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Judge reiterates call for help

Speaking during the opening of the Central Province circuit legal year on Tuesday, the judge explained that it is a very expensive exercise to conduct National Court circuits.

Despite National Court circuits being an expensive exercise, Justice Mogish said it must be done for justice to be seen in the rural areas.

It costs K300,000 to conduct one circuit, which is a duration of 10 days.

In a year, there are three National Court circuits where court parties go out to the provinces that don’t have a resident judge. 

Promoting our food culture

She would take pictures of whatever she ate and put it up on her Instagram account.

When she found out there was a bigger community out there doing the same, she reached out to people with similar interests.

Conversations and discussions sparked the idea for Eat Drink Port Moresby – a two-day food festival to be staged in April.

Initial planning began last year as early as April with events manager Pascoe Promotions coming on board to help facilitate. 

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.

PNG most prospective supplier of LNG: Investor

Chief Fuel Transaction Officer & Senior Executive Vice President, JERA Co. Inc, Hiroki Sato, said this today during the Inaugural Petroleum and Energy Summit in Port Moresby.

Sato highlighted the scheduled PNGLNG expansion and the oncoming Papua LNG Projects and said JERA would like to continue its current arrangement with PNG.

“Papua New Guinea is one of the very important supplier for JERA,” said Sato.

Hotel to celebrate International Women's Day

In line with the global theme set for the International Women’s day on March 8, the hotel will host its own celebration.

Alotau International has a full night set with entertainment and motivational speeches.

Based on the theme “Be bold for Change”, four community women leaders to deliver speeches are Betty Dunstan, Maxine Nadile, Elaine and Rhona Anakapu.

Company behind FB trending Tambul home

The local company (PNG Earth Bricks) responsible for the construction of the unique house is owned by Nixon Poia.

Poia registered his business in 2013 and began construction on the Asian design house in 2014, using bricks made from his company - PNG Earth Bricks Limited, based in Tambul.

The mix, according to Poia, includes a special soil type from his area (tested and approved by authorities), when baked, obtains the natural burnt umber type of colour.

Preserving mother tongue through children

And interestingly, the future of their existence lies with the children of this generation.

April Hope, a Language Surveyor with Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) PNG says teaching children tokples (mother tongue) will go a long way towards preserving this country's diverse languages and cultures.

“Children are amazing language-learners, and it will be much easier for them to learn to speak their tokples fluently if that's the language their parents speak to them every day in their homes,” she says.  

Why Ivan’s picture of Tambul home trending

Ivan Koitaga Mano updated his profile picture on Sunday, February 19 and this has been shared over 35 times on individual accounts and groups reaching millions more on this social media platform.

In the picture, an ‘”ordinary” Ivan is seen dressed casually but standing in front of a very modern house of Asian design.

It’s the caption though that catches the attention, sending the picture viral: Best and unique house in PNG first of this and is still under construction- Tambul.

UN documentary to premiere on local TV station

“Driving the Change” is an inspiring story which focuses on the struggle and success of the remote highlands community of Domil in Jiwaka Province as it transforms itself and strives to achieve the Global Sustainable Development Goals.  

The 17 DG, which are adopted by PNG and 192 other UN Member states in 2015, are a universal call to action to end poverty protect the planet and ensure that all peole enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

PNG hopes to bounce back at Championships

The OFC championship is being hosted in Tahiti from February 11-24 with eight countries participating.

Our boys are pooled in Group A alongside New Caledonia, Tahiti and Vanuatu while Group B consists of Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands and New Zealand.

PNG is currently third on the points ladder after round one behind New Caledonia on first place and Tahiti on second. 

In their first match on Saturday, PNG went down to New Caledonia 3-2 while Tahiti defeated Vanuatu 1-0.