Minister Maru to visit Indo for trade talks

The minister says Papua New Guinea (PNG) needs to work on developing a very strong, deep, and robust relationship with Indonesia.

Bilateral talks fruitful

Prime Minister James Marape and Prime Minister Rabuka discussed issues of importance to both nations especially on opening respective high commissions and expansion of investment opportunities.  

Both leaders met at the APEC House in Port Moresby ahead of the third Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation to take place on Monday May 22.

Highlighted during the dialogue was climate change, an ongoing concern in the Pacific which will be further elaborated in the coming days.

PNG-Aus partnership empower women

During PNG Women’s Day, the Australian High Commission highlighted how Incentive Fund is contributing towards empowering women across PNG.

Across all Incentive Fund projects, 80% of projects are empowering women and girls.

Since 2015, the Incentive Fund has provided livelihoods and sanitation training for over 3000 women, worked with 17 partner organizations to improve how they include and work with women and girls, and people with disability.

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.