Fish farmers undergo management training

Individual committment and determination are important aspects in order for rural communities to progress and help create

Fish farmers after management training in Sambio village, Bulolo District in Morobe Province. Pic by MMJV Media Unit

development.

Forty-one fish farmers in a rural village of Sambio of Bulolo District in Papua New Guinea were proud recepients of a two-week training in Small Business Development Corporation funded by the Morobe Mining Joint Venture through its Hidden Valley Mine. Read more of this post

Autonomous Region of Bougainville marks 6 years

Special dance by Bougainville students of Polytechnic Institute of Lae during the 6th anniversary this in June this year. Picture by Samuel Toposona

Marking six years of political autonomy was milestone for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. This historic event also saw a colourful display of contemporary dances from different areas in the

Pitalan Five Key group performing. Picture by Samuel Toposona

region.

Despite walking six years across on its own, Bougainville has also enjoyed significant support by the national government of Papua New Guinea through funding and other forms of support.

With the new autonomous government development is slowly taking place for the people of Bougainville. There are plans to reopen the Copper Mine in Panguna with just over ten years remaining.

Caption: Title of the dance is ‘Pik i brukim banis’ ( fence broken into by pigs) as illustrated by the students in the top left picture.

It was worth the celebrations for these Bougainvillean community in Lae while other Bougainvilleans in Papua New Guinea also joined in a similar fashion to mark six years in working towards full political and economical autonomy in the region.

National Youth HIV/AIDS debate

With the growing HIV and AIDS epidemic in Papua New Guinea numerous efforts and millions of kina have been spent to ensure the spread is at a minimal state.

And one very effective way is through debate which had been part of a three-day National Youth HIV and AIDS debate which was held at the University of Technology from the 21st to the 23rd of June this year.

Divine Word University debate team 2011 and also 2011 champion unversity for the National Youth HIV/AIDS debate. Picture by Samuel Toposona

This was a collective effort by the National AIDS Council Secretariat with University of Technology amongst six major universities in the country.

A total of twenty topics were selected while they went head to head and put their skills and knowledge to the test. Read more of this post

FM 100 launched in Finschaffen

Communication plays a very vital role in the delivery of information to most people. And this was the case when FM 100 launched

Rodger Hau'Ofa giving a live talk prominent figure at Finschaffen during launch of FM 100.3 signal and district projects. Pic by Samuel Toposona.

its 100.3 radio signal in Finschaffen District of Morobe Province.

This part of Papua New Guinea was fortunate to benefit through the District Services Improvement Program under the leadership of its current member Theodore Zurenuoc.

Well not to mention the journey it took there was a little of a rough and tumble but got there in time with a traditional welcome by the local performing danceĀ group. Read more of this post

Cement roads for Lae

Talking about what’s hot in PNG! Well of course there are so many issues that are hot or becoming the talk of the day in the country.

For my case, the issue of roads in Lae City is currently the “hot” issue. Mind you the province is currently undergoing a major road rehabilitation transformation. Yes! A mouthful of words to put it. Read more of this post

US Navy comes to aid in Lae

US navy team

Right to Left: Lt Zachari Harrell(Advance Team Pub Affairs), Katie Walther (Hope volunteer), Kristopher Radder (Public Affairs Hope Proj.) and Commander Mike ( Dir operations Medical Services)

Well stories of people helping people is not new while there are very few people who devote their to help others.

Well for my case, it was my second opportunity to meet up with the United States Navy when they arrived in Papua New Guinea for on the second leg of their Pacific Partnership 2011 Humanitarian Program. It was amazing what they did.

And I tell you people from all parts of Papua New Guinea poured into Morobe Province to receive much need health services. Read more of this post

What’s the hottest issue in your country now?

Hi Guys,

I just want to share about one of the hottest issue in my country…

Last month, Australia suspended live cattle export to Indonesia. It is because the TV documentary showed steers being wiped, beaten and slashed repeatedly in Indonesia abattoirs.

First, Australia decided to suspend for 6 months, but yesterday
Australia has lifted the suspension.

It is a good news not only for Indonesia but also Australia.

Indonesia is a big market for Australia. 60% of export Australia goes to Indonesia.

Thus, when australia decided to ban cattle export, many people just said, “Calm down. we need each other, right?”

This is happening now. It hasn’t been six months and the cattle trade is opened again.

Apart from that, Indonesia decides to make a big changing on abbatoirs.

So, what’s the hottest issue in your country now, guys? Share please…