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PNG's Somare lays leadership complaints over 2011 removal -- http://giaman.com/pg/?56313d
Arthur Mabiria has completed destroying UNITECH SRC -- http://giaman.com/pg/?21a0be
Olympic Committee begin distribution of prize money to Pacific Games medallists -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ee7972
Dr Apelis: Standards must be the focus to improve Student & Teacher performance -- http://giaman.com/pg/?da641b
New Fiji Trade Commissioner to PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8e25ac
Heart Disease on the Rise -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2fbca4
A beginner's guide to understanding expatriates in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3a8e98
"For God's sake Australia, just have a look at the map" -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7eaaee
Top 3 beach holiday destinations in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bd2fa7
Grand Papua Hotel -- http://www.grandpapuahotel.com.pg
Middle Ramu Road to Development -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6e642d
Mark Palm's mission in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?30fa04
NZ Football: De Jong resigns over Olympic saga in Pacific Games -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b6af2b
Resource PNG - Episode 38, 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0f0bf2
30 Accountants in Lae Receive Training from Accountancy Workshop -- http://giaman.com/pg/?014bed
Haus and Home - Episode 36, 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1e5a82
O'Neill to Visit Japan
The Honourable Peter O'Neill, Prime Minister of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea will pay an Official Working Visit to Japan from Tuesday, 13th October to Friday, 16th October 2015.
UN General Debate, 70th Session
Address by His Excellency Rimbink Pato, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Papua New Guinea, at the general debate of the 70th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Is Digicel in Trouble?
Digicel has been put on notice by BRYAN KRAMER to review and refund all its customers who were unjustly charged and their consumer rights violated.
Turnbull Challenged Over Asylum Policy
Australia's new PM Malcolm Turnbull is facing fresh calls to shut down offshore migrant detention centres. Australia intercepts all irregular boat migrants and holds them in camps in Nauru and PNG.
US Navy Hospital Ship Mercy
During the 4½-month deployment of the US Navy Hospital Ship Mercy to Southeast Asia and Oceania, a crew of about 1,200 service members and civilians used the floating operating room to provide medical and dental care for more than 20,000 patients, including nearly 700 surgeries.
PNG Spin Cycle
Those investigating the crimes of the powerful in PNG, know what a miserly place the media terrain can be, particularly the print press. Entrusted to fearlessly keep the powerful to account, PNG's daily newspapers increasingly feel more like a Laundromat, where the rich and powerful can go to have their dirty 'news' - public relations pronouncements - put through the spin cycle, so it can be churned out to the people of the country cleaned of its partisan origins.
Cancer Awareness March
The Pacific International Hospital (PIH) has joined the rest of the world in a cancer awareness globe-a-thon. The awareness march is the third that PIH has hosted, as part of the fight against cancer in the country.
In response to the prolonged dry spell in PNG as a result of the El Niño phenomenon in the Pacific region, the European Commission is providing 110,000 EUR in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected inhabitants.
Yampu Health Centre
Seven selected rural hospitals, including the Catholic Health Centre at Yampu, in the Enga province have taken part in a first of its kind program to test portable scanning devices to use on pregnant mothers and aims to reduce the amount of deaths happening during birth complications.
Yoga in Moresby
Free yoga classes have been introduced to settlements and shanty town areas in Port Moresby by Fazilah Bazari, a young woman with Indian-Melanesian heritage.
Goroka will play host to the PNG Football Association Besta Cup Highlands leg at the National Sports Institute from 9th to 11th of October. The Highlands region will be the last Besta Cup tournament before the finals in Lae.
Andy Bawa Farewelled
The National Capital District Metropolitan Superintendent Andy Bawa has officially stepped down as the Chief of police in the Nation's Capital during a hand over takeover parade in Port Moresby. Bawa will be replaced by acting Chief Inspector Benjamin Turi as the new NCD Metropolitan Superintendent.
Polling for Classes at UoG
The Acting Top Management of the University of Goroka will organise a referendum for the academic staff to vote for the recommencement of classes.
The Digicel PNG Barramundis touched down in Alice Springs this week to play their first 2-Day Match of the SACA Premier League against the Northern Territory Strike.
The Digicel PNG Barramundis notched up their first ever 2-Day victory in the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) Premier League with a convincing 212 run victory against the Northern Territory Strike in Alice Springs thanks to a brilliant maiden century by Hanuabada all-rounder, Hiri Hiri.
Distinguished Services Recognition
Minister of Moresby South, Justin Tkatchenko, has presented awards to senior citizens from his electorate for the distinguished services to their respective communities.
Shooting Victim to Return
A woman who was shot in Papua New Guinea just over a year ago says the experience stripped the fear out of her life. Cathy Franzoi will now go full circle and return to the place where she was hit during a gun fight.
The incident happened after a volunteering trip she was on with her teenage son Luke, for Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Medical Ships, offering medical training to local communities.
Women in Rugby League
Rugby League in PNG has seen the growth of women's participation to the code throughout the years.
Rugby League World Cup
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is hopeful Australia and New Zealand will recognise the investment his country has made in sporting infrastructure by sharing hosting rights to the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
PNG qualifies to co-host 2017 Rugby League World Cup -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3a733b
Sirinumu Dam Low
Water levels have already dropped below the 50% mark at the Sirinumu Dam. The dam is the only source of water for service providers PNG Power and Eda Ranu for power generation and water supply for Port Moresby.
SunRice Offers Medical Aid
An Australian rice company operating in PNG could help deliver much-needed medical supplies around the country. SunRice has offered the use of its trucks to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who has been pushing to increase the involvement of private businesses in aid delivery.
National Mangrove Policy
PNG needs to have in place a National Mangrove Policy. The need was expressed among agencies at a forum held in Port Moresby recently to strategise and formulate a way forward to save depleting mangrove vegetation in coastal communities.
Climate Action Plan
PNG has submitted its Climate Action Plan Ahead of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The Paris agreement will come into effect in 2020, empowering all countries to act to prevent average global temperatures rising above 2 degrees Celsius and to reap the many opportunities that arise from a necessary global transformation to clean and sustainable development.
Teachers Savings and Loans
Teachers Savings and Loans Society has opened its 15th Branch, this time in Popondetta, Northern province. After nine years of operation as a sub-branch, the province finally welcomed a full branch.
Namah Wants Baki and Rabura Charged
The member for Vanimo Green Belden Namah wants the Police Commissioner Gary Baki and Chief Migration Officer Mataio Rabura charged for interfering with the course of justice.
Judicial Independence Queried
An executive member of Australia's peak legal body says reports that two Australian lawyers have been banned from entering PNG raises serious questions about judicial independence. An executive member for the Law Council of Australia, Morry Bailes, says he is disturbed by the reports.
PNG anti-corruption agency slams 'unjustified' travel bans against Australian lawyers Gregory Egan and Terry Lambert -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7d44d2
India Night Recognises Achievements
The PNG Indian community enjoyed a colourful evening of celebrations last night at the Sir John Guise Stadium, commemorating 34 years of bilateral friendship with PNG.
International volunteering organisation VSO have made a video highlighting the high levels of domestic violence in PNG and what's being done to change this. At least 67% of women in PNG are beaten by their husbands. For a country not at war, it has one of the highest rates of violence in the world.
Minister Seeks US Support
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Rimbink Pato, has sought the support of the United States regarding Pacific Islands State issues, including climate change.
Sixteen lucky passengers on Air Niugini flights on the 25th of September were upgraded to business class seats as part of the airline's promotion in recognition of the country's 40th anniversary.
Drink Driving Common
Drink driving in Port Moresby is becoming more rampant, despite Police road blocks. Police officers say, drink driving is becoming common with motorists not considering traffic laws. With the Festive season nearing, police say they will tighten up on intoxicated motorists in the city.
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Morobe Show, October 2015
Alotau Canoe and Kundu Festival, November 2015
National Boxing Championship, 18 - 22 November 2015 (Kavieng)
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
2016 8th FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup tournament (Port Moresby) -- http://giaman.com/pg/?18525e
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
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