Young soccer star aims high

The 16-year-old of mixed East Sepik and Gulf parentage realised her potential after being appointed to lead the U15 side to the Olympic Youth Games in 2014 and the U17 girls to the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) World Cup qualifier in Cook Islands in January 14-24.

Women in cell for assault

 The woman aged 29 bashed up her Madang neighbour after she suspected the 34-year-old woman of gossiping about her.

The suspect was picked up outside the Yakapilin second hand market at the Four-Mile area.

Police say the woman will be charged with assault and threatening words.

The initial attack took place on Monday January 18 at the woman’s East Boroko residence.

The victim had to get treatment for a bruised jaw and a dislocated shoulder after the suspect severely based her up.

The suspect is now at the Boroko Police Station.


Pride and purpose in road projects for women

In partnership with the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Australia employs thousands of women on road projects through Community Works Agreements.

Women are missing from HIV drug trials

In an analysis spanning several decades that included work done as recently as 2012, researchers found that women typically comprised about 11 percent of participants in trials investigating cures for HIV. Similarly, drug studies were only about 19 percent female and just 38 percent of vaccine trial subjects were women.

Weight loss, exercise may boost fertility odds for women with PCOS

Researchers compared pregnancy outcomes for 150 women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition that occurs when the female body makes higher than normal amounts of testosterone and androgens, sex hormones associated with male traits.

UN launches $25 billion strategy to end preventable deaths of mothers and children

An initial commitments of more than $25 billion for the next five years to provide life-saving treatments, from immunizations to perinatal care.

The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health includes new policies and ground-breaking partnerships from 40 countries and over 100 international organizations, philanthropic foundations, UN agencies, civil society and the private sector.

BSP teach financial literacy to remote mothers

The women invited BSP Kundiawa team to roll out the program after hearing a lot of good things the bank was doing through the program in other parts of the province.

Financial Literacy trainer Jackie Bal and her team braved the rough terrain to reach the village and were pleased with the women as they participated meaningfully in the session.

“The community was eager to learn the ways of managing their monies wisely."

 "They asked a lot of questions and said  they were never told these things before,” Bal said.

Fiji soccer coach: We’re here to take gold

In their last two appearances at the Pacific Games in 2007 and 2011, Fiji took out bronze.

But coach Charlene Lockington says with the amount of talent and skill her team has, gold is what they will win at the Games.

"We had good build up matches playing in Australia, we're confident but we know not to underestimate any team and that includes PNG.

"PNG are a good side but we have beaten them before and we can do it again,’’ said Lockington.

Women in the army

This was the rationale given as to why the training batch has been broken into two batches, one with the full male recruits while the other one is with a mixture of male and female trainees.

PNGDF Commander Brigadier General Gilbert Toropo tells PNG Loop that the next batch of soldiers that will go into the  Goldie training will consist of females as well.

However he would not confirm just how many would be among the recruits group that would be taking up the training.