Author: Vonu LIBITINO

The Bou Resources Development Cooperative Society Limited recently concluded a 3 day workshop on a Cocoa Training Program at their Resources & Incubation Centre, located an estimated 40 minutes outside of Alotau Town, Milne Bay Province. “This 3 Day Training Program was basically an Introduction to Nursery, Integrated Pest and Disease Management, Cocoa Quality Processing, IPDM & Cocoa Quality,” said Bou Resources Development Cooperative Society (BRDCSL) Founding Chairman Mr. Noah Taugaloidi. The Workshop was conducted by the Cocoa Board PNG & the Provincial Department of Agriculture & Livestock and facilitated by Mr. Abisai Samuel the Cash Crop Advisor with the…

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Mr. Albert Pih, a teacher at the Manus Training Center on Manus Island, has been working without pay for a year and five months now. “This is a very frustrating situation for me. I’ve been going to the Department of Education’s salary office every week and I keep getting told that there is no update yet,” Albert Pih said. Albert begAn teaching Tourism & Hospital in 2021 and has followed all the proper channels and filled in and submitted all relevant paper work but to date, he still hasn’t got his name onto the payroll. “I am not the only…

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Paiam Mining Town, Porgera District in Enga Province, has seen fighting and destruction of property for five days now, after a tribal conflict between the Nomali and Aiyale clans erupted again. “The fighting started on Wednesday, 4th May, after a man was beheaded by another man in Paiam Mining Town. He was taken to the hospital. The relatives of the beheaded man then retaliated and chopped another man to death,” Enga Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector Epenes Nili said. “Houses have been burned down and it is believed, although unconfirmed at the moment, that 18 people have been killed in…

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Following the closure of the two Elementary Schools in the area, Mauberema Ecotourism & Conservation have stepped in to assist with the setting up of an Early Childhood Learning Centre at their Community Centre in Mauberema, Sinesine-Yongomul District, Simbu Province. “We have been using our Mauberema Community Centre, as an Early Childhood Learning Centre, for the past two weeks,” Mauberema Ecotourism and Nature Conservation Education Research and Training Center Founder and Director, Mr. Moses Kerry said. “There are currently over a 100 students here at the Mauberema Early Childhood Learning Centre. These are children from the Yandi Elementary and Kiapa…

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Chancellor of the University of Papua New Guinea, Professor Robert Igara, revealed that the groundwork to establish the School of Medicine & Health Sciences as a University, had already begun. “I want to inform you all, that at the Council meeting on the 10th of December, 2021, we acknowledged the decision of the National Executive Council, to establish an independent University of Medicine & Health Sciences, which will include the School of Medicine & Health Sciences,” Chancellor Robert Igara said day 4 of the 67th Graduation Ceremony this week at the SJGS. “As part of the University of Papua New…

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In a historical achievement for the school, a total 549 females graduated today from the School of Medicine & Health Sciences with certificates among 1160 graduands at the 67th University of Papua New Guinea day four (4) graduation series infront of a host of guests, parents and friends of graduates and Special Guest , Ambassador of Japan to PNG, His Excellency Nobuyuki Watanabi. “We will be awarding certificates to 1160 graduates. 611 or 53% male and 549 or 47% female,” University of Papua New Guinea’s Chancellor, Professor Robert Igara said in his opening remarks. “I am delighted, especially today, to…

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Kester Morove, 32 years old from a mixed parentage of Rabaraba in the Milne Bay Province and Keapara, Hood Lagoon in the Central Province has always loved art and so naturally, tattooing has become a second nature to him. “I love arts, with an artistic background back in high school I decided to put arts from paper onto skin. I had a friend who was a tattooist. We both worked together, he was the tattooist I was the artist who drew the tattoo design onto people. It was difficult at first but the more I practiced, I got better and…

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Gift Wrapping is now being done professionally and quite beautifully too, with Wrap & Go, a home based business operating out of Tokarara in Port Moresby. “The idea to start Wrap & Go, started 3 years ago, when I was wrapping my Christmas presents last minute on Christmas Eve,” Owner of Wrap & Go, Leah Ute said. “I had to wrap all my gifts and it took me into the early hours of the morning, to complete off. I just thought to myself, wouldn’t it be great, if someone else, could wrap all these presents for me?” There is a…

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Police are assisting to evacuate students off the Kokopo Business College Campus in East New Britain, after they were allegedly attacked by people from Ulagunan Village earlier today. ENB Provincial Police Boss, Chief Inspection Joseph Tabali was unable to provide a full report of the incident this morning. Although the police boss did tell this newsroom he and his men were tied down today, trying to control the situation. “Right now, we assisted evacuate the female students off the campus. They are now in a safe location,” PPC Tabali said. “We now have to go back and assist evacuate the…

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A man from Nebilyer in the Western Highlands Province, was stabbed to death yesterday (23/4/2022) at the Kokopo Market in East New Britain Province. According to East New Britain Provincial Police Boss Chief Inspector Joseph Tabali, the deceased was an employee of BSP Kokopo branch. “He was stabbed to death in the market. We arrested three suspects at the market after the incident and one suspect is on the run,” PPC Tabali said. Police are yet to establish the circumstances surrounding the stabbing but have been able to confirm that all suspects involved are from the Ulagunan Village. A large…

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