Author: Kollin TAUGAMU

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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Member for Moresby South Mr Justin Tkatchenko yesterday presented new sets of rugby jerseys to the Moresby South Blacks ‘A’ Grade team as well as the Senior Women’s team at the Moresby South Stadium in Kaugere. The jerseys were presented ahead of the Southern Super League tournament which is set to commence in a few weeks’ time. Minister Tkatchenko highlighted that his office is placing emphasis on rugby league because it is a national sport that is loved by everyone from the villages, to the settlements as well as the urban areas. “Rugby league plays a huge role in the…

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The people of Central Province will now proudly boast of a unique and positive platform for its’ women thanks to Governor of Central Mr. Robert Agarobe. Mr. Agarobe was present at the APEC Haus last night for the official launch of the Miss Central Province Pageant also known as the Tiare Vavine Pageant. The pageant is an initiative of the governor to further enhance efforts towards promoting a new direction for Central Province with emphasis on the slogan ‘Doing it the Central way’. “Today a dream comes true for a small group of women who have a common passion and…

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Growing up in a settlement in Sabama, Port Moresby, Sebastian Pandia always had a dream that one day he would play international rugby. This dream held on to him throughout his childhood and although the ride was tough sometimes, Sebastian never at any one time let go of this dream. His rugby league career dates far back as 2005 when he was but a naïve young high school boy attending De La Salle Secondary School. At just 15 years of age, he made the under 19 team for Gulf West in the PRL competition and in the same year got…

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23-year-old Bonstein Igime from a mixed parentage of Simbu and Western Highlands Provinces today made his parents the proudest when he walked onto the podium to receive his university degree during the University of Papua New Guinea’s 66th Graduation Ceremony held at the Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium in Port Moresby. According to the youngster from Dom Kagul village in Simbu and Togoba in Hagen Central, the university degree has been seventeen years of sweat and blood on his parents’ part. For this reason, he dedicated the degree to both his parents as they are by right, the most important…

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Young boys and men living in and around the Gordons bus stop area have decided to come together as a team to fight against the negativity and chaos that has taken over the Gordons area especially where the main bus stop and shops are located. On Tuesday night, long time resident of Gordons Mr Willie Yogomin organised a community meeting at his residence along Lapwing Drive to discuss prevalent law and order issues currently affecting the community. In recent weeks, the Gordons suburb has attracted a lot of criticism from the general public. It has been noted as a notorious…

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