PNG Independence Poem: What do the Colours Represent on the PNG Flag

In Papua New Guinea, where stories are spun,

Through colours on a flag, a tale's begun.

What do these hues symbolise, vibrant and bright?

Let's explore their meanings, in the flag's radiant light.

Yellow, a beacon of hope in the red's tight embrace,

The Bird of Paradise soars, with elegance and grace.

A tribute to wildlife, diversity's sweet song,

"Unity in Diversity," where we all belong.

Red, like tribal war shields, fierce and bold,

Signifies bravery, a spirit to behold.

A history of warriors, through challenges they'd steer,

In the red, their valour, forever sincere.

Black, the Melanesian people, proud and grand,

Their culture, traditions, a heritage so grand.

In this colour, their unique story takes flight,

A tapestry of tales, in the ebony night.

White stars in the night sky, forming Southern Cross,

Guiding travellers, no matter the loss.

A symbol of purity, friendship in its gleam,

In Papua New Guinea, it's more than it may seem.

Diagonal patterns, barter systems of old,

Where tribes exchanged goods, stories to be told.

Unity among groups, cooperation's decree,

In this flag's design, a harmonious sea.

And the shark's teeth, fierce and strong,

In Melanesian culture, where they've belonged so long.

Symbolising resilience, courage in each strife,

In Papua New Guinea, the heartbeat of life.

So, what do the colours on the PNG flag mean?

A history, a culture, in a vibrant display.

From red's brave embrace to unity's sweet grace,

This flag tells a story, for all to embrace.

In Papua New Guinea, where dreams take flight,

The flag stands tall, in the day and the night.

A tapestry of colours, a story unfolds,

Of a nation's past, present, where unity holds.

PNG Independence Poems: What do the Colours Represent on the PNG Flag

PNG Visa Online Auto-Grant Function Reactivated 2022

Minister for Immigration and Labour, Bryan Kramer, re-launched the auto-grant system (PNG Visa Online Service) to reduce the high volume of applications and improve turnaround time for clients.

PNG Online Visa Application
PNG Visa Online Auto-Grant Function Reactivated

Eligible applicants for PNG Visa Online 

Kramer stated that the system is independent and will only be for selected visa classes including 

  • Tourists (own itinerary and tour package), 
  • visiting relative, 
  • yacht person (crew and owner), 
  • easy visitor permit (30/60 days) and 
  • the Restricted Employment Visa.
The minister said...

“This system is now available. PNG Immigration have used it before during the APEC in 2018, the Women’s Soccer World Cup and the Pacific Games in Port Moresby to facilitate large volumes of delegates. I want to reactivate this in a similar way but with strict conditions attached to the auto-grant letters,”

PNG Visa Online fast approval

The auto-grant will allow tourists and visitors on short-term visits to get their visas granted immediately instead of waiting for seven days to get approval.

“The PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority (ICA) will step up its compliance and enforcement efforts to ensure visitors are complying with the conditions set out in the auto-grant letters. 

With limited staff on strength, I am taking this option so personnel in the department can concentrate on other visa categories that need careful assessment and consideration”.

The auto-granting of PNG Visa Online applications does not in any way compromise the integrity of the systems or pose security risks.

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