Lamana Hotel

Project Runway supporting women entrepreneurs

The runway, to be held at Lamana Hotel in Port Moresby, is to attract local designers to show off their work.

This is with the objective to select a fashion stylist for Miss PNG, the PNG entrant to the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant in Samoa in December. This will also provide local talented designers a unique opportunity to showcase their work on the regional platform at the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant.

According to the committee, there will be three categories on show at the Project Runway; the traditionally inspired dress, sarong wear and day/evening wear.

Reggae group UB40 arrives in Pom

This is the second time the band is visiting Port Moresby and will perform at the Gold Club, Lamana Hotel on Friday 22 January and at the Sir John Guise Stadium on Saturday 23rd Jan.

The group said they’re excited to be back in PNG and had a great time during their first visit.

Ali Campbell says they aim to perform for as many people as possible at the stadium compared to the first time where they performed at a much smaller venue.

“This time around we are happy to be playing at the stadium so at least those who missed out will be able to come.

Last NYE fireworks for Lamana

For years, the Lamana Gold Club has done the show for the thousands of people in Port Moresby that take on the streets at Hohola, Waigani, Gordons and so many other neighbourhoods to watch the spectacle.

Lamana Hotel general manager Yiannis Nicolaou said they have been doing this show for free as their contribution to the people of Moresby and Papua New Guinea.

Nicolaou said that the only place available, safe and convenient for them to do the show is the new Treasury building.

NYE countdown a carnival

The theme party for this New Year’s Eve is ‘masquerade carnival’ featuring the Ice Fashion Show grand final to choose the top designer and top model of the year.

Entertainment will also include Australia’s hottest female DJ duo The Twins to count you down into the New Year.

Lamana Hotel general manager Yiannis Nicolaou said every year the fireworks get bigger and better, and this New Year’s Eve is expected to showcase another big fireworks display.

Nicolaou said the show will be more spectacular than last year with a lot more shots and non-stop action.

Media pool competition still making waves

Currently, in its 11th year of competition, the PNG Media Pool Competition accommodates a wide range of teams from both the private and public sectors with 24 teams in total competing in this year’s competition.

The winner walks away with K10, 000 in cash and the Media Pool Cup while the top 12 teams share in a bounty of about K40, 000 in cash.

This year’s competition is currently in its second round with split round matches in play so 12 teams get to play three matches each on Saturday while the rest play two matches each.