Author: Rolland BANABA

Slowly but surely is what these year’s crop of senior teachers at the Gerehu Primary School are hopeful for when it comes to the academic performance of its students at the end of each academic year, especially this year 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted an academic disorder in almost all schools across Papua New Guinea with disruptions to mid-year classes and teachers were forced to pull the weight of an extra load of lessons, and remedials for their students. “Coaching classes for senior students are not new for Gerehu Primary School. We have done for the past years; but…

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Pangu Pati candidate Lohia Boe Samuel was formally announced member-elect for the Moresby North West byelection after a landslide victory of 25, 185 votes surpassing the absolute majority of 23,249. Mr Boe Samuel was declared winner after exclusion #39. Runner up and second candidate Joe Tonde collected 12,201 votes while Thaddeus Kambane came third with 9,116. More updates to come.

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Candidates are threatening to halt the counting process for the Moresby North-West electorate citing irregularities in the election process. 41 candidates have combined forces to petition the PNG Electoral Commission and have vowed to do all it takes to halt the counting process while calling on the Commission to declare the election a “failed” one. “We want the Electoral Commission and the Returning Officer to explain to us the basis in which Presiding officers and assistant Presiding officers were replaced by new officers,” said candidate and spokesperson Dr. Thaddeus Kambanei. The candidates got together to map a way forward and…

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The second game of this years Isuzu Cup was another low scoring affair as Yellow took on Red at Amini Park under clear skies. After tasting defeat in Game one Isuzu Yellow were keen to bounce back while Red were making their first appearance in this years event. Kipling Doriga won the toss and elected to bat with Yellow opening with two youngsters in Mavara Hekure & Hoge Henao. Unfortunately both were picked up early by Reds opening bowler Kabua Vagi. The batting was tough with Doriga and Jason Kila struggling and dismissed early as well as Kieth Griffin Yellow…

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Voters turned up in numbers as early as 7am at Gerehu Primary School in Port Moresby, but were denied entry and forced to wait outside the gates for Election officials, security personnel and scrutineers to get organized for polling to start. Polling started after 10 in the morning when the gates opened and voters were allowed in to cast their votes, but frustrated voters complained about the late start and demanded an explanation from election officials. Officials claim the delay was all because of the late set up, but polling was to go ahead expecting an early finish depending on…

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Papua New Guinea has recorded three new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday May 25, increasing the total number of deaths to 162. Of the three deaths reported in Jiwaka, two are males and one is a female between the ages of 45 to 60 years. The latest deaths have now increased the number of deaths in Jiwaka province to nine. The National Capital District has recorded 73 deaths, Eastern Highlands 13 deaths, Western Highlands and Simbu 12 each, Morobe nine, East New Britain seven, West New Britain six, Milne Bay five, West Sepik and Western four each, New Ireland, Central and…

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At the 2021 Employer and Member Conference, Nambawan Super outlined new technology being introduced making it easy for Employers to remit Member contributions using digital technology. Mr. Chris Mota, Manager Employer Relations, presenting during the 2021 Nambawan Employer and Member Conference, provided an update on current Employer initiatives of 2020, a major one being the Nambawan Employer Pay. “The Nambawan Employer pay is a new online payment portal system for employers and the fund to remit contributions and employer listings.” “This is a solution to the current manual contributions and reconciliation process in practice between the fund and our employers.” The…

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International Nurses day is celebrated around the world on May 12 every year. This year marked the 201st Anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the foundational philosopher of modern nursing. The event, established in 1974 by the International Council of Nurses, also serves to highlight the important roles nurses play in healthcare. Tabubil Hospital commemorated this special day with a small program. In attendance were staff and representatives from the hospital and its management, including OTML Health Services. Hospital Administrator, Ms. Margareth Samei, in her speech acknowledged that nurses are indeed “A Voice to Lead – A vision for…

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Peter Tsiamalili Jnr has been declared Bougainville’s duly-elected regional MP tonight following a by-election for the region. Tsiamalili Jnr was declared by Provincial Returning Officer Alwyn Jimmy after reaching the absolute majority of votes after the 4th exclusion with a final total of 37, 534 votes at the Hutjena Secondary School Hall Counting Centre. The absolute majority was 36,163 after 4th exclusion. Simon Dumarinu was the runner-up with 34,790 votes to finish second. Listen in to the news on this station & follow our website pnghausbung.com for more on this story. Picture sourced: United Bougainville Front

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