Emstret School Challenge deal signed

The school challenge is facilitated by Emstret Holdings to become a part of the extracurricular activity in all high and secondary schools in the country.

The Emstret School Challenge comprises debate competitions for high and secondary schools, spelling bee designed for students from grades 3 to 8 and poetry slam, an open category for all students.

Nine years running, the academic competitions are intended at developing young Papua New Guineans and enhance students’ research and public speaking skills, literacy levels and networking, including building their confidence.

Debate underway on Solomons no-confidence motion

The motion was triggered by a series of defections from Mr Sogavare's coalition government late last month.

Beginning the debate, opposition MP Derek Sikua outlined to parliament his reasons for tabling the motion.

Dr Sikua said MPs had lost confidence in the prime minister because he wasn't listening to them any more.

He said Mr Sogavare has become suspicious of anyone who differs from his point of view.

NCD schools debate environmental issues


The schools were Jubilee, Gerehu, Port Moresby National High, Marianville, Kilakila, De La Salle and Charles Lwanga High School. The debate took place at the Gateway Hotel in Moresby.

World Environment Day is on Friday 5 June celebrated with the theme ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care’.

The students debated  two main topics for the Government and Opposition.