Sprint queen to lead PNG contingent to Fiji

PORT MORESBY, (THE NATIONAL) – Toea Wisil will lead another strong Papua New Guinea athletics contingent to the Oceania Championships in Fiji this week. The region’s leading female sprinter and multiple Pacific Games gold medal winner was in Townsville fortnight ago where she clocked an impressive 11.36 seconds for the 100m. Wisil currently holds the…

Vanuatu resort uses solar energy

PORT VILA, (VANUATU DAILY POST) – Vanuatu’s favorite island resort, Iririki, is leading the way in the tourism sector to address the challenge of climate change by investing in renewable energy. The resort has decided to take responsibility for its energy consumption. Since two weeks ago it has been operating independently without reliance on UNELCO,…

Ghost gear wreaking havoc on our ocean

DISCARDED or abandoned fishing gear, also known as ghost gear, is responsible for at least one-tenth of all marine debris. It is four times more deadly to marine animal life than all other forms of marine debris combined, according to Pacific island leaders. Here at the UN Ocean Conference in New York, the Global Ghost…

Tongan sport federation still wants to host Pacific Games

NUKU____ALOFA,  (RNZI) — National sporting federations in Tonga still want the country to host the 2019 Pacific Games. More than 40 delegates, representing 17 sports, attended a Special General Meeting of the Tonga Sports Associations and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) Monday night in Haveluloto, to discuss the Government____s decision to withdraw its support from hosting…

Kapuls name squad

PORT MORESBY,  (THE NATIONAL) — The PNG Kapuls have named a 24-man squad for the first of their home and away fixtures against the Solomon Islands. The first match will be played at the Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara, Solomon Islands on June 9. The Melanesian countries will test their credibility as genuine contenders in…

Fiji has strong credentials to host Games

SUVA, (FIJI VILLAGE) — The Pacific Games Council says Fiji has strong credentials to host the Pacific Games following the Tongan government’s withdrawal from hosting it in 2019. Chief Executive Officer Andrew Minogue says there has been a lot of reports about some governments showing interest in hosting the 2019 Pacific Games but everything will…

China boosts Samoa’s Pacific Games bid

APIA,  (SAMOA OBSERVER) — China has signed over $1.8 billion Chinese Yuan (US$261.8 million) to the Samoan government for the maintenance of the Aquatic Centre and the Sports Complex. The deal was signed between China’s visiting Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zheng Zeguang and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi. Held at the Prime Minister’s conference…

More jobs created through tuna industry in PNG

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER) – More jobs will be created in Papua New Guinea’s tuna industry following an instruction by the Prime Minister to review and ensure compliance with State Agreements for processors and fishing vessels in Papua New Guinea waters. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has been briefed by Fisheries Minister, Mao Zeming MP, and…