Training

PNGDF sergeants’ training underway

This was part of the sergeants’ training to qualify the next lot of platoon commanders.

A mock assault was staged in the heavy downpour on Monday afternoon where a combat team was tasked to provide security to Lae Urban and take control of vital assets.

That was the scenario that was laid out for PNG Defence Force personnel in collaboration with the Lae Metropolitan Command and St John Ambulance.

Goldie Barracks Infantry Wing senior instructor, Lieutenant Daniel Kakawi, said the idea was to secure the polling venue during elections.

Basic baton training for security guards

Aviset Security and Training Solutions trainer, Max Ananuka, who trained six Mainland Holdings security guards on the basic use of baton, said many firms were operating illegally without providing proper training to their static guards.

He said the security firms should comply with the National Securities Authority bylaws.

PNG PMs XIII side named

To be known as the NGCB PM's XIII team, the squad includes three debutants among experienced hands from this year’s Pacific test and the 2017 World Cup teams.

The team was announced in Port Moresby this afternoon.

The team includes three new faces in Daniel Russel, Edene Gabi, and Justin Laybutt.

Notable exclusions from the Pacific Test Team from this year are Adex Wera, Junior Rau, Kurt Baptist, Luke Page, Richard Pandi, Rod Griffin, Thompson Teteh.

Media training for locals in Talasea

This is to help them understand the role of media and how it can be used as a platform for communicating their stories and discussing important national issues.

The two-day workshop was held in Kimbe by the Media Development Initiative (MDI), covering basic news writing, setting up and participating in news interviews, social media literacy and understanding the power of media to shape public debate.

Family law workshop hosted

Hosted by the Family Law and Special Projects division, legal officers from Oro, West Sepik, AROB, Milne Bay, Morobe and NCD branches of the PSO office attended this two-day training, which ended on Friday.

The program aimed to explain the reforms done in the family law sector in terms of new laws and their functions, what role the PSO office plays and to also identify referral partners and their roles.

20 detectives complete training

The detective training came under the Papua New Guinea-Australia Policing Partnership Program at the Bomana Police Training College.

Present to close up the training and congratulate the trainees was Assistant Commissioner for Police, Raphael Huafolo.

ACP Huafolo said for the last 15 years or so, the force has been missing out on vital trainings and courses like this.

“It is just fortunate that we have our Australian counterparts to assist us under this program.”

Sustaining their retirement pay

Provincial commerce advisor Didimas Epo said many public servants retire without proper knowledge of sustaining their retirement pay.

Therefore, he said the provincial administration, through its commerce division, wanted to create a pathway for its retiring public servants.

“From experience, we found out that a lot of public servants leave without being given a proper pathway and at the end, they find out that they lost all their money because of bad or poor investments,” he said

Wallabies settle in the west

Staying in Penrith for the first part of the week, the Wallabies are removed from the usual Moore Park surrounds of other Sydney weeks, a change skipper Michael Hooper is enjoying.

“The facilities are fantastic out here, so we're able to stay and walk to our grounds and really have that focus on footy and connect with the people out here,” he said.

Though they’re out of the inner-city bubble, things are starting to get real fast for the Wallabies and Hooper, for one, can’t wait.

St John’s to run first paramedics training

The program will commence on July 10 at the ambulance headquarters, and will run for six weeks and includes additional two weeks’ placement at the Port Moresby General Hospital.

Participants will have hands-on experience in the maternity wards, emergency department and in the operating theatre.

They will be taught advanced airway management to be able to help reduce the main complications of health care for everyday people in the community.

Joint Forces College completes training

Since the reintroduction of the Joint Forces College (JFC) earlier this year, this conference is the first review of the JFC Trending Management Plan (TMP) hosted by the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.

The closing ceremony was witnessed by the training commandants of the disciplinary forces who believed that reintroduction of the JFC was a step in the right direction.