THREE KNIGHTED IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (January 1, 1999 - Radio Australia)---Three Papua New Guineans have been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in the country's New Year's honors list for 1999.

Dennis Young, Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Bill Skate and a former national MP for Milne Bay province; John Dawanicura, Secretary of the PNG Sports Federation; and Akapite Wamiri have all received knighthoods.

A total of 45 men and women were recognized by the Queen in this year's awards, for services to the community.

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