Author: Kollin TAUGAMU

The Lae Snax Tigers created history this afternoon at the Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby when they added yet another Digicel Cup title to the club’s winning history thus crushing the JPG Waghi Tumbe’s dreams of a historic Grand Final win. The boys from Asa Sumba land came out in the first half with a mindset on winning and did not waste time in bagging the side’s only three tries in the first half which saw them walk away with their 4th championship title since entering the Digicel Cup in 2013. 3 minutes into the first half,…

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The Digicel Cup Awards last night saw sponsors, players, team officials, supporters and invited guests gather at the Oil Search National Football Stadium to witness the awards presentation. Mr Tsandis Saka, Chairman of the PNGRFL thanked everyone who had been a part of the process in making the Digicel Cup to be what it is today and paid homage to leaders past and present who have contributed to the development of the game in one way or another. Mr Saka also thanked the major sponsors Digicel Group who have been supporting the game for 11 years now and said that…

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Kupun Wisil, brother of Pacific Sprint Queen Toea Wisil says that his decision to join the JPG Whagi Tumbe coaching staff this season has truly paid off and he is excited at the prospects of a 2021 premiership win for his home team this coming Sunday. The athletics turned rugby league trainer has been working behind the scenes with coaching staff from a few other Digicel Cup franchises since 2013 with the most prevalent club being the Lae Snax Tigers rugby league club where he spent a total of seven years playing supporting roles to the coaching staff there. Wisil…

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The JPG Waghi Tumbe rugby league team from Jiwaka Province have created history by winning the preliminary finals with a 31-16 win over a seasoned PRK Mendi Muruks side thus booking the last spot and their first ever Digicel Cup Grand Final with a thrilling performance at the Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby. The boys from Jiwaka took to the field with a hunger and determination for a Grand Final spot and their efforts have proved that they are Grand Final ready come next weekend. In a display of tremendous footy from the Joe Frank led side,…

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Dr Yalinu Poya who has just recently graduated from the University of Glasgow in Scotland says that the journey is not quite over yet for her. This incredible young woman who has over the years stamped her name as a renowned Chemist on the world stage with her very high achievements in the field of Chemistry, says there is no time to retreat or to be complacent now. What started off as a dream at 12 years of age back in her hometown in Lae, Morobe Province has now brought her across the world, pursuing studies in the subject she…

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The Grand Final of the 2021 Vice Chancellors Cup was called off after half time by the organizing committee due to the place getting dark and the status of the supporters this evening at the UPNG Rugby Oval. This prompted the games committee to call off the second half of the grand final playoffs between the UPNG Pythons and the Unitech Spartans. Mr. Max Andrew from the Vice Chancellor’s Cup Organizing Committee said that due to the place getting dark and the nature of the surroundings, the match had to be called off with no further advise as to whether…

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The IBS University (IBSU) has come on board this years’ Vice Chancellors (VC) Cup which is into its’ second day of competition today at the University of Papua New Guinea. The SRC President of IBSU Mr Henao Trudi said that it is a way forward for the newly established university to be a part of such tournaments like the Vice Chancellor’s Cup as it will further create dialogue between the university and the rest of their counterparts from the other universities. He said the avenue will be a great platform for IBSU to work in partnership with fellow students from…

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Church Without Walls International (CWWI) hosted its’ first major fundraiser by way of a Gospel Concert on Saturday 22nd August at The Salvation Army Roy Bungay Memorial Hall in Boroko, Port Moresby. The ministry which is an outreach arm of the North Port Moresby United Church Circuit is currently raising funds so that they can build a church building where they can conduct their meetings. Reverend Jack Moha who is the Lead Pastor of the ministry said that they have been renting a space at the Country Women’s Association located at 3 Mile to conduct their meetings since the ministry…

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40-year-old Steven Allent Pugla from the Tepoka tribe in Dei District of Western Highlands Province is the epitome of success that comes about through sheer hard work, commitment and determination towards achieving set goals. The Grade 10 dropout who is now an Auditor at the Department of Finance & Auditor General’s Office (AGO) said that it has been quite a long and challenging journey since and every experience he has been through has prepared him for this moment in his life. Last month, Pugla graduated from the University of Papua New Guinea with a Bachelors Degree in Public Finance and…

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Mr. Albert Yaro, Village Chief and Councilor for the Mendpoh tribe of Sol village in Southern Highlands Province has recently been diagnosed with Prostatic Adenocarcinoma or simply put, Prostate Cancer and therefore needs urgent medical treatment in the Philippines. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Many prostate cancers grow slowly and are confined to the prostate gland, where they may not cause serious harm. However, while some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or even no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. Mr. Yaro is fortunate enough to…

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