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PNG leader condemns Aust man's murder -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0a9b8f
US academic gang-raped -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9f21fd
PNG police arrest suspects over alleged gang-rape -- http://giaman.com/pg/?699755
The witch hunt of PNG -- http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/witchhunt-20130415-2huha.html
PNG and Fiji seal Vodafone deal -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3cb969
PM Addresses Catholic Bishops in Madang -- http://giaman.com/pg/?31c658
Lae Wharf Closure Deferred -- http://giaman.com/pg/?69446b
New Family sexual violence unit opened in PNG's West Sepik -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9bd2cb
Fiji businesses have high hopes in PNG economy -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a816bb
PNG PM explains his ambitious plan to reform the economy -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0d7f8f
Over 150kg's Marijuana confiscated at Nadzab -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ9G4wq0zJk
15kg of marijuana seized at Goroka -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/48842
PNG'S Prime Minister slams the country's public servants -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9a6a75
Misc. PNG Links
Walking the Kokoda Trail -- http://www.airniugini.com.pg/walking-the-kokoda-trail
PNG Ports -- http://www.pngports.com.pg
Tavurvur volcano (Rabaul, PNG): activity summary -- http://giaman.com/pg/?384d35
AIDS spread through rape stoppable -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ae8c32
Increase in lifestyle diseases in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e07ba8
Potix Sports -- http://potixsports.com/will-there-be-another-ryan-pini
NCS -- http://ncs.com.pg
Port Moresby Cancer Relief Society -- http://www.pomcrs.org
Blogs about PNG
Rabaul's wild colonial headmaster -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4519b7
Off-the-Path South Pacific: Rabaul -- http://giaman.com/pg/?20cff5
Crusty Nautilus -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aa2d43
Sailing in Port Moresby -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un5F1YjjMnU
Bilbil village market -- http://twitpic.com/ckmmz5
Royal Papua Yacht Club Marina -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d36a18
Digicel Cup -- https://www.facebook.com/myskerah/posts/10151860061374838
Madang Sunset -- http://www.twitpic.com/ckos8v
2015 Pacific Games village -- http://potixsports.com/the-games-village-design
Boroko Motors Winner -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guIfuEYHRZ4
Police have recovered a number of weapons stolen from the force's national headquarters in Port Moresby. Police say most of the guns were recovered at the Morata and 5 Mile settlements in the National Capital District.
The Speaker of PNG's parliament, Theo Zurenuoc, says interaction with the parliaments of other regional countries helps his work to reform PNG's diverse legislature.
Police Seek Help
Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga has appealed to clan leaders living around Kagamuga in Mt Hagen to come forward with information about the murder of Australian Robert Purdy. Mr Purdy, 62, died instantly in the early hours of Monday morning after being shot with what police believe is a nine-millimetre pistol when a group of up to 10 men stormed a home in Mt Hagen, in PNG's Western Highlands.
PNG leader demands justice for slain Australian -- http://giaman.com/pg/?24cc4e
Coffee Grower Courses
History was made recently in Alotau, Milne Bay, when 55 coffee growers from remote areas of the province completed a weeklong course in basic husbandry practices, agronomy, harvesting, and processing techniques.
Cairns Base Hospital
The Australian Member of Parliament for Cairns says an increase in the number of sick people from Papua New Guinea is straining resources at the Cairns Base Hospital. He has told the Australian Parliament that treating patients in Cairns is costing the hospital and Queensland Health millions of dollars each year.
Julie Soso - the Governor of the Eastern Highlands province, says repealing the country's Sorcery Act is unlikely to stop gruesome sorcery-related killings.
HIV Infection Rates
According to current estimates, there are around 28,000 people living with HIV in PNG -- far fewer than the 120,000 some had predicted based on 2006 trends.
Jackson's Airport ARINC
ARINC Incorporated has announced that it has been appointed to implement multiple airport systems at the Jackson's Airport. ARINC's industry-leading airport IT solutions will be deployed in both the International and Domestic Terminals as part of the airport's aim to modernize the passenger processing system and enhance the passenger experience.
ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial and government customers worldwide. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, USA with regional headquarters in London and Singapore.
Commonwealth Youth Ministers' Meeting
The 8th Commonwealth youth ministers' meeting has been held in Port Moresby. Over 300 delegates from about 30 countries from Asia, Pacific Caribbean and Africa attended the event.
Air Niugini Pays Dividend
The National Airline, Air Niugini, has paid a divided of K7.6 million to the government for the 2011 fiscal year, its second dividend since corporatisation in 1996.
PNG Detainee Dies
A man believed to be from PNG has died after plummeting from the fifth floor of a southwest Sydney hospital where he was being treated after attempting to harm himself in an immigration detention centre.
Overseas Nationals Arrested
An immigration task force team has arrested overseas nationals from Bangladesh and China in several raids in Lae. The team also uncovered multiple instances where Papua New Guineans working in foreign owned shops were being paid well below the minimum wage.
Twenty More Arrested -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130424/news14.htm
Former public enterprises minister Arthur Somare has moved on from politics and will not contest in the by-election for his old seat which was made vacant by the passing of Ludwig Schultz a month ago.
From leper colony to London Marathon: Papua New Guinea grass skirt set for 26-mile outing thanks to Cardiff fundraiser. Andrew Fairclough, 34, who was born during his parents two-year stay in PNG, believes he's the first person to run the London Marathon in a real, tribal grass skirt.
Manus Island Asylum Centre
In a submission to an Australian parliamentary inquiry, Australia's Immigration Department admits its own centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea is not up to scratch and is contributing to behavioural problems and illnesses. The military tents are hot and humid, there's drinking and power supply problems and the camp itself is in a low lying swamp - a known mosquito breeding area.
Young Australians have been urged by World Vision CEO Tim Costello to visit Papua New Guinea to improve relations between the two countries. Mr Costello, while visiting PNG, told a gathering of diplomats, politicians, and business leaders that friendships are the glue that hold the two countries together.
PNG is set to join the global Liquefied Natural Gas game in 2014 when an Exxon-led project is scheduled to ship its first deliveries.
LNG project under threat -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/48810
The Australian Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, has paid a visit to the country to commemorate Anzac Day. While in the country she attended many official programs.
Aussie GG Bryce pays tribute to diggers in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0afaf9
PM holds talks with Australian GG -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130423/news07.htm
Bryce encourages students -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/48846
Aussie GG attends Anzac dawn service in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fb9a63
The PNG Sustainable Program Ltd has handed over new emergency and laboratory equipment worth K246,720 to the St John's District Hospital at Gerehu in Port Moresby. The equipment will be used improve the delivery of health services in the city.
A workshop has been held in Alotau to publicise a mechanism promoting revenue transparency in resource rich countries.
Two Questioned Over Murder
Police are questioning two men in connection with the death of an Australian tourist and the raping of his Filipino girlfriend in Western Highlands two weeks ago.
Criminal Shot Dead
Police have shot dead a man known to them as a notorious criminal in West New Britain. Kito Aso, 33, married with a child, from Kurufi in Kainantu, Eastern Highlands, was well known in WNB for various armed robberies and other offences.
Vale Jim Yer Waim
Former Environment and Conservation Minister during the Namaliu government in the 1980's, Jim Yer Waim, died at Port Moresby General Hospital on the 19th of April after a short illness. Mr Yer Waim leaves behind 16 children and 10 wives (two expatriates and 8 nationals).
MiLIFE is a micro-insurance product for the grassroots being trialed on Lihir Island. It is designed to protect you against the financial burden of meeting funeral costs.
If you are in PNG and want to find out more about MiCash or locate your nearest MiCash Agent you can ring them on Digicel 16789 (free call)
The coastline from Vanimo in West Sepik to Lae in Morobe province has been described as vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This is according to a report from the Australian Government's International Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (ICCAI) data.
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.
UPNG MBA Alumni Launch - Today - 26th April 2013
Biggest Morning Tea - May -- http://giaman.com/pg/?be2a02
PwC Corporate Challenge - Sunday 19th of May 2013, in both Port Moresby and Lae
Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk Against Corruption - 26th May 2013, Jack Pidik Park, 5 Mile
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
5th Melanesian Festival of Arts - July 2014 -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130322/news05.htm
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby.
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