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PNG in the News
PNG's O'Neill regime accused of hijacking police -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=66734
Exxon in spotlight after PNG landslide -- http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/06/exxon-papua-new-guinea-landslide
Marengo Mining Limited files preliminary short form prospectus -- http://giaman.com/pg/?05b4e8
Somare hits out at PNG minister's behaviour -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c90c15
Political opponent calls for suspension of Namah and an investigation -- http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/onairhighlights/425554
PNG deputy PM denies threat allegations -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2edc48
Sharp: Ship was best -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/30291
Mt Hagen market is a battle field - Post-Courier -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20120314/yutok04.htm
Ramu Nickel Cobalt Project -- http://www.infomine.com/index/pr/PB168603.PDF
Carr threatens to hit PNG with sanctions -- http://giaman.com/pg/?293626
Misc PNG Links
Nadzab Tourist Information http://you.travel/16525950
Kimbe Bay Hotel -- http://www.kimbebayhotel.com
Europcar -- http://www.europcar.com.pg
Trade Link International -- http://www.tlipng.com
Art Stret Gallery -- http://www.artstret.com
CHM -- http://www.chmshoppingguide.com
Rapopo Plantation Resort, located on the shores of the Gazelle Peninsula of New Britain, has a new website up and running. Take a look by visiting -- http://www.rapopo.com -- well worth the look especially if you are into diving.
Sunday Chronicle -- http://www.sunday-chronicle.com
Department of Treasury and Finance -- http://www.treasury.gov.pg
Bank of Papua New Guinea -- http://www.bankpng.gov.pg
Internal Revenue Commission -- http://www.irc.gov.pg
Madang Lodge Hotel & Apartments -- http://www.png-online.com/madang-lodge-hotel-and-apartments-madang
Malum Nalu: Airlines PNG records K3.9m profit -- http://malumnalu.blogspot.com/2012/03/airlines-png-records-k39m-profit.html
Ah! Port Moresby -- http://expatsinpng.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/ahh-port-moresby/
Ben Howard -- http://benhowardpng.blogspot.com
Stamps 'n Things: PNG Frama Vending Machine Stamps -- http://giaman.com/pg/?915cf2
Complicated PNG -- http://complicated-png.blogspot.com
Max and Kaure in Alotau -- http://maxnkaureinalotau.blogspot.com
Kokopo Market -- http://blog.mywonderfulworld.org/admin/mt-search.cgi?blog_id=55&tag=Kokopo&limit=20
Dogura Cathedral photo -- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/9584983
Almost 53 minutes of video about the Bougainville Conflict -- http://youtu.be/1zT793TVzfY
Yawan Conservation Song -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZdcZn3ssMk
Goroka Show -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySBrPvDCy3k
Image from Madang 1945 -- http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/OG3330
Kauri trees in Popondetta town -- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/30510573
Ansett Boeing 727-77QF VH-RMS at Port Moresby -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/leap1/3149100176
Flight into yesterday - a film from the 1960's -- http://www.youtube.com/?v=7Al0IGcEPHI
Lae Port Contract
A Chinese firm has won a K600 million contract to develop Phase 1 of the Lae Tide Terminal Project. The China Harbour Engineering Company successfully won the bid for the project that is estimated to take 30 months to complete.
Freeway Washed Away
A portion of the Poreporena freeway between Waigani Drive and Wards Rd, adjacent to the Hohola Demonstration Primary School, has been washed away after parts of Moresby received over 80 mm of rain. Workmen had begun to repair a damaged section of the freeway when the sudden rain undermined their work and caused the closure of the four lane road. It is expected it will take a month for the repair work to be completed. A temporary fix will allow motorists to pass over the washed away section. Traffic in and around the area has slowed to less than walking pace while the freeway was closed.
A grenade-wielding police officer has threatened a newspaper reporter -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1836d3
Many citizens have raised concerns over the incident that happened to Patrick Talu, a young journalist and Business Editor of the Post Courier in Port Moresby. Talu was covering an event at the Unagi Oval. Talu said it was an unprofessional and primitive act by ill trained policemen.
The International Education Agency TAFE college now has a new manager. Mr Phil Oakley, with experience in PNG, Malawi and Indonesia, will run the IEA College.
Office of Higher Education
Prof David Kavanamur has been appointed as director-general of the Office of Higher Education by the National Executive Council. Kavanamur replaced former acting director-general Dr William Tagis on a three-year term.
A cartoonist with The National has won the Pacific category of the United Nations-sponsored Asia-Pacific Cartoon Contest. Biliso Osake, who has been with the newspaper since its inception, said he was humbled and happy that the United Nation's had selected his cartoon on climate change.
The objective of the contest was to support advocacy that brings people to the centre of climate change and human development debates. The contest encouraged people from Asia-Pacific developing countries to portray issues of concern related to climate change in the region from a people's perspective. -- http://www.cartooncontestasiapacific.com
Peter O'Neill has said the Government would spend K3 billion to fix the 600 kilometre long Highlands Highway. The highway links the port of Lae to the main towns in the Highlands and many high value resource projects including the Porgera Gold Mine in Enga province and the Liquefied Natural Gas Project in Hela province.
The government has launched a campaign to help its citizens replace the Asian migrants who have in recent years taken over most of the country's small businesses. Richard Maru, managing director of the National Development Bank which is leading the campaign, said that 90 per cent of the country's retail sector -- stores and "kai bars" that sell basic fast-foods -- is now in the hands of Asian entrepreneurs.
Waigani Shop Robbed
Fats Trading in Waigani was robbed recently by an armed gang. The robbers took an undisclosed amount of cash, mobile phones, digital cameras, flex cards and cigarettes after they held up staff and customers. The Waigani Police Station is located about 100m from where the robbery took place.
Crocodile Literacy Contest
The short story award in the 2012 Crocodile Price Literacy Contest will be sponsored by Steamships Trading Company. The Crocodile Prize aims to strengthen and enhance PNG's national literature. The sponsorship by Steamships will allow the winning author to receive a cash prize and also a 10,000 copy print run of the Crocodile Prize book.
The National Reports -- All land dealings from records of titles to issuance of notices will be prepared electronically once the property and rating system under the Land Enhancement and Application Project (LEAP) is completed. Acting secretary for Lands and Physical Planning, John Ofoi said the project was the way forward for the department as it would allow the officers to scan and attach documents electronically to land records.
Somare Camp Deserted
As PNG gets ready for the elections in June this year, members of Parliament who have been siding with the Somare regime are starting to leave -- http://fm100.com.pg/news_detail.php?newsId=62
This year marks the silver jubilee of Water PNG, formerly known as the PNG Waterboard. Water PNG supplies safe clean drinking water and sanitation services to the people of PNG. Water PNG provides these services to 17 declared water districts around the country. Eda Ranu supplies water to the National Capital District.
The National Court has issued a permanent stay on proceedings against Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia citing the charges an abuse of process and fundamentally flawed. Sir Salamo was arrested last week and charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice in a case involving K213,000.
A memo from a judge circulated within the court has suggested that the arrest of Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia was an attack on the judiciary which it should do something about it.
Peter O'Neill has committed to give K10 million towards the limestone project in Chuave, Chimbu province. The funding will enable the Simbu Government and the Provincial Administration to expedite the ground work for the proposed Limestone Mining project in the province.
Unique ID Card System
The Electoral Commission has announced the Unique ID Card System will not be used until the 2017 elections. The Electoral Commissioner said there was a need to use technology to assit in the elections but that technology must be introduced with poroper preparation, trials, checks and balances before hand.
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.
Ride the Rivers Enduro - 24 and 25 March 2012
57th UPNG Graduation -- 30 March 2012
2012 PNG Games - Kokopo, East New Britain
Olympic boxing qualifying tournament - April 2012
Easter (Good Friday 6 Apr, Easter Monday 9 April)
2012 Milne Bay Critter & Adventure Expeditions with Bob Halstead & Graham Abbott
Milne Bay-Critters-Milne Bay: 17 April 2012 to 29 April 2012
Milne Bay-Critters-Milne Bay: 1 May 2012 to 13 May 2012
Alotau-Adventure Diving-Kimbe Bay: 15 May 2012 to 30 May 2012
South Pacific Export Papua New Guinea Golf Open - May 2012?
Walk Against Corruption -- 27 May 2012
National Elections - Scheduled for June 2012
Solomon Islands welcomes you to the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts -- http://www.festival-pacific-arts.org.sb --
from 1 to 14 July 2012
National Remembrance Day - 23 July
Mt Hagen Show - 11 and 12 of August 2012
Samarai and Milne Bay Reunion - Rydges Oasis Resort, Caloundra, Australia between the 7th and 9th of September 2012 -- http://www.loosenuts.com.au/www/index.php -- http://www.facebook.com/groups/121192744602253/
Christmas Day - 25 Dec
Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013
2013 Pacific Netball Series (hosted by Fiji)
Full Pacific Games - PNG 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
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