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AIR NIUGINI FLIGHTS TO CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA Air Niugini is pleased to advise customers that the Australian Government embargo on passengers travelling on direct flights from Papua New Guinea to Cairns has been lifted effective from 31st March 2022. Effective from 01st April 2022 Air Niugini offers three flights a week between Port Moresby and Cairns. Flight PX098 departs Port Moresby at 1700 on Fridays, Sundays, and Wednesdays, arriving in Cairns at 1825. Return flights PX091 depart Cairns at 0700 on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, arriving Port Moresby at 0825. Air Niugini and ISOS continue to offer free PCR and Rapid…

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and partners donated four shipping containers of COVID-19 testing kits and other medical equipment this month to provincial health authorities in the nation’s capital and Morobe. A forklift driver unloads medical equipment to help in the fight against COVID-19, donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and partners. Papua New Guinea. March 2022. 2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. According to one government official, “These kits are very important as instead of guessing whether we have the ordinary flu or Covid-19, the tests tell us what it is.”…

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Former Kumul rake, Kurt Baptiste, announced his retirement from rugby league through social media. Baptiste was a key figure for the Canberra Raiders although his first stint in the NRL was with the Brisbane based Broncos back in 2011. The 30 year old went on to have two stints with Canberra, Leigh Centurions in the UK and the Broncos and Cowboys. In a report by Melanie Dinjaski of the Canberra Times: “I had two shoulder surgeries before I was handed a lifeline from the Canberra Raiders. I will always be incredibly grateful to Ricky for this,” Baptiste wrote on Instagram.…

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This article was originally published on vaiiplawyers.com. The early legal eagles from Papua New Guinea. A colleague asked the other day about who the first indigenous lawyers were to graduate from the University of Papua New Guinea? We’ve done a little digging around and here’s what we found. From Left Mr Los (Late Sir Kubulan Los) and Mr Tarua In 1972, two local lawyers were admitted to the Bar. Both graduated from the University of Papua and New Guinea (as it was called then). The two gentlemen were Mr Ilinome Frank Tarua of Kwato, Milne Bay District, and Mr Kubulan Los of Madang. As…

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Ever wondered who were the first ever Papua New Guineans to have degrees conferred upon them at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Technology? With a little digging around through old articles, we’ve finally answered this rather interesting and historical curiosity. The first three students to be conferred degrees upon them are: John Kavagu, Gavera Morea and Thomas Tohiana. All three graduated with a Bachelors of Engineering and were awarded their degrees in a ceremony on 10 March 1972. The three men became the first locally-trained civil engineers. Morea, the eldest of the three at 28, is from Hanuabada here…

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Wednesday, 09 March 2022 (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea): A powerful panel of five (5) consisting of three female leaders in the community and two male IHG leaders were on centre stage at the hotel’s Gekko Bar. Surrounded by an audience of Holiday Inn staff and management, the theme #BreakingTheBias was the focus of the day. Sharing experiences, overcoming barriers, empowerment through personal strong life contributors and personal drivers that assisted them make tough decisions and stand by decisions to see a multitude of outcomes come to pass were all encompassed in the discussions had in the morning session. IHG…

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