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Aupito William Sio pays tribute to 'gentle giant' Dylan Mika

The flanker died, aged 45, at his Auckland home on Tuesday of a suspected heart attack.

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, described Tiumalu as a gentle giant off the field, but a man with a lot of physical strength and passion on the field.

Minister Aupito said he was shocked and saddened to hear the news as he personally knew the Mika family.

Man City post classy United tribute

Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan secured a third trophy of the season for Jose Mourinho after their successes in the Community Shield and EFL Cup and sealed a return to the Champions League.

The build-up to the match was overshadowed by the terror attack at Manchester Arena on Monday, which resulted in the deaths of 22 people, including children.

Manchester held a vigil in Albert Square on Tuesday in honour of the victims and in defiance of the perpetrators, while a minute's silence was held before the start of Wednesday's match at Friends Arena in Stockholm.

‘The girl who drew’

Loop PNG noted the overwhelming response received when our designer passed away. Among them was a writer from Morobe Province, Bruce Horick, who has dedicated a composition to our national icon.

THE GIRL WHO DREW

By Bruce Horick

When she sat with her papers and colours

I wonder what that little girl saw

That made her draw a legacy

Which will outlast even her own

I still long to look through her eyes

To grasp what her heart captured

PM pays tribute to Susan Huhume

“It is with sadness that we have learned of the passing of the designer of our Nation’s flag, Susan Karike Huhume,” Prime Minister O’Neill said.

“Her simple and very effective visual creation is one of the symbols that binds our people together and builds a feeling of unity.

“The fact that a fifteen-year-old girl, as she was in 1971, could design such an iconic image of our country speaks of the talent she had.

Polye mourns Zurenuoc's death

Polye said the loss of one of Morobe’s elite sons is a loss for Papua New Guinea.

He acknowledged the former Chief Secretary’s contribution to the development of this nation, further describing him as “honest, hard-working” and someone who maintained transparency and accountability during his colorful career as a top public servant.

“Late Sir Manasupe was a very professional Chief Secretary who guided all department heads to serve the interest of the country,” said Polye.

GG’s condolence message for Late Hau’ofa

The late broadcaster was ill for some time and passed away last weekend.

“The late Hau’ofa was one of the great icons of radio broadcasting in the history of our country, having served in the industry for more than 50 years,” said Dadae.

“He was a great advocate of democracy in promoting freedom of expression on his famous Talk Back show on Kalang radio and now FM100.

“The late Hau’ofa connected well with ordinary people across the nation in debating issues of national importance.

PM O’Neill pays tribute to two outstanding media icons

“It is with great sadness that our nation ends the year with news of the passing of two newsmen who were respected and celebrated around Papua New Guinea.

“The Late Susuve Laumaea and the Late Oseah Philemon each made great contributions to the communication of essential information to our people.

“It was a shock to learn of the passing of both of these men.

“I wish to extend condolences and sympathies, on behalf of the Government and the nation, to the families of these outstanding communicators.

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris & son Prince pay tribute to their late father on what would've been his 58th birthday

Seven years after his death, fans and family alike took to social media to honor the late King of Pop on what would've been his 58th birthday.