Author: Katrina ANGELI

The Divine Word University Eastern Highlands Students Association in Madang recently hosted an appeal to help families of those suffering from Covid-19 back in their home province in Goroka. The appeal program which took place last week Saturday was organised by Mr. Awaso Peter, a final year Mathematics and Computer Science student who said that the program was aimed at helping families and loved ones back at home who are currently battling the Covid-19 pandemic. “We the students came up with this initiative a couple of weeks back where we decided to do a wheelbarrow push collecting money starting from…

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Grade 10 students in Goroka, Eastern Highlands are among 74,000 plus students sitting their first paper in the Grade 10 national examinations nationwide, despite a provincial lock down in place due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the province. Eastern Highlands Governor Peter Numu and the Provincial COVID-19 Controller John Gimiseve announced on the weekend that the lock down which begun today will continue till 26th October to minimize high COVID-19 surge in the province that has spread to all eight districts in the province killing many people. Principal of Goroka Secondary, Mr. Peter Hasu, said the Department of…

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Warangoi Secondary School in East New Britain Province, will be launching two projects that will take place this year. This includes the launching of a new school truck worth K155, 000 as well as two school policy books created by both the Principal and the Deputy Principal of the school. According to School Principal, Mrs. Naomi Vuvu, the first policy book is titled BMP which stands for Behavioral Management Policy (BMP) and the second policy book is called SLIP which is the School Improvement Plan Policy. Mrs Vuvu said that both books will serve its’ purpose on shaping the school…

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Karkar Secondary School in Madang Province, yesterday received a cheque sum of K100, 000 plus a total of eighty computers from the Madang Governor, Sir Peter Yama, as part of his commitment towards helping the school. The money was presented to the Principal of Karkar Secondary, Mr. Jeremiah Buza at the Governor’s office within the Sir Bato Bultin Building. According to Yama, the money presented was a promise made to the students and staff of Karkar Secondary when he visited Karkar Island for the Provincial Executive Council meeting. “This is the K100, 000 I promised the school when I went…

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The DWU Alumni Madang Chapter hosted their first meeting last week Saturday at the Madang Star International Hotel Conference Room. The agendas of the meeting included fundraisings, membership fees and annual activity plans to be hosted and planned by the members of the Chapter. Secretary of the DWU Alumni Madang Chapter, Rex Sos, said that the first meeting followed right after the executive members were elected to run the Chapter. Sos said that the executives met to discuss in-house issues before the first general meeting took place. “We the executives sat down to discuss a number of in-house issues before…

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‘Children by choice and not by chance’ is the mission statement made by Marie Stopes PNG in line with the World Contraceptive Day that is set to take place this Sunday. This announcement was made yesterday during a press conference organised by Marie Stopes. Marie Stopes Country Director, Dr. David Ayres, said that the purpose for the celebrations is to raise awareness about the World Contraceptive Day and the importance of contraception aimed to help youths, men and women of reproductive age. Ayres stressed that these people have the right to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.…

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The Central and NCD Students Association of Divine Word University recently donated bags of clothing to the people of Uya Community, Ward 13 of Astrolabe Bay LLG, Rai Coast District in Madang Province. President of the Association, Mr Nicholas Kaita, said that this was one of the club’s main objectives for this year which was to give back to one of the many communities in Madang. “This was an initiative taken by us the students to give back to the people as a way of saying thank you for the beautiful institution and the province in which we are getting…

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Divine Word University will be hosting its Diversity Night tomorrow at the DWU campus hosted by the DWU SRC committee. The theme for this year’s Diversity Night is ‘Unite and share the language of love through the true spirit of independence.’ The annual event is a pre-independence celebration which leads up to the Independence Day. This event is about students from the twenty-two provinces showcasing their diverse cultures through their traditions and cultures. The event consists of two representatives each, a male and female who are selected to represent their province. SRC President, Phillie Julai, said that, as for this…

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PNG Fashion Week and Glow Boutique recently hosted a press conference in preparation for the upcoming NGCB Paradise Runway which is set to take place on the 18th of this month at the Hilton Hotel. A total of eleven designers were nominated to take part in this year’s first runway show. These designers who are both in the emerging and established category include Heai Ugava, Dylan Yaruso, Natasha Tamanabae, Cynthia Chapman, Elizabeth Omeri, Anna Amos, Wandid Korimbo, Tabu Pelei Warupi, Melinda Poksen, Naomi Tom and Kenny Ng. During the conference, the designers were presented with incentives including vouchers from a…

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“Promoting Access to Quality Education and Training for All” is the theme for this year’s ENB Education Expo which will be held at the Catholic Diocesan Hall, Vunapope, which started today and up till Thursday 9th of September. The expo is targeted for all schools in the province including non-school leavers and the general public. The event is hosted by the Education Division under the East New Britain Provincial Administration. Chairlady of the ENB Education Expo, Ruth Coplen, said that in previous years, the expo was targeted for mainly grade 10’s and 12’s, however, has changed this year because, there…

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