Engaging school students in public discussions and awareness is an effective way to disseminate information to a wider audience.This was the approach used by PNG Customs in a recent border awareness campaign in Vanimo.
Almost a week after Tari Pori MP James Marape resigned as the Finance Minister, Cabinet has made a slight reshuffle.This morning, Bulolo MP Sam Basil was sworn –in by Governor General Sir Bob Dadae as the new Finance Minister, while Markham MP Tony Iguan replaces Basil as the Communication Minister.
Yesterday Minister for Education, Nick Kuman responded to demands made by the Papua New Guinea Teachers Association on the three percent pay rise. The Teaching Service Salary Fixation Agreement gives a three percent increase annually for 2017, 2018 and 2019. This equates to a total of nine percent that should have been adjusted to the teachers’ salaries over the last three years, however the government did not budget for it in 2017 and 2018.
Teachers in Morobe Province, who are yet to register for their National Identification cards, will be using the school holidays to do so, as the Education Department recently moved the deadline from March to December, to allow for those who have missed out.
The PNG Men’s National Football team are in day 2 of a training camp in Port Moresby. The camp began yesterday where skills and fitness have been tested.The men’s camp has been split into two groups, with the Port Moresby-based players going through the first training camp, while others selected from teams in Lae, Madang and the Highlands region will gather in Lae for their training camp which begins on the 22nd of April to the 24th. The training camp is to check players’ fitness and skill level and to see how they can play together as a team.
Telecom Fiji Limited has partnered with Huawei to deploy the first ultra-fast fiber broadband in the South Pacific Islands. Both Telecom Fiji and Huawei jointly announced the successful deployment of its 10G Passive Optical all fiber network – the ultra-fast fiber broadband and 1st of its kind in the Islands of the South Pacific region.
(Reuters Health) – The Food and Drug Administration’s new mandatory rules requiring labels on all packaged foods and drinks to indicate the presence of so-called added sugars could have substantial health and cost saving benefits in the United States over the next two decades, a new study suggests.