Author: Nigel-Francis MADO

The Office of Censorship [OC] and Media Niugini L.T.D [EMTV], today signed an agreement of co-sponsorship for the popular talent identification programme, Vocal Fusion. This will be the ninth season in the franchise and the Office of Censorship is proud to officially commit to co-sponsoring the programme. Chief Censor, Mr. Jim Abani today stated that it was an important occasion as it not only signified the signing of a co-sponsorship agreement but also a positive step to the censorship of indecent content on all platforms. The OC is adamant on Awareness & Advocacy and the TV station will boost their…

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The pressure is on for the New South Wales Blues as they look to climb themselves out of a 1-0 deficit to level the series tonight when they go head to head with rookie Queensland coach Billy Slaters’ Maroons. The Maroons are 1 up against the Blues, meaning they could put the series to bed if they beat the Blues tonight. Meanwhile, here in the capital, we went around asking who would take away the spoils tonight and also by what margin. Some fans’ opinions on tonight’s games outcome;

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Never has the country been united as they watched their beloved team battle it out on the pitch with a strong, powerhouse rugby league nation like Fiji. The brave Kumuls, being on the back foot in most of the stats except the score-line, made a bold statement last night bringing down giant slayers, the Fiji Bati in a master class defensive exhibition at the Campbell Town Stadium in New South Wales. All over the country, citizens young and old were saddened that veteran David Mead has moved on from representative footy but rejoiced at the outcome of his final match.…

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Businessman and party leader for Future of PNG Party Dr. Sergey Mosin pledged to the residents of Air Niugini village at 6 mile in Port Moresby that he will work towards boosting job employment and improve standard of living by lifting the minimum wage should he be mandated by the people of Moresby North-East this election. Dr. Mosin said this week during his mini-rally to outline his plans for the Moresby North East Electorate. He said that in order to do this, a lot effort will be needed to address this issues. He said that even though there is still…

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The people of 9 mile outside Port Moresby were in full traditional gear and excitement to celebrate the opening of the Saivara Market at 9mile. NCD Governor, Powes Parkop and Moresby North-East member John Kaupa, today officially opened the market in front of a cheerful crowd, mostly mothers from 9 mile. Mr. Kaupa said that this was a momentous occasion as the cries for the people have now been heard. While on stage, Mr. Kaupa spoke of many issues, one was the rumours of the settlements eviction. The settlers of the Saivara and Bushwara settlements were assured by the seating…

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Preparations for National General Elections in the Milne Bay Province is in its final stages, says Milne Bay Police Boss, Superintendent Peter Barkie. He said that right now their focus is to organize three main groups of security personnel that will be deployed into the 4 districts of the province. “There will be 3 groups of security personnel operating in unison to ensure the safety of civilians and Electoral Commission workmen and women,” Barkie said. The 3 groups of security personnel will comprise of the following; The Command & Logistics Team, who will be based in all the police stations…

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Women empowerment, urban settlement issues and a prolonged SME program are some key issues that will need to be addressed should he be mandated by the people of the Moresby North-East electorate, says candidate Carl Okuk. Speaking to the people of Kanage St., Mr. Okuk outlined his plans for the people of 6mile, stating that housing would be priority as most of the people living along the street have been living there for more than 20 – 30 years. As part of this plan, Mr. Okuk policy is to push for communal ownership for housing. “We will push to sign…

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On the eve of round 9 of the Digicel Cup, more excitement is brewing. The Kimbe Cutters will be out to prove a point when they take on the Goroka Lahanis at home this weekend. With a record of 2/8 games this season, they will come out firing. Meanwhile over in East New Britain, competition leaders, the Agmark Rabaul Gurias will be looking to bounce back after the devastating upset loss to the Kroton Hela Wigmen when they take on the JPG Waghi Tumbe. The PRK Gulf Isou will be travelling to Mt. Hagen on Sunday to take on the…

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The Jacks of PNG and Local clothing brand, the Chauka Ya clothing collection, today commemorated one year of collaboration together which also culminated in the launch of a new clothing  by the same designer, Cynthia Hisawaii. The Chauka Ya! Clothing collection was launched last year, and according to the representative of the designer and elder sister of Ms. Hisawaii, Gillian Torie, they are proud for celebrating one year of collaboration with the Jack’s of PNG. Ms.Torie, also added the significance of the collection, as it stands to represent the wearers own distinctive personality and adds to promote self-awareness. She said…

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As one group of minorities in the world, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex [LGBTQI+] community is the most marginalized in the world. From all walks of life and societies around the world, many people tend to base their perspective of people on face value. As the saying goes “Never judge a book by it’s cover,” many people around the world tend to judge people based on outward appearances, job titles, social standings, sexual preference e.t.c. and for 50 years, people around the world have been trying their best to breakdown this ideology. The Embassy of The United States…

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