Month: July 2019

Company backs Baruni primary school

Company backs Baruni primary school

Company backs Baruni primary school

Like many other schools in dire need of schooling materials and facilities, Baruni Primary School in the Motu-Koitabu village in Moresby Northwest electorate is no exception.

Yesterday the school was happy to receive school facilities from International Container Terminal Service Incorporation.

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New Police Station in Malahang



THE new Malahang police station in Lae was opened yesterday in the presence of Police Minister Jelta Wong, Police Commissioner Gari Baki, Lae MP John Rosso and other dignitaries.

The police station, built at a cost of K500,000, was funded with K400,000 from International Container Terminal Services Limited (ICTSI) and K100,000 from Lae City Authority under the public-private partnership program.

Mr Wong while thanking the company for its persistent efforts to build the new police station since 2011, said Malahang is a strategic place for the station to be built to serve the people there.

“Malahang accommodates very big investments and even hosts Ahi villages and the station will serve its purpose to strengthen policing efforts within the area,” he said.

He thanked the landowners and the company for their efforts to finally complete the station.

The station holds a cell block, interview rooms for police personnel and will be manned by 14 police personnel that will be deployed under the command of the Lae metropolitan command.

Mr Rosso said a new Toyota Land Cruiser trooper vehicle was presented to the new station to carry out policing operations at Malahang.

The vehicle was funded under the district services improvement program funds for Lae district in 2018 and is the initiative of Lae City Authority.

“I would like to further thank the assistance of Australian Federal Police that will provide new sets of computers that will be installed in the station to be used by the police officers attached there,” he said.

Mr Baki said the final process of signing a memorandum of understanding will be undertaken soon to allow the police station to be operational.

New Police Station in Malahang
Women Breaking Barriers

Women Breaking Barriers

Women Breaking Barriers

Technical jobs are no longer for only men.

As more women continue to break barriers and succeed in these fields.
Many women have moved on to become managers and supervisors in fields where men used to be team leaders, supervisors, and managers, especially in the mining, shipping and aviation industries, to name a few.

They have not only held higher positions in those once male-dominated fields but have delivered and continue to deliver quality services to the organizations they are attached to.

Three more Papua New Guinean women have proven this trend by becoming the first certified and qualified women to handle and operate the new rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes.

The three women were part of a contingent of six operators who underwent a week-long high skilled set training in Manila, Philippines at the International Container Terminal Service, Inc. (ICTSI) headquarters.

The women have overshadowed the odds of being in a male-dominated environment and have worked alongside their male counterparts which were quite challenging but it was something they really enjoyed doing.

For instance, operating huge cranes and working in a busy environment like the shipping industry providing services in loading and offloading containers.

In such cases, critical thinking, analysis, and timing is crucial and challenging and demands commitment, self-sacrifice, and determination to handle the job well.
However, for the three women, they are up for the challenge and are always ready to deliver what is needed from them.

The female operators Nelly Joseph, Daphney Nasinom and Nasunu Joe are currently employed by South Pacific International Container Terminal. They have furthered their training in Manila, Philippines and recently returned.

They are specialized in operating the new RTGs 16-wheeled electric-powered cranes which will power the international container terminal in Lae to meet international standards.
These women were part of the second batch of operators who underwent specialized high tactical training skills under the ICTSI skills development pathway program to equip and develop skills, giving the locals an opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge in the various aspects of container terminal services.
The women were very grateful for the privilege and opportunity gave and stand ready to deliver what they have learned from the training.

Sponsor ICTSI Renews Relations with PNG Palais

ICTSI puts its hand up yet again for development

The International Container Terminal Services Incorporated South Pacific last Thursday announced their renewal as the naming rights sponsor for the national women’s rugby union sevens team.

ICTSI human resources manager Priscilla Salle Ao made the announcement in the presence of ICTSI South Pacific coach Paul Tietjens, including players Yolanda Gittins, Chelsea Garesa and Marie Biyama.

“On behalf of the management of ICTSI South Pacific, we are proud to announce our renewal for the sponsorship as the rights to the ICTSI Palais for the second year in a row,” Ao said.

“We did that last year, the girls did us proud and as a new operator in the country we are happy to continue this relationship and association with the girls and team.”

And also wished the team the best in their preparations for the 2019 HSBC Sydney Sevens and encouraged the team to make PNG proud.

Tietjens acknowledged ICTSI South Pacific for their renewal as naming rights sponsor and, obviously, the sponsorship is greatly appreciated by the team in their preparation for tournaments leading forward.

“Without sponsors, we cannot develop and work forward as a team, the direction that we want to and thank you so much for coming on board,” he said.

Tietjens said they are currently preparing for the Sydney Sevens tournament which kicks off in three weeks and it is expected to be a good challenge for the team. He said this will prepare the team for the HSBC Hong Kong World Series in April.

He added it will be a huge challenge for them but the girls will give their 100 percent effort and do what they can to cause some upsets.

“We are very much looking forward to the challenge and the girls have been really training hard and we appreciated the supports we are getting from our sponsors,” Tietjens said.

Sponsor ICTSI Renews Relations with PNG Palais