Port Moresby

New Zealand Football's appeal to be considered next week

The All Whites were thrown out of the competition in Papua New Guinea’s capital after a protest made by semi-final opponents Vanuatu over the eligibility of South African-born Deklan Wynne was upheld at a disciplinary hearing on July 12.

Vanuatu, who were handed a 3-0 walkover win despite succumbing to a 2-0 defeat in their last-four encounter, went on to play Fiji in the final later that same day, losing 4-3 on penalties at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.

PNG Loop’s 5@5

4 year old killed as parents flee attackers


A four-old boy was burnt alive by angry relatives as his parents fled to safety in a violent pay pack attack at Haven village, Ambunti in the East Sepik Province on August 1.


Police prosecutor objects to bail application for soldiers in student bashing

Gerehu Magpies defeat Defence Hawks in Pom AFL

They defeated Defence Hawks 9:13:67-5:4:34 today at the University of PNG oval as the competition resumed after three weeks.

Magpies took the chance to score three goals and three behinds in the first quarter against Hawks weak defence.

Dawn Service at Ela Beach

Today is a public holiday in Papua New Guinea, commemorating Remembrance Day.

In a small but moving dawn service hosted by the First Royal Pacific Islands Regiment, Commanding Officer, Lt Col Edison Napyo called for reverence and from soldiers and respect for the sacrifice made by soldiers before them.

He highlighted military campaigns on Bougainville and Vanuatu and called on soldiers to be inspired by the spirit of camaraderie.

Parliament resumes today

After three questions during the Questions without Notice this afternoon, leader of the Government Business James Marape adjourned the Parliament to 10am tomorrow.

Not all the MPs were in the chamber as well.

The public gallery was also not filled.

Nothing new is expected to be tabled tomorrow but government business includes the Organic Law on the Independent Commission against Corruption, the Organic Law on the Sovereign Wealth Fund and making a constitutional amendment to PNG’s ownership of hydrocarbon and mineral and commercialization of PNG businesses.

Vabukori clan unhappy with Tkatchenko’s response

The clan claimed that the 2015 Games complex built at Konebada has been built on traditional customary land owned by them.

They are responding to the minister’s response on PNG Loop claiming that he dealt with the legitimate landowners’ Kwabira clan. 

In a statement, the Darahasi clan claimed that it was them who gave their approval for the start of the project on their land when approached by the contractor Nick Allen and a representative from the minister’s office, namely Api Kassman.

Pacific Games used as qualification or ranking for International outings

PGC Executive Director Andrew Minogue says that part of their business plan is to provide benefits for athletes and their programmes.

“A number of sports are been used as qualification or ranking events at the games which from the Executive Board’s perspective is a very successful initiative.

Vehicle crashes into family yard in POM

As adults watched television and kids were just about dozing off to sleep in their bedroom, a vehicle skid off the road and rammed into the property fence stopping abruptly near a room but not before crashing into the home owner’s 12 month old car.

Vanuatu thrashed Micronesia 46-0

Jean Kaltack was Vanuatu’s top scorer, scoring 16 goals in the win for the country ranked 200 in the world and the defeat, with 

Tokelau's only Pacific Games athlete ready

The country's sports federation says its lack of representation is down to it not having had enough time to prepare for the games, and its athletes not being available.

Tokelau's national legal advisor Lise Suveinakama says the blunder will prove a valuable lesson for the nation, which has a population of about 1400.