Laity commission consult on Pastoral Plan

On Saturday 30th July 2022, 16 young men, women, elders and a priest from various dioceses around Port Moresby attended the 4th Laity Consultation Workshop.

The participants were Fr. John Pulpulio, St. Charles Lwanga Parish together with 5 young men, 4 representatives from the University of PNG Catholic Students Association with their president and others from St. Michaels and St. Joseph’s parishes.

Kawage Calls For Calm In Daulo

Mr. Kawage has appealed to all the scrutineers at the counting venues to be leaders in their respective communities, as they have seen firsthand the process of counting which has been transparent and dispelled any allegation and rumour of misconduct on the part of election officials. 

“The people of Daulo must accept the results and carry on with their lives. There must be normalcy and peace in their respective communities and scrutineers take lead in advising their communities,” he appealed.

Fiji beats PNG in Netball Cup Oceania opener

The hosts started off strongly in the game after leading in the first quarter 15-7.

The Alisi Naqiri-captained side maintained their strong defence that benefitted them a lot after extending their lead in the second quarter 40-14.

Ranked 15th in the world, Fiji also had a wealth of possession throughout the game and most of their players gave their strong performance.

The team also led in the third quarter 54-25.

Fiji will be meeting Tonga in their second game at 7.30pm (Fiji Time) tomorrow in Suva.


Final polling on Tami Island

Community liaison officer, Sam Muzoki, said team 95 started polling last Wednesday, July 13th, at Kasanga, ward 7.

Wan nait lo hap, neks dei mipla kam lo Malasiga.

“Lo Fraide, mipla gat problem lo weather, so had lo mipla trevol i kam olsem lo hia so mipla no bin mekim polling.

“Fraide avinun mipla go lo Busiga. Saturday mipla kondaktim ileksen lo Busiga.

The team rested on Sunday, then walked to Mange in the afternoon.

Yesterday morning, Mange started polling.

Madang Counts Not Yet Started

Sakipa added that they are yet to train the counting officials because the logistical support for this is slow in coming through. 
Meantime, Madang Provincial Police Commander Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang has been receiving situation reports from police personnel attached with polling teams. He said most of the districts in Madang have completed polling. Polling in Nayudo LLG in Rai Coast and Gama LLG in Usino Bundi were the only delays as polling teams in these areas needed to be airlifted. 

Manus Day 2 of Counting

These are the results after the first two counts for Manus Regional first five:

  1. Charlie Benjamin leads - 276
  2. George Sikin - 126
  3. James Kiele – 111
  4. Kepo Pomat - 57
  5. David Aussel - 36

Counts for the Manus Open seat first five:

  1. Leslie Roai - 348
  2. Job Pomat – 260
  3. Dr. Peter Petsul – 45
  4. Rodney Pokapin – 23
  5. Ronny Knight – 23

Day two of the counting is underway with ballot papers from the Balopa LLG. 

Save 10,000 Toes campaign launched

The campaign is an initiative of the church’s health ministries, which will involve the church membership in fighting against non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in partnership with health workers within the government and other stakeholders.

The campaign was launched at the church’s head office in Lae on Wednesday, March 23rd, by the Morobe Provincial Health Authority chief executive officer, Dr Kipas Binga.

The event was witnessed by the Honorary Consul to New Zealand, Zoe Harrison, and Consul General for the Australian Consulate, Mark Foxe.

PNG at gold convention

The Conference was organized by IBMC International, a Dubai based investment and match-making company. More than 50 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and experts in finance, Government policy, gold bullion trade and innovation, including block chain, shared ideas and views and new technological inventions at the Roundtable. The event is the world’s largest gold convention. The highlight of this event was the awarding of the Global Gold Excellence Award to Papua New Guinea through Ambassador Joshua Kalinoe.

West Papuans Flee Into PNG

The conflict is in the Indonesian-administered Bintang Mountains regency, where state forces are pursuing West Papua Liberation Army fighters who they blame for recent attacks on health workers.

Hundreds of people have fled across to Tumolbil in Yapsie sub-district of West Sepik, situated right on the border.

With this situation at hand, the PNG Defense Force will despatch a small unit of soldiers to the remote border area.

PNG's Defence Force Commander, Gilbert Toropo, said that 11 soldiers would go to assess the situation in Tumolbil.

US Navy secretary visits PNG

This was part of a larger effort to reinforce the United States’ commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

While here, Del Toro met with representatives of the government of Papua New Guinea to include the Prime Minister to discuss ways both countries can establish a free and open Indo-Pacific region together. 

In Papua New Guinea, Del Toro made a special visit to the Naval Construction Battalion, better known as the Seabees, who are constructing new facilities in support of the revitalisation of the PNGDF maritime base at Lombrum.