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Lae pond freed of hazardous waterlilies -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/71696
6.6-Magnitude Earthquake -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9be393
missionary doctor receives surgery date -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9b1d00
Police warned to remain neutral in power struggle -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/71693
PNG sacked investigator challenges acting police boss -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a85dcc
PNG Coffee (for Australians) -- http://salvos.org.au/coffee/
Do Kokoda -- http://www.dokokoda.com
Return of land to PNG traditional owners delayed by legal process -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bfe872
Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?263fcf
Landing -- http://giaman.com/pg/?264041
PNG Postcards 15 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?44efd6
Ash dunes -- http://giaman.com/pg/?75bd7a
Mt Hagen -- http://giaman.com/pg/?804cfb
Tattoos -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f97460
K50 Note -- http://files.citycatalogue.com/currs/kina.jpg
Nadzab -- http://giaman.com/pg/?122535
Vision City, POM 1 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f1e579 -- and 2 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d8008b -- and 3 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f3bf5d
Dash 8 at Gurney -- http://giaman.com/pg/?93052d
Is PNG truly prepared for the death penalty? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?26bd41
PNG Blogs -- http://www.pngblogs.com
PNG Expose -- http://pngexposed.wordpress.com
The Garamut -- http://garamut.wordpress.com
Melanesian Festival of Arts
The two weeks of arts and cultural extravaganza was unveiled recently when the 5th Melanesian Festival of arts and culture was opened. The opening ceremony was staged at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.
-- http://giaman.com/pg/?e6056b -- and -- -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7648aa
A few rumours have come in saying that participants from overseas are not being fed and housed properly. Sports Minister Hon Justin Tkatchenko MP has even gone to facebook to complain. He is quoted as saying "The Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival was a absolute disgrace, mismanaged, and totally unorganized and was a embarrassment.
Read more -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/71702
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f87362
PNG will welcome the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next week for a two day visit. Abe, the leader of the world’s third biggest economy, will be accompanied by more than 150 business and government leaders. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said he is looking forward to have discussions on a number of key issues, including trade, with the Japanese Prime Minister during the visit.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?55f40e
Save Our Marine Life (Australia)
Have a listen to this Radio National feature:- the Coral Triangle is the global epicentre of reef and marine biodiversity, and it's in big trouble. The pressure is on Australia to do more to protect the region
Read more -- http://tinyurl.com/qbq7blc
Pacific's Last Taboo
Fiji-New Zealander Nina Nawalowalo and her husband, Tom McCrory, of the Conch Theatre in Wellington are leading a delegation of women actors from the Solomon Islands at the Fifth Melanesian Arts Festival in PNG.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1d7273
2015 Pacific Games
The head of the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby says next year's event is a chance to showcase Papua New Guinea and break down stereotypes. The CEO of the 2015 Pacific Games, Peter Stewart, says Papua New Guinea is a country that can do a lot more than dig things out of the ground and the Games is a chance for visitors to see what the country has to offer.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f304f7
Downstream Business Sold
InterOil Corporation has announced the sale of companies that hold its PNG oil refinery and petroleum products distribution businesses to Singapore-based Puma Energy Group Pte for US$525.6 million, which includes adjustments for cash and working capital.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5c0e62
Fraud Squad Wins Injunction
A district court judge has dismissed an attempt by the police commissioner, Geoffrey Vaki, to set aside an arrest warrant for the prime minister, Peter O'Neill.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?43b0a3
PNG Political crisis dents investor confidence, says PM O’Neill -- ttp://giaman.com/pg/?976e5a
PNG police to vet PM case -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d0404f
PM Set to Continue
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says he will continue in the top job despite a court lifting a stay on a warrant for his arrest. Mr O'Neill denies the allegation he authorised almost $30 million in payments to law firm Paul Paraka Lawyers, itself embroiled in a corruption scandal with the department of finance.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?add6a6
O’Neill appeals against decision -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/71701
Telikom has introduced ADSL2+ technology to increase broadband internet speed in Gerehu in Port Moresby,
Read more -- ttp://giaman.com/pg/?3e6b62
Former judge Graham Ellis, who has been appointed to head the newly-established Interim Office Against Corruption (IOAC). He said he was keen to ensure that the IOAC would continue the fight against corruption.
Read more -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/71705
A Gogodala Longhouse built for the Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival has been said to represents a simpler time in Papua New Guinea. For something made of bush materials, it's quite huge - three stories high and about 30 by 40 metres - all made from wood and vines. Not a single nail.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?afb312
PNG's parliament website is offering greater public access to information about the parliament, its members and services. The website provides access to Hansard records of proceedings and debates, including records of attendance, voting, questions and discussions made in the chamber.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4588ff
Visit -- http://www.parliament.gov.pg
New mobile access to PNG MPs -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6a6fba
Kookaburra Flyover Bridge
Work on the Kookaburra flyover bridge at Erima in Port Moresby is about 35 percent done, according to construction company Hawkins PNG. "We apologise for any inconvenience during the construction period," Pardoe said. The work will relieve congestion in the airport ara of the NCD.
Read more -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/71700
Aussie Funding Assistance
Applications for grants under the Australia’s direct aid programme are open to Papua New Guineans. Those who want to make a difference in the development of this nation but do not have the means can apply for a grant through the office of the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby.
Read more -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/71688
Environment Group Offers US$9 Million For Pacific Biodiversity Projects -- http://giaman.com/pg/?07869a
Opportunities in PNG
Interested in the Pacific? What about Papua New Guinea? Gulf Christian Services invites applications from Medical Officers for positions at Kikori Rural Hospital in the Gulf province.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7216c0
A PNG side has defeated an Australian team made up of Roosters SG Ball members 22-8 in the gold medal match at the inaugural under 19s Championships played at Broadwood Stadium in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It was an officially endorsed event by the Commonwealth Games Federation and included a wide-spread representative number of Commonwealth countries: Australia, Papua New Guinea, Wales, Scotland, England, South Africa, Jamaica and South Africa.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?60a320
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 (on now!)
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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