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Resource concerns delay PNG flood response -- http://giaman.com/pg/?74d7f0
PNG - Indonesian border risks becoming 'flashpoint' -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f558a0
UN says Australia's PNG refugee camp is inadequate -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1e6cee
Minister urged to halt refugee transfers to PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2aa70c
Stray bullet hits granny -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130204/news07.htm
Air Niugini Cargo -- http://www.airniugini.com.pg/cargo/port-moresby-hub
Madang Resort brochure download -- http://www.madangresort.com/index.php/download_file/view/157/79/
44375-013: Maritime and Waterways Safety Project -- http://www.adb.org/projects/44375-013/main
PNG - Overlooked Opportunity for Emerging Markets Bulls -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b4d096
Oil Search lifts PNG output -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0868a1
Electoral Commission -- http://www.pngec.gov.pg/
G4S Security -- http://www.g4s.com.pg/en/
The latest from Liam Fox (@liamfoxpng). ABC Papua New Guinea Correspondent. News and musings from the land of the unexpected -- https://twitter.com/liamfoxpng
Volcanoes at work, Rabaul -- http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50743975
Air Niugini Cargo Adverts -- http://www.airniugini.com.pg/cargo/abc/
Diving PNG - Paradise Magazine -- http://giaman.com/pg/?483435
Nathan Nakikus live at PNG Games 2012 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtP8UGwyWEo
Curse or blessing of natural resources in Papua New Guinea -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4ea9d6
Boeing 737-800 P2-PXC cn 30290 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?def55d
Governance in PNG: what can donors do? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ef7dce
Gun Purchase Denied
The Speaker of Parliament, Theo Zurenuoc, denies the purchase of bought 32 guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition for parliament. Mr Zurenuoc says parliament does not need guns. "As head of the parliament, to fix up security systems in parliament, I have never considered the purchased of any firearms whatsoever."
Raft Crosser Rescued
A man attempting to sail from PNG to Australia on a raft made of twigs and sticks has been rescued after being washed up in mangroves on Saibai Island in the Torres Strait, a treacherous stretch of water that lies between the two countries.
The head of a privately-funded think tank in Papua New Guinea says development assistance and time are needed for the government to reach its target of free education for all pupils.
Cervical Cancer Survey
A large-scale survey of cervical cancer will be launched later this month in PNG, where more than 1,500 women die of the disease each year.
The new attorney-general has set is sights on targeting corruption. Kerenga Kua, says he wants to ensure transparency in the fight against corruption in PNG.
Are cracks beginning to show in the Government's various alliances? What is ahead in 2013 for the Prime Minister and the coalition government? Opposition Leader, Belden Namah, seems set to make 2013 the year of throwing a spanner in the workings of the government.
Police in Lae are gathering information on what appears to be a trend in which vehicles are stolen and people kidnapped. This follows a recent attempted kidnapping of a nurse as well as other cases last year.
The Ipatas Cup Eastern challenge scheduled to be played in Goroka had to be played in Lae due to continuous violence in Goroka. Twelve teams from Goroka have been battling for the top spot to qualify for the Northern Challenge to be staged in Madang.
EMTV report -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cac584
PNG has started well in the East Asia Pacific Twenty20 cricket championship currently being held in New Zealand.
PNG cricket's family affair -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b74b06
Thieves have ransacked one of Taskforce Sweep's offices in Port Moresby, stealing computers and possibly files detailing its investigations. Radio Australia reports that in the early hours of the morning, around 20 men jumped over the high fence surrounding the building that houses the Department of Justice in Port Moresby. They tied up three security guards, prized open the heavy steel gate that's supposed to protect the buildings entrance, and then smashed through a wooden door into the Taskforce's administration office.
The United States of America via its US Agency for International Development has given PNG Red Cross 50,000 US dollars to support disaster relief efforts in Morobe and Oro provinces.
Future Resource Demand
PNG could reap K80.1 billion annually, six times current levels, by 2030 because of an anticipated growth in global demand for its resources.
Mining Offer Rejected
An undisclosed private equity group has made a low-ball $A13 million cash offer for three Papua New Guinea copper-gold projects shared by Barrick and explorer Coppermoly.
No Confidence Vote
PNG Parliament has voted to extend a ban on votes of no confidence to 30 months into a government's five-year term. The bill passed into law in PNG's single House of Parliament on the 4th of Feb with a vote of 90 to 14, well above the 74 votes needed to make the constitutional change.
The opposition has vowed to launch a legal challenge to the constitutional change which increases the grace period protecting a newly-elected Prime Minister from a no-confidence vote.
Budget Deficit Funding
The Treasury Minister, Don Polye, has said the government will borrow up to K2.6 billion both domestically and internationally to fill the deficit in the 2013 budget. The government anticipates raising K1.6 billion locally while looking overseas for the remainder of the budget shortfall.
A possible Tsunami after a nearby earthquake saw the Australian Smart Traveller site issue a warning and then cancel a short while later. Better safe than sorry. Hope our other South Pacific neighbours are all okay.
Ferry Disaster Anniversary
On the first anniversary of PNG's worst maritime disaster, families of the victims say they are still looking for answers. At least 140 people died when the Rabaul Queen passenger ferry sank in rough seas off the country's north coast on the 2nd of February 2012.
PNG police minister promises full scale police investigation into Rabaul Queen -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=73783
Engineer's dad: The whole thing is a joke -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130205/news20.htm
Fishermen Return Home
Three Indonesian fishermen from Kampung Hamadi, Jayapura, Papua, returned home recently after being stranded in waters off PNG for five days.
Are MP's at Work?
PNG's 111 parliamentarians, often portrayed by members of the public as corrupt and lazy, are being brought into line by the new Speaker, with a new system that will require them to clock-in.
A large landslide has occurred at the new Komo airfield in Papua New Guinea's Hela province.
Exam Results Re-examined
Final results for students in schools implicated in the Grade 12 examination cheating scandal have been reprocessed, Education secretary Luke Taita said.
However, certificates and results of students identified for cheating will be withheld until investigations are completed.
PNG born Abigail Tere-Apisah has the potential to be the next big thing in tennis. She is currently attending Georgia State University (GSU) in the USA majoring in exercise science. The head coach for women's tennis at GSU has described Abigail as one of the more talented players on the tennis team.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in conjunction with the PNG Government have signed a loan worth $41.5 million to fund the Maritime and Waterways Safety Project which will help improve navigational aids, allowing ships to travel more safely through PNG's largely unchartered and often unsafe waters.
ADB, based in Manila, is dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth and regional integration.
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Rabbitohs to play PNG Kumuls -- 9th of Feb 2013
Skerah Extreme Kokoda Trek - 6th to 13th of April, 2013
2013 Oceania Cup - June 2013
Hiri Moale Festival - July 2013
Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013
2013 Pacific Netball Series (hosted by Fiji)
Goroka Show 2013 -- http://epictomato.com/inspiration/the-goroka-show-papua-new-guinea
Christmas Day - 25th December 2013
Boxing Day - 26th December 2013
New Year's Day -- 1st January 2014
Full Pacific Games - PNG 4th July to 18th July 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
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