Author: Roland DANNES

Obert Piawa who hails from New Ireland and Manus Province is persistent about achieving his dream of becoming a qualified PNG rep for athletics. The 24 year old has been in athletics in New Ireland for four years and is looking forward to stepping up his game in upcoming competitions. He took up the role of being the team captain for the New Ireland Athletic team representing the province in various athletics competition. Obert, who currently resides in Kavieng in the New Ireland province, is the third born of six siblings in their family and has been trained by one…

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Child Fund Papua New Guinea (PNG) has donated a set of braille learning packs to Callen Services in Gerehu in Port Moresby for students with special needs yesterday. The donation ceremony was attended by National Department of Education Reps for inclusive education along with the Project Manager and Country Director for Child Fund PNG, with the presence of the Callen staffs. The ceremony took off with the Country Director for Child Funds Anand Das revealing that the organization is in partnership with the National Department for Education and other education agencies to implement the Education Emergency Response and Recovery Plan…

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The World Health Organization (WHO), which is partnership with the National Department of Health (NDoH), will be observing the World Neglected Tropical Disease Day on 30th January at the Department of Health headquarters in the nation’s capital, with the theme “Act Now. Act to Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases”. This was made known by Manager for Disease Control and Surveillance for National Department of Health, Dr. Lucy John and Technical officer for Neglected Tropical Disease (WHO) Dr. Sarosh Jamil. According to Dr. Lucy, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are common diseases that have been existing within the tropics that have not been…

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) wants to make sure that it delivers the best health care and services to the huge population throughout the country. That is the message from the WHO Representative Communications Manager, Wahid Feroz, who outlined the existing scenario the country is facing in terms of how its health services are scattered around the country. “Due to limited road networks and accessibility to rural areas around the country, people diagnosed with different diseases are left to suffer. All we have to do is carry out more effective awareness programs to prevent people contracting these diseases”. In alignment…

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An ethnic clash that sparked between the Wabag’s and Tari’s two days ago just outside the Gerehu main market in Port Moresby has now being contained, according to Police Station Commander, Inspector Hanson Tokali. “A Tari man got into argument with another man from Wabag after he did not want to repay the money he borrowed from the Wabag man. They both exchanged punches and the situation escalated.” According to the station commander, both man were betel-nut sellers who carry out their daily sellings outside the Gerehu Main Market. The two men mobilized their tribesmen and a fight ensued opposite…

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The main rugby oval, Londolovit on Lihir Island will come alive on the 17th -19th of February, 2023 when the New Ireland Rugby Union hosts the Islanders 7’s tournament. New Ireland Rugby Union (NIRU) President Charlie Melachon has confirmed this and further stated that the tournament will see a variety of rugby clubs within New Ireland come together to participate and promote the spirit of rugby within the province. According to President Melachon, there are 6 registered clubs under NIRU that will participate in the tournament and the union is focusing on hosting the three-day tournament on Lihir to purposely…

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A one-day career expo was conducted on Lihir Island recently by Lihir Union of Students. The one-day expo was held on the 12th of January 2023 targeting students especially in secondary school level with the hope of preparing them for tertiary level. The Lihir Union of Students is made up of students from all tertiary institutions within the country, students from UPNG, DWU, UOG, IBS, Polytech, Teacher colleges and Nursing colleges all came together and held that one-day career expo on Lihir Island. Under the theme “Accelerate the Journey towards Lihir Destiny through the Development of Human Resource Capital”, the…

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A call for change in the boxing boards will only be directed from the Minister for Sports or other respective sports foundations within the country and not from Mr. Elvin Wafewa, PNG’s professional boxing gymnasium president. That’s the statement from the Chairman of the PNG Professional Boxing Control Board, Mr Bernard Fong when making a public response to an article that was published in one of the daily newspapers on the 9th of January this year. Mr Fong made this respond when President for PNG professional boxing gymnasium Mr. Wafewa made a call in an article in one of the…

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Police in East New Britain Province are looking forward to working with communities and other sectors to contain illegal activities according to East New Britain Provincial Commander Vosivai Janarius. “More community engagement and community policing will be established within communities so respective elders or community leaders will assist police to fight crime and uphold the law.” Moving forward into the year, awareness and community policing will be incorporated into church groups, private sectors, wards and communities within the province to ensure people are safe and police can conduct their work effectively. PPC Janarius said the police will work on establishing…

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The University of Papua New Guinea’s New Ireland Students Association (UPNGNISA) have established a project in their home province with the aim of breaking educational barriers for the young ones. The project, which is known as “Kirapim Kawok Project”, is basically the building of an elementary classroom and is established in Munuwai Village just outside Kavieng, along the Boluminsky Highway. According to UPNGNISA President Julia Tubang, the Kirapim Kawok Project aims to provide a conducive learning space for children to learn and grow in. “The aim of the project was basically to provide a conducive building that would house students…

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