Press Release

Kriket program applauded

“This program has won multiple international and domestic awards and has again been recognised with its nomination for the Stan Joyce Award at this year’s SP Sports Awards,” said CPNG.

“It has grown substantially since its inception and has now surpassed 1.5 million participants, which is an outstanding result. It provides employment for approximately 60 CPNG staff and has been used as a blueprint for other entry level programs now in use around the associate cricket world.

66 graduate as CHW

The celebration was a combination of the 43rd and 44th graduation anniversary.

Bishop of Mendi, Donald Lippert OFM Cap, said the first lot did not graduate last year, due to the COVID-19 outbreak pandemic.

Bishop Lippert said community health workers were the frontline public health workers who were vital in our society as they understood the community they serve. 

 He urged those graduating that with the skills and knowledge attained, they should now seek to help people and become the light that gives hope to those in darkness.

BSP ASX Admission

BSP’s dual-listing will open up the company’s register to Australian investors and boost the liquidity of its shares.

Chairman Sir Kostas Constantinou, announced that the ASX had approved BSP’s application for listing and that BSP officially joined the ASX on Tuesday 25 May 2021. 

PTI teams up with Canva

The PTI Australia X Canva collaboration is the first of its kind in the Pacific, connecting the simplicity of Canva's design platform to businesses across the Pacific region through PTI Australia’s network.

PTI Australia’s general manager of marketing, communications & tourism, Cath Cooksley-Little, said the collaboration matches capacity building with ongoing access to world class tools.

New brewery chairman

He was elected by a majority vote at the 21 April board of directors meeting held in Port Moresby.

Joyce joined the company as marketing manager in 1995 and was later promoted to managing director in 2007, a position he held right up until his retirement in September 2019. Subsequent to his retirement, he was nominated onto the board as a director; a position he has held until his elevation to chairman.

He succeeds the late Sir Joseph Tauvasa, who passed away in January this year.

Men Stranded in Tuvalu

“Diplomatic dialogue and approval by the Tuvalu government and all other transit countries is necessary to successfully repatriate seven PNG nationals stranded on the Polynesian country,” said Hulahau.

He added “It must be successfully negotiated at the Diplomatic level to allow their safe return.”

In a statement, Hulahau said the issue is a consular matter that requires negotiations and approval from the Government of Tuvalu and the transiting countries for these men to successfully pass through to get home.

WGJV acknowledged vaccination efforts

More than 1,500 vaccinations have been administered in Lae with more expected across the rest of the Province.

Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture (WGJV) acknowledges the vaccination efforts led by the Morobe Provincial Health Authority (MoPHA).

The MoPHA has encouraged its staff based in Lae and other parts of the country to take steps to getting the shots.

"Prevention is the way forward and we all have a responsibility to keeping our fellow workers, families and communities safe by taking the the COVID-19 vaccination," said Cassender Garong, WGJV Environment Superintendent.

Kimbe SME training

Training facilitator, Lamang Business Consultants (LBC), say they now have to book additional spaces to cater for the increase in numbers. The training is set for this weekend

LBC attributed the surge to the trending need in entrepreneurship and financial literacy, which are prerequisites to SME loans.

The program is part of a nationwide entrepreneurial campaign that focuses on empowering Papua New Guineans to embrace entrepreneurship as the way forward for wealth creation and financial success.

NZ Backs Mobile Vaccination

This comes after a discussion with the Chairman of the Motu Koita Assembly, Dadi Toka Junior and NZ High Commission to push forward the initiative.

The New Zealand High Commissioner to PNG, Philip Taula also presented Motu version of printed COVID-19 brochures and posters that will be disseminated to the villages to keep them informed and protect themselves from COVID-19.

Release public servants to vote: DPM

Secretary Taies Sansan, in circular instruction 13 of 2021, encouraged that public servants be allowed to exercise their democratic right to cast their vote during the one day polling.

As per the schedule issued by the Acting Electoral Commissioner, the Port Moresby North-West By-election will be on Wednesday, 2nd of June.

“I anticipate your kind cooperation in providing sufficient encouragement to our public servants to participate in this important democratic process,” she stated.