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Woman shot dead in roadblock clash -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/83591
Abaijah group decries free land title for 'vagrants' -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4ed2b6
Police admit involvement in death of elderly woman -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1aa1d9
Prime Minister O'Neill calls on Papua New Guineans to change attitude -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b0e535
USAID Pacific American Climate Fund -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8e7a94
Opposition: PNG Government slack in responding to emergencies -- http://giaman.com/pg/?11899e
Narapela kain man na meri (they are a different breed) -- http://giaman.com/pg/?026ff8
Buai, marijuana, heroin? Inside PNG's criminal network -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0c8a9d
PNG Security Jobs 'Only for Locals' -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c0a06d
Canstruct founder Robin Murphy awarded OAM for 50 years' service to the construction industry -- http://giaman.com/pg/?874237
Papua New Guinea Joins the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture -- http://giaman.com/pg/?30a386
The influence on the digital world on PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?09b5ce
Life in Papua New Guinea -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f303ae
Business PNG - Episode 8, 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5a2d12
Road to Port Moresby - Episode 13, 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3b35ad
Snake Dance -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5564bb
Independence Day 1975 -- http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an22704342
A baby in a bilum -- http://giaman.com/pg/?024dd5
Detention Centres Challenge
The Australian government's offshore refugee policy is facing a new legal challenge that seeks to hold the Australian Commonwealth legally responsible for conditions in its overseas detention camps because the decisions to open and operate them were made in Australia.
Law firm Maurice Blackburn is making the argument on behalf of a 36-year-old detainee who is suing the Australian Commonwealth and contractor G4S after losing an eye during the 2014 Manus Island riots.
State Will Block Porn
After being named as the worst country for viewing pornography over the Internet the government has announced plans to install a filter to stop access to pornographic material.
The top 10 countries currently "searching for pornography" are PNG, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Botswana, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Fiji and Nigeria.
The Coca Cola Ipatas Cup match in Hela Province was officially launched recently at Kekeno Oval in Koroba with a huge a number people coming from all parts of the Hela Province to support their home teams.
Air Niugini still maintains a very high standard for its minimum pilot entry requirement with thorough and comprehensive recruitment processes.
Chief Executive Officer, Simon Foo said this following recent claims in the media that the airline was recruiting cheap expatriate pilots for direct entry captain positions.
-- PX Press Release and -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/83596
Hong Kong Flights
Following a strong increase in passenger and cargo demand, Air Niugini will be adding a third weekly service to Hong Kong, effective 29th March, 2015.
With the third Hong Kong service, it now brings to total, fourteen Air Niugini flights to Asia in a week. Air Niugini operates five flights to Singapore, four to Manila (Philippines), Hong Kong three and a flight each to Denpasar (Indonesia) and Narita (Japan.)
-- PX Press Release
At least 9,000 litres of used oil waste from various Hotels and a business house within Port Moresby has assisted greatly with the Pacific Adventist University's production of biodiesel.
UPNG Golden Jubilee
The University of Papua New Guinea was officially opened in 1965. This year sees the University celebrating its 50th birthday however, the University is rotting away with time and ignorance. On the eve of its golden jubilee, the once premier university of the South Pacific is on the brink of losing its vault of knowledge and its academic reputation.
Bank South Pacific
The Bank South Pacific has officially opened the Bank's Commercial Centre in Lae. The centre has been open since October last year.
Bank of South Pacific reports profit increase -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5efe15
Vendors at Gordon market will be relocated to other markets in the nation's capital to pave the way for the construction of a new multi-million kina market.
International Women's Day
This Sunday (8th March) is International Women's Day. Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for our http://www.internationalwomensday.com global hub, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women.
The needs and rights of young Papua New Guinean women are often overlooked, especially their sexual and reproductive health rights. As a consequence, teenage pregnancy is very high in PNG, with 13% of adolescent girls becoming mothers, often not out of choice.
The inaugural flight by Filipino flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, from Manila to Port Moresby is set to touch down on the 12th of April.
Philippine Airlines has applied for route permission from the Filipino Civil Aeronautics Board to take over unused schedules previously allocated to LCC Cebu Air, offering a 4X-weekly schedule. Currently, the route has only one carrier - Air Niugini - offering direct flights with 3X-weekly service to Manila.
Pacific Games Weather
PNG's Sports and Pacific Games minister, Justin Tkatchenko, is comfortable Port Moresby will be ready to host the Pacific Games later this year, but admits a change in weather could cause problems.
US Helps Milne Bay
US Ambassador Walter North has presented a cheque for US$100,000 (K266,800) to a Conservation International PNG (CIPNG) project on community-based marine environment management in Milne Bay.
The project will assist communities in four islands in Milne Bay to lift their awareness on the impacts of climate change and empower the islanders to engage in local ecosystem management and climate adaptation.
Gold Mining to 2020
MarketReportsStore.com offers Precious Metals Mining in Papua New Guinea to 2020 - a Focus on the Gold Industry research report contains an overview of Papua New Guinea's precious metals (gold) mining industry together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry.
The Precious Metals Mining in Papua New Guinea to 2020 - a Focus on the Gold Industry report comprehensively covers the country's historic and forecast data on gold production to 2020, reserves and production by region and demand by end use.
A Brisbane, Queensland, couple, originally from PNG, have grown a huge 1.8 kilogram Indian apple mango in their backyard.
Two young Fijian girls allegedly lured to PNG by promises of money and a bright future have been rescued and returned to Fiji.
Defence Chief Visits NZ
Brigadier Gilbert Toropo, head of the PNG Defence Force has visited New Zealand. His visit included an official welcome ceremony at the National War Memorial in Wellington.
Nambawan Super Profit
Nambawan Super Limited has announced a healthy profit of K338 million over the past three years which represents an average annual return of 9.7 percent of K366 million.
OFC PNG U-23's
Former All Whites and Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert has been named coach of the Papua New Guinea U-23 squad which will contest the Pacific Games in July.
PAU Radiation Research
The Pacific Adventist University outside Port Moresby has been doing research on radiation. The research is an integral part of the university's focus to do research, aligned with Christian principles.
Street Children Increasing
n increasing number of children have been left to fend for themselves on the streets of Port Moresby. The government is hoping revised child protection laws will put a halt to increasing numbers of children forced to fend for themselves on the streets.
Fertility Rate Needs Addressing
Marie Stopes International, a reproductive health organisation in Papua New Guinea, says the country's fertility rate of 4.4 percent needs to be lowered urgently.
Elk-Antelope Gas Venture
Total SA has been appointed to run the Papua New Guinea Elk-Antelope gas venture, setting the French oil major up as a direct rival to US giant ExxonMobil.
National ID System
Prime Minister Hon. Peter O'Neill has encouraged everyone to register for the National Identification Card Program. O'Neill said only those who have been registered under the national ID registration program will be eligible to cast their votes in the 2017 general elections.
Hail has destroyed crops near Goroka. Over 100 families at Sinokepa village in the Eastern Highlands are counting their losses after a hailstorm hit food gardens recently.
Trigold Terminates Agreement
Trigold Resources has terminated the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) announced on the 23rd of September 2015. The SPA was contingent on the PNG Mineral Resources Authority renewing tenements in favour of the vendor company.
Discover World War II history during a stay at Driftwood Resort in PNG's Milne Bay province.
PNG Thanks EU
PNG Education Deputy Secretary Uke Kombra has thanked the European Union for thinking broadly to identify needs to complement the recent changes in education such as the free education policy.
Cafe Niugini Western Highlands
Café Niugini Madang province
Papua New Guinea: A Taste of Biocultural Revival -- http://giaman.com/pg/?326098
Trailer - Meri Markham
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8th of March - International Women's Day
Moresby Arts Theatre's production "The Princess Bride". 19 to 21 of March and 26 to 28 of March 2015
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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