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Blogs about PNG
A well travelled cheque -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ad391e
Bulolo Live -- http://bulololive.blogspot.com
Breath-taking experience in Alotau - Milne Bay -- http://giaman.com/pg/?19ee02
Back in Ukarumpa!! - Finding Joy in PNG -- http://joyellen.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/back-in-ukarumpa-3
Discover Rabaul -- http://www.rabauldiscovery.com.pg
Pacific Pulse films in Mt Hagen -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f79d02
Chad Wells Family Blog -- http://chadwellsfamily.com/pngblog/?p=1601
PNG Informedia -- http://pnginformedia.blogspot.com
Let's see what happens: Sailing Papua New Guinea - Week 3 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b2fc09
Jumpin' Humpy -- http://www.jumpinhumpy.net/2010/11/returning-already
Little House in a Highland Village -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cee139
Where Are The Punting Angels? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?247276
Island Meri - Flight to Alotau -- http://giaman.com/pg/?693a14
Locality map of active project sites in Madang province -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9c1327
Nail down that door mat! -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/kahunapulej/2789243508/in/photostream
Photos of 11 Newly Discovered PNG Animals -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cfcf19
Ben's Travelling Site Goroka Show -- http://www.bentraveling.net/Goroka.html
Ben's Travelling Site Mt. Hagen -- http://www.bentraveling.net/MtHagen.html
Alotau Market, Milne Bay -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc16JACPbyo
Betelnut Sales in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ca2820
Melanesian susu -- http://picasaweb.google.com/pkinjap/MelanesianSusu
Gerehu Arts -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f7e266
Goroka Coffee (1980) -- http://issuu.com/globalmuseum/docs/coffee
Vanimo to Wewak PNG -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zu9nsbqf9s
Misc PNG Links
Eight Mile Settlement -- http://www.8milesettlement.com
Wannasurf -- http://wannasurf.com/spot/Australia_Pacific/Papua_New_Guinea
Pacifica Marine -- http://pacificamarine.org
PNG Industry News -- http://www.pngindustrynews.net
The Catholic Diocese of Kimbe -- http://www.catholicpng.org.pg/dioc/kimbe.html
Dugout Canoes of PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?65dcbf
Agaun -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8325d1
Alotau -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b548fd
Bougainville -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d87d16
Erave -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7c4be4
Goroka -- http://giaman.com/pg/?077ee8
Gurney -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1ca8cd
Hoskins -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bb34fb
Jinjo -- http://giaman.com/pg/?88e63f
Kainantu -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a52324
Kavieng -- http://giaman.com/pg/?114afd
Kerema -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fbaeac
Kikori -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8bbde1
Kiunga -- http://giaman.com/pg/?74bbfa
Kokopo -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4535fa
Kundiawa -- http://giaman.com/pg/?05ec9d
Kurada -- http://giaman.com/pg/?091980
Lae -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ab038e
Madang -- http://giaman.com/pg/?efd505
Mendi -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6b28b0
Misima -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7f3cfc
Momote / Lombrum -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ab1b07
Morobe -- http://giaman.com/pg/?598b34
Mount Hagen -- http://giaman.com/pg/?71c59e
Nadzab -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d0d5a4
Nimona -- http://giaman.com/pg/?82d816
Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?981280
Samarai -- http://giaman.com/pg/?526b02
Tokua -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c1d33a
Vanimo -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5d22f4
PNG in the News
17-year-old boy gang raped by knife-wielding women -- http://giaman.com/pg/?61847c
Is PNG the World's Worst Footballing Nation? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?46db71
PNG police investigating fatal shooting -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7c2c58
PNG govt held accountable by NGO over cholera deaths -- http://giaman.com/pg/?027e64
PNG MP attacked by armed youths -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=57065
Highlands Pacific hypocrisy is quite staggering -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9bc195
Up to 100 dead in PNG cholera outbreak -- http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/24/3075542.htm
Fears PNG cholera outbreak is spreading -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5ff2b7
Special Economic Zone
The International Finance Corporation's (IFC) proposal to establish a special economic zone (SEZ) in PNG has caused concern. The IFC claims the SEZ would boost PNG's attractiveness to foreign investors, however PNG-based bloggers fear that, "the zones are notorious for low wages, inhuman living and working conditions and other human rights violations.
IFC PDF -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ba0ba8
Miss South Pacific
Contestants from around the South Pacific have arrived in Port Moresby for the 2010 Miss South Pacific contestant. The contestants have signed a petition for presentation to the PNG Parliament in support of the 22 reserved seats for women.
Miss PNG - Rachael Sapery James
Miss Tonga - Mafi Tu'inukuafe
Miss Aotearoa - Angela Cudd
Miss American Samoa - Cindy Silao
Miss Solomon Islands - Fuatino Malasa
Miss Cook Islands - Joyana Meyer
Miss Niue - Maria Mitimeti
Miss Tokelau - Meleka Mativa
Miss Samoa - Jolivette Ete
Miss Fiji - Sera Tikotikoivatu
Miss Hawaii - Pomaikai Klein
Images -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3103fc
See - Contestants go through challenges -- http://giaman.com/pg/?960aec
Port Moresby Hospital
Beds are in short supply for women at the Port Moresby General Hospital. It also lacks proper facilities and has a shortage of midwives due to a lack funding. According to unit nurse coordinator, Sister Jennifer Piakalyia, the number of women giving birth in a day is between 40 and 50, but there were not enough beds available, forcing some of the women to sleep and rest in the corridors and in the reception area of ward 10.
Pacifica Marine Sold
Pacifica Marine, a marine cargo inspection and surveying company operating in PNG, has been acquired by Intertek, a leading global provider of quality and safety solutions.
Pacifica Marine is located in the National Capital and provides survey, inspection and marine insurance related services, including bulk cargo inspection, hull and machinery surveys, and loading and discharge supervision and inspection.
Pacifica Marine -- http://pacificamarine.org
The price of betelnut has increased dramatically with a shortage in Port Moresby. Some chewers are paying K1 for one nut or 50t for half a nut.
Betelnut (areca catechu) is the seed of the areca palm which grows in much of the tropical Pacific, Asia and parts of east Africa. The palm grows to 15 meters in some parts of PNG and it has dark green leaves, a ringed trunk and has fragrant, scented white flowers. The fruit is the size of a hen's egg measuring about 50mm (2 inches) long and contains a seed about the size of an acorn. The fruit is usually green in colour, then as it matures it turns orange in colour.
It is claimed by the PNG Medical Society that chewing betelnut kills over 2000 people in PNG a year.
See -- http://michie.net/pnginfo/buai.html
Who was Frank Fenner?
Frank Fenner, alongside the more often-cited DA Henderson, helped oversee the eradication of smallpox.
He worked on malaria in Papua New Guinea during the second world war, then helped discover the basics of the immune system, the distinction of self from non-self, a concept that still informs immunology even though it has had to be modified. Some thought he should have shared in the 1960 Nobel awarded for that research to colleague MacFarlane Burnet and others.
For his work in combating malaria in PNG he was made a Member of The Order of the British Empire in 1945.
See -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Fenner
No Confidence Motion Ousted
The opposition's no-confidence motion was declared defective. To make matters worse three of the opposition members have defected to the government ranks.
See -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/14397
If you are interested in PNG languages then you may have some fun finding them at the Language Museum web site. For example the Wedau language of Milne Bay province is documented at-
Young Aussie's Tells Frightening Story
One of four young Australians tied up during a frightening kidnap ordeal in Papua New Guinea chewed through clothing used to bind them so they could escape their gun-toting captors.
See -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ad333f
Dr John Niblett has returned to work at PNG's only cancer unit at the ANGAU Memorial Hospital in Lae, Morobe Province. He was away for approx six months while his contract was renewed. The hospital was without an oncologist during this time He said the delay in his return was beyond his control. The cancer unit has one registrar, but requires two or three more. There is also a need for six radiation therapists.
Robbery Case Closed
The state has finally closed its case into the K3.2 million Madang Bank South Pacific robbery in 2008 by alleged bank robber William Nanua Kapris.
See -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20101119/news09.htm
PNG Cricket Squad
The PNG Cricket Squad for 2010-11 has been named. They are: Rarua Dikana (captain), Chris Amini (vice-captain), Tony Ura, Hitolo Areni, Raymond Haoda, Junior Jacob Mado, Chris Kent, Vani Vagi Morea, Kila Pala, Pipi Raho, Assad Vala, Kopena Arua, Jack Vare, Inoa Baeau, Loa Nou, Joel Tom, Kapena Arua, Jason Kila, Vali Albert, Heni Siaka, Willie Gavera.
64 students comprising of 42 males and 22 females have graduated as lawyers at the Legal Training Institute (LTI) in Port Moresby.
See -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/14391
Speaker Faces Legal Action
The Post Courier reports that the speaker of the PNG parliament, Jeffrey Nape, is facing legal action for an alleged constitutional breach.
See -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=57109
Corporal punishment is being re-introduced in Madang town and starting in February, school children found outside of their school grounds will be lashed with cane. The beatings will be carried out by members of the Madang Urban Youth Council to instil discipline in the children and to send them back to their classrooms.
See -- http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/2010/November/11-22-ed1.htm
Parliament has passed a record K9.3 billion national budget for next year. The budget, handed down by Finance and Treasury Minister, Peter O'Neill, was debated for six-hours before being passed. Community Development Minister, Dame Carol Kidu, has slammed the government for lack of funding, saying it may force the department to close.
See -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/14355
One more wasted budget, says Philemon -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/14354
PNG Web Hosting
Having a web site has become a true necessity nowadays. Here you will find all the required web site resources in one place - 24/7 web hosting services complemented with FREE bonuses such as popular PHP scripts, marketing tools and a web site builder, among others. -- http://www.pngwebhost.com
AFLPNG Talent Camp -- 3rd December in Goroka
11th Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference - 6th to 8th December, 2010 - Hilton Hotel, Sydney -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aefb78.
Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3 - 22nd -29th January 2011
Arafura Games - 7 - 14th of May 2011 -- http://www.arafuragames.nt.gov.au
Wahgi Sing Sing -- June 2011
Rabaul "Kimawai" -- July 2011
Mount Hagen Cultural Show -- 13th and 14th of August 2011
Morobe Show -- October 2011
Canoe and Kundu Festival -- November 2011
Full Pacific Games - New Caledonia 2011
National Elections - Scheduled for June 2012
2012 PNG Games - Kokopo, East New Britain
Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013
Full Pacific Games - PNG 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
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