Author: PNG Haus Bung

As part of its membership engagement, National Superannuation Fund (Nasfund) hosted its Online Employer Conference this week (Wednesday April 14, 2021). Through this e-conference, members were provided updates on the Fund’s activities in 2020, its response to COVID 19 and the final audited results. . Over 4,000 viewers were in attendance. Presenters were CEO Ian Tarutia, CFO Rajeev Sharma, Joint CIO Fiona Nelson, Chief Officer Member Services Anne Wilson and CEO NCSL, Vari Lahui. In his opening address, Mr. Tarutia reminded members that superannuation savings was an investment for the long term. It was not a bank. Mr Tarutia informed…

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Papua New Guinea has recorded 11 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Wednesday April 14, increasing the total number of deaths to 82. While the 11 deaths are newly reported to the National Control Centre, the dates of the deaths range from March 19 to April, 2021. These deaths were recorded in three provinces, the NCD, Eastern Highlands and West New Britain Province. The National Capital District recorded four deaths of which all were males at the ages of 24, 53, 64 and 66 years. Eastern Highlands Province recorded six deaths of which all…

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11 new COVID-19 death has been reported in the last 24 hours increasing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 82. Deaths are reported from NCD, Eastern Highlands and WNB. Also in the last 24 hours a total of 204 new cases were reported from 13 provinces bringing the national total to 9188. All 22 PNG provinces have reported cases of COVID-19. Continue to practice COVID-19 safety protocols

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FairPrice has joined Transparency International PNG in the fight against corruption as the latest Corporate Member in the SME Category. It is simple to join and they encourage others to join too. The initiative to join was led by FairPrice staff after TIPNG held a lunch & learn workshop with them last year. TIPNG defines corruption as the abuse of power for private gain; it hurts everyone who depends on the integrity of people in positions of authority. “We understand corruption affects the economy, business operations and even simple sporting games. It matters to us, our families and our livelihood,”…

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Over the weekend, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s e-commerce giant Alibaba was fined $2.8bn (£2bn) by Chinese regulators, who said it had abused its market position for years. Then on Monday, Chinese digital payments firm Ant Group – an affiliate of Alibaba – announced a drastic restructuring plan with regulators forcing it to act more like a bank than a tech firm. And on Tuesday, 34 companies, the who’s who of China’s tech world, were summoned by officials and warned: let Alibaba be a lesson to you. China forces Jack Ma’s Ant Group to restructure Alibaba accepts record fine and vows to change China’s…

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PM Marape with Deputy Speaker Hon. Koni Iguan, Opposition Leader Hon. Belden Namah, Government Ministers and other MPs paid their final respects as the casket laid-in-State in the Grand Hall of the National Parliament. “On behalf of the people of Papua New Guinea and my family, I would like to pay our last respects to the Late Hon. Richard Mendani,” PM Marape said. He said the Late Hon. Mendani was a serving member of Parliament, when he passed away on March 20th, 2021, after a long illness. “He was elected into Parliament in 2012 and was very vocal about corruption…

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Department of Personnel Management will now be using an online application as a new working tool that will enable working remotely and working under the new normal protocols in light of covid-19. The Management Information Service team of the Department created the app called Google Teams – as the Department endeavors to find innovative practices of conducting business internally and with other government agencies under the new normal. Department of Personnel Management Secretary Ms. Taies Sansan said, in light of the challenges faced by Public Servants during this covid-19 period the need to be innovative and find new ways of…

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Leading family planning and sexual and reproductive health services provider Marie Stopes Papua New Guinea (MSPNG) is encouraging fathers and young men to consider the option of vasectomy when they are certain they do not want any more children. As part of the non-profit’s efforts to promote the permanent male family planning method, a FREE no scalpel vasectomy (NSV) clinic will be held at its Port Moresby centre from 16-17 April 2021. “In 2009, when we started doing NSV, we served 17 men.  By 2019, we provided vasectomies to more than 2,400 men in PNG covering both urban and rural…

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Denis Fawsitt would normally use family birthdays for his weekly ticket, but as he could not see, went for a lucky dip instead. Mr Fawsitt said it “turned out to be one of my best decisions ever”. He and his wife Ann, 75, are planning to make over their Derbyshire home and garden with the £116,124 winnings. Latest news and stories from the East Midlands The pair play the EuroMillions every week and buy their tickets from the Co-operative store in Station Road, Hatton. Mr Fawsitt said: “I realised I had forgotten my glasses and tried to pick my numbers,…

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Grace Smith says she was able to give up alcohol, but that quitting smoking seemed impossible. Back in 2011, the then 25-year-old had a stressful fundraising job in New York. “I didn’t have any healthy coping mechanisms,” she says. “One of the ways that I was coping with all the stress and anxiety was through partying. “I was living in the Lower East Side, and that’s what all my friends did too – we worked really hard all day long, and we partied really hard all night. It took a real toll on me, physically and mentally.” Grace realised that…

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