Matthew Cannon

Ambulance Commissioner honoured

Madam Jean Kekedo said: “The acceptance of Mr Cannon into the Queen’s Order was clear recognition of the significant contribution he has made to progressing quality ambulance and emergency services in Papua New Guinea.”

Cannon said: “It is a privilege to live in this beautiful land surrounded by such diversity.

“The work St John performs around the world holds a substantial place in my heart, and PNG has become my transitory home.”

SP Hunters members certified in first aid

Mekenzie YEI, Dilbert ISAAC, Butler MORRIS, Radley BRAWA, Wartovo PUARA Jnr, Enoch MAKI, Charlie SIMON, Brendon GOTUNO, Edene GABBIE, Ila ALU, Baundo ABA, Thompson TETEH and Watson BOAS were the recipients, alongside trainer Joe Bruno.

The SP PNG Hunters are the first sporting team to engage in such a life-saving program, in partnership with the St John’s Ambulance.

As rugby is a contact sport, players are likely to sustain injuries that will require immediate first aid assistance.