Port Moresby

Raukeles sniped down

They called a timeout to try to stop Snipers’ momentum.

It didn’t work.

They tried again.

Nothing, it seemed, was going to work, late in the fourth set against a suddenly surging Snipers.

The well-developed skills exhibited by the Raukele women vanished when the Snipers fired the ball with powerful spikes, bypassing heavy blocks set up by Raukeles.

Snipers won a thriller of three sets to one, 22-25, Raukele won the second set 23-25, before Snipers hit back to finish off the last two sets 19-25 and 18-25.

Police foil hijack attempt in front of bank

The incident occurred between 6-7pm whilst he was walking back to his car from the ATM.

According to police, a small group of armed men –  about 8 to 10 of them – were standing around outside and waiting for the man to return to his vehicle.

They then walked up to him and threatened to shoot him if he didn’t open his vehicle.

After realising that they wanted his car, the man threw his car keys into the BSP premises, causing them to fire several shots into his vehicle.

Naked Fish restaurant opens at harbourside

And the latest addition to join a string of new restaurants and bars in the capital is the Naked Fish.

Located at ground floor of the Habourside Building overlooking the bay out to Fairfax, the Naked Fish was opened on Thursday  August 4, by Moresby South MP and Minister for Sport & National Events, Justin Tkatchenko, NCD Governor Powes Parkop, and partners of the Naked Fish.

Though a low key ceremony the ambience was that of a celebration with friends and VIP’s, including the PNG SP Hunters team and Kumuls Coach Michael Marum, attending the event.

1000 women graduated with financial literacy

They are participants of the Givim Han Long Laip Projek, rolled out this year, throughout Port Moresby, from Hanuabada all the way to Gerehu.

According to Felisa Inoino Avou, a trainer and pioneer WIB, the two-today course covered basic awareness of family budgeting, how to sell and to bank to save for the long term.

Avou said majority of the women participants were illiterate which made this particular course roll-out unique from other similar projects.

​Walker gives credit to Hunters’ defence

The Hunters sealed an 18-16 win in the last three minutes of the match in what was a thriller at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

“We threw everything at PNG. They’re a very physical team and to their credit, they defended really well,” said Walker.

Captain of the Jets, Dane Phillips, added on that his team had enough chances but failed to get the job done.

“If you’re giving PNG too much ball, they’re going to score points. We just didn’t get over the line.

Nambawan Plaza adds to portfolio

The public sector superannuation company has more than 155,000 members nationwide.

The opening of the new 11 storey Nambawan Plaza containing 11,000 metres of office space, also has parking space for 200 car. It is the seventh building to be opened in Port Moresby that is owned by Nambawan Super.

Andrew Esler, General Manager for Nambawan Super property said the second stage of construction under the same investment right next door to Nambawan Plaza will be a new 13 level ultra-high luxury residential apartment complex that will have parking space  for 300 cars.

LOs, settlers protest over seven-day notice

The new road construction, which will link Hanuabada village and Waigani/Tokarara area, has been held off with the settlers and landowners (LOs) of Motu-Koitabu claiming that they were given a demolition notice instead of an eviction warning.

This morning, the Iduhu Motu-Koitabu and owners of Baruni village, who claim to be the rightful landowners, showed up at the area with the settlers and protested that the traditional land was grabbed through false claims by an Engan man (unnamed), who is married to a Hanuabada woman.

Business as usual as O’Neill remains

 PMV buses and taxis are operating normal throughout the city.

The private owned vehicles are the lifeline of the city because the  majority of Port Moresby's  residents  rely on it for transportation.

Shops remained open and residents either watched  TV  or listened to the radio sets anticipating the outcome of the VONC against Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.

However, schools around the vicinity of Parliament have closed as a precaution measure.

St Peter Channel and Wardstrip Primary Schools have cancelled classes.

Fire guts mattress factory

Earlier this morning, five containers in the factory containing materials used in foam mattress manufacturing were still blazing when Loop PNG arrived.

A witness who was the first on the scene, Markham Culverts gate keeper Henry Hayago, told Loop PNG the fire started at the back of the factory and spread throughout the building before the fire fighters arrived to stop it from reaching the head office.

Firefighters, with only one fire truck on the scene, ran out of water but managed to contain the blaze.

NICTA to host PRFP-9 forum in Port Moresby

The 9th Policy and Regulation Forum for Pacific (PRFP-9) will be supported by the Extra Budgetary Contributions from Australia and Japan.

More than 100 delegates have confirmed to attend the three-day forum.

Communication and Information Technology Minister Jimmy Miringtoro will open the forum.

The aim of PRFP-9 is to bring together telecommunications and ICT policy makers and regulators from the Pacific Region to discuss issues faced by them.