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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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Entering the dining scene is Fishos located alongside Buffalo Burger in town. We’ve needed a fish n chips outlet for a long time and Fishos is the place to be now. Here are a few pics of the interior.

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Steamships was present at the commissioning of the Barakau Sanitation Project at Barakau Village on Monday 7 March 2022. The project was in partnership with Sago Network. A ceremony was hosted at the Community Aid Post in the presence of Steamships Board Directors, Sago Network Executives and Barakau Village Councillors. The project was funded from the Steamships Community Grants Program at a total of 195,890 to deliver 9 Sago Dry Toilets for Barakau Village. Sago Network worked in close community consultation to identify sites, design and build these units. Each of the families where the toilets are located has received…

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Air Niugini is pleased to advise that the Pandemic Controller has approved the resumption of inflight catering on international flights from 1st March. Catering on the Port Moresby-Hong Kong sector remains suspended due to Hong Kong Government restrictions. Other “normal” services such as Domestic catering, as well as all domestic Executive Club lounges and the lounge at Port Moresby International have already reopened. Executive lounges in Australia, Singapore, Manila, and Hong Kong at present are still closed. Air Niugini is also pleased to advise of new business class catering on all domestic flights, and is progressing the rollout of upgraded…

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