Author: PNG Haus Bung

Five (5) students from a remote primary school in the Gumine District, Simbu Province are among the 137,769 Grade 8 students around the country sitting their final examinations this week. Nondri Primary School is one of the most remote schools in the Gumine District quietly sitting its final examinations as the 5 students sit day three of the exams which is General Skills today and will conclude with the rest of the grade 8’s tomorrow with the last paper, English paper 2. Gumine school inspector, Michael Sipa said over 300 plus grade eight students from 24 primary schools in the…

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Marie Stopes Papua New Guinea (MSPNG) has extended its support to the family and friends of its employees, transporting them from their homes to facilities in Port Moresby to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The initiative was launched to support the government’s ‘Sleeves Up’ COVID-19 vaccination campaign. MSPNG Country Director Dr David Ayres said “our staff has been 100 percent vaccinated since July, and that has definitely helped us weather this third wave. But we think we can do more to protect our families and friends.” “We know that many people remain hesitant about getting vaccinated, and this small contribution might…

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Japan’s Princess Mako has married her college sweetheart Kei Komuro – thus losing her royal status. Under Japanese law, female imperial family members forfeit their status upon marriage to a “commoner” although male members do not. She also skipped the usual rites of a royal wedding and turned down a payment offered to royal females upon their departure from the family. She is the first female member of the royal family to decline both. The woman who gave up royal status to marry The couple are expected to move to the US – where Mr Komuro works as a lawyer…

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Paradise Foods Limited has re-committed its K150, 000 per annum sponsorship with AFL PNG to sponsor the Smart Start Niukick Program for another 3 years. AFL PNG Chairman Ekonia Peni and Paradise Company Interim Group CEO Ben Wong virtually signed the contract between the two parties last Wednesday. The virtual signing was witnessed by PFL Group Manager Marketing, Roger Harwood, Sponsorships & Promotions Manager Nicola Ani and virtually by Pacific AFL Development Manager Ben Drew. Wong said Paradise Foods is happy to continue its sponsorship of the Niukick Program as it is a professionally run sport that spoke to 80,000…

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Papua New Guinea top referee David Yereboinen will leave for Qatar tomorrow to attend a FIFA seminar. The 30-year-old is among the 52 fellow match officials from around the world who have been selected to take part in the FIFA Referee Seminar from 1-5 November 2021. The seminar is part of the preparation programme and selection process for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and Yereboinen says his inclusion is reward for the hard work and commitment he has made to excelling as a referee. The PNG top referee is a regular face at OFC tournaments – he also…

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Cities are responsible for some 70 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions with transport, buildings, energy, and waste management accounting for the bulk of urban greenhouse gas emissions. In supporting this global call for a carbon-free World, starting with our Nation’s Capital, Port Moresby Nature Park’s nursery houses hundreds of tree seedlings, ready for planting. The Park through its Trees4Life initiative supports the nation’s capital by supplying tree seedlings, creating more green spaces for residents to enjoy in the future. Since 2020, the Park has provided over 10,000 tree seedlings for planting around the city. It is a collective responsibility…

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A special custom ceremony to release the name of the late Miriam Tinkoris to be used on the newly built Tinkoris Medical Centre was held on the 23rd of October at Ngosngos-Nokon ples, in the Matalai LLG of Namatanai District. Son and New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan was present alongside his clans men to witness and accept the transition of his mother’s name into immortality through the naming of his peoples Medical centre after his dear mother. “Our Clan Koris gave birth to your mother, if it wasn’t for her you would never be born. We now officially hand…

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“Oro! Oro! Oro! thank you Marie Stopes for visiting this part of the province,” Lianne chanted in her local vernacular. The mother from Aba village in Oro’s Tamata LLG was ecstatic to access family planning services after having 13 children with her husband Ben. Lianne’s story represents that of so many rural women, men, youths, and adolescents who are faced with limited or no access to contraceptives resulting in unplanned pregnancies and the high maternal mortality rates in the country. “I was using herbs to assist my husband and I control and space our children, but that did not work,”…

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Opposition leader Belden Namah has urged Prime Minister James Marape and the Covid-19 Pandemic team to immediately stop the campaign of terror and confusion they have unleashed upon the country and the people. He said the government must give clear, practical and affordable advice and guidance to the people and must establish evidence and science-based response to the pandemic. The opposition leader is adamant vaccination is not the cure against Covid-19 and that most people will not get vaccinated given the country’s resources, capacity and terrain so PNG cannot achieve herd immunity within a short timeframe. In a media release,…

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The Micronesian Center for Sustainable Transport’s (MCST) Project Cerulean at the University of the South Pacific’s Marshall Islands Campus – RMI USP – has been shortlisted for the International Windship Association’s (IWSA) 2021 “Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards.” The awards recognise cutting-edge projects, technological innovation, and the advancement of wind propulsion as technically and commercially viable solutions in the shipping industry. These awards are intended to highlight positive decarbonization projects that are currently underway in the shipping industry. The MCST’s Project Cerulean is shortlisted for the “Small Vessel Sector Award”. The Project demonstrates that viable sea transport options exists to provide…

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