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PNG in the News
Planned PNG resource law change likely to need further discussion -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=62751
Piracy possible, say WNB police -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110901/news04.htm -- http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/2011/September/09-01-06.htm
I wish the Aussie Rules Brownlow Medal was this good -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b31742
PNG exposed as 'dysfunctional blob' -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7b5c69
Aust citizen alleges PNG police raped her -- http://giaman.com/pg/?add476
Melanesian Spearhead Group, Press Release -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8d7649
PNG police chief furious over alleged assault on detainee -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e1e927
PNG Teeters -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b7487d
Society keeps distance over Mola's claims -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/22683
Travelling to PNG -- http://travelingtopng.wordpress.com/tag/air-niugini
Lae Builders -- http://www.laebuilders.com
Lissenung on Facebook -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4448f8
Music of PNG -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Papua_New_Guinea
Bloody debt repaid -- http://giaman.com/pg/?50e7f1
Aviat, Konedobu -- http://www.aviat.com.pg
Vision City, Waigani -- http://www.visioncity.com.pg
POM Botanical Gardens -- http://www.ncbg.org.pg
The other Port Moresby: a city in the sun -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a0ac72
Remembering Daisy -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b29eb7
Letter to Jais Aben Lagoon, Madang -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a53885
Marine Life PNG -- http://marinelifepng.blogspot.com
Berl Link News Blog -- http://berlmlinksall.blogspot.com
Madang women pray for corrupt leaders -- http://giaman.com/pg/?963897
Andrew's UKARUMPA -- http://pngandrew.blogspot.com
Sam Basil visits Alotau -- http://bulololive.blogspot.com/2011/08/basil-in-alotau.html
Educating Wendy: Madang, Sweet Madang! -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4f9e58
Asaro mudmen to firedancers; highland mountains to the Trobriand Islands -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfgS41D3VQc
Wewak, East Sepik -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/globalcitizen01/6106040673
PNG Roadshow rolls into town -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e14410
2011 Mt. Hagen Cultural Show -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1696a6
More from Mt Hagen Show -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ac836e
Madang to Bogia
A traveller, just back from PNG, wants to pass on some travel info about travelling from Madang to Bogia Station.
PNG has launched a Commission of Inquiry into foreign land grabs of pristine, indigenous owned primary rainforests for clear-cut logging and supposed oil palm development.
Least Liveable City
While Melbourne, Australia has managed to make it to the top of the most liveable city list Port Moresby has almost hit rock bottom coming in as the second least liveable city only being beaten by Harare.
Pacific Games in Noumea
Ryan Pini has become the first person representing PNG at the Pacific Games to win gold. Pini won gold in the 200m freestyle in 1:52.40 and the 100m butterfly in 53.93. For more results -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/22468
2011 Pacific Games Schedule -- http://ultraviewdirectory.com/Sports/pacific-games-schedule.php
The Fiji cricket team had to settle for silver medal as PNG beat Fiji by 83 runs.
The Closing Ceremony is to be held on the 10th of September.
New PX Schedule
Air Niugini has announced changes to its international and domestic schedules from the 7th of September. Some of the changes include five flights a day from Monday to Friday to Lae and four a day on the weekends. For more details see -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110829/news07.htm
Somare Still PM
Sir Michael Somare has said from Singapore that there was no vacancy for the position of Prime Minister and he is still PM. He said he is ready, willing and able to complete his term as the only legally elected prime minister of the country.
Court Seeks Somare Files -- http://news.officialwire.com/main.php?action=posted_news&rid=180873
Last week it was rumoured Sir Michael Somare would return to attend parliament today (6th September) and he would return to Singapore after he was registered as having attended the parliamentary session.
A parliamentarian is automatically disqualified, as a parliamentary member, if they miss three sessions of parliament prompted the suggestion he will fly from his sick bed in Singapore to attend on the 6th.
Somare's bill put at K3.7m -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/22685
Big welcome for Grand Chief -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/22679
36th Independence Day
The 16th of September 1975 is the day PNG gained a peaceful independence from Australia. In the coming days all schools around the country will hold some form of celebration to honour the event. Many of the students will dress in traditional attire and if you are in the country and can get the opportunity to have a few hours off work and the school allows visitors then a trip to the local school will get you in the mood of greater things to come.
The National Capital District (Port Moresby) and Central / Gulf provinces celebrates the event with the holding of the Hiri Moale Festival and associated events. Crowds from all over the country with a handful of overseas visitors will converge on the Eastern Highlands for the Goroka Show. No matter what event you can attend you will see how PNG celebrates its birthday.
The Australian High Commission has listened to the frustration expressed by people trying to obtain a visa to travel to Australia by increasing visa lodgement hours. People will now be able to process their visas from 8.30am to 4.30pm on weekdays and phone lines will be open to handle questions and enquiries from travellers from 8.30am to 7pm weekdays. A visa application centre will also be opened in Lae.
Overseas Surgeons Treat Patients in Hagen
An Interplast medical team comprising surgeons from Australia and New Zealand have treated a total of 30 patients in Mt Hagen. The team were overwhelmed as a total of 160 patients reported to the consultation clinic for corrective surgery with conditions including cleft lip and palate, tumours, hand injuries and deformities and debilitating burn scars.
Q - Are there any bakeries in PNG?
A - There are many places baking bread and in most villages you will find or at least smell hot bread / scones in the morning. -- http://michie.net/pnginfo/bread.html
Just recently the Brumby's Bakery chain opened in Port Moresby at the Vision City Mega Mall -- http://giaman.com/pg/?77408a
Donut King products in PNG -- http://www.franchise.net.au/Article/Donut-King-expands-into-PNG/531485.aspx
Basic Oral Language
The Basic Oral Language Documentation (BOLD) project is recording and transcribing indigenous languages of PNG, using voice recorders. University staff and students, who speak the local languages. are helping to do the work.
Mozzies Lose Cup
The PNG Aussie Rules team were unable to defend their International Cup title being beaten by Ireland by 18 points at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Ireland 8.5 (53) def Papua New Guinea 5.5 (35).
The Irish women's side claimed the inaugural women's International Cup.
DWU Cultural Show
Students at the Divine Word University in Madang have held a successful Cultural Show sponsored by PNG Ports Corporation. Students from all over PNG including the new Jiwaka and Hela provinces participated including international groups from Solomon Islands, West Papua and China in the two-day ceremony themed "Lukim PNG, Diwai Style".
Manus Islanders Disappointed
People on Manus Island say they'll be bitterly disappointed if the High Court's decision scuttles moves to reopen the island's detention centre.
See also -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6231e5
Police Pay Rise
It was announced police would receive a 7.5 per cent increase in their pay packets sometime in the future. A memorandum of agreement would be signed between the Department of Personnel Management, police management and union tomorrow (7th September).
International Youth Day
Hundreds of young people have gathered in Goroka on the 13th August, 2011 to celebrate the International Youth Day. The youth, mainly from settlements around Goroka and the churches, were brought together by Mercy Works a faith-based community organisation.
The copper unit of Anglo-Swiss miner Xstrata PLC recently announced a 10% increase in the copper resource base of its PNG Frieda River copper-gold project and said it plans to deliver a feasibility study on the project in January.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f81b0b
The 47th PNG Medical Symposium, held by the PNG Medical Society, is underway in Kimbe, West New Britain province. Last year it was held in Wewak East Sepik province. The theme for this year's symposium is Epidemics, Pandemics and Disasters. As in previous years private companies, individuals and groups sponsor the event.
Miss South Pacific Pageant
The PNG Segment of the Miss South Pacific Pageant has been launched to find a cultural ambassador to represent the country in Samoa. It is a different concept to the Miss PNG Red Cross event. -- http://www.misssouthpacificpng.com
The Miss South Pacific Pageant will be held in Apia from the 4th to the 10th of December -- http://www.misssouthpacific.ws
Note: please verify any date mentioned as dates change and events can sometimes get cancelled. Of course I may also put down a wrong date.
Pacific Islands Forum, Auckland, 6-9 September 2011 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?27df7d
Toowoomba PNG 36th Independence Day Celebrations -- http://giaman.com/pg/?86c7ef
Goroka Show, 16th - 18th September - see -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110426/hpost02.htm -- and -- http://www.pngtourism.org.pg/viewservices/News.aspx?Pop=1&rqEventID=58
36th Independence Day Celebrations - Celebration Lawn, Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane Saturday 17th September 2011 10:00
PNG Christian Music Festival, Port Moresby - 17th September
Morobe Show - 15th and 16th October
Canoe and Kundu Festival, Alotau: 4th - 6th November
Lae Game Fishing Club Billfish Tournament - 13th Nov
National Elections - Scheduled for June 2012
2012 PNG Games - Kokopo, East New Britain
Olympic boxing qualifying tournament - April 2012
2012 Milne Bay Critter and Adventure Expeditions with Bob Halstead and Graham Abbott
Milne Bay-Critters-Milne Bay: 17th April 2012 to 29th April 2012
Milne Bay-Critters-Milne Bay: 1st May 2012 to 13th May 2012
Alotau-Adventure Diving-Kimbe Bay: 15th May 2012 to 30th May 2012
Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013
2013 Pacific Netball Series (hosted by Fiji)
Full Pacific Games - PNG 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
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