Port Moresby

The many interesting faces of Port Moresby

The city is located in an area called the National Capital District or NCD, on the southern coast of the country, surrounded by part of Fairfax Harbour.

In contrast to the outer-lying provinces, NCD is usually dry, dusty and brown during the winter months and wet, humid and overgrown during summer.

But don’t give up just yet; every place has its own wonders, right?

 Just a few more nights may give you a different impression; despite its less attractive appearance, Port Moresby in fact opens the door to the land of the unexpected.

​Walker gives credit to Hunters’ defence

The Hunters sealed an 18-16 win in the last three minutes of the match in what was a thriller at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

“We threw everything at PNG. They’re a very physical team and to their credit, they defended really well,” said Walker.

Captain of the Jets, Dane Phillips, added on that his team had enough chances but failed to get the job done.

“If you’re giving PNG too much ball, they’re going to score points. We just didn’t get over the line.

Fire guts mattress factory

Earlier this morning, five containers in the factory containing materials used in foam mattress manufacturing were still blazing when Loop PNG arrived.

A witness who was the first on the scene, Markham Culverts gate keeper Henry Hayago, told Loop PNG the fire started at the back of the factory and spread throughout the building before the fire fighters arrived to stop it from reaching the head office.

Firefighters, with only one fire truck on the scene, ran out of water but managed to contain the blaze.

PNG Opposition welcomes ACP delegation

In a media conference this afternoon, Opposition leader Don Polye said: “Our people are very friendly as we are the Melanesian people and accept our visitors and friends with open arms.”

He said PNG is an interesting place to visit as there are many business opportunities and friendly people.

This is the second time PNG is hosting the ACP.

XVth Pacific Games Organising Committee closes office

Chief Executive Officer of GOC, Peter Stewart thanked everyone who had contributed to the success of the XVth Pacific Games.

Since the Closing Ceremony, GOC has paid off all its contractors and suppliers and prepared the financials for auditing by Deloitte. It has handed over all sports and office equipment to the National Sports Foundation and the PNG Olympic Committee as part of the legacy plan.

40th Pacific maritime Conference underway

The event was officially opened by NCD Governor Powes Parkop.

The participants will have the opportunity to experience new developments in Port Moresby as well a feast of cultures as the country prepares to mark the 40th Independence anniversary.

Chief Executive Officer of PNG Ports Corporation limited  (PNGPCL) Stanley Alphonse says the main objective of the conference is bring  together key maritime organisations, administrators,  businesses and other stake holders to develop and provide a focused vision to plan for ND manage issues of the pacific region.

New fisheries roadmap to replace effort controls

Director General of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, James Movick agrees the quota system will be a good basis to better manage the sustainable conservation of the region’s fisheries.

PIF communique shows a united Pacific - thinktank

The 46th meeting of the Pacific Island leaders ended in Papua New Guinea last week with a repeat of calls to tackle climate change.

Small island states like Kiribati say developed nations like New Zealand and Australia should set their emissions target at 1.5 degrees but the two countries remain set on two degrees.

Jenny Hayward-Jones from the Lowy Institute says the resulting communique will still bring a strong Pacific voice to COP21.

Development partners told to align support to regional priorities, PM O’Neill

Pacific Leaders engaged in meaningful roundtable discussion with the development partners Friday where they were briefed on decisions made on climate change, the 10 year fisheries roadmap, information and communication technology (ICT), cervical cancer and West Papua.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill of Papua New Guinea told journalists after the meeting that the donors and partners were very engaging in the dialogue.

Pacific leaders want EPA negotiations to resume

Negotiations for a proposed EPA have been on going for the past eleven years with no agreement in sight, prompting the EU earlier this year to suggest that negotiations should be suspended for 3 years.

At the Pacific ACP Leaders meeting in Port Moresby today, Forum chair and Prime Minister of PNG Peter O'Neill said leaders want the Pacific to pursue a comprehensive EPA (cEPA) with the EU.

A meeting on this with European Commission senior officials is planned to be held in the margins of COP 21 in Paris in December this year.