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Prominent PNG doctor killed in Lae attack -- http://giaman.com/pg/?640040
PNG government inquiry into campus unrest -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fc3f68
Aussie judge to lead PNG campus violence inquiry -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7bbfb5
Vanuatu community advocates shocked to see Port Moresby invaded by corruption and foreign aliens -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b176c3
Emerging Story of UniTech SRC President David Kelma's Initial Corruption in Creating the UniTech Debacle: -- http://giaman.com/pg/?492d00
PNG ranks poorly in US human trafficking report -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7a56ba
East New Britain Man sentenced to 9 years in prison for incest -- http://giaman.com/pg/?85d8ff
AOG members from PNG ends three-week mission on the Solomons -- http://giaman.com/pg/?028fb8
New Nine Mile SDA Church Opens -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c1dba5
Potential Defence Cooperation between PNG and India -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d84d4e
Diary of a Girl: Always on Guard -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1d07bb
PNG Hockey -- http://giaman.com/pg/?485a35
Orders soar at Pacific Aerospace -- http://giaman.com/pg/?74fcd0
Anonymous donor helps PNG pilgrims from remote parish get to World Youth Day -- /giaman.com/pg/?9eb23a
Not about PNG but still a very interesting article about Papua and West Papua -- http://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/papuan
Business PNG - Episode 21, 2016 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?373f1b
Emergency Broadcasting in PNG Vital for Disaster Risk Reduction -- http://giaman.com/pg/?72a2dc
Environment friendly puppet show hits Kavieng schools -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0b01aa
DNA Sequencing Uncovers Global, Evolving Variations in Malaria Parasite Genome -- http://giaman.com/pg/?efda9d
Take a look at the "Sea Kayaker Sandy" web pages. She is kayaking from Germany to Australia and has made it to PNG where she will spend 4 - 6 months paddling around PNG to get to Daru.
She is retracing a journey made by Oskar Speck beginning in 1932. Seven years, several kayaks and many thousands of kilometres later, he landed in Australian waters. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Speck
Rio Tinto Gives Up
Rio Tinto has made a decision to quit its stake in Bougainville Copper. Autonomous Bougainville Government President, John Momis, angered by the surprise announcement by the global resources giant, has sought a crisis meeting with Prime Minister Peter O'Neill to discuss "how best to defuse the dangerous situation created by Rio's decision on its shares in BCL."
Bougainville's separatist conflict was the bloodiest in the Pacific since World War II, and ended when the New Zealand government helped broker a truce signed by all factions in 1997.
Conflict of Interest
The PM, Peter O'Neill, has been accused of a conflict of interest when Southwest Air planes were used to fly Southern Highlands province students from UniTech back home.
The Miss PNG Quest is on again with a scheduled date of the 8th of October, 2016 for the pageant. The first entrant has been announced as Miss IBS (Institute of Business Studies) Samantha Kause. Samantha is a student at IBS studying Business & Management (foundation year). The major sponsor for this year's pageant is National Gaming Control Board.
Houses Burnt in Kimbe
Following the death of a young man in Kimbe, West New Britain province schools have had to close as people associated with the dead youth retaliate. Tucker shops and houses belonging to people from the same province as the suspected killer have been burnt down.
President Park Geun-hye from South Korea has received the credentials from the new PNG foreign ambassador Andrew Yamanea.
The Department of Trade Commerce & Industry is advancing plans to partner the Cocoa Board, the LR Group of Israel and the people of East Sepik province to develop a large scale Commercial Cocoa Production within the Sepik Plain Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
Biyang Ngayam Festival
Over 500 students attending 22 schools in Lae District, celebrated the Children's Cultural Festival for the first time in Morobe. These young people, regardless of their cultural backgrounds, all dressed up in Morobe traditional costumes, displaying the diversity of the Province.
High Demand for Contraceptive
The North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) has reported that there has been an increase in the number of women and teenage girls in the North Fly District in Western Province coming forward to get contraceptive implants as a family planning method.
Doctors & Church Call on PM to Resign
The chorus of student voices calling for the Papua New Guinea Prime Minister to step down has been joined by the doctors' union and church leaders in Morobe. The province is home to the University of Technology where a student was killed and buildings burned following the two-month class boycott.
Public support for PNG students waning -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7bbf73
New Pakistan Envoy
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has welcomed a new High Commissioner to PNG, Naela Chohan, in Port Moresby.
Singapore and Port Moresby, 30 June 2016: InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC; POMSoX: IOC) has received, from a third party, an unsolicited, conditional, non-binding proposal to acquire 100% of the outstanding common shares of InterOil.
Mystery third-party bidder emerges for PNG gas company InterOil -- http://giaman.com/pg/?43779c
POM School Football
The growing popularity of the Port Moresby Schools football program recently reached new heights thanks to a K20,000 boost from the Lae Biscuit Company.
K1.5 Billion Loan
The Papua New Guinea Government has successfully unsecured syndicated loan, for up to US$500 million (K1.5 billion) arranged by Credit Suisse AG-leading international financial institution. This was officially announced by Treasurer Patrick Pruaitch in a paid advertisement.
O'Neill Visits China
Papua New Guinea's economic and trading relationship with China will continue to strengthen with the official visit by Prime Minister Peter O'Neill this week to China accompanied by a high level government and business delegation.
Rawson Resources has signed an agreement to acquire Moira, which currently has a 100% working interest in Petroleum Prospecting Licence (PPL) 391 in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Rawson also has two other petroleum licence applications under consideration by the PNG regulatory authorities.
Tutumang Against Deputy Opposition Leader
The chair of the Morobe's provincial house of assembly, the Tutumang, has ruled against a call by the Deputy Opposition Leader, Sam Basil, calling for a provincial resolution asking for the Prime Minister to step aside.
The Awareness Team from the Office of Censorship recently visited the Caritas Technical Secondary School to conduct an educational awareness program which is part of an NCD Education Awareness Program that the Office plans to carry out in Terms 2 and 3 of the 2016 academic year.
Frieda River Project
The PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum has welcomed the application for a special mining lease for the Frieda River project in the Sepik region.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI), with support from the US, EU, and Australian governments have launched a seed distribution programme across drought-hit areas of PNG, benefiting almost 10,000 people.
Over 2,000 households in the provinces of Jiwaka, Enga and Simbu have received seed kits comprising of corn, rice, cassava, vegetable seeds and sweet potato cuttings. This operation is part of IOM's wider climate smart farming and disaster risk reduction building effort in the country, combining training of farmers, agriculture technical guidance, and distribution of agriculture tools and seed kits.
Melanesia Codeshare Commences
Effective 1 July 2016, some of Melanesia's National Carriers; Solomon Airlines, Air Niugini and Air Vanuatu commenced operation of a long awaited codeshare service linking all three destinations.
The new service will operate from Port Moresby to Honiara on Fridays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. See the link below for more details.
High Arctic Update
High Arctic Energy Services Inc. has released a statement providing an update on its PNG operations. The company has welcomed the recent announcement that two of its largest customers in PNG have proposed to combine. The two customers have stated that this combination would lead to strong support for the construction of a new LNG project.
Madang Town Market
The opening of the new Madang Town market has been welcomed by Madang MP and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Nixon Philip Duban. The market is an initiative of the Japanese and PNG governments through JICA and National Fisheries Authority (NFA) for the people of Madang.
The PNG police department is working in partnership with the PNG Basketball Federation (BFPNG) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to bring BFPNG's Hoops for Health program to life. BFPNG's Hoops for Health (H4H) program is funded by the Australian government as part of the Pacific Sports Partnerships initiative.
New Stop n Shop Outlet
City Pharmacy Limited (CPL) has officially opened its ninth and "best" Stop and Shop outlet at the Harbour City in Konedobu. "This shop is of international standards. Its modernized, offers 14,000 thousand different items, has 260 new employees offering their services and has the longest trading hours of any shop in PNG- from 7 am to 9 pm" says CEO Ravi Singh.
Cat Causes Electrical Chaos
Residents in parts of Port Moresby had to endure a power outage after a cat was electrocuted at the Kone power sub-station this then affected the system at the Kanudi main power station resulting in the power outage.
PNG Power Limited recently opened and handed-over a newly constructed footbridge, to the people of Furimuti village, on the outskirts of Port Moresby city.
Operations were resuming at the Ramu Nickel joint venture (JV) in Papua New Guinea, following rectification work, reported Australia's Highlands Pacific recently.
National seafarers who passed away were remembered this morning by fellow men and women from within the maritime industry. Though the industry is still in its infant stage in the country, Chief Executive Officer of the National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA), Paul Unas, said the industry needs more manpower.
KK Kingston in conjunction with the PNG Olympic Federation and PNG Powerlifting Federation hosted an action packed powerlifting competition at the Murray Barracks Sports Complex in Port Moresby on the 2nd of July.
Suburban Rugby League in Port Moresby is now under new management, headed by President Peter Wai
Schoolboy League in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c8f443
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.
Port Moresby Craft Markets - Laguna Hotel - 1st Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), PNG Arts - 2nd Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), Holiday Inn - 3rd Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), Ela Beach - 4th Saturday of the month (6 am to 12 pm)
Australia Future Unlimited Tertiary Education Roadshow June 2016 - Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bf6585
The National Mask Festival -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2cc7f8 -- July 13 - 17 Rabaul
The ABU Pacific Media Partnership Conference 2016 - 24 to 27 August in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?473731
Pacific Youth Leaders (PYL) Basketball Camp 2 - 11 of September 2016 in Port Moresby
2016 8th FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup tournament (13 Nov - 3 Dec, Port Moresby) -- http://giaman.com/pg/?18525e
Christmas Day - 25 December 2016
Boxing Day - 26 December 2016
New Year's Day - 1st January 2017
Surfing Association PNG - World Surf League tour championship in January 2017
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
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