tribute

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.

‘The girl who drew’

Loop PNG noted the overwhelming response received when our designer passed away. Among them was a writer from Morobe Province, Bruce Horick, who has dedicated a composition to our national icon.

THE GIRL WHO DREW

By Bruce Horick

When she sat with her papers and colours

I wonder what that little girl saw

That made her draw a legacy

Which will outlast even her own

I still long to look through her eyes

To grasp what her heart captured

PM pays tribute to Susan Huhume

“It is with sadness that we have learned of the passing of the designer of our Nation’s flag, Susan Karike Huhume,” Prime Minister O’Neill said.

“Her simple and very effective visual creation is one of the symbols that binds our people together and builds a feeling of unity.

“The fact that a fifteen-year-old girl, as she was in 1971, could design such an iconic image of our country speaks of the talent she had.

Polye mourns Zurenuoc's death

Polye said the loss of one of Morobe’s elite sons is a loss for Papua New Guinea.

He acknowledged the former Chief Secretary’s contribution to the development of this nation, further describing him as “honest, hard-working” and someone who maintained transparency and accountability during his colorful career as a top public servant.

“Late Sir Manasupe was a very professional Chief Secretary who guided all department heads to serve the interest of the country,” said Polye.