Author: Kollin TAUGAMU

Board Members of the PNGNRL Bid Project were sworn in this evening in an official swearing in ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in Port Moresby. Chairman of the PNGNRL Bid Project Mr Wapu Sonk said he is positive that the board will work well together in moving the agenda forward for a possible entry into the NRL by 2025. Board members sworn in by Deputy Chief Magistrate Samson Tatakali this evening included Mr Ian Tarutia, Mr Albert Veratau, Mr Stan Joyce, Mr Stanley Hondina as well as the Board Chairman Mr Wapu Sonk. The board held their first board…

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Finalists for the 2022 SP Sports Awards have been announced as of yesterday at the SP Brewery Head office in Port Moresby. A total of thirty-two finalists have made it through with winners of each category to be announced at the inaugural SP Sports Awards at Crowne Plaza Hotel on the 28th of this month. In addition, finalists have been identified under 11 categories with a People’s Choice Award to be presented to the finalist with the highest number of votes. President of the PNG Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanicura congratulated all the finalists for working hard throughout the year…

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Friends of the PNG Red Cross Society (PNGRCS), staff and volunteers together with their families gathered yesterday at the Taurama Beach to celebrate the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in recognition of the work and support being put forward by staff and volunteers globally. The theme for the celebrations this year is #BeHumanKind and with that the PNGRCS is driving the message of kindness to fellow human beings through little acts of kindness and the celebrations yesterday contributed towards sharing kindness. PNGRCS together with its’ movement partners from the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International…

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The Moni Plus NCDC Port Moresby Vipers have opened up their 2022 Digicel Cup quest with their first win at the Santos National Football Stadium yesterday paving way for a great season ahead. Although the Vipers took on an easy 22-8 win over the Mt Hagen Eagles, coach Joe Sipa said there is still room for more improvement as a few errors would have costed the game yesterday. “There were some mistakes we made throughout the game which nearly costed us our game but we went back to the drawing board and worked on our mistakes and completed our sets.”…

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The 2022 Digicel Cup Season will finally kick off this weekend as 12 franchise clubs go into their final preparations to take the field come Sunday 24th of April 2022. For the first time in three years, there will be a full 17 round season for the Digicel Cup this year and the PNG NRL Competition (PNGNRLC) in partnership with PNG Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) and their sponsors Digicel PNG and SP Brewery are looking forward to delivering a much bigger and better Digicel Cup competition. PNGNRLC Manager Mr Ora Gairo said all franchise clubs have completed most of the…

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The Allied Tradesmen, Construction and Mining Workers Union of PNG will be officially launching its’ establishment tomorrow at the Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium in Port Moresby. National General Secretary Mr Benjamin Trinity Yalo said the Union which was officially registered by the Office of the National Registrar on February 23 this year is mainly focused on serving and attending to the needs of the blue-collar workforce in the country which includes workers from the oil and gas and petroleum sectors. “The union was established recently under the industrial relations act of Papua New Guinea for workers in the mining…

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The 2022 Digicel Cup Franchise Managers Conference was hosted on Wednesday at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby with the theme of the Conference being “Taking the Game Higher.” A total of 11 Franchise Managers together with PNGRFL executives gathered to discuss and come up with better ways in which to manage and improve the quality and level of the country’s only semi-professional rugby league competition. The main highlights of the conference included the announcement of the Digicel Cup 5 Year Strategic Plan, the PNGRFL Banis Protocol for the Digicel Cup Competition as well as the new Organizational Structure for…

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The French Navy Patrol Boat “La Glorieuse” and the French Air Force aircraft “Gardian”, which both came from Noumea and stopped over in Port-Moresby at this occasion, participated a few days ago in a regional fisheries policing operation in the PNG Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This annual operation, called “Rai Balang”, is one of four annual regional monitoring control and surveillance operations aimed at stopping illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, in the Pacific. Led by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the timing of all surveillance exercises is a closely guarded secret involving FFA’s Regional Fisheries Surveillance Centre,…

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Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face on stage at the Oscars after the comic made a joke about the actor’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith. “Jada, can’t wait for GI Jane 2,” he said, in an apparent reference to her shaved hairdo – a result of the hair loss condition alopecia. Smith walked on stage and struck Rock before returning to his seat and shouting: “Keep my wife’s name out of your [expletive] mouth.” He later apologised to the Academy. In a tearful acceptance speech for best actor, he also said he wanted to apologise to all his fellow…

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The Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai has advised the people of Papua New Guinea that his office is now ready to deliver the 2022 National General Elections. Commissioner Sinai made this announcement following the approval of 7 new electorates by Prime Minister James Marape in Parliament on Tuesday. He said the Electoral Boundaries Commission (EBC) has been at work since last July to come up with the boundaries report and redistribution of electoral boundaries and further mentioned that the commission (EBC) is grateful to the Marape-Basil government for accepting the Electoral Boundaries Commission Recommendations and Maps (EBC Report). The new electorates…

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