Port Moresby

POM career expo underway

The one week expo started on Monday, August 14, and will end on Friday, August 18.

The event has seen a number of tertiary institutions set up booths at the school hall where students visit. These participants include three universities and mostly private institutions.

The event is organised and coordinated yearly by a career expo committee, which is made up of a representative from each secondary school in NCD.

Six mile situation contained: Tundu

Loop PNG this morning observed normal flow of traffic with weekend business going about as per usual.

Although yesterday turned sour for some supporters of a winning candidate at the main six mile market, it was noted that situation has been contained by police.

Superintendent for Operations, Fred Tundu says that police have contained the situation and maintaining police presence in the area.

A few incidents of drink driving had also caused inconveniences at the main traffic lights yesterday but Tundu says it has all been taken sorted out.

Digicel Cup to resume tomorrow

First up at 2pm will see the EPG Enga Mioks play host to Waghi Tumbe.

Across to Goroka, the visiting Agmark Rabaul Gurias go up against the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis.

In Lae, the reigning premiers Lae Snax Tigers will do battle with the Kroton Hela Wigmen. This game will be televised live by TVWAN for the first time ever.

Finally down to the nation’s capital, the NCDC Port Moresby Vipers take on PRK Mendi Muruks.

All three matches are scheduled to kick off at 3pm.

Stop N Shop robbed, suspect apprehended

Police in Gerehu caught the suspect along the Baruni road after the incident at around midday today.

Inspector Mark Mosinakave, who was at the scene, said four suspects robbed the supermarket and escaped in a stolen vehicle, which belonged to Justice Lawrence Kangwia.

Insp Mosinakave said the suspects stabbed Justice Kangwia in the shop, removed his keys from him and drove towards the Baruni road.

Titans and Piranhas make winning starts

It was Tony Ura for the Titans whose knock of 143 off 95 balls guided his side home to a six wicket win over the Warriors.

To the women’s, Veru Kila Frank (79*) showcased in the Piranhas seven wicket triumph over the Diamonds.

In tomorrow’s fixtures, Titans will take on Cheaters in the men’s division in another 50 over format.

For the women’s, Piranas will clash with Sharks in a T20 fixture.                   

PNG’s first success story!

Patient is a 44-year-old mine worker from one of PNG’s biggest mines.

Alwas Lagot from East New Britain is a supervisor - asset protection at Lihir Mine in New Ireland Province.

He had suffered a massive heart attack last Thursday and was medivaced to PIH on Saturday.

Dr. Uthirapathy Nagarajan, PIH in-house interventional cardiologist, performed this incredible medical feature by successfully removing the clot and placing a stent in one of the major blood vessel of the heart that had almost 99% blockage.

NCD polls: Polling yet to start at Hohola

The Burns Peak ward 7 polling site saw residents turn up as early as 6am to cast their votes.

At 9am, officials for the three polling booths were still setting up as anxious voters waited for them to get ready.

Scrutineers started complaining an hour after the start time, demanding for the polling officials to allow extra time after 6pm to make up for lost time.

Electoral officials explained that the delay was due to logistics in bringing in tables for the polling booths.

​Former ‘buai’ seller recounts tale

Sometimes, selling buai seems like their only option; until they see that there are other options.

Here is the story of 45-year-old Jopi Tiki from Penari village in Tari, Southern Highlands Province.

A subsistence farmer most of his life, he decided to try something new. This decision brought him to Port Moresby in 2009 where he commenced work as a security guard for a renowned private security firm. This job lasted for about 2 years before resigning for personal reasons.

Vision City expo to test market

Vision City Marketing Manager, Maureen Esta said this during the launching of the expo on Wednesday in Port Moresby.

She told Loop PNG that while the expo provides exposure for the companies, it will also give them an indication of the current market for specific products and services.

​EMPNG throws support behind cancer foundation

ExxonMobil PNG, on behalf of PNG LNG, has contributed K165,000 towards PNG Cancer Foundation’s Healthy Teens School Program (HTSP). This brings ExxonMobil PNG’s support to K269,700 for PNGCF awareness programs since 2014.

The partnership will see the program rolled out to schools in Papa Lealea, Hanuabada, Baruni, Boera, Tatana, Porebada, Port Moresby, Hides and Moro.