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Attempted ousting probe proves difficult for PNG police -- http://giaman.com/pg/?856cb8
Hospital porter 'caught having sex with dead body' in morgue -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c57d5a
PNG Prime Ministers Excellence Awards' -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fb9861
Ambitious Kiwis head Oceania quartet -- http://giaman.com/pg/?762ab7
Report states Fiji has lowest utility rates in the region -- http://giaman.com/pg/?35bd4e
Position Partners now FARO master distributor for Aust. & PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8c56e8
A bit of PNG in Montrose, Colorado, USA -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0f7aa3
Health Women Healthy PNG -- https://www.facebook.com/HealthyWomenHealthyPng
National Parliament of PNG -- http://www.parliament.gov.pg
Population Media Centre -- http://giaman.com/pg/?acae69
EMTV Online -- http://www.emtv.com.pg
Business Advantage PNG -- http://www.businessadvantagepng.com
Nusa Island Retreat -- http://www.nusaislandretreat.com.pg
YWAM Ships -- http://ywamships.org.au
PNG Perspective -- http://www.pngperspective.com
Operation Render Safe in Bougainville -- http://giaman.com/pg/?21432d
More OP Render Safe -- http://giaman.com/pg/?494f0c
Alotau Ambulance -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1c2379
Fishing -- http://www.nusaislandretreat.com.pg/fishing.htm
Land of Magic and Spirits -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6d0429
WWII history in PNG with a P&O cruise on the Pacific Dawn -- http://giaman.com/pg/?65df82
Overcoming the Impossible 2014 -- http://vimeo.com/108438948
Vaki is a Role Model for Police Who Break the Law and Expect to Get Away with it. -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6c361c
Morobe Coast Shipping -- http://giaman.com/pg/?eaefb9
Floating village barely hanging on -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9570d6
The National Airports Corporation (NAC) has awarded four contracts for a sum of K132.5 million to redevelop airports in PNG under the civil aviation development investment program.
Surfboards for PNG
Over 400 surfboards have been collected as part of Operation Drop in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Over the coming months the boards will be prepared for shipping to PNG. Some of the boards will be used by juniors and other better boards will be set aside for more accomplished surfers and for use during competitions in PNG.
Govt Printer Disgraced
Government Printer Ken Kaiah has "confessed" to the Post-Courier newspaper to greater political blunders than what he was punished for by the Ombudsman Commission recently.
Austria and the Czech Republic are to provide loans for the redevelopment of Goroka Provincial Hospital in the Eastern Highlands.
The Host Organising Committee (HOC) for the BSP PNG Games is pleased to announce that Prime Minister Peter O'Neill will open the 2014 6th PNG Games later this month.
The BSP Games are taking place in Lae from 16th - 29th November and will see over 9,000 participants from more than 22 provinces gather for two weeks of competitive sports.
Erima-9 Mile Road
Commuters and travellers living past the 8 Mile / 9 Mile area have voiced their joy over the recently developed road and bridge leading from Erima to 9 Mile and onward to Sogeri.
It seems there might still be some twists and turns in the long saga of InterOil's PNG LNG project, with analysts speculating that arbitration proceedings launched by Oil Search are ultimately aimed at replacing joint venture partner Total with ExxonMobil.
2015 Pacific Games
The Pacific Games organizing committee is inviting member federations and associations to submit applications for technical officials in the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby. Applications close on the 1st of December.
Australian soldiers have cleared more than six tonnes of unexploded hand grenades and mortars from a World War II battle site on the island of Bougainville.
See also the video links in the "PNG image links" section above.
3A Composites has acquired PNG Balsa. PNG Balsa is a producer of Balsa with its own plantations in the country.
Police Brutality Acknowledged
Senior Papua New Guinea police officers are well aware of the problem of police brutality and want to combat it.
Tongan Team Robbed
The Tonga Women's Football team not only lost on the field but they have now lost a large amount of its football gear after an overnight theft at their accommodation in the town of Kokopo. The team had been in PNG participating in the Oceania Women's Nations Cup
Port Moresby and Samarai
Read the fourth part of Janet Landfried's series on a trip to the South Pacific.
Murder Trial Delayed
A court on Manus Island has delayed the start of a murder trial for the killing of asylum seeker Reza Barati after the two suspects were not appointed lawyers.
Stay Out of PNG
Sahabat Alam Malaysia and Friends of the Orangutans held a protest outside the Kuala Lumpur Kepong head office in Ipoh demanding that KLK withdraw from Lot 5 in Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea and cease all its oil palm activities there.
PNG wants to increase its current capacity of 500 megawatts (MW) to 1,970 MW by the end of 2030, which would meet at least 70% of the population's needs.
Killer Deported to PNG
The family of a slain baby is relieved the convicted killer has been deported, more than two months after he was ordered to return to PNG
Port of Lae
A new wharf extension to the international shipping port in Lae has been opened by Prime Minister Peter O'Neill. The Prime Minister says the government has inherited a range of infrastructure deficiencies following decades of neglect, but is now working through these problems and allocating funding to key projects.
One Ocean, One People
The Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC), Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG), Social Empowerment Education Program (Fiji) and the Bismarck Ramu Group (Papua New Guinea) recently collaborated to organize an event called the Madang Wansolwara Dance. The gathering brought community-based organisations, activists, artists, academics and theologians together in order to re-ignite a movement of solidarity across the Pacific.
Wansolwara - "one ocean, one people".
Cricket One Day International
Former England test Cricketer and current PNG player, Geraint Jones, is in line to play his 50th One Day International Match next week when the Barramundis take on Hong Kong in Townsville in PNG's first ever ODI Match.
Jones, who was born in PNG, has been playing for the Barramundis since the 2012 World T20 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates and has been involved with the team rising up the world rankings to a high of 16 in the world.
Mount Hagen Show
Held over two days, the Mount Hagen show is one of the biggest sing-sings (traditional ceremonies) of the year. Villagers from all over the region come to showcase their costumes, music, dance and culture. The festival has been running since the 1960s and was originally about promoting peace between warring tribes.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6eae1e
Stricken Yacht Rescued
A couple sailing from PNG to Cairns are counting their blessings after being rescued in rough seas. The single-mast yacht, Fleur De Lys, ran into trouble about 148km northeast of Cairns.
Protest Against Highway
Protestors have rallied in Port Moresby against a highway connecting the Highlands to the capital.
-- http://giaman.com/pg/?311924 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d096a1
Exchange Rate Hurting Poor
PNG recently moved away from a market-based exchange rate. The exchange rate is now floated within a narrow band around the interbank exchange rate. This has adversely affected people exporting goods although importers are benefiting. Many exporters are people that grow products such as coffee whereas importers are usually businesses.
Breakthrough in Ok Tedi Wrangle
PNG Sustainable Development Program says legal attempts by the PNG Government to stop the company regaining control of its shareholding in the Ok Tedi mine, have failed. The company chairman, and former Prime Minister, Sir Mekere Morauta, says they welcome the tribunal's decision to allow the case to proceed.
Free Health Care
Researchers say the "dire state" of Papua New Guinea's primary health system will likely only get worse under the country's free healthcare policy, as many clinics do not receive government subsidies and depend entirely on patient fees to survive.
Emergency Ebola Plan
A comprehensive Ebola emergency response plan is being developed to prepare for any threat of the deadly disease outbreak in PNG.
How would PNG deal with Ebola? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?159984
Proposed Land Law
Lands Minister Benny Allan has proposed a law to ban foreign companies from applying for land titles under new legislation before parliament.
Researchers claim they have identified a scrap of aluminium as being from Amelia Earhart's twin-engine Lockheed Electra plane. The scrap was discovered on the remote uninhabited Pacific atoll of Nikumaroro, Kiribati previously known as Gardner Island. The scrap was first discovered in 1991.
Nikumaroro -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8aa224
Note: please verify any date mentioned as dates change and events can sometimes be cancelled. Of course, I may also put down a wrong date.
Pink Morning Tea - IMR Goroka - 6th November
Alotau Canoe and Kundu Festival, 7 - 9 November 2014
IEA College of TAFE Flea Market - 8 November Ela Beach
Sixth BSP PNG Games - Lae - 16 to 29 November 2014
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2014
Christmas Day - 25 December 2014
Boxing Day - 26 December 2014
MV Ammari to visit PNG in 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b0355c
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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