Month: October 2013

The Forgotten Green Beast

The Forgotten Green Beast

There is an old 1963 Toyota land cruiser which has been put up as a memorial (I think) at the ATS settlement just outside of the city. The people who live around the area don’t seem to take much notice of it but I’m curious to why it is there.

I can barely make out the plaque but it reads The Green Beast...
I can barely make out the plaque but it reads The Green Beast…

I believe it may have been one of the first vehicles used by the Air Traffic Services back in the day but I couldn’t make out what was written on the plaque. However, the first line reads

The Green Beast

1963 Toyota Land Cruiser…

The green beast lies forgotten at the ATS settlement.
The green beast lies forgotten at the ATS settlement.

The vehicle is fenced off (as you can see from the photos) and well preserved which is a testament to the quality of machines built in that era. However, it has seen its fair share of vandalism with graffiti dabbled with marker on the fence gate.

The Green Beats
The Green Beast

Anyway, I plan to find out more about this interesting piece history and maybe write a short article on it.

If anyone who has any information that can help with my article, please do not hesitate to email me at

Port Moresby Young Professionals Network (POM YPN) – Networking Event Invitation

Port Moresby Young Professionals Network (POM YPN) – Networking Event Invitation


YPN-Invite-LogoWe are delighted to cordially invite you to the launch of the Port Moresby Young Professionals Network (POM YPN).

The POM YPN is a networking group, sponsored by PwC, for ambitious young leaders in their early 20s to late 30s that work full-time in a professional role in Port Moresby. The POM YPN aims to facilitate an innovative environment that is conducive to acquiring a diverse network of professional contacts across a range of industries and professions in Port Moresby, while assisting to develop professional skills through this interaction.

Please join us for our first exciting networking event at the Grand Papua Hotel. Registration and socialising will be held by the pool side with the speed networking event taking place downstairs in the conference rooms.

This event is free entry with a complimentary drink on arrival and finger foods being served throughout the evening. A cash bar will also be set up by the pool side.

Agenda and RSVP
Date Thursday 28 November 2013
Time 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Opening remarks 5:30 PM
Speed networking 5:45 PM
Closing remarks 7:30 PM
Location Grand Papua Hotel – Pool side upon arrival
Attire Business casual
RSVP Please RSVP your attendance by Tuesday 12 November to with the following information:∙  Name, Organisation, Title & E-mail (required)
∙  Mobile No. & Age group <20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39> (optional)**Please note, all participants must register prior to the event. We will confirm your spot via email with a calendar invite as registration is subject to review by our team to ensure that the POM YPN criteria and objectives are met.
Enquiries Should you wish to contact us, please ask for Andy Bayandor or  Michael Collins on the following details:E:│P: + 675 321 1500│F: + 675 321 1428
Please feel free to share this invite with other young ambitious leaders in your network.Thank you,
The POM YPN TeamNote: We would like to thank the Grand Papua Hotel for supporting this event.