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Kumul Foundation Organizing PNG for EWC

The judging panelists, sponsors, media partners and investors will also go into the global network and benefit from the opportunities to access training and investment opportunities globally. 

Companies and investors that are interested to become partners with EWC Papua New Guinea are advised to email nedi@kumul.org for more information. 

Entrepreneurs invited to EWC

The programme will enable entrepreneurs to connect to a global community of entrepreneurs and for a chance to pitch for a share of US$1 million (over K3 million) in prizes plus additional investment opportunities and in-kind support. 

The Kumul Foundation Inc is the official lead partner and organizer in Papua New Guinea for Entrepreneurship World Cup Papua New Guinea which will feed start-ups into the global competition, through a partnership recently forged by Chairman Anthony Smaré at the Global Entrepreneurship Conference in Saudi Arabia in March this year.

Polling Ready To Roll: Sinai

He made this announcement at a press conference held on Friday July 1, at the Electoral headquarters in Port Moresby.

EC Sinai explained that the delays in the announcement of the dates of elections were due to administration issues and the movement of budget needed for the delivery of the elections. But that has been sorted and the EC is ready to flow.

Support for PNG, AROB Parliaments

Drawing on Papua New Guinea’s rich democratic tradition, the launch of UNDP’s Parliamentary Support Programme heralds a new partnership with the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea and the Bougainville House of Representatives of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

The package of assistance will work to strengthen collaboration between both parliaments.

It will support members of both legislatures in their efforts to debate matters of public interest as they steward Papua New Guinea’s national development.

Pacific Mini Games Countdown

The Pacific Mini Games will be hosting nine sports, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Beach Volleyball, Golf, Tennis, Triathlon, Va’a and Weightlifting. Saipan, Tinian and Rota will host the various competitions at different sporting venues.  Papua New Guinea will be participating in five - Athletics, Golf, Tennis, Va’a and Weightlifting. Beach Volleyball and Triathlon were not endorsed due to non-compliance of set requirements. Baseball and Badminton National Federation opted not to participate in the Pacific Mini Games due to their teams’ readiness.

Workers’ Willingness Towards COVID-19 Vaccine

Yet, since the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide in December 2019, only 1.2 percent of people in Papua New Guinea (PNG) as at October 2021 had been fully vaccinated.

In order to help improve vaccination rates, business houses in PNG began to actively encourage vaccination rollout in the workplace. As “no jab, no job” has become the hallmark of many a PNG employers’ whip to enforce COVID-19 vaccine policy in the workplace, their workers were under pressure to choose between getting vaccinated and continue to work or lose their jobs if not vaccinated.

China Commits To Fund Ihu SEZ

H.E Wang Yi arrived last Thursday to hold bilateral talks with PNG counterpart-Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Soroi Eoe. 
He also witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to promote investment cooperation in Green Development between PNG and the People’s Republic of China.
 
Last Friday, the close dialogue with Minister Eoe resulted in a fruitful result for the Ihu economic project, where China committed to fund the Ihu SEZ infrastructural development and bring in early investment.

Chinese Foreign Minister Arrives

He was met by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Elias Wohengu, Chief of Protocol, James Noglai and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to PNG, Zeng Fanhua at the APEC terminal.

Mr Yi will have a bilateral meeting with his PNG counterpart, Soroi Eoe tomorrow.

After the meeting, the Minister will witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to promote investment cooperation in Green Development between PNG and the People’s Republic of China.

Chinese Foreign Minister arrives today

He will be met by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Elias Wohengu, Chief of Protocol, James Noglai and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to PNG Zeng Fanhua upon arrival at the APEC terminal.

From there Mr Yi will proceed straight to the China Harbor Apartments.

Mr Yi will have a bilateral meeting with his counterpart Soroi Eoe on Friday June 3, 2022.

After the meeting, the minister will witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to promote investment cooperation in Green Development between PNG and the People’s Republic of China.

U.S Memorial Day

Schools participating in person include, Kundu International Academy and Jubilee Catholic Secondary School.

Schools participating virtually via the American Corner FB page were:

  • Sogeri National School of Excellence
  • St Charles Lwanga Secondary
  • Marianville Secondary School
  • Port Moresby National School of Excellence

The event began with the viewing of two documentaries during WWII about the Red Arrow. They were the 32nd Infantry Wisconsin's Red Arrow Division WWII and the Battle of New Guinea.