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Trukai pays K65,000 in incentives for weightlifters

Trukai announced on the eve of the Games as an incentive that 5000 kina would be given to every PNG weightlifter that won gold. 

13 gold medals were won in weightlifting. 15 000 of the 65 000 kina went to Thelma Mea Toua who snared three gold medals.

Trukai general manager of sales and marketing Andrew Daubney said Trukai had no doubt in PNG’s weightlifters during the Games and would continue this support into the future.

“13 gold medals is outstanding. Providing incentives for athletes pushes them to train harder and come out triumphant,” said Daubney.

Human trafficking high in Marshalls, PNG and Solomons

The country ranks the worst out of all island Pacific nations in the US State Department's Trafficking in Persons Report 2015.

The Marshall Islands' poor record revolves around the capital Majuro's role as a port of call for foreign fishing and transhipping vessels.

It says Marshall Islands girls are recruited by foreign business owners to engage in prostitution with crew members of the vessels.

It also says some Chinese women are recruited with promises of legitimate work and forced into prostitution after paying large recruitment fees.

PNG Business summit to be held in Australia

The summit will be an impressive 2-day program that will feature presentations, panel discussions and Questions and Answer sessions with international business leaders.

Some of the topics will include how businesses operating in PNG can benefit from emerging technology, PNG's next wave of gas development, and opportunities for business in provincial development.

PNG’s men’s boxers punch their way to six gold medals

The biggest cheers of the night belonged to PNG’s Jonathan Keama in the men’s middleweight division.

Keama brought roars of joy from the crowd when he beat his Tahitian opponent Tautuarii Nena by a technical knockout in the second round.

PNG’s other five gold medals came from Charles Keama in light fly, Lui Magaiva in the fly, Henry Uming in bantam, Thadius Katua in light and Tom Boga in light welter.

15 year old wins gold in women’s steeplechase

Papua New Guinea finished first and second, ahead of the 2011 gold medallist from French Polynesia (Tahiti).

The Chimbu lass won her race in 11:26.51 seconds, while experienced distance runner from PNG, Poro Gahekave came second (11:31.66s) and Tahitian, Heiata Brinkfield clocked 12:01:09s finished third.

In 2011, PNG did not win any medals in this event.

Meanwhile in the field events yesterday, PNG made a clean sweep of medals in the women’s long jump event.

PNG misses out on gold play off in women’s volleyball

The home side was defeated by American Samoa 3-1 to settle for the bronze play off on Saturday.

PNG win bronze in men's soccer

PNG took a 1-0 lead after the 8th minute of play when Patrick Aisa powered a kick into the nets.

PNG held on to the lead going into half time.

Fiji came out stronger in the second half and dominated possession early on in the game.

This resulted in the equalizer in the 53rd minute through Tony Tuivuna.

The game looked to be going towards a draw with three minutes extra time given.

PNG down Tonga by 8 wickets

Tonga batted first with Nikolasi Moala (14) and Aloisio Pau’u (22) putting on a solid opening partnership of 36.

But good bowling from PNG’s Alei Nao had the pair dismissed.

The rest of the Tongan batters did not put up much of a fight as the next five wickets fell for 18 runs.

Tail ender Lea Tenisi chipped in late in the innings with 12 runs.

Tonga was all bowled out for a measly 83.

Jason Kila was the best of the PNG bowlers picking up 3/10.

PNG men’s 4x100 team avenge women’s loss to Fiji

PNG runners Theo Pinau, Nelson Stone, Wesley Logorava and Kupun Wisil capped off another day of dominance on the track coming first, recording a time of 40.62 seconds.

Fiji spoil PNG party on tracks

Out classed by PNG in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 4x400m relay, the Fiji 4x100m runners of Seavula Sisilia, Tumalevu Makelesi, Sailosi Elenoa and Younis Bese caused an upset grabbing the gold medal from PNG.