Madang

Divine Word University students receive medals

Business accountancy student Amelia Wattz scored the highest GPA of 4 while colleague Julianne Isoy scored 3.75. PNG studies and international relations department’s Jude Roa scored 3.53.

The silver medal has been awarded to Faith-Tonna Yakam of the rural extension department, who qualified with a GPA of 3.27 and fell in the range of 3.2-3.39, which is silver medallist qualification.

Bronze saw a total of seven recipients who scored between 3.0-3.19.

New dormitories for DWU

DWU president Prof. Cecilia Nembou in her welcome address  thanked the Department of Higher Education, Science, Research and Technology and the Australian government for supporting DWU.

She acknowledged the efforts and contributions of her predecessor Fr Jan Czuba in the delivery of those projects.

Dean of DWU's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Prof Clement Malay thanked the university administration for allocating the refurbished St Arnold Jansen Auditorium to the faculty.

937 graduate from DWU

DWU President Professor Cecilia Nembou congratulated the graduants saying DWU has imparted knowledge, life skills and the university's core values in them and challenged them to reflect these values in their character and careers. 

Guest speaker Proffessor David Kavanamur expressed the same sentiments adding that the students are now professional members of the society.

Kavanamur said the graduants are suitably qualified.

Prof. Nembou also thanked the Australian government for its continued support towards DWU.

Malle women into cocoa chuppon budding

The cocoa extension training was conducted by the agriculture officers from Ramu NiCo Community Affairs department at a selected cocoa farm near Malle village in Astrolabe Bay.

A number of women farmers participated in chupon budding with their male counterparts during the training because they also have cocoa gardens which they want to manage properly.

Cocoa chupon budding is a rehabilitation technique farmers can adopt to increase production.  

Chupon budding may be encouraged to be performed on old and unproductive cocoa trees.

Digicel gives special rate for Madang-Lae highway

The rate will apply to all calls made only on Friday from Madang Province between Digicel account holders.

Digicel PNG CEO, Maurice McCarthy, said it was incredibly important for Madang locals traveling along the affected area to be able to keep communication with local authorities and with family and friends.

“We hope that by reducing the cost of calls in the area we can provide some relief to the region affected,” he said.

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Search for escapees widens to Highlands, Madang

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Police in the Highlands region and Madang Province are on high alert as the manhunt for prisoners that escaped from Buimo jail last week Thursday continues.

PM’s lawyers file asking court to punish Koim for contempt again

Govt aims to link rural areas with roads

Such as health, education, infrastructure, law and order and economic development reaches vast majority of the population in remote areas to improve their livelihood.

Duban said this when presenting a cheque of K400,000 to a construction company, LPW  last week to complete the missing road link between Matepi and Gal in South Ambenob of Madang District.

In presenting the cheque, he stated that most rural areas in South Ambenob have lacked proper Government services forcing them to resort into cult activities for a hope of a better living.

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Duban keeps education as top priority

During his electoral visit recently, Duban visited several schools in South Ambenob to honour his commitments in ensuring these schools receive funding  to improve their learning facilities.

Schools he visited includes: Transgogol High School, Bahor in Bilbil and Kil Primary in Fulumu and presented their school funding.

At Transgogol High School, the Member spent some time talking to the students on the importance of education as the resource to move the country forward and is the reason Government has been investing millions in.

Buka, Kokopo to revel with NRL in the Park

Last Saturday, 20 February, Madang residents celebrated the upcoming NRL season with a successful community fun day at Laiwaden Oval, whilst Buka and Kokopo residents have their turn this Saturday, 27 February.

Hundreds of Madang residents enjoyed a special guest performance by music sensation Nathan Nakikus and participated in fun footy games, where some participants received great prizes.

Tourists receive spectacular welcome in Madang

Makeshift handcraft markets were set up as early as 6am at the wharf entrance with beautiful displays of carvings, bilum, canvas paintings and hand-craft for sale。

Other craft markets were set up at the Christian Women’s Association and the Madang Resort Hotel Jetty area and the Kaving Haus。

Melanesian Tourist Services (MTS) was  the excursion agent for the port of call for the cruise ship。

The tour was organized by Swire Group, which saw the tourist kick-start their tour in Alotau.

The next ports will be Wewak and Rabaul.