Everyday people PNG

Everyday People: Dajas – Henry & Sentanya

The couple have graced many musical stages in the city, around the country with their melodious presence that captivates any crowd they perform in front of, and they put the “E” in entertainment.

Henry and Sentanya formed their outfit “DAJAS” in honor of their seven children and from strength to strength, each note sung and chord hit, is dedicated to the grind for their children’s benefit and well-being.

Everyday People: Barike – Wan Kantri

With Papua New Guinea celebrating its 46th anniversary, songs like “WAN KANTRI” bring back what it felt to achieve peace, unity and independence.

The song was originally written about one person’s journey and then it progressed onto becoming an unforgettable masterpiece, that is performed everywhere by many.

WAN KANTRI was written by Glen Low and pieced together by Kanai Pineri and Donald Lessey of the Barike Band and it was recorded in 1982 and originally sung by the famous Late John Wong.

Everyday People: Ngaire "Ngaiire" Joseph

Ngaire started her musical career in 2003 enrolling in a bachelor of Jazz studies at the Central Queensland University and her musical journey started then on.

In 2004, Ngaiire (pronounced ny-ree) her stage name, competed in the second season of the Australian Idol as a semi-finalist but was unable to make it through to the final 12.

Before pursuing her solo career in 2008, Ngaiire worked as a session vocalist for the Blue King Brown and Paul Mac.

Everyday People: Taurama Military Wives SME

There are four of us in our current group, and we are a part of the lucky few that participated in workshops that landed us a stall to sell our items in the week leading up to the 46th PNG Independence.

Despite being a part of an SME group, we all come individually to sell our items at events that we are able to set up a stall for, and we always support each other.

I have a company of my own called Hipom Kuse’s Family Delight where I do catering of all sorts and for various occasions. The food I deliver in my work is all organic.

Everyday People: Charles Jordan "CJ" Amini

It’s been a long journey.

I’m 29 now and I’m confident that my team, the Kumul Petroleum PNG Barramundis, are ready for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup after a solid preparation at home.

We’ll be going in as underdogs in the October tournament because Oman have home advantage and Scotland have been there before. This will be our first time.

But it would be an opportune time to learn from the whole experience. 

Everyday People: Mairi Harry

I look after my son’s printing shop in the village called Sango IT Solutions, a small business that has helped many with their printing needs in the village, so that they need not go far.

Working in my son’s shop, we have produced many different types of items from binding print copies, printing onto cups, caps, shirts and plates. Our biggest project yet was printing one hundred cups for Moresby South Member Justin Tkatchenko.

Everyday People: Joseph Ovia

Before I came here, I taught in two schools in the Central Province.

I’m a presenter in the Milk in Schools program because I am a qualified teacher too. I really enjoy this programme because it’s also educational for myself since I’m not a nutritionist.

When it’s time to prepare the lessons, I have to go on the internet to do my own research and that’s where I learn new things. I feel like a nutritionist too, and not just an ordinary primary school teacher.

Everyday People: Grace Loau

I joined the company Innovative Agro Industry in 2014 as a logistics officer in the admin office. It was just at the start of the company when it was operating under a house.    

In 2018 when Ilimo Farm was coming, there were many things to do and though I was an admin officer, we were doing sales and marketing also. I saw myself as the Jack-of-all-trades at that time. So in 2019 I joined the marketing department as a fulltime sales person, and I was doing the sales for Ilimo Dairy Farm.

Everyday People PNG : Shirley Alfred Jack

My husband works as the Manager for Sogeri Hotel. I am a stay-at-home mom so I sew meri-blouses to support my husband in the upkeep of our household.

I brought my cousin over from East New Britain to help me sew and sell these meri-blouses.

Everyday People: Isa Yabi

In 1980 when Kamea Construction went down to Gulf province to build a road to Kaintiba, Menyamya, and Aseki, there was a Miss PNG Quest sponsored by Kamea Construction in 1985 which I entered. I was selected as Miss Kamea Construction for Miss PNG, but it didn’t progress because the Kamea Construction work broke down. So I took a typing course with the Commerce Department and after 6 months I received my certificate. My first job was with Ilawa Inn Hotel in Kerema town, as a receptionist. I worked for two years under an Australian called Don Bird.