2022

Moana Pasifika signs new sponsorship deal with Digicel

Digicel’s TV services – Digicel TV and Sky Pacific brings the game of rugby into the homes of many of the Pacific Island nations and has held exclusive TV broadcast rights for the Pacific region for Super Rugby, Rugby Championship and various international premium competitions since 2016. Service and products are front of mind for Digicel’s Pacific customers, and it is constantly expanding its offering. MyCash Mobile Wallet money transfer service also provides Kiwis and Aussies with an easy and convenient way to send money at lower fees to families in the Pacific direct on their mobile.

‘The old fella can look elsewhere’: Souths coach Jason Demetriou opens up on Wayne Bennett, delivers cheeky Dolphins sledge

Fortuitously for Demetriou, the rookie NRL coach who grew up in Sydney remains great mates with the seven-time premiership-winner who has coached a record 886 NRL matches.

Which is why when Bennett offered experienced South Sydney forward Mark Nicholls a two-year contract to join the Redcliffe Dolphins from 2023, the new Rabbitohs coach was more than happy to give it his blessing.

“The no poaching policy, it didn’t last too long,” Demetriou laughs.

“With any coach in Wayne’s position now it’s only natural you’re going to want players you know you can trust.

‘I got a contract’: Sacked Broncos star reveals shock league return

The former Panthers, Cowboys, Sharks and Broncos hooker took to social media to announce the news but provided few other details.

The 31-year-old has not appeared in a first grade match since September 2019, receiving a ban from the NRL’s Anti-Doping tribunal not long after his stint with the Broncos ended after a drink driving charge.

Segeyaro has been available to be picked up by NRL teams since June last year, with his 20 month sentence backdated.

“Got a call from my manager saying I got a contract,” Segeyaro said in a video posted to Instagram.

Citizens to face PMV fare increase

According to the Independent Consumer & Competition Commission, the 2022 PMV and Taxi fares were determined, in accordance with Section 21 of the Prices Regulations Act (PR Act).

Based on increase in Consumer Price Index for the 12 months period ending September, 2021 and as well as the increase in retail prices for diesel in the country this year (2021); the maximum PMV fares for the approved urban routes in the country for 2022 are as follows:

• Port Moresby:               K1.20 per adult passenger (an increase of 10 toea);

2021 A Dark Year For PNG

“I feel I owe the nation an apology. I acted in good faith to humbly resign in May 2019 thinking that the change that was asked for would be youthful and move us forward faster than my government could.

“I have, like you, been bitterly disappointed in the performance of the Marape-led Government over the last 31 months.

“He said economically we are in one heck of a mess with debt at over K51 billion and no plan to increase income except to tax our people more.

Masiu Lauds Success Of Summit

Minster for Information and Communications Technology, Timothy Masiu highlighted the success of the Summit, which included speakers from the private and public sector who covered topics of importance.

 

He said the three days event was fruitful with real-time interactions of audiences and speakers via social media.

OFC competitions schedule update for 2022

The changes, which were confirmed via an online meeting of the committee, come in response to the ongoing issues presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The revamped OFC Champions League 2022 will involve 18 teams through the qualifying stage, which will be made up of a qualifying tournament and separate national playoffs.  

Britain's Got Talent postponed until 2022 over Covid safety fears

Filming on the ITV show was originally due to start this month, but was pushed back three weeks ago due to the third English lockdown and rising cases.

However, on Friday, the talent show's producers said that "safety has to come first" and called it off until 2022.

They said performers like dance groups, choirs and orchestras wouldn't be able to rehearse and audition safely.

T20 World Cup postponed till 2022

The ICC has been exploring contingency plans since hosts Cricket Australia acknowledged the logistical challenges involved in staging a 16-team tournament amid travel and other restrictions this year.

Consequently, there will be back-to-back men's T20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022 before the 50-overs World Cup in India in 2023.