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Retired Brig Gen Ted Diro vying for GG’s post


At the age of 73, retired Papua New Guinea Defence Force Commander Brigadier General Ted Diro is putting his hand up for the Governor General’s seat.

Magistrate: Make submissions this Friday


The Magistrate presiding over a case involving the alleged fight onboard a Brisbane bound flight on Oct 7, 2016 has told counsel representing the defendant to make his submissions on jurisdiction this Friday.

Sir Michael Somare to speak at Pangu Pati fundraiser


Retiring longest serving Parliamentarian in the Commonwealth, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare will be the guest speaker at the Pangu Pati Fundraising Dinner in Lae this Saturday.

Ballot papers cost less overseas: Gamato


Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato, has confirmed with Loop PNG that it has given instructions for ballot papers to be printed in Indonesia because the cost of printing them in PNG is three times higher than the current cost overseas.

Ben Barba re-signs with Cronulla but return could be delayed for months


Ben Barba has signed a one-year NRL deal to return to Cronulla, however he may not be able to begin training with the defending NRL premiers for up to four months.





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