Sir John pays tribute to late Jimmy Uguro

Sir John reminded the leaders in Parliament today when paying tribute to the late MP for Usino Bundi and Minister for Education, Jimmy Uguro for the last time.

“Fellow Members of Parliament I rise on this solemn occasion also to pay my last respects to the late Jimmy Uguro.

“Another casket of a comrade lies before us, and this will be his last visit to Parliament and the final opportunity for us to bid him farewell before he is taken to rest in the lands of his forefathers.

Madang soccer star tribute

Dubbed by many as the “mumu stone” for his fast and powerful left legged kicks, Nathaniel Hans, has passed away too soon in life, leaving a legacy and a huge gap within the Soccer fraternity.

The crowd that gathered at the Laiwaden field comprised of young and old that had known Neil his whole life. Children, youths, fans, players, parents of players and the Madang Soccer Association Officials.

Value historical sites: Marum

ENB Governor Michael Marum made this call early this week when attending the 81st anniversary of one of the most infamous and profoundly sorrowful tragedies to befall Rabaul and Australia during World War 11. 

The governor said it was indeed Australia’s largest single maritime disaster ever.

“On this day, 81 years ago, the prison ship Montevideo Maru (MVM) bound for Japan, and carrying over 1,000 Australian prisoners of war and civilians departed Rabaul port. Those on board were rounded by the Japanese Imperial troops following the capture of Rabaul in January, 1942. 

UN Secretary General pays tribute to Sir Michael

In a statement, Guterres said Sir Michael was Papua New  Guinea's first Prime Minister who led the country to independence and to joining the United Nations in October, 1975.

"Sir Michael will be remembered for his pivotal role in the independence and foundation of Papua New Guinea, as well as his lifetime of public service dedicated towards building a prosperous and democratic country," wrote Mr Guterres. 

"The United Nations is also grateful for his commitment to international cooperation and multilateralism.

BSP pays respect to late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare

In a statement BSP says it joins the rest of PNG as it mourns the loss of the country’s founding father and first Prime Minister.

 “It is with sadness that we hear of the passing of our Founding Father of the nation, the Late Grand Chief, Sir Michael Somare in the early hours of Friday 26th February 2021, at the age of 84, after succumbing to cancer,” said BSP Group CEO Robin Fleming.

Namah pays tribute to Sir Michael Somare

From Wutung in West Sepik Province to East Cape in Milne Bay, from the Shortland in the Autonomous region of Bougainville  to the isles of the Coral Sea in Milne Bay to Manus in the Bismarck Sea and New Ireland and New Britain in the New Guinea islands from Yonki to Lake Kopiago in the highlands and the Torres Straits in Western Province to China Straits in Milne Bay in the Southern Region and from Tewaii Siassi to Wutung in Mamose region,  we mourn our first Prime Minister, our finest and dearest Chief and Father. 

Harrison Ford pays tribute to 'dear friend'

The pair appeared together in Steven Spielberg's 1989 sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, with Sir Sean playing Ford's father Henry Jones.

"He was my father... not in life... but in Indy III," said Harrison in an interview with Variety.

"God we had fun - if he's in heaven, I hope they have golf courses. Rest in peace, dear friend," he added.

Ford recalled the "pleasure" of taking Sir Sean "for a ride in the sidecar of a Russian motorcycle, bouncing along a bumpy, twisty mountain trail and getting to watch him squirm".

Stormzy dedicates Superheroes video to Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman

The rapper said the late actor would be "forever a superhero in our hearts" in a caption at the end of the promo.

Introducing the video, Stormzy told fans: "You are a superhero in your own right, and don't ever forget that."

The animated video includes references to Black Lives Matter as well as fellow rappers Little Simz and Dave.

The track's lyrics also mention singer Nina Simone and Noughts and Crosses author Malorie Blackman. Stormzy appeared in the recent BBC adaptation of the novel.

Aupito William Sio pays tribute to 'gentle giant' Dylan Mika

The flanker died, aged 45, at his Auckland home on Tuesday of a suspected heart attack.

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, described Tiumalu as a gentle giant off the field, but a man with a lot of physical strength and passion on the field.

Minister Aupito said he was shocked and saddened to hear the news as he personally knew the Mika family.

Man City post classy United tribute

Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan secured a third trophy of the season for Jose Mourinho after their successes in the Community Shield and EFL Cup and sealed a return to the Champions League.

The build-up to the match was overshadowed by the terror attack at Manchester Arena on Monday, which resulted in the deaths of 22 people, including children.

Manchester held a vigil in Albert Square on Tuesday in honour of the victims and in defiance of the perpetrators, while a minute's silence was held before the start of Wednesday's match at Friends Arena in Stockholm.