Author: Vonu LIBITINO

New National Capital District Metropolitan Superintendent Silva Sika said his first order of business in his new command, is to remove all the tinted glasses from Fox Unit vehicles, as well as any other vehicle under the NCD Command. He made these and other remarks when addressing members of his new command this morning, during the official handover takeover parade at the Boroko Police Station in Port Moresby. Sika said that these measures need to be taken to improve the visibility of the police, as people need to see policeman and woman down at the community level. “I am taking…

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Local photographer, Tom Kotupi, recently donated a number of his stunning photographs to auction off for charity, in an Art Show organized by the Lihir International School on Lihir Island, New Ireland Province. The Art Show is an annual event and is a major fundraising event for the Lihir International School. This year’s fundraising efforts have been expanded to include fundraising for a number of education and health programs set up to assist the locals on the island. “I was approached by the organizers to take part in this event and I felt compelled to lend my support as it…

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The Mauberema Initiative will be hosting their Conservation, Culture & Cultural Show from the 14th to the 15th of December this year, under the theme ‘Celebrating, Promoting & Preserving our Cultural Heritage & Natural Environment’, at the Dinima Primary School in the Chimbu Province. The Show will also see the Mauberema Initiative launch its tourism products as well as the opening of the Mauberema Conversation Park, Trek, Agriculture Projects, and Cultural Centre to host its own cultural shows, ecotourism sites for bird watching, mountain trekking and flora & fauna. “Papua New Guinea is one of the most naturally beautiful countries…

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The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority is currently carrying out a two week SME training for 50 village based tour operators in Arawa Town in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. “This training is important for those of us who are already operating our own little businesses in the tourism sector, to enter into a more formal way of doing business,” participant and Owner of Bougainville Experience Tours, Mr. Zhon Bosco said. Participants of the training came from Central, North and South Bougainville to attend and they are all guest house owners, tour site managers as well as tourism association…

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The Department of Community Development & Religion will be launching and hosting the 20 Days of Human Rights Activism Program in Enga Province for the very first time, from the 20th of November to the 10th of December, under the theme ‘A Safe Home to a Safer PNG.’ The Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Community Development Division, Mr. Warren Marape announced that the official launching of the program will happen in the Enga Province this coming Monday, in the presence of our Minister for Community Development & Religion Jason Peter, Enga Governor Grand Chief Sir Peter Ipatas and will…

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Police have made a major drug bust with locals and foreign nationals in custody and investigations on into how these drugs entered the country. Commissioner of Police, David Manning said this confiscation of the large quantity of hard drugs was made in the early hours of Thursday morning in the city of Port Moresby. “As of 2 am this morning, we had a very successful operation which allowed us to confiscate over 120kgs of methamphetamines in Port Moresby,” Commissioner Manning. Manning said the Police are now dealing with a very organized and well-resourced criminal syndicate/syndicates that are operating in the…

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The Milne Bay Community Association continue to make efforts to preserve the unique indigenous folk music, more popularly known as Milne Bay Stringband music, with the hosting of jam sessions, the latest being at the Port Moresby Nature Park recently. Team Leader of the Kapole Stringband and President of the Milne Bay Community Association Mr. Jimmy Segodi stated that this jam sessions were an opportune time for people to connect with nature while enjoying some easy listening Stringband music. “We had the Extracts of Alotau play at the Soul Sunday Jam Session, along with wONEm Direction,” Jimmy said. “After the…

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Pokpok and Taiof Island in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville recently hosted and were treated to the spectacular sight of the French Luxury Cruise Ship ‘Le Soleal’. Lead tour guide and owner/operator of Bougainville Experience Tours, Mr. Zhon Bosco Miriona said this is the first time for the islands to receive such a spectacular cruise ship, post pandemic. Previously, the only big ships that passed through, were cargo ships. “Since the closure of the Panguna Mine, we have not seen a ship of this magnitude around here.” “It was a good experience and we were happy to receive the tourists…

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Mauberema Ecotourism Nature Conservation Education Research and Training Center (MENCERTC), based in the Sinesine Yongomugl District, Simbu Province, are putting Papua New Guinea on the world map, being the proud recipients of the United Nation’s Development Program’s Equator Prize Award; a first of its kind for the country. The UNDP’s Equator Prize recognizes and awards conservation and sustainable livelihood development efforts in countries that lie on the equator. “We were nominated earlier this year, by Professor Vojtech Novonty from New Guinea Binatang Research Center,” Founder & Director of the MENCERTC, Mr. Moses Kirikumul Kerry said. “One aspect of MENCERTC that…

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Mauberema Ecotourism Nature Conservation Education Research and Training Center (MENCERTC), based in the Sinesine Yonggamugl District, Simbu Province, are putting Papua New Guinea on the world map, being the proud recipients of the United Nation’s Development Program’s Equator Prize Award; a first of its kind for the country. The UNDP’s Equator Prize recognizes and awards conservation and sustainable livelihood development efforts in countries that lie on the equator. “We were nominated earlier this year, by Professor Vojtech Novonty from New Guinea Binatang Research Center,” Founder & Director of the MENCERTC, Mr. Moses Kirikumul Kerry said. “One aspect of MENCERTC that…

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