Everyday People: Fajiaka Rovanama Kubo

Fajiaki Rovanama Kubo is a 27-year-old, is from both Kelerakwa and Gabone villages in Central Province.

Since childhood, Faji has had her mind wrapped around becoming a lawyer one day.  However, she had no idea what reality had in store. All she ever learnt in school from Waigani Christian Pre-School, Grades 1-8 at Coronation Primary and 9-12 at Gordon Secondary School were completely opposite to the path she has taken.

Everyday People: Latisha Sagati

Latisha attained a Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management, she began her small business in 2018, and five years on her favourite hobby has turned into a fine business, where people want more of her delicious home baked cakes.
What inspired me to run this business was the interest I got from customers who loved the cream on the cake, no matter the cake type. So far, I have sold approximately 100 cakes and cupcakes for birthday parties, get together, reunions, weddings and others.

Everyday People: Angela Jack

Angela attended school in Sidea up to grade 6 and then she went on to the Technical Vocational School for Girls for another two years. After graduating last year she was brought to Port Moresby by one of the religious nuns, in March.

“The sisters brought me here to Moresby to work with them so I came here to learn how to bake. Here at Mary Help of Christians I do baking. I am still learning to bake cakes and other things. I have four brothers and three sisters living with our parents.”

California judge sides with baker in 'gay cake' row

A bakery owner's lawyers argued that making the cakes violates her Christian beliefs and free religious expression.

The judge ruled the act of making cakes is protected as artistic expression and does not violate a state anti-discrimination law.

A similar case in Colorado is awaiting a US Supreme Court decision.

"A wedding cake is not just a cake in a Free Speech analysis. It is an artistic expression by the person making it that is to be used traditionally as a centerpiece in the celebration of a marriage," Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe wrote.