Madang

Potential for more resources in Madang high

This was revealed to the Madang Provincial Government Executive Council by the Mineral resources Authority (MRA) during a presentation early this month on Karkar Island.

The MRA’s Geological Survey Division presented its compilation of a geological resources potential report revealing high mineral deposits, oil and gas reserves, and the potential for geothermal energy.

Police officer robbed while on duty

Officer in Charge of Traffic in Madang, Sergeant Frank Makora, was attacked while controlling traffic at the crossing near Modilon Hospital.

He said he hung his bag (bilum) with his personnel effects on a nearby wall when a thug grabbed his bag and ran towards the public cemetery.

"I was controlling the pedestrians when this happened. Bystanders informed me of my bag being snatched and I chased the thug," he said.

During the chase, the officer tripped and fell. The thug then punched him and took off again.

LOs trained to be business-minded

The landowners, from Kurumbukari, Inland Pipeline (Maigari), Coastal Pipeline and Basamuk, recently attended a personal viability workshop conducted by the Human Development Institute from March 13-15.

Founder and CEO of Human Development Institute (personal viability program), Samuel Tam Su, popularly known as “Papa Sam”, presented very basic and important principles on how to grow and develop an individual to be business minded.

Cult activities emerging in district: Councilor

A local councilor, who wishes to remain anonymous for safety reasons, alleges this new group has been going around conducting cult activities with their leader, who is claiming to be God. The leader’s son maintains that he is Jesus Christ while a relative claims to be an angel.

The activity of this group is concentrated in a remote village called Enengave in the Wanuma area of Sumgilbar LLG.

The councilor travelled to Madang on Monday to report the matter, and is calling on police to go into the area to flush out the immoral activities conducted by this group.

Consultation important at workplace: Manager

This was emphasised during a Risk Management Training conducted for Ramu NiCo Management (MCC) employees at its Madang operations base last week.

The training was conducted by Ramu NiCo’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) department quality assurance manager, Bernice Suma.

Ms Suma stressed that it is important to report all hazards to appropriate supervisors immediately.

“Employees’ wellbeing is very important, therefore effective consultation and communication must be maintained at all times.”

Governor Potape assists Hela students in Madang

Representative of the Governor’s office Tape Pulupe handed over a cheque payment to Hela students Association President Edwin Gayani on Tuesday.

Speaking to the students’, Pulupe said it was a great honor indeed on behalf of the Governor to assist Hela students studying in three institutions in Madang.

“The Governor’s office and the Hela electorate recognised the importance of your education as the future assets of Hela and PNG as a whole, because after you graduated from DWU you will contribute to the socio economic development of PNG,” says Pulupe.

Local artistic trophies for winners of surfing championships

The  World Championships will be held in Bogia District, Madang Province from  March 18-25, 2017.

Local artists have created unique wooden trophies for the winners of the Longboard Championships.

While being creative, Andrew Abel, President of the Surfers Association of PNG said he is pleased and proud to have our own locally made trophies especially the carved surf board trophies for the annual event.

He said he was proud that the PNG artists are getting good exposure with their affordable carvings.

Tugyak community receive free medical checks and nets

A team from Ramu NiCo (MCC) Basamuk Refinery comprising Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and Community Affairs Department officers travelled by road to Tugyak where they met with more than 400 villagers to conduct health and safety awareness.

That was followed by free malaria rapid testing on a number of people and donation of two bales of treated mosquito nets to the community.

A nursing officer in charge of Ganglau health post, Martin Uma also travelled with the team to Tugyak to assist in the awareness.

PNG-Australia Ministerial Forum to be held in Madang

The Forum is an important bilateral meeting between PNG and Australia.

Australia and PNG have a strong and dynamic relationship based on close historical, economic and geographic ties. 

Two-way trade between our countries is worth $6.8 billion (K16.63 billion) and Australian investment in PNG totals $19 billion (K46.46 billion).

The Forum provides an avenue for on-going dialogue on current or emerging bilateral issue of mutual interests and also to maintain a strong and strategic partnership.

PM welcomes international surfers to PNG

PM Peter O’Neill made the comments as competitors from around the world prepare to travel to  Papua New Guinea for the Kumul PNG World Longboard Championships at Tupira on 18 to 25 March this year.

“Papua New Guinea is looking forward to hosting the World Surf League Longboard Championship in Tupira near Madang,” the Prime Minister said.

“I am glad that people around the world are discovering that Papua New Guinea is a great surfing destination, with challenging waves in pristine waters on beautiful beaches.