Port Moresby

PwC calls on the business community to support local charities

This year’s event will be held on August 20, at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium in Konedobu.

The PwC Corporate Challenge is a five-kilometre fun run and walk that aims to raise funds for charity.

It started in 2001 and has since become one of Port Moresby's trademark events.

“We’re delighted to invite businesses and their people to join us at the 2017 PwC Corporate Challenge. Let’s come together and help create a sustainable future for our community,” said PwC Managing Partner Jonathan Seeto.

​Medical appeal for 28yo training pastor

The Oceania Bible College says Bernard Nema, from Western Highlands Province, was diagnosed with valvular heart disease at the Sir Buri Kidu Heart Institute Inc, Port Moresby.

“His life is at stake, with a fifty-fifty chance of surviving for the next six to nine months,” states members of the college.

Churches, Christians and the general public are asked to help save the life of a future servant of God.

Nema, who graduated from the University of Technology with a physics degree, would need K60,000 to cover for his medical bills.

Sad end to a two year search

But is this the answer his parents wanted to hear after years of searching?

Bongre has been undergoing a number of scans at the Pacific International Hospital’s radiology section, over the last few weeks.

The results confirmed the three year old has Stage 4b Retinoblastoma.

Retinoblastoma (Rb) is a rare form of cancer that rapidly develops from the immature cells of a retina, the light-detecting tissue of the eye. It is the most common malignant cancer of the eye in children, and it is almost exclusively found in young children.

​Pom to take centre stage in summit

The Papua New Guinea International Business Summit will market business and investment opportunities to the international business community.  

Bank South Pacific has commitment over K60,000 to support the hosting of the business summit.

Day one of the Summit will focus on investment projects in Port Moresby and its contribution to PNG’s economy, while day two will be more focused on the hosting of APEC in 2018.

I Do – Time to Tie The Knot

The Ultimate Wedding Event brings together PNG’s best wedding organisers, florists, cake makers, dress makers, photographers and jewelry stores providing the extensive range of options and at affordable ticket prices for brides and grooms their bridal party and family to be attend.

The wedding expo will be a great opportunity to get a great pick out your wedding rings, chose a photographer, see the many different types of floral bouquets in season and taste test some of the countries best cake makers creations.

Woman wanted for ‘private part’ killing

A man from the Highlands region was found stabbed to death at Gordon’s in the early hours of Monday morning. His wounds were mostly around his genital area.

Police say a Central Province woman, who was reported to be with the man earlier in the evening, is now wanted by police for questioning.

NCD police boss Ben Turi says initial reports say the woman was spotted fleeing the scene during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Turi is appealing to members of the community around the Geita place area, Henao Drive, to come forward with any information into the incident.

​Toddler robbed of eyesight

Bongre Anton Peter however, is a three-year-old that has been robbed of this opportunity.

He has been living with a cancerous growth around his eye for two years now.

"He used to see with both eyes, but the growth around his right eye has completely blocked off his sight in that eye," said mother, Sinto Peter.

"It doesn't pain a lot but it passes pus and blood," she said.

This is a factor behind Bongre's low blood supply, which has also forced the toddler to be less active.

The boy and his parents are currently in Port Moresby seeking medical help.

Baki authorises US security firm to carry arms in public

“That is part of the requirement that I wanted them to have a look at and provide a guideline for our police officers. They are carrying firearms because I have authorised them to do so.”

“They have displayed to us the capabilities that they can also be able to provide to the RPNGC in terms of response capability should we be faced with serious security threats.

Baki said despite public criticisms, the idea is to do observation, training assistance in terms of advice particularly for the police officers on ground within NCD.

VIDEO: Armed men cause confusion in Port Moresby

Pictures were posted online causing people to question and speculate about the reasons behind the men being in the country.

TVWan News investigates more.

Band drops yet-to-be-released songs

And lead singer George Sheppard says this is in fact the first time they have dropped all songs on the album, which is yet to be released.

It was a 16-song performance, including old hits like Let Me Down Easy and Bombs Away from the first album.

And before heading on to their next international tour, Sheppard shared this excitement with Papua New Guinea.

“It has always been our dream to come back and perform here so it was amazing. Thank you for having us. It was an awesome night,” George said after the performance.