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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.

Francophone showdown awaits at OFC U 17

Hosts Tahiti take on current table leaders New Caledonia on the second day of Group A action in the OFC U-17 Championship in Papeete, Tahiti on 14 February.

Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu will open the day of action as they both fight for their first points in the competition at 4pm (local time).

Although their 3-2 loss to New Caledonia was heart-breaking for Papua New Guinea coach Harrison Kamake, he remains focussed on staying constructive and tweaking the side’s weaknesses.

“We are playing Vanuatu and they definitely are a good team,” he said.

UNFF to provide further assistance to PNG

UNFF sustainable development officer, Benjamin Singer, told Loop PNG that UNFF’s collaboration with the PNG Forest Authority (PNGFA) is stretched over the whole of this year.

This follows a successful week-long capacity building workshop held recently in Port Moresby on project design in sustainable forest management in PNG.

At the end of the workshop, government officers were able to identify and formulate a project proposal that can be submitted to donor partners to consider and fund.