Press Release

TIPNG: PNGEC Lacking Collaboration

TIPNG believes there is a lack of coordination and transparency by the PNGEC.

It also states that collaboration with partner agencies to carry out the by-election will ensure that administrative issues do not deprive voters in the electorate from exercising their constitutional rights.

PNG Participates In Refugee Studies

Coordinated by the Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) of The American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt.  

The one-week program was facilitated via zoom and attended by students from different parts of the World.

The two staff were sponsored by Caritas Papua New Guinea and CBCPNGSI as part of its capacity building program. 

MNW set to poll

The commission reports that so far all preparation for this event are on schedule.

Polling officials numbering 1,088 will manage voters during the one-day polling.

Eighty nine thousand (89,000) ballot papers for the Moresby North West By-election were printed. The ballot papers were further sorted in gender according to their numbers on the electoral roll by polling place. The polling booth will have separate entrances for men and women, with one queue allocated specifically for persons with DisAbilities.

Kina Bank’s new COS

In this new senior leadership role, Ugava-Taunao will take a position on the executive committee, demonstrating Kina’s continued commitment to promoting PNG women into leadership roles.

Ugava-Taunao joins Kina Bank with a distinguished career, having worked in international development, organisational transformation and human resource development and leadership.

For 18 years, she has built a career that spans across international borders and sectors.

Group Backs Trash To Treasure Sculpture Festival

IHG Group has come on board again for the second time as an event sponsor for the BSP Trash to Treasure Sculpture Festival.

“We thank IHG Group for their support in making this year’s festival a possibility. At one stage, we were considering postponing the festival to 2022. But thanks to our partner and sponsors like IHG Group, we were able to get it back on track in time for the launch date,” said Port Moresby Nature Park General Manager, David Thompson.

13 Clubs set for NSL Comp

The teams that met the deadline include Strikers FC, Hekari United FC, Lae City FC, Tusbab FC, Star Mountain FC, Tavur FC, FC Morobe Wawens, Port Moresby City FC, Lae City Dwellers, Southern Conference Juniors, Northern Conference Juniors, Sepik FC and Gulf Komara FC.

Making a comeback in the NSL arena are, Lae City Dwellers, Sepik FC and Tavur FC are making their return after several years on absence while two PNGFA sanctioned teams, Southern Conference Juniors and Northern Conference Juniors making their debut.

PANGU Policies For POM North West

He made these policies known during a recent joint rally by four intending candidates running for the Moresby North-West seat, this by-election.

Lohia Boe Samuel, is the PANGU Pati candidate contesting the seat.

Marape said if PANGU is successful in this by-election, youth and women empowerment particularly in the SME sector is its focus for the next nine months.

“And, this PANGU-led Government looks forward to start urbanizing Morata Settlement into a suburb, as soon our candidate takes Office as the Member for Moresby North-West,” PM Marape said.

Hunters Lose To Dolphins

He got that wish after the slow start as the Hunters held the Dolphins scoreless for the last 53 minutes on a ground that has become one of the toughest for visiting Intrust Super Cup teams.

However, the Hunters showcased the danger they present to their ISC rivals in a fighting loss to the Redcliffe Dolphins at Moreton Daily Stadium last night.

The Dolphins took advantage of a fast start to win 24-12, unloading four tries in the first 27 minutes before the Hunters clicked into gear with three tries of their own.

Simbai High School Upgrade Underway

The Board Chairman said the school Board has set in place a long-term plan to improve school infrastructure and achieve a secondary school status for the Middle Ramu District school.

He said the first stage of the infrastructure development projects is to build permanent six in one classroom, a four in one classroom and four teachers houses.

Mr Siep said the six in one classroom was started by former Madang Governor Jim Kas, using PSIP funds.

However it remained incomplete because the school did not have access to the funding. 

Digicel recognised for contribution to education

Today the Digicel PNG Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Education, to increase quality educational outcome for students, through a free-to-air Digicel PNG Foundation, Education television channel.

The Foundation’s education program has had significant impact in provinces and districts across the country, for over 13 years.