Papua New Guineans

Remember your roots: Chinese resident

Lee, manager of Travel Planners, has been living in PNG for the last 25 years, and with every end of the lunar calendar, she celebrates the Chinese New Year.

Yesterday, the celebration of this traditionally recognised event was made possible by the China-PNG Friendship Association.

40 dancers, made of locals, performed the dragon – lion dance, part of closing the old year and welcoming the new year.

Believe in PNG’s capabilities, says Tkatchenko

Tkatchenko made this call after the successful completion of the world football event on Saturday night.

“It is time to stop doubting and start believing,” he said.

“In the space of 17 months, Papua New Guinea has been able to successfully deliver the Pacific’s sporting ultimatum, the Pacific Games 2015, and this world sports event, the FIFA Under-20 WWC.

“That is an achievement we can all be very proud of.”

TC Winston picks up in Suva

Papua New Guinean, Joey Tau told LOOP PNG an email was sent out this week by the PNG High Commission office in Suva to all PNG nationals.

Tau has stocked up on water, canned food, batteries and biscuits and says his house is secured at the moment.

A short while ago he told LOOP the winds have started and is now causing significant damage in the capital, Suva.

Residents have been told not to drive at this time and to a observe a curfew as that country braces for the full brunt of Winston.

"It's scary. It sounds like a jet engine from where I am," he said.