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PNG's Koim to meet Aust Foreign Minister -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c9ca05
Asylum seeker's suicide highlights 'shameful' policy -- http://giaman.com/pg/?af015c
Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce wants leaders to ensure stability -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1b3eef
InterOil provides update at Annual Meeting -- http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140624-905059.html
Survey show PNG business divided on BPNG action on the kina -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1bd298
Chimbu gets govt. backing -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3b8941
PNG limitation periods: are you out of time? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?45bc7d
ADB's 5 tips for working in fragile states -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9e3841
Dept. of Education -- http://www.education.gov.pg
National Research Institute -- http://www.nri.org.pg
University of Technology -- http://www.unitech.ac.pg
University of Goroka -- http://www.uog.ac.pg
Divine Word University -- http://www.dwu.ac.pg
University of PNG -- http://www.upng.ac.pg
Pacific Adventist University -- http://www.pau.ac.pg
University of Natural Resources and Environment -- http://www.unre.ac.pg
Lutheran University of PNG -- http://lupng.org
The art of love and war: -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b2d4a4
Away Team: Hannah Wheaton -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bb5415
Latest news and info of PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?88ac6c
Enjoy Your Vacation -- http://giaman.com/pg/?beff1c
Viva la Voyage (Rabaul) -- http://giaman.com/pg/?de6f2d
Viva la Voyage (Sepik River) -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f3b17b
Viva la Voyage (PNG People) -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fe4f5f
Namah calls for public dissent if PM does not resign from office -- http://giaman.com/pg/?640be4
Media Statement by Royal PNG Constabulary on current events -- http://giaman.com/pg/?609611
After last month's plans to cut staff numbers the national airline, Air Niugini, is now dropping plans to sack up to 250 workers.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?052131
Airlines PNG has modified its Dash 8 aircraft so pilots are unable to make the mistake that caused a fatal plane crash in Papua New Guinea three years ago. The company has acknowledged that pilot error contributed to the accident in Morobe Province but says other factors were also at play.
The report said the crash would not have happened if Transport Canada, the regulating authority for the plane's manufacturer, had adopted previous recommendations to require 'beta lockout' devices to be installed to stop accidental reversing while a plane is in flight.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?86cb57
PNG Acts on Illegal Fishing
The National Fisheries Authority has stepped up in its efforts to comply with the recent 'yellow card' issued by European Union to Papua New Guinea relating to illegal fishing in our waters. Recently, the authority launched its inshore patrol craft Gabut in Vanimo, West Sepik, to protect the country against illegal fishing.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ae7041
Boost for fisheries in PNG's West Sepik -- http://giaman.com/pg/?99d85e
Protests have begun in PNG, coinciding with the opening of parliament. The protestors are calling on Prime Minister Peter O'Neill to step down over corruption allegations. Over 1000 people staged a recent protest in Port Moresby in defiance of a ban by the country's police chief.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aa31e8
No Protest march: PNG Acting Police Commissioner Vaki -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aadc8
Worst Paid Journalistic Job
Rowan Callick who answered an advert for the world's worst paid journalistic job has been recognised for his service to journalism by gaining an OBE in PNG's Queen's Birthday list. The job was information officer for the Church of England in PNG. After working 11 years in PNG he has ended up in Australia.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?521418
Jailed, Bailed, Knighted
Tom Kulunga, OIC of PNG Constabulary, has been jailed then bailed and knighted in the recent Queen's birthday honours list.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3d1038
PNG LNG Project
ExxonMobil in May 2014 shipped the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the $19 billion Papua New Guinea LNG project ahead of schedule. Production from the first train started in April which is one of an anticipated five-phase project. Phase 2 is expected to begin in 2017 and phase 5 is projected to begin around 2024.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fca18e
Soldiers Burn Houses
Soldiers have burned down nine houses and destroyed several others in Kilakila village in Port Moresby. National Capital District Police say investigations have been launched into the attack on the village.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f1ce8b
Support for Sam Koim
There has been an out pouring of support for corruption fighter Sam Koim. Mr Koim former chairman of PNG's corruption busting Investigative Task Force Sweep has apparently been dismissed after his investigations got too close to Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b9ee1d
Sam Koim vows to keep probing high-level corruption in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7d2a81
New Transport Minister
Gazelle MP Malakai Tabar has been sworn in as the new Transport Minister by Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio, witnessed by Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and National Alliance Party Leader Patrick Pruaitch with all other NA Party MPs. Tabar said he accepted the ministry and would do his best to maintain the transport ministry.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9d026f
A passenger recently arriving from Port Moresby into Brisbane, Australia has come down with measles. Australian authorities are attempting to track people she may have come into contact with since her arrival.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?941557
Gay Refugee Resettlement
The treatment of gay refugees has been condemned in a statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Melbourne-based legal advocacy organisation the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) presented a statement to the Human Rights Council, identifying an Australian Government policy that would see LGBTI refugees resettled in Papua New Guinea (PNG), where homosexuality is criminalised.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?377010
New Mammals Discovered
One of Australia's first crowd-funded scientific expeditions might have uncovered three new species of previously unidentified mammals in the Torricelli mountain range in the remote north-west of PNG.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6ed4af
O'Neill to Fight
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has launched a legal fight against a warrant for his arrest on fraud allegations which he claims are "politically motivated"
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a72948
Justice System Hangs in Balance
Assistant Commissioner for Crimes Thomas Eluh has been suspended recently after earlier releasing a media statement in which he warned that PNG's criminal justice system was hanging in the balance after PM O'Neill disbanded the country's main anti-corruption body, as well as sacking the attorney general and deputy police commissioner.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2e9918
Transparent mess in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?625358
PM Should Resign
Opposition leader Belden Namah has called on Prime Minister Peter O'Neill to resign. Mr Namah says Mr O'Neill's actions are disgraceful and humiliating to the people of PNG. He says sackings of senior police officers are not proper or lawful.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8a6a40
PM should step aside, says Somare -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1fcdda
National Capital District (NCD) Governor Powes Parkop says Port Moresby is ready to receive people from Melanesian countries for their 5th Festival of Art and Culture. "The festival is a celebration of Melanesian arts, culture and music and I am looking forward to a successful celebration," said Parkop.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?739e00
Countries that have confirmed participation for the festival include PNG as host country, Fiji, Solomon Islands, West Papua, Timor Leste, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Torres Strait.
Solomon Islands Ready
Solomon Islands is ready to participate at the upcoming 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture in PNG. The festival opening ceremony will begin on the 28th of June in Port Moresby and will run for two weeks ending on the 11th of July.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ffe9b3
Fiji will be sending a 100 member contingent of artists, performers and musicians for the 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3b10fc
Welcome to Kaibola
The warm welcome at PNG's Kiriwina Island leaves cruise passenger Paul Rush smiling. Milne Bay province is a South Seas paradise that constantly tests the limits of one's credibility and reason.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d3b1f4
Participation Seen as Key
Participation is how the Catholic Church is kept alive in the wilds of the Western province, despite many physical, economic and cultural challenges.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3076d
Fake Harry Fools Girls
Matthew Hicks says he felt bad lying to the girls on a reality show by pretending to be Prince Harry. I went through this week of 'Harry school' where I had to practise all the skills he's got, like horse-riding for polo. I must be the only bloke who dyes his hair ginger. Mr Hicks was born in Papua New Guinea where his father, Roger, worked as a computer programmer.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9ad380
Vale Doc Neeson
Doc Neeson, the confrontational charismatic front man of Australian rock band The Angels has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 67. He was studying to become a teacher when he was drafted into the Australian army in the late 1960s. But he avoided the Vietnam War when the army became aware of his education training. He was sent to Papua New Guinea to teach the Pacific Island Regiment.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?99c8a7
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.
5th Melanesian Festival of Arts, 28 June - 11 July 2014
Rabaul Mask Festival, 16 - 21 July 2014
Remembrance Day, 23 July 2014
Wewak Crocodile Festival, 5 - 7 August 2014
National Day of Repentance, 26 August 2014
PNG Medical Symposium, September 2014 - to be held in Goroka
Dedication of Plaque Commemorating Battle of Bita Paka, 6 September 2014 -- https://www.facebook.com/events/560048074067522
Goroka Show, 13 - 14 September 2014
Independence Day, 16 September 2014
Linguistic Society Conference Divine Word Uni 17 - 19 September
PNGAA Symposium, 17 - 18 September 2014 -- http://www.pngaa.net/news/Symposium.htm
Morobe Show, 11 - 12 October 2014
Alotau Canoe and Kundu Festival, 7 - 9 November 2014
6th PNG Games - Lae - November 2014
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2014
Christmas Day - 25 December 2014
Boxing Day - 26 December 2014
Full Pacific Games - PNG 4 to 18 July 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
Trade Pasifika - 2016 in Port Moresby
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby.
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