Miss PNG

Miss PNG leaves for Samoa

After three years, the Miss Pacific Islands pageant 2023 is back and commences on Sunday 29th – through to 4th February 2023. The topic for the pageant is ‘Strength in Unity’. 

Before Miss PNG’s departure, her family hosted a luncheon to officially hand her over to the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant Papua New Guinea to contest the Miss Pacific Islands Crown and complete her 12-month reign.

MPIP first judging category

Six of the Miss PNG contestants were given a topic to present on; and all the points gathered by the judges will be added on to the night of the crowning on 10th of December, 2022 at the APEC Haus.

MPIP PNG Committee Chairperson, Molly O’Rourke, gave a run-down on what will happen on the night of the crowning.

Miss Pacific Islands launches Miss ENB

She travelled to Kokopo at the invitation of Miss East New Britain organising committee to launch the winner of Miss Frangipani quest, Ellen Morgan, as Miss East New Britain in the Miss PNG pageant 2019.

The trip took in some iconic World War II historical sites which included a visit to the Bitapaka War Cemetery and the Kokopo War Museum today (July 23).

The next day Miss Kariha will visit the Volcano Observatory followed by a visit to the Yamamoto bunker and the Karavia barge tunnels, the Rabaul volcano and hot springs.

​Education will drive women empowerment

Miss Queen Emma Chocolate 2017, Niawali Twain, spoke about this as her main agenda when standing for the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant.

The 23-year-old Medical Laboratory Science student is empowered to make a difference and inspire young people out there to better themselves.

“Many times, young people forget about striving to work towards making something out of their lives.

“We need to aim to be better and make a difference in the world,” she said.

Suspect in Laufa death will not go uncharged, says police

Director for Police Traffic, Joe Joseph told Loop PNG that the big challenge with the case is that it is only built around the witness statements from those who had seen what happened before and after the incident.

Parkop expresses condolence to family of late Ruby Laufa

The late Ruby Laufa passed away at the Port Moresby General Hospital on Saturday, February 11, at 3.30pm.

She was 24 at the time and would have celebrated her 25th birthday on February 13. The late Ruby was the Miss South Pacific PNG 2012-2013.

Laufa leaves behind her father, Maurice, from Gulf Province, her mother, Hane Sepi Nouairi-Schaaf, of Central Province and Tongan-German blood, and her younger sisters, Sherridan and Rhani Villie-Maina.

Parkop said, “It’s very tragic that she passed away the way that she did.

Emergency deaths can be prevented: Senior doctor

Dr Sam Yockopua, from the PMGH Emergency Department, said the sickest or the critically injured need to be taken as soon as possible to appropriate locations for intervention.

He told Loop PNG that on Saturday, February 11, the late victim was taken to a private hospital at about 10am before being sent to the PMGH Emergency Department at 11.30am.

“She succumbed to her injuries at 3.30pm,” he said.

Suspect in Laufa’s death will be charged

NCD metropolitan police commander, Ben Turi, told Loop PNG tonight that the charges will be laid against the suspect following an autopsy on Laufa’s body, which is set to take place tomorrow.

The suspect, from East New Britain Province, is currently in custody, being questioned by Criminal Investigation Division (CID) officers.

Turi says the suspect was picked up after the incident yesterday that led to Laufa’s death.

Ruby-Anne Shantelle Kila Laufa, born on February 13, 1992, in Port Moresby, was the Miss South Pacific PNG 2012-2013.

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PNG determined to bring back regional crown this year

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