News Bytes for 27th July, 2014

"PNG Singapore Relations" – Mickey Kavera


A robust bilateral relationship with Singapore is vital in boosting trade and investment.


Minister for Trade Commerce and Industry Richard Maru highlighted this during a news conference today.


Mr. Maru says, PNG has a lot to gain from Singapore and the government must be serious in investing in bilateral ties with Singapore.


Singapore will be sending a heart in October to assist PNG with secondary health care challenges.


IPA will also be coordinating a trade and investment seminar to attract investors to PNG.


"National Press Club" – Jack Lapauvu


Senior journalists and public relations officers are on the move to establish a National Press Club in the country.


The pressure to form this club is to give confidence to media personnel in asking hard and critical questions to the government or people in authority.


They say the Press Club represents the people, and to critically get answers as PNG is experiencing important developMen’s ranging from business to politics.


Former Post Courier reporter Simon Eroro said the initiative is not to take over the work of the Media Council but to revive the spirit of journalism in the country.


A second meeting to appoint executives and spearhead the press club will be held in two weeks’ time.


"POM Soccer" – Jeremy Mogi


To Soccer and the Keleiruna in the Port Moresby Soccer Competition had an emphatic six to one victory over Kokoda Warriors in the Men’s Premier division matches.


Keleiruna from the Hula district in Central province proved too strong for the Kokoda boys running in six unanswered goals before Kokoda scored in the final minute of play.


The women’s Super League matches saw a top of the table clash between Mungkas and University, with the University team attacking early and defending strongly against a spacy Mungkas team. Mungkas took a one-nil victory over their rival.


Other Super league results in the men’s division saw Momase beat Maclarens three to two, cosmos drew a one all with Yamaros and Rapatona women thrashing Global Sea Eagles nine-nil


"Raukele Wins Second Title" – Jeremy Mogi


In Cricket and Raukele have taken out the ITI Port Moresby Cricket Title for the second time, holding on for a 33 run victory over United.


Raukele had opted to bat in the first innings and led by openers Tony Ura and Kipling Doriga, setting a target of a hundred and ninety three runs which United then went about to chasing.


United struggled in the second innings after top scorer Lega Siaka fell for eighty runs and a top’Order collapse soon followed, Raukele taking six wickets in a twenty minute spell that was disrupted for a short period of time by spectator violence.


However after the resumption of play, Raukele then set about to continue what they started, United all out for one hundred and sixty.


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