THE next big thing coming up for most countries in the Pacific is the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2014.
Following that, the 22 states and territories will be participating in the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, PNG.
Photo: PNG's Champion swimmer Ryan Pini with the baton (and others) in the Queen's Baton Relay as part of the Commonwealth Games preparation in Port Moresby recently.
The PNG Government in its 2014 Budget this week marked K386 million (US$158 million) to build and renovate infrastructure to prepare the stadiums, fields and courts for the Games.
Athletes and officials coming for the Games will be accommodated in a brand new accommodation complex.
The PNG Government had the same kind of arrangement in the 1991 Pacific Games – also hosted in PNG.
More on this next week.