Port Moresby

Fuel rationing for POM only: Puma Energy

Puma stated that due to the recent severe cyclonic weather in North West Australia, Puma Energy’s re-supply ship has been delayed by several days and is now planned for arrival on Saturday 22nd April to correct the ULP shortage being experienced.

It said only Port Moresby is impacted by the rationing.

PIH Medical Centre Rainbow

The new branch was officially launched on Friday 31 March, 2023 by NCD Governor Powes Parkop, and witnessed by the PIH Board and Management.

The PIH Medical Centre will serve the Rainbow, Gerehu, and other nearby communities.

Governor Parkop express deep gratitude to PIH for the medical intervention in saving lives, including his own.

“But it’s the PIH that did the intervention that finally stabilized me and I went down to Gold coast and more intervention and I’m here today with you so I’m very, very pleased so thank you all for saving my life,” Parkop said.

VC Police Post Reopens

National Capital District Metropolitan Superintendent Silva Sika opened the post for police officers to use and provide police presence in the area and also the government properties that are near the area.

After Sika’s discussion with the management of Vision City had agreed to reopen the police post for police officers to utilize the building as it is already there must be used to serve its purpose.

Amusement Train increases foot traffic

Since the introduction of the playground in December 2022, the amusement train has dramatically increased foot traffic into the plaza.

Facilities Manager, Correny Ure, mentioned that this is the Plaza’s marketing avenues to increase children and families and it has done just that.

City residents cautioned

Although there was no emergency cases relating directly to the heavy downpour that was attended to on Saturday, St John are reminding the public to be aware of the potential risks and take the necessary precautions to keep safe.

St John have warned not to drive through flood water unless taking appropriate measures, and in a suitable vehicle.

To never play in flood water as flood water is dangerous and can be contaminated with fecal matter, industrial chemicals and diseases.

Sabama team upset Ave

Both teams were tied at 4-all after regulation time, forcing the contest into golden point time to decide the winner.

Ave had the services of current Orchids, Vero Waula and the Malabag sisters, Lilah and Rose up against an unknown Raiders outfit who scored the winning try in golden point time to shock their more fancied opponents 8-4 at fulltime.

The Ave women’s team is from the Gordons suburb with bulk of the women are seasoned players from the Port Moresby rugby league competition.

‘Just In Time’ for Joyce Bay

It all started in the back yard of Joyce Bay in Moresby South electorate, Port Moresby. Teacher by profession, Nathan Andes of Enga and Western Highlands parentage had started the Early Childhood Learning School in 2019, with a vision to help children within the area mostly surrounded by settlements.

The community-based early childhood learning centre caters for children aged 4-5 years and also accommodating 6-7 year-olds who have been left out from entering formal education.

Last year it graduated 23 students into Butuka Academy.

BACK TO SCHOOL winner gets new car

Theodist Business Development Manager, Ryan Pini, drew the winner’s name.

Mr Pini said Theodist has supplied office products in Papua New Guinea for over 50 years, and strives to provide customer service and shopping experiences. To give back to the community, the business organized the WIN A CRV competition.

Marape commends MP’s leadership

Marape went on to commend the working partnership between Minister Tkatchenko and the Governor for NCD, in improving the livelihood of residents in Moresby South Electorate.

“I want to appreciate the level of clarity Moresby South brings to the table in as far as what an achievable outcome in the space of next five years within the context of vision 2050 for our nation’s prosperity,” said the Prime Minister.

JT 9s Resumes

After prolonged deferral caused by wet weather, it is now all clear to complete the two minor divisions.

Sab City Raiders are confident of unsettling champion IMHC Vadavada United in round 2 at 10.40am today.

It's not going to be easy as Raiders need to keep a close check on United's Joanne Lagona and Joan Kuman before they run loose.

These are the two match winners that Raiders Kelly Peter, Cynthia Baia and Flora Yanu must stop at all costs.

Both sides looking forward to win to remain unbeaten after two rounds.