase the fuel facilities in Tabubil. However, Pumas…

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