Author: Tasminnie ISIMELI

“As of this week, the new variant Omicron has been reported in nearly 95 Countries.” “34, 911 cases have been confirmed with 7 deaths,”said Deputy Controller, Dr Daoni Esorom during a conference. It has been 3 weeks since the first case of the Covid-19 Omicron Variant was detected in South Africa. Dr Daoni said that the variant is easily transmittable but by how much is still being investigated. People that are infected have shown mild symptoms and the impacts of the current vaccine have proven to be quite effect compared to the other previous variants. Dr Daoni added that investigations,…

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6 month old Gregory Kanawi Ivosa is diagnosed with bilateral congenital talus equinus varus (Clubfoot) at birth. Clubfoot is a birth defect in which the foot is twisted out of shape or position. The cause of clubfoot is unknown. Babies with clubfoot are usually otherwise healthy. In clubfoot, the foot appears twisted and can even look as if it’s upside down. Despite its appearance, clubfoot itself doesn’t cause any discomfort or pain. Treatment is usually successful. It includes stretching and casting (Ponseti method) or stretching and taping (French method). Sometimes, surgery is required. “My son is now considered a suitable…

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“The Library Books Donation was my dad, Miri Areori’s plan and so my family and I in honor of him started off the Karama Primary School Book Drive Initiative.” “My dad saw that Karama Primary School back in our village really needed good educational facilities most importantly a library for the students.” “Sadly, my dad passed away early this year and could not see alot of his project come through,” said Ms Alice Areori. Karama Primary School is located in remote Kerema, Gulf Province and according to statistics collected by the late Miri Areori, the rate of grade 8 students…

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The official launching of the Online Results for grade 10’s and grade 12’s took place today at the Port Moresby National School of Excellence. This was followed by the announcement of the top performing schools in the country. Following is the list of schools that topped the Grade 10 National Examination for both public and private school respectively; GRADE 10 – SYSTEM SCHOOLS (BOTH GOVT & CHURCH AGENCY) 1. St Charles Lwanga Secondary School – NCD 2. Cameron Secondary School – MBP 3. Marianville Secondary School – NCD 4. Gordons Secondary School – NCD 5. Busu Secondary School –MOROBE 6.…

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“When I did my research in 2017, I found out that a lot of Elementary school teachers want to teach and give the best to the children but the problem was that they did not have the proper materials.” “I also found out that teachers are not teaching phonics in schools because they either don’t know how to teach phonics or don’t have the resources. “ These were the words of Ms Elizabeth Tandoa, a high school teacher who is planning on running holiday early learning classes in the month of December. Ms Tandoa, who currently teaches Grades 9 and…

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Law and order issues have increased immensely this year in West New Britain Province due to the eviction exercise carried out by the Provincial government. The academic year was affected for schools with some schools being broken into, teachers and staff being attacked and students as well. “Last year, we only had one or two law and order issues in the schools.” “This year was a worst year for us where we had tried to manage the situation by suspending classes and once the issues were sorted out, we resumed classes again,” said Provincial Education Advisor, Mr Paul Laure. Laure…

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Dr Jack Amana, 55, Deputy Chief Heart Physician/Cardiologist at the Sir Buri Kidu Heart Institute was diagnosed with Stage 3 Cancer of the mouth or squamous cell carcinoma in August this year and urgently needs funds for his treatment overseas. “Dr Amana has helped a lot of people and has touched a lot of lives so we really want to return this favor by making sure he gets the best treatment.” “We have been outsourcing his medication from Australia through Sesago Pharmacy.” “So far, he has completed a 6-cycle treatment at the Port Moresby General Hospital,” said his sister, Mrs…

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11 year old Terrence Manu, a Grade 3 student at Goilanai Primary School in Alotau, Milne Bay Province is the pioneer recipient of the Mrs Joel Scholarship program worth K1,000.00 in school fee and stationary supplies. Mrs Joel Memorial Scholarship program is an initiative started this year by James Joel, the son of late Mrs Joel, a former teacher of Goilanai Primary who dedicated her entire life to teaching until her passing this year. “The scholarship program was introduced by myself to honour my late mun and is directly aimed at supporting unfortunate students of Goilanai Primary especially between grades…

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No new measures have been released as yet from the National Control Centre since the last measures were released which came into effect from September 30th – October 30th, 2021. “As we informed the country last week, today we will review those measures.” “We hope to have any amendments to be made or any new measures to be issued by tomorrow or Friday,” said the National Pandemic Controller, Mr David manning. For now, the measures that were released on the 30th of September are still to be adhered to. This includes sporting codes that have more than 20 participants must…

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St John Ambulance responded to 69 emergency calls on Friday, October, 29th 2021 from all across PNG.  “This is the highest number of cases we have ever responded to in a 24-hour period in at least 5 years.” “60% of all emergencies that St John Ambulance responded to yesterday were for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases.” “We express great concern with the surging cases in Kundiawa and Central Province,” said CEO of St Johns Ambulance, Matt Cannon. Cannon said that the St John ambulances usually retrieved 3 to 4 patients daily from Central Province, usually for serious emergencies like trauma,…

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