What is Carols by Candlelight?

Away in a Manger, Do you hear what I hear, Carol of the Bells, Angels we have heard on high, you know them all.

Just like the idea of Santa bringing presents to children, this tradition has fit comfortably into many societies despite its foreign origin.

Venezuela's 'Grinch' seizes 5 million toys before Christmas

Critics say the consumer protection agency, which targeted the toy warehouse this week, has become "the Grinch that stole Christmas" because many families won't be able to buy the confiscated toys for the holiday.

Agency head William Contreras disputed that, saying executives at toy distributor Kreisel-Venezuela, the largest of its kind in the country, "don't care about our children's right to have a merry Christmas."

He told reporters, "They say we're stealing the toys from this company, but the company committed fraud against our country."

Santa Claus and Fincorp staff bring cheer to the sick

On Friday December 9, staff from Fincorp accompanied by Santa Claus visited Port Moresby General Hospital’s Childrens Ward to give some Christmas cheer.

 The Fincorp staff and Santa Claus visited Ward 1D and Ward 1B, where they gave lollies and toys and cakes and drinks with a lot of smiles and fun for all.

“For these unfortunate children, they will be hospitalised and won’t have a chance to celebrate this festive season. We believe, by visiting these children will bring smiles and joy in their hearts,” said Santa Claus and the Fincorp staff.

Mothers given chance to showcase skills

With support of the StopNShop management, Relief Society has organised for mothers to turn their home-making skills into their money maker.

Beginning last Saturday, the Port Moresby stake saw mothers bringing prepared food, handmade jewellery and bilums to sell at the StopNShop, Waigani Central premises.

According to Sister Takataina, a member of the Relief Society presidency and organiser, this will go on every Saturday of this month.

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Korea DPR did it!

It is done! Korea DPR have achieved their goal in the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup.

Harmony commits to K12m exploration program

What to give yourself this Xmas…

A one week movie-marathon at the cinema? A tattoo? Holiday get-away? Well ok, maybe that handbag that keeps saying “hi” every time you pass the shop; not literally though.  

Mall of America in Minnesota employs its first black Santa in its 24-year history

Larry Jefferson, a retired army veteran from Texas, will greet children this weekend at the shopping centre's Christmas experience.

Co-owner of the photo studio, Landon Luther, has told the Minnesota Star Tribune that he's been looking for a more diverse Santa that children of colour can relate to since last year.

"This is a long time coming," he said.

Christmas food on my mind!

If you’ve already planned your Christmas celebrations or you’re on it just now; either way, one won’t blame you.  

Whatever your plan may be at this point, I’m sure food is not far away.  

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Bail refused for Wobiro, Gumoi and May

Bail was refused to Western Governor Ati Wobiro, former Western Provincial Administrator Dr Modowa Gumoi and founder of Fly Care Inc. Norman May today by the Supreme Court.

Government offices close doors on December 23 for festive period

K30,000 worth of credits to give away

The partnership between Digicel and Nau FM will give three lucky customers, who purchase a 1Tok Combo, the chance to win K100 credits daily over the next 100 days.  

Digicel managing director, mobile, Shivan Bhargava, says Digicel is thrilled to launch a promotion that gives back to its customers.

“Christmas is a time for giving and we are delighted to give back to our customers and provide them with the chance to win extra credit so they can stay connected with their family and friends over Christmas and the New Year,” he states.