Author: PNG Haus Bung

The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) is pleased to announce the justification process by the Justification Committee (JC) which started in the 4th Quarter of 2020, to identify sports and endorse athletes and officials for the 11th Pacific Mini Games has been completed. Whilst the Pacific Mini Games will be hosting nine sports – Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Beach Volleyball, Golf, Tennis, Triathlon, Va’a and Weightlifting, PNG will only participate in five. The five (5) sports endorsed by the JC are Athletics, Golf, Tennis, Va’a and Weightlifting. Beach Volleyball and Triathlon were not endorsed and will miss out due to…

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Save the Children in partnership with Digicel Financial Services Limited recently worked together to reach 2,016 people in 339 households in disaster prone areas in the Morobe province as part of disaster preparedness work. A total of K161,760 was distributed in the Mumeng and Watut local level government areas of the Bulolo District reaching a total of 2,016 men, women, youth, and children. This follows a signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with Digicel Financial Services Limited and Save the Children in October last year to work in partnership on Mobile Cash Transfers. The MOA paved way for Save the…

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The SP PNG Hunters have announced a strategic pathways partnership with the Dolphins NRL franchise that will include participation in a full NRL pre-season for four young Papua New Guinean players. This agreement will provide a genuine pathway for Papua New Guinean rugby league players beginning in the Digicel Cup, through to the Hunters and right into an NRL system. The partnership is in alignment with the Hunters’ strategic plan to develop more Papua New Guinean players into the NRL competition by 2025. Under the agreement, four Hunters’ players will attend a full pre-season with the Dolphins NRL squad, starting…

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Chief Electoral Commissioner, Mr Simon Sinai clarified yesterday that Writs for 2022 National Elections were issued last Thursday (12/05/22) but nominations will be taken starting today (19/05/22) throughout the country and its starts at 8am. “Let me reaffirm what I said earlier; the writs for the 2022 National Elections have now been issued by the Governor General, H.E Sir Bob Dadae as of Thursday 12th May 2022, thus formally kick-starting the election process.” “But out of respect for the tragic and unexpected passing of Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the United Labour Party, the late Sam Basil. ULP is…

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The PNG LNG Project has paid over PGK 14 billion to the State since the start of LNG production. In 2021 alone, the State earned record revenues from the Project, with over PGK 2.2 billion delivered to the government. Revenues delivered by the PNG LNG Project include PGK 7.1 billion flowing to Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited and an estimated PGK 4.5 billion in various taxes paid to the Internal Revenue Commission. “The revenues and associated benefits from the PNG LNG Project provide the PNG government the opportunity to promote sustainable, long term economic development.  We are extremely proud of our…

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Prime Minister and Tari-Pori MP James Marape today (May 18 2022) urged his people to conduct themselves peacefully as nominations for the 2022 General Election begins tomorrow (May 19 2022) . “I encourage all my people of Tari-Pori to conduct yourselves peacefully, “ he said. “My advice is that everyone has a right to contest for Tari-Pori, just like all seats in Hela and PNG. “Let us respect other people’s rights as they respect our rights too. “Leadship is bestowed by God through you people. “All of you in Tari-Pori and Hela have the right to vote for candidates of…

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A gazettal notice has been issued through the Fisheries Board permitting the National Fisheries Authority (NFA) to ban the use of stun guns or electric fishing spears in harvesting tropical lobsters in Torres Strait and Western Province Fisheries waters. The NFA’s Acting Managing Director, Mr Justin Ilakini said the National Fisheries Board by virtue of powers vested on them under the Fisheries Act 1998 as amended all other powers enabling, The Gazettal Notice # G337 prohibit all person at all times, the use of Stun Guns or Electric Fishing spears to take or harvest Tropical Rock Lobster in the Torres…

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The Gold Medal Award for the most outstanding Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate was shared by two friends who supported each other throughout their journey while studying for their MBA at The University of the South Pacific (USP). Sachil Ram Sharma and Gyaneshwar Junior Narayan were delighted to join 505 of their colleagues from the School of Business and Management (SBM) who graduated last Thursday. “We have been supporting each other with our studies, especially discussions. We are so happy to celebrate the final leg of our journey, graduating with our Master’s as gold medal recipients,” Gyaneshwar said Sachil…

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Papua New Guinea Defence Force Medical Team is currently participating on an Advanced Combat First Aid Training before deploying into 2022 National General Elections. The course which is currently taking place in Taurama Barracks sees a total of 20 participants that came from all Port Moresby base units. During the opening last week PNGDF Director of Health Service Lieutenant Colonel Dr Peter Kaminiel encouraged the medics to take this training seriously as it will prepare them for NATEL 2022. “You all should take this course seriously and always remember the key objectives of the course. The first one is to…

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The driver of the vehicle that caused a nasty accident that claimed the lives of the Deputy Prime Minister and Bulolo MP and his Close Protection Officer First Constable Neil Maino will be charged. “A Police investigation commenced immediately following the incident and on documenting the accident scene and interviewing the two survivors of the accident, police investigators were satisfied with the evidence on hand to lay charges on the driver of the other vehicle,” said Police Commissioner David Manning. Police Commissioner David Manning released an official statement today in relation to the vehicle accident that claimed the lives of…

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