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Work together for gender equality: O’Neill

Speaking on International Women’s Day, PM O’Neill said all women and men must take heed of the theme this year of “Be Bold for Change” and work together for gender equality.

“Today, in Papua New Guinea and around the world, we give thanks for the contribution of our mothers, daughters, sisters and all women in our communities,” the Prime Minister said.

“This is a day to not only recognise the achievements that have been made in advancing the rights of women, but most importantly to make greater progress.

The 5 basic freedom of animals

It starts small, and it starts with caring for the animals closest to you.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) of Papua New Guinea was out on World Wildlife day to promote the 5 basic freedom of animals:

#1 Freedom from Hunger and Thirst – people must make sure their pets are fed properly and have clean drinking water

#2 Freedom from discomfort – pet must have a proper place to sleep

#3 Freedom from pain, injury or diseases – if your pet is sick, treat them. Take them to the vet – RSPCA

Conservation organistations observe World Wildlife Day

So yesterday, it was all about educating people on protecting the wildlife at Port Moresby Nature Park.

Recognising the World Wildlife day which falls on March 4, the park invited wildlife organisations to display products and do awareness.

At least 15 conservation organisations came out including ExxonMobil PNG, The Nature Conservancy, RSPCA of PNG, Wildlife Conservation Society and more.

Families turned up in numbers as the park came alive with many fun activities including face-painting to jumping castles for kids, filling crossword puzzles and many more.

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.