News Bytes For 25th May, 2014

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“MIOKS-TIGERS DRAW” – Sylvester Gawi

Enga Mioks put up a strong performance this afternoon,  stopping the Lae Snax tigers in their tracks after a 6-week winning streak. The Tigers scored their first try in the first half and kept on at 6-nil by the break.

In wet conditions, the Mioks responded in the second half,   with two unconverted tries to lead with a score of 8-6. With about 5 minutes to go, the Tigers were awarded a penalty for a shoulder charge. With a successful penalty, the Tigers levelled the score 8 all.

The Tigers will be on by next weekend while the Mioks will travel to Rabaul to take on the Gurias.

 


 

“OLSH DAY CELEBRATIONS REMIND OF CHRISTIAN VALUES” – Bridgette Komatep

 

Trainee teachers at OLSH Kabaleo Teachers College in Kokopo have been encouraged to uphold Christian principles to impart to their students when they start teaching. This was echoed by Principal Dr. Paul Passingan during the OLSH Day Celebrations in Kokopo recently. OLSH Day is an annual event celebrated by the School to commemorate the Feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.  The day was celebrated with a mass followed by various activities including traditional cultural dances, traditional cooking or bung kaikai and a rally, as the trainees dressed in their respective colours.  There were also words of encouragement from past management and former students.

 


 

“KAVIENG: INFRASTUCTURE NEEDED TO BOLSTER FISHERIES SECTOR” – Fabian Hakalits

Kavieng District in New Ireland Province is venturing into fisheries as one of its major revenue generators. The fisheries sector is projected to deliver lifelong sustainable growth for local people and the provincial government. However, for this to prosper, proper assets like fishing vessels are needed to boost operations.  

 


 

“ABG REDUCE PRODUCTION COSTS WITH CRUSHER PURCHASE” – Fabian Hakalits

The Autonomous Bougainville Government will not have to spend millions to purchase gravel from other regions in the country. It will produce its own aggregate at the crushing site at Wakunai, in Central Bougainville. The crusher was bought at one million kina from Kitano Road Works Construction.

 


 

“BUAI STILL A LUCRATIVE SOURCE OF INCOME” – Sylvester Gawi

Although banned in Port Moresby, buai remains a big business for vendors in Lae. Money made from the selling of buai still forms a large part of income used for rentals, food and bills for many families.

 


 

“SIF SCHOOLS BENEFIT” – Fabian Hakalits

We have observed the struggles faced by several schools in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville due to lack of infrastructure. The National Government is in a serious position with the commitment to rebuild infrastructure.  It has identified high impact projects, funded under the Special Intervention Funds, and managed by the ABG. One of them is to improve and upgrade aging education facilities.

 


 

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