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Pacific islands countries keen on doing business with PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?015fba
James Segeyaro named in Queensland Origin Emerging Squad -- http://giaman.com/pg/?24ec23
PNG head to Fiji to prepare for Rugby Sevens to be held in Wellington, NZ --http://giaman.com/pg/?ec903d
Divine Word Missionaries contemplate 'The Joy of the Gospel' in peripheries -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fcd102
Little help for people missing at sea -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e58526
Soldiers could be used to collect power bills -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1dbade
Toropo: Leave troops out -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/81227
PM: PPL move illegal -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/81228
Miss PNG Air Services 2014 - Grace Agatha Nugi -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bbacce
Guard Dog denies involvement in shooting -- http://giaman.com/pg/?243e61
Police orders investigation into controversial deaths -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6b651b
Crime pushing tourists away from Lae city -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bf6989
Friends of PNG -- http://www.friendsofpapuanewguinea.org
Tufi -- http://www.tufidive.com
Ames native Woeste to translate Bibles in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0df872
Kokopo Tours -- http://www.kokopotours.net
PNG Ports -- http://www.pngports.com.pg
Doctors Without Borders -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b6b0b9
TE PNG -- http://www.tepng.com
PNG Workforce -- http://pngworkforce.com
A PNG Mumu -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1aee4f
PNG Map -- http://giaman.com/pg/?849a7c
PNG Flag -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bf024a
Mudman -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a8c3ee
Parliament -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0e79b1
Living next to active volcanoes -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2a6a2c
Video of eruption -- https://www.facebook.com/BreakingNews/posts/10152223546272303
PNG -- http://www.pinterest.com/pin/315111305150184197
PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5e941a
Huli wigmen -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1a9610
True North -- http://vimeo.com/81075041
Making Fire -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d80451
Finish line -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3c712b
Bougainville Time Zone
Don't forget from Sunday the 28th of December 2014, the Bougainville Time Zone came into effect. From this date Bougainville is an hour ahead of the rest of PNG.
Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko is adamant the facilities for the 2015 Pacific Games will be ready on time for the games. He says there is no time to waste despite weather warnings from the National Weather Service, on the recent rainfall in Port Moresby.
Progress on track in PNG for Pacific Games -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d8c5ad
Places to Visit
The New York Times has picked 52 Places to Go in 2015. At number 29 is one of the Pacific's most isolated corners - Papua New Guinea. Even if you don't want to visit PNG it is worthwhile taking a few minutes to look at all the photos. Some of them jump right out of the screen at you.
Port Moresby General Hospital specialist nursing staff fly today to Singapore for a training and learning program specifically to develop the capacity of nurses in Pre, Intra, and Post cardiothoracic nursing care at Port Moresby General Hospital.
Medical Supplies From Cairns
Thanks to the efforts of Friends of PNG a remote village will receive much needed medical supplies. Courtesy of generous locals and donations from the Essential Health and Safety Group, crutches and medical equipment are off to PNG.
Eruptions Cooling Earth
The many volcano eruptions such as the recent and ongoing eruption in Rabaul are helping to cool the world.
Scientists have long known that volcanoes cool the atmosphere because of the sulphur dioxide that is expelled during eruptions. Droplets of sulphuric acid that form when the gas combines with oxygen in the upper atmosphere can persist for many months, reflecting sunlight away from Earth and lowering temperatures at the surface and in the lower atmosphere.
Volcanic Sonic Boom Flings Clouds Aside During PNG Eruption -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e5416b
Whitehaven Signs Dion Aiye
PNG Kumuls and Hunters play-maker Dion Aiye has signed for Whitehaven in England for the 2015 Championship season. Aiye was part of PNG's World Cup squad in 2013 and played alongside Haven centre Jessie Joe Parker during that campaign. He also represented PNG against Australia's Prime Minister's XIII side as the Kangaroos prepared for the 2014 Four Nations.
PNG television station, EMTV, has interviewed swimmer, Ryan Pini, as part of its Road to Port Moresby series. The fourth in the series can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
Episode 6 - Samantha Kassman -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cf250c
Mobile Phone Charging
PNG Deputy Opposition Leader Sam Basil has written to the Independent Consumer & Competition Commission (ICCC) to raise his concerns on the unnecessary charges on voice mail calls by mobile companies in the country.
Tufi Tribal Homestay
The Lonely Planet has given Tufi Tribal Homestay in Oro province a "Best in Travel" ribbon for 2015. It's well deserved. A "must" for adventure travellers: the first opportunity to stay with a local PNG tribe.
O'Neill Condemns Attack
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has condemned the recent tragic loss of life that has occurred in the series of terrorist attack in France.
Interplast Australia & New Zealand (Interplast) will visit the Mt Hagen General Hospital from 8 to 15 February 2015 to facilitate plastic and reconstructive surgical services and training. The team will be led by Dr Simon Donahoe and will include three plastic surgeons, one anaesthetist and two nurses.
-- Source: Interplast Australia & New Zealand
LNG Carrier Named
The first PNG LNG Project custom-built ship has been officially named in a ceremony held at the Hudong Shipyard in China on the 8th January. The ship, named Papua, was built by the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, and can carry approximately 172,000 cubic metres of LNG. The Papua is the largest LNG ship of this size built in China.
LNG Capability Grows
PNG LNG gas project is one of very few gas projects worldwide that was completed ahead of schedule. Construction on the $19 billion project began in 2010, and for Peter Graham, managing director of ExxonMobil PNG Limited, the project has been a journey that will continue for many years to come.
LNG slump in Asia puts growth in doubt -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ac6495
Three Chinese nationals who work and live in the country have been arrested and charged with attempted murder after an attack on a security guard in Port Moresby last month.
Asylum Seeker Hunger Strike
Hundreds of asylum seekers have gone on hunger strike at an Australian immigration detention centre in PNG with some sewing their lips shut to highlight fears for their security.
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Court Delays Misconduct Tribunal
A tribunal into alleged misconduct by Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has been postponed until a court determines whether the public prosecutor's actions were constitutional.
The National Airline, Air Niugini, has announced a reduction in airfares effective from the effective 1st February 2015 due to a reduction in the cost of crude oil on the world market.
Source: Air Niugini PR
PX performs cultural obligations -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8efe53
Blood Donors Needed
Blood service is in desperate need of new supplies of blood at the Port Moresby General Hospital. Team leader of the mobile blood drive, Sr Lilly Kwaiala, said the supply of blood was low and could not cater for the current high demand.
PNG cricket star and batsman, Lega Siaka had the honour of meeting Australia's Prime Minister, Tony Abbott at the official function of the Prime Minister's XI match in Canberra, Australia
PNG Tourism Vision
The Vision of the tourism Master Plan is that by 2017 PNG Tourism will be a growing and sustainable industry which:
- Is recognized globally as a destination which offers a range of unique niche adventure tourism experiences;
- Generates significant investment and employment through profitable business opportunities and subsequently the development of the economy;
- Celebrates, protects and enhances our unique cultural heritage and natural environment by showcasing these attributes;
- Provides visitors with an enjoyable, distinct and memorable experience;
- Demonstrates partnership and collaboration across all stakeholders; and
- Provides a broad distribution of benefits across PNG thereby improving the lifestyles of rural and urban communities.
Papua Mining PLC has said drilling work at the Tripela licence has been extended and said independent tests confirmed the prospect is likely close to a fertile mineralised copper porphyry.
Brothers Die in Blaze
Two brothers from Poroma LLG in the Nipa-Kutubu district of Southern Highlands were burnt to death last week after their house was set alight by a burning candle.
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.
MV Ammari to visit PNG in 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b0355c
Pacific Games - PNG 4 to 18 July 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
Remembrance Day, 23 July 2015
National Day of Repentance, 26 August 2015
PNG Medical Symposium, Usually September 2015
Goroka Show, September 2015
PNG Independence Day, 16 September 2015
Morobe Show, October 2015
Alotau Canoe and Kundu Festival, November 2015
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2015
Christmas Day - 25 December 2015
Boxing Day - 26 December 2015
Trade Pasifika - 2016 in Port Moresby
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby.
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