Author: Nigel-Francis MADO

Sad news out of Morata in the city of Port Moresby this week with reports of the discovery of the body of a young man found at the huge swamp area. According to Waigani Police Station Commander, Inspector Bill Werake, the deceased was a 20 year old from East Sepik province. The inspector said the death was not reported at the station, and the family was advised to report to Homicide at Boroko. During the heavy downpour two days ago, the youth went missing and the family of the young man have been on the look-out for him. Werake went…

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The Bougainville Policing Service is looking to continue to implement its 5 year strategic development plan this year, after getting the go ahead from the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. The BPS Commander in Chief, DCP Francis Tokura has advised that based on the strategic plan that was put forward last year for implementation, one of the key focus areas will be to focus on building the capacity of the BPS. “This is one of the major shortfall they are currently working towards and will be partly addressed by the recruitment exercise being conducted by the RPNGC.” He highlighted that…

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The message that upcoming dancehall artist, Brigante is looking to share with the world after his breakout single “Dutty Stop” took to the air last year, is fast becoming an earworm. David Jnr Wardman Bernard also known as Brigante is an upcoming Reggae, Dancehall artist whose style resonates with that of his Idols, Sean Paul, Vybez cartel and many others. David says this form of music is all about pushing love and the importance of not losing self and being true to one’s self. “It’s all about sharing the love, being themselves and not forgetting who they truly are.” Unlike…

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The Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in the Nation’s capital observed the Feast St. Francis De Sales, the Patron Saint of writers and Journalists in a small but significant meeting this morning. The Feast of St. Francis De Sales, which falls every year before Pentecost, was a celebration of Francis De Sales, a very important man in the world of Catholicism, who was an ardent Journalist, emphasizing most of his writings on impartiality and value to help guide people spiritually. Host of the event, Fr. Ambrose Pereira, Secretary of the CBC Commission on Social…

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One of the biggest challenge being faced with schools today is the shortage of resource material that is needed in Classrooms. Principle of the Gerehu Secondary School, Besoko Aguna has brought to light the struggle faced by many teachers around the country. “The Curriculum has changed, the school structure has changed but the information is still being sourced from the OBE Curriculum.” He says with the current Standard Based Education Curriculum, they have only received the syllabus but without the Resource Material for students with most of the information still being extracted from the Outcome Based Education curriculum. “With the…

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The Gerehu Secondary School in the nation’s capital has advised that for this year, thanks to the Government Tuition Fee Subsidy (GTFS), they will not be charging any project fees for parents. School principal, Mr. Besoko Aguna stated that the Ministry of Education has already made it clear that all public schools will be paid the GTFS, and adds that this may differ from school to school whether or not they would like to charge project fees. Aguna said for Gerehu though, they will not be imposing any form of project fees. “For our students, they are just waiting for…

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Although she missed out on the 2022 Women’s Rugby League World Cup last year, Papua New Guinea’s female rugby league star, 25 year old Gemma Schnaubelt, is gearing up for a thriller 2023 BMD Premiership Season. Regardless of her busy schedule, she was kind enough to have a chat and discuss about her playing career in recent years. Currently signed with the Norths Devils Women’s Team, Gemma is juggling her work as a full time Recruitment Consultant with studying, while at the same time, making time available for training which can sometimes be a hassle, but she maintains that she…

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A Senior Officer in the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary has spoken out on many internal command & control and disciplinary issues and external law & order issues within the constabulary. The officer has called for like-minded officials to rethink and re-engineer intervention strategies to address law & order issues. “At the outset, all law & order issues must have a holistic approach; meaning the entrenched ill-discipline problems at all levels within the Commissioner of Police’s command & control value chain are manifesting in the public domain.” After deep analysis of Engan Governor, Peter Ipatas’s statements in parliament last week…

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The National Capital District Boxing Association in partnership with Raka Boxing will be hosting the NCD Boxing Trials which will commence on 28th and 29th of this month. This is for selections for team NCD to take part in the 2023 PNG Games. Head Coach for Team NCD Boxing and PNG champion of the Light weight division in the 61.5kg, Kauko Raka Junior said currently there are 9 clubs set to take part in the event. “We are expecting more clubs to join in the next couple of days. We are hoping it will be a big event and we…

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Police Recruitment is set to close at the end of the week, over 26, 000 people have applied for a spot in the 500 regular spaces, along with the 60 Cadet spaces that are currently being advertised by the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary; however, many are inquisitive as to how the Police Force will screen and shortlist the mammoth number of applications. President of the National Doctors Association, Dr. James Naipao is one of those inquisitive ones and has given his take on what he believes should be done when approaching this. “My commentary as a citizen however, revitalization…

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