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Uroh! Uroh! Welcome to this website which has been created to show and display arts and crafts by Mwanusians all over the world. May it be music,videos,films,drawings,paintings or sculptures.It will also include some legends and stories about Mwanus and its people.

 The colour brown represents the inland people and the blue represents the island people. The Chauka bird is only found in the Manus province. It is not found in any other place in PNG. The chauka bird heralds the coming of dawn and signals the going down of the sun BUT often warns us of dangers. It also informs us whether the hunting trip will be successful or not. And of course the NBC Radio Station in Manus had become "Maus Bilong Chauka" several years before. The other important symbol on the Manus Flag is the green snail. Like the Chauka, the green snail is unique to the Manus province.

  (Food for thought!) ah!ah!ah! Maus bilong yumi isave pairap nating olsem Chauka i save krai long moning na apinum na wok, em nogat tru. Na wok bilong yumi i slou olsem Grin Sneil i save wokabaut long lip bilong diwai inap wanpela yia olgeta.

 

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This website will also introduce some up and coming musicians and artists of my beautiful island of Mwanus and their different ways of life.It will also feature some stories, legends and even  current developments happening in Mwanus Province.It will also feature some artwork for purchase through this website.

Keni Lucas Ponyalou is one of the most talented Mwanusian -musician with  countless number of albums that have been produced over the years.He is still creating music and is due to release soon.Keep a look out for his new album titled "O' Arise ".Keni says the songs in this album are basically about our daily life in general, about love, struggles, longing for peace in our Beautiful island Manus and the whole of PNG.This is what he had to say about the album:

Maus Bilong Chauka!

The background music you're listening to is from the recent  O'Arise album by Keni LP titled "Chauka Politiks" which sends a message to all intending candidates for the Manus seats for the next election for a better vision for the people of Mwanus when elected.Emi i maus bilong Chauka.

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Manus to receive first asylum seekers

Post Courier 8th November 2012

By ISAAC NICHOLAS

THE Australian and PNG government have announced an additional development package for the people of Manus that should now pave the way for the arrival of the first refugees for processing over the next coming days.

The additional package, which will run into millions of kina and target infrastructure maintenance and upgrading projects on the Island was announced yesterday by PM Peter O’Neill and Australian High Commissioner to PNG Ian Kemish.

Mr O’Neill said the joint initiative on the development package was agreed to between the Manus provincial govt and the Australian and PNG govts.

He said the Australian High Commissioner and Manus Governor Charlie Benjamin did a joint trip to Manus where they identified a number of projects which will be undertaken.

The PM said the additional package will include the maintenance and upgrading of the Lorengau General Hospital, building of 20 new classrooms for Manus schools, maintenance and upgrade of Manus provincial high school, upgrade and sealing of Momote airport to Manus, Lombrum and Lorengau town roads and upgrade of Lorengau market.

“Immediately we have agreed to carry out a few projects including maintenance and upgrading of Lorengau General Hospital which has been run down for quite some time so the Australian and PNG govts will fund that upgrade and maintenance of the hospital,” Mr O’Neill said. “Also we agreed to build 20 new classrooms, upgrade Lorengau high school and try to give better education to our children.

“We are also embarking on a program which will upgrade and seal all the roads between Momote airport to Lorengau town, Lorengau town road upgrade and sealing and also from down to Lombrum Naval Base which the Australian and PNG govt have agreed to undertake immediately.

“As far as the Lorengau market is concerned, the Australian High Commissioner had an opportunity to visit the market and we will upgrade the facilities at the market so our people can use it better.

“I want to thank the Australian govt for their support and we look forward to receiving the first refugees as and when the Australian govt is ready. I understand the facilities at Lombrum are ready to take in refugees for processing,” Mr O’Neill said.

Australian High Commissioner Mr Kemish said the Australian govt is committed to abiding by the agreement in the MOA between the two countries to develop a substantial development package for Manus, on top of existing development programs.

“We appreciate the PM’s leadership and govt intention to work hand in hand with us in the sustainable development of Manus Island,” Mr Kemish said

“We very much appreciate the generosity of the Manus people and the co-operation with the Governor and the Member for Manus.


 

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