PNGRFL AGM scheduled for tomorrow

Forty nine affiliated league presidents are expected to converge into Lae, Morobe Province this afternoon for the one day meeting starting at 9am on Saturday at the Lae International Hotel.

The two major highlights in the order of business will be the consideration of accounts and audits report and the election of Chairman and four Confederate Directors. 

Following the AGM and swearing-in of the chairman and four Confederate Directors will be a General Meeting.

Aust Consul gets down to business in Lae

This is in recognition of the expanding trade partnership between Papua New Guinea and Australia, and the growing profile of Lae, Morobe Province.

The Australian High Commissioner Bruce Davis was onsite at the Lae International Hotel, as operations commenced at the temporary office.

Davis formally thanked Australia’s Honorary Consul, Alan McLay, and former Honorary Consul, Phil Franklin, for their service over many years to assist Australians on behalf of the Australian Government.

New Consul General for Lae

Paul Murphy, who was announced last month by Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop, will officially take over from Alan McLay.

McLay, who is also the Lae Chamber of Commerce & Industry President, has held the post of Honorary Consul for the last three years.

Bishop thanked McLay for his excellent contribution in providing consular services for Australians.

A career diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Murphy was most recently Assistant Director, Free Trade Agreement Division.

15yo dies in Christmas Eve collision

According to police reports, the Grade Six student of St Paul's Lutheran Primary School was in a Suzuki station wagon, driving towards the airport after doing their marketing at Nadzab market.

While on their way there, they met a Toyota Land Cruiser that was travelling into town, allegedly at high speed.

New judicial infrastructure to serve Momase region

A National Court of Appeal and five National Court Houses will be built opposite the Angau Memorial Hospital. These infrastructure will serve the Momase region.

Lae residential Judge Justice Don Sawong revealed this during the week.

"The new national judicial services will serve the Momase region. The old one will be used by the magisterial services," he said.

These new infrastructure will cost around K100 million.

He said these will be on the portion of land that has been allocated to the Law and Justice Department.

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Yu Em Khax talent show heads for Mt Hagen

The newest show to be produced out of Digicel Play’s production studio in Gordon, Yu Em Khax is a new reality television show creating exciting opportunities for the most talented and unique entertainers in the country.

Yu Em Khax premiered on TVWAN Life on Saturday 5 November and has been met with great enthusiasm from Digicel Play subscribers ever since. With the build-up of great performances from the Lae auditions, the hype has been set for the other locations to live up to. Lae has set the pace, and Hagen will be the next to bring their A game.

Brian Bell opens in Lae

Morobe Governor Kasiga Kelly Naru was the official guest who cut the ribbon with three other senior employees, witnessed by the business communities and stakeholders.

"I congratulate Brian Bell for the business confidence it has in Lae with the mammoth store. Lae is the business hub and that is the reason why Brian Bell rose from the ashes," Naru said.

Three senior employees were invited to cut the ribbon with the Governor.

Ume Ahi, Julie Usatwen and Sheila Gori served more than 20 years each with Brian Bell.

RMH Khax catch eye of Yu Em Khax judges

Ragath Solomon, Meshach Dobunaba and Heno Giwi were never a band until yesterday.

“We decided to drop by and make fun of those who were here to audition,” says Solomon.

But they had a change of mind after a brief chat with one of the staff of Yu Em Khax, Sarah Palek.

“So Sarah talked us into trying out for the audition and we just formed a group then. We were never a group prior to this,” Giwi explained.

ESP man killed in Lae

The group of youths allegedly under the influence of home brew had set upon the deceased who was allegedly involved in an earlier fight with one of the suspects who set upon him that morning.

 Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said the group had mobilised after drinking and attacked the deceased as he was beaten and stabbed a couple of times.

Wagambie said the deceased had managed to run away but collapsed along the new freeway foot path.