Port Moresby

POM select side for softball championships

Melonas, Meros and Kaks are for the men and POM Gold, POM Black and POM White for women.

They are:

World Cup emblem launched

This key visual asset of the Women’s U20 FIFA World Cup to be held on PNG soil was unveiled as a key milestone on the road to the November Women’s U20 FIFA World Cup, and one that the host country is extremely proud to share with the world.

The emblem blends unique attributes of the FIFA World Cup and of Papua New Guinea as host nation. The creative inspiration for the emblem was drawn from both PNG’s geographical regions and its heritage.

Nine out of 21 provinces submit 2015 reports

The 2015 Performance Summary Report stated that it has been an absolute disappointment particularly when provinces are receiving so much funding under the Provincial Services Improvement Programme (PSIP).

The leaders at the 2016 Leaders Summit in Port Moresby were challenged that there were  supposed to be a lot happening under the District Services Improvement Program (DSIP) as well as other National government programs such as the Tuition Fee Free education that the provinces should have reported on.

NRL in the Park hits POM

There was plenty of entertainment that included the Digicel big screens that showed the highlights from last year's NRL season.

Games were held with prizes being given out to the children.

Local band TONIQ also belted out songs plus a performance from comedian Elton Kili.

The Stop N Shop Vipers also made a special appearance to help build up the excitement as Digicel Play prepare to broadcast NRL games this season to the rest of the country.

The NRL in the Park will continue to be held every weekend in different locations in the country over the next month.

Hekari make it 9 from 9

Hekari opened the scoring in the 21st minute through the boot of the ever relieable Koriak Upaiga.

Five minutes later, Upaiga got his second of the afternoon to put Hekari comfortably in front.

But FC Port Moresby retaliated not long after when a penalty kick from the side found Neil Hans who headed the ball into the nets.

Both sides continued on to the second half desperate for points.

Hekari began to tire towards the end of the game which allowed FC Port Moresby to press on for the equalizer.

Thousands walk to fight cervical cancer

People gathered as early as 5am at the Jack Pidik Park at 5 mile.

The walk started at 6am towards Boroko, East Boroko and back to 5 mile.

The walk is part of the Cervical Cancer Awareness Campaign organised by National Capital District Health Services (NCDHS).

The theme for the awareness campaign is “Eliminate cervical cancer through HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening”.

The walk aims to raise funds to purchase essential medical equipment for the cervical cancer screening clinic at Lawes Road, Konedobu in Port Moresby.

RSPCA to host second dog show

RSPCA is encouraging pet owners (for those who haven’t already) to start training their beloved pet doggies for the categories of dog obedience and smartest dog trick.

“Our ‘biggest dog in Port Moresby’ and ‘smallest dog in Port Moresby’ categories will also be included in this year’s dog show.”

There will also be another drawing competition for primary school-aged students (7 – 16 years of age).

Similar to last year’s competition, the theme is about the basic needs of all animals.

Reggae group UB40 arrives in Pom

This is the second time the band is visiting Port Moresby and will perform at the Gold Club, Lamana Hotel on Friday 22 January and at the Sir John Guise Stadium on Saturday 23rd Jan.

The group said they’re excited to be back in PNG and had a great time during their first visit.

Ali Campbell says they aim to perform for as many people as possible at the stadium compared to the first time where they performed at a much smaller venue.

“This time around we are happy to be playing at the stadium so at least those who missed out will be able to come.

Dull weather continues for Moresby city

The weather office has reported that today will be cloudy at times following morning showers with light to moderate northwest winds, 10-15 knots.

This follows heavy rain early in the morning and light showers later.

The weather is humid and hot at times during the day with a minimum of 23 and maximum of 32 degrees Celsius predicted.

With El Nino in progress, the weather conditions are likely to be drier throughout the forecast period.

Weather man Jimmy Gomoga confirmed earlier that the weather during the early days of the New Year would mostly be fine.

NYE countdown a carnival

The theme party for this New Year’s Eve is ‘masquerade carnival’ featuring the Ice Fashion Show grand final to choose the top designer and top model of the year.

Entertainment will also include Australia’s hottest female DJ duo The Twins to count you down into the New Year.

Lamana Hotel general manager Yiannis Nicolaou said every year the fireworks get bigger and better, and this New Year’s Eve is expected to showcase another big fireworks display.

Nicolaou said the show will be more spectacular than last year with a lot more shots and non-stop action.