Sir John Guise Stadium

Gordon International students enjoy athletics carnival

Despite the dull weather and light drizzle, the students put on an impressive performance for their teams.

They showcased their athletic skills and talent in running the 50m, 100m and 200m sprint events.

Overall, green team Kokomo did exceptionally well finishing first on 657 points, the blues Kumul finished in second place on 642, yellow team Tarangau finished third on 623 followed by red team Muruks on 618.

Physical Education teacher Alex Rangrang said the day was a success and the students performed well despite most running over two races each. 

Public encouraged to witness launch of FIFA program

Chief executive officer of the local organising committee, Seamus Marten, said it would be great to see the residents of Port Moresby this Sunday.

“The U-20 Women’s World Cup is going to be hosted in Port Moresby so we want the residents of Port Moresby to be actively involved in the planned activities to build the excitement in the lead up to November,” said Marten.

Thousands swarm to pay respect to late Agiru at SJGS

Loop PNG’s Political and Business Editor FREDDY MOU reports on events after his death at the PIH.  This is part two of a four-part series.

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 men, women, children and politicians turned up at the Sir John Guise Stadium to pay their final respects to the late Hela governor.

Viewing of late Agiru’s body this afternoon

Committee responsible for his funeral arrangement told Loop PNG that the viewing of the body will only take a few hours  before the body is taken back to the Erima Funeral Home.

Late Agiru died on the morning of Thursday, April 28, 2016.

He was 54 and died peacefully at about 8 am.

He had been receiving treatment for kidney malfunction since June 2015.

Agiru was leader of the People’s United Assembly and first Governor of the new Hela Province.

He was first elected to Parliament in 1997 and became leader of the United Resources Party.

Sir John Guise Stadium set to host NSL grand final

The grand final will be between defending premiers Lae City Dwellers and minor premiers MRDC Hekari United FC.

The game will kick off at 3pm with gates to open at 12pm and close at 4pm.

Tickets are selling at Telikom outlets at Boroko, Vision City and Telikom Rumana at K10 for outer stand, K20 for outer grandstand and K50 for the main grandstand.

The last time they met in the minor premiership fight, Hekari thrashed Dwellers 5-0.

Dwellers this time will have to fight even harder to defend the premiership title.

UB40 pleases pom fans

The two hour live performance at Sir John Guise Stadium ended at 9pm.

The band grooved the crowd with their hit songs of yesteryears and also some of their latest songs.

The crowd numbering few thousands were well behaved.

Many fans who Loop PNG spoke to said they enjoyed the concert and hope the band will return to PNG in the future.

UB40 invites young generation to concert

Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey arrived on Wednesday and are excited to be performing at the Sir John Guise Stadium.

Ali said they’re expecting to see some youngsters and their families at the show.

He said the idea of doing the show at the stadium is the fact that families and teenagers can come and it’s not restricted.

“We are expecting them to know the words to our songs because today we have the young ones listening to their older brothers and sisters UB40 record collection.

Reggae group UB40 arrives in Pom

This is the second time the band is visiting Port Moresby and will perform at the Gold Club, Lamana Hotel on Friday 22 January and at the Sir John Guise Stadium on Saturday 23rd Jan.

The group said they’re excited to be back in PNG and had a great time during their first visit.

Ali Campbell says they aim to perform for as many people as possible at the stadium compared to the first time where they performed at a much smaller venue.

“This time around we are happy to be playing at the stadium so at least those who missed out will be able to come.

Two weeks away from UB40 shows

The band arrives in the country next week and those wanting to attend are urged to quickly purchase a ticket to avoid missing out.

Due to popular demand, Laman Hotel is bringing back UB40 to perform at its Gold Club on Friday 22 January and at the Sir John Guise Stadium on Saturday 23rd Jan.

More than 15,000 tickets started selling last month at Lamana Hotel's reception and selected City Pharmacy Limited outlets.

Tickets for the club show are selling at K250 arena, K350 balcony and K400 Temple balcony.

Tkatchenko: New stadiums available to all

Tkatchenko brushed aside recent media reports of the facilities being too expensive and not available for the people to use.

He said PNG is lucky to have these facilities that are for the people, including the grassroots and to ensure that the people have access to these facilities all the time.

“We are building these facilities for our people to use for our local sports so at the end of the day, the facilities are for the people and they will be available for the people at all times,” he said.