papua new guinea

PNG’s venomous snakes

The major burden of serious envenoming however, is caused by jut five species:

Papuan taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus), New Guinea death adders (Acanthophis laevis & Acanthophis rugosus), New Guinea death adders (Acanthophis laevis & Acanthophis rugosus), New Guinea brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis) and Papuan blacksnake (Pseudechis papuanus).

Yearly, based on research and statistical analysis, Charles Campbell Toxinology Centre estimates 1000 deaths due to snakebite.

PNG performed as expected: PNGRFU

The PNG side was defeated all throughout the tournament against Samoa 35-7, Wales 29-7, Argentina 41-14, Kenya 47-5 and England 40-0.

PNGRFU interim chief executive officer Paul Joseph said PNGRFU didn’t have any high expectations of the team.

“Obviously we knew they were in a very tough pool and their preparation, as we all wanted, didn’t come as planned.”

Joseph highlighted that their main focus for the team and the coaching staff is to prepare for the Hong Kong 7s tournament from April 7-9, which is the qualifier for the World Series.

Religious education to become a separate subject

Education secretary Dr. Uke Kombra said religious education is one component that has been captured in the Culture and Community subject under the new Standards-Based Curriculum (SBC).

The SBC learning kit is now being distributed to all 7,000 schools throughout the country. Each kit contains SBC elementary syllabuses, teacher guides and English materials.

Kombra said they will seriously look into introducing religious education, values and attitudes in the curriculum.

PNG has an abundance of tourism opportunities

This is one side to Papua New Guinea’s many faces.

While development seems to focus only in the capital city of Port Moresby and maybe other major urban centres, rural Papua New Guinea on the positive side, maintains its perfect beauty.

What certain parts of PNG can give, the capital city cannot.

For this reason, the World Surf League (WSL) which is coming to Papua New Guinea to stage it’s Men’s and Women’s Longboard World Championship Tour in March is going straight to Madang Province.

Time for a female Governor-General!

Parliament will nominate a new Governor-General this month as Sir Michael Ogio’s term expires after six years.

Polye said gender equity is a major issue in PNG. This country needs a female Governor-General not just to balance gender but to give a fair voice for women in the country.

“It is proven that women perform very well when under pressure and when they come under compromise they continue to stand steadfast on their functions,” stated Polye.

PNGeans hope for a fresh start in 2017

Loop PNG took to social media and asked what resolutions people would be making for the New Year and this is what some had to say:

Samantha Kome in Port Moresby said that her New Year’s resolution is to be fit and healthy while Rachael Tarsan said she wants to just live life a little more on the edge.

Also in Moresby, Jeoffrey Kotokoto said he will minimise the use of social media and spend time on educational materials in the New Year.

Constance Kanau in New Ireland said she aims to save more by spending less, which is what most people hope to do in 2017.

Santa Claus is already in town!

And no he is not resting somewhere to make a secret visit at night.

Have you been to any big shops near you lately?

Because with shops picking up on the busy mode, the man dressed in red with the long white beard is sure to be nearby.

Make this Christmas a memorable one.

Bring your child for a Santa treat; sit on his lap and take a picture with him!

Loop PNG met Santa this morning at Brian Bell.

Have you spotted him yet?

 

 

Points to help you travel PNG without being stressed out

If you’re a frequent visitor to the home of the metal bird, you’d know the tricks to have a hassle free trip.

For first timers and to refresh your mind, Loop PNG lifestyle has put together a few reminders to help make this travel easy for you.

Here are a few points to keep in mind when heading to Jacksons Airport or any other local airports:

Bring the cancer facilities to PNG!

There may come a time when you, or someone close to you, will be told that the only option now is to go to the Philippines or Australia or Singapore. 

When faced with reality, only those who can afford are flying abroad for cancer diagnosis and treatments while even more remain in the country and lose the battle.

Project manager of PNG’s Walk the Talk against Cancer, Barbara Toiya, says the real need now is to bring in the cancer facilities.

This should be ultimate goal in PNG’s fight against cancer.

Addressing the gap in PNG’s fashion industry

This is seen as timely, to feed the growing fashion craze in the country.

But another problem lies, and for someone like Hazel Navaru who once fell in this shoes, there is a need for an institute to fully develop such creativity.

Navaru had to travel all the way to the Philippines to study at the Fashion Institute of Design and Art for two years. Another six months with some of the best designers in the world taught Navaru the real meaning of fashion.