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Indonesian Ambassador to PNG, H.E Andrias Supandi has paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister James Marape recently during which they discussed new and ongoing issues of mutual concern. The leaders discussed cooperation on COVID-19 and the reopening of the border, among other things. Both agreed to ensure the border was properly policed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 along the border areas. Ambassador Supandi used the opportunity to propose for the two countries to enter into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to facilitate trade and commerce given that there is potential as demonstrated in the success of vanilla trade.…

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In the bid to giving cardiac patients in PNG a new chance at life, BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP) continues to stand firm in supporting the Operation Open Heart’s (OOH) Training and Development program with a cheque of  K100, 000. The OOH program focusses on upskilling and building a sustainable way for PNG national doctors to become suitably qualified Cardiac Surgeons to provide lifesaving surgeries. Encouragingly, the program equips doctors to providing professional Heart Medical Treatments to those who are unable to access these services due to the limitations of the health care system including yearly Open Heart Surgery and…

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Next Wednesday’s game has been transferred from Stadium Australia to McDonald Jones Stadium, which will become the second regional venue to host an Origin match after With the Greater Sydney region’s COVID-19 lockdown extended another week, the third Ampol State of Origin match has been switched to Newcastle was the venue for the series opener. The match will be played in front of up to 20,000 fans or 75% of seated capacity. Fans located in Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour will not be permitted to purchase tickets. Queensland will be playing for pride after…

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A rare midweek game of the Isuzu National One Day Cup produced an upset with Isuzu Red recording a big win over the previously undefeated Isuzu Black. Black still sit comfortably on top of the table but were left licking their wounds after suffering a comprehensive 115 run loss to the Reds. Isuzu Red won the toss and elected to bat first hoping to apply scoreboard pressure on the previously untroubled Black line up. Opener, Dogodo Bau, only lasted three balls meaning CJ Amini entered the fray early and from there he and Tony Ura put together a 126 run…

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Papua New Guinea has recorded four new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Tuesday March 30, increasing the country’s total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 60. All four deaths were reported in the National Capital District. Two females aged 19 and 63 are among two males, aged 44 and 49 who died from COVID-19. To date, the NCD recorded 48 COVID-19 deaths which is the highest followed by West Sepik with three deaths. West New Britain, Western Highlands and Western Province recorded two deaths each, whilst Enga, Jiwaka and the Morobe provinces recorded a…

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Governor General of Papua New Guinea, has expressed profound sadness and grief at the news of the passing of the nation’s Founding Father Rt. Hon. Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare. The Governor General was informed of the passing of Rt. Hon. Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare by his doctor at midnight on Friday night. “It is with a heavy heart that I learnt of the passing of our Founding Father at the early hours of Friday morning.” “It is a very sad day for Papua New Guinea. We have lost our national treasure, our national icon in Grand Chief Sir…

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I was sad to hear about the death of the Founding Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare. It is also very humbling to recall that he called me ‘Siti’ while the late Ratu Sir Penaia called me ‘Buka’, and the late Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara was more formal and called me ‘Colonel’, ‘Commander’ then ‘Prime Minister. I requested the PNG High Commissioner in Suva yesterday to convey my message to Port Moresby; Your Excellency. Please convey to His Excellency the Governor General, The Honourable The Prime Minister, Her Majesty’s Government of Papua New Guinea, The…

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Papua New Guinea reported 47 new cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday 26 February, increasing the country’s total cases to 1,275. The latest cases were reported in West Sepik, West New Britain, East New Britain, Central, East Sepik and in the National Capital District. In NCD, of the 26 case reported, 17 are males and 8 females with ages ranging from one to 66 years old. At the time of testing, 21 cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 whilst five were asymptomatic. Four of the 26 positive case came into contact with previous positive cases. Twelve cases were reported…

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People of remote village ammuSamura & Kuranumbura in Obura wonenara district (Eastern Highlands Province) remembering our late Papa blo Country Sir Michael Thomas Somare in their own cultural way of mourning. Somare is a true Nationalist, His death shakes the nation. #Brukimtulait Bethuel Isaiah on the passing of late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare – Story taken from Facebook showing PNG mourning: Source Elizah Palme

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This just in, another 47 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours. The latest cases were reported in West Sepik, West New Britain, East New Britain, Central, East Sepik and in the National Capital District.  This now brings the total number of COVID-19 cases for PNG to 1275 confirmed cases. Continue to practice COVID-19 safety protocols and keep listening to the news on this station & follow our news website: pnghausbung.com for more on this story.

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