The Paladin – Peren Community Engagement Team were busy this week helping the children and staff at Lundret Primary School on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea with their ‘sports and games day’ end of term celebration. The team, invited by the Principal, supported the event by organising and supervising a series of fun indoors and outdoors activities that were enjoyed by all. At the end of the event a range of boardgames were donated to the students. This is another great example of our commitment to support and transfer skills and knowledge to the communities in which we serve.
Volleyball is one of the most popular games on Manus, and each village or ward generally has teams for men and women. Games are fiercely contested and draw enthusiastic spectators from across the island. Following the successful 2018 Paladin/Peren Poroman Cup, the Paladin Community Engagement team has been working with the Lorengau Community to take over the management and hosting of the annual competition going forward. This capacity building exercise exemplifies Paladin’s ‘build, operate, transfer’ model and has ensured that the men and women of Manus can continue to aspire to a high level of competition while enjoying the sense of fellowship that participation in sport provides. Pihi Oval in Ward 5 of Central Lorengau is the venue for the 2019 [...]
The Director of global security firm Paladin has said that PNG could become a world leader within the industry by adopting an innovative community-focused approach for new and existing projects. Speaking at the PNG Security Congress in Port Moresby yesterday (05/03/19), Paladin Director Ian Stewart said when it comes to security, prevention is always better than the cure. "My experience has taught me that to be successful in this industry, you need to work in partnership with the communities in which you operate. This helps ensure that everyone can meet their basic needs – to have a job, a home and opportunities for their children. "At Paladin, we believe security is more than guns, guards and gates. By doing the right [...]
Lochelo Lagoon has traditionally been a major food source of fish and other sea-life for the local community in southern eastern Ndilou Island in PNG. However, over time, the small channel to the ocean enlarged substantially due to erosion. This has affected the Island community’s ability to farm and harvest this ecosystem. Paladin was approached by the community to assist in the construction of a sea wall to restore the ecosystem to its previous state. Through collaboration with local stakeholders, a site survey was carried out, a plan was developed and agreed upon, and the works were completed successfully within the agreed time frame. The Ndilou Island community provided 95% of the supplies and labour needed, and the Paladin Community team provided technical [...]
We are honoured to recognise Gayl Iramu, our Paladin Solutions HR Manager PNG, for receiving a prestigious Australia Awards scholarship to attend the University of South Australia to take up a Postgraduate course, Graduate Certificate in HRM. Gayl commenced with Paladin in 2018 and has added strength and leadership to the HR and Management Team in Port Moresby. We would encourage all of our team members to follow Gayl’s lead and continue to pursue career development opportunities.
Paladin has a proud history of providing discrete services to our clients in culturally sensitive ways since 2007, including in partnership with landowners on Manus Island since 2013. We do not have any bad debts or failed contracts. We do not make payments that are not linked to a service. We reject the notion in the media that any contract with a Papua New Guinea (PNG) entity is tainted by corruption - we find this notion offensive. We take our responsibility in providing services incredibly seriously and our number one priority at all times is the safety, security and wellbeing of our staff, the local community and those in our care. Paladin has been concerned by recent reporting in the media. [...]