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WHP man fined for illegal use of department's vehicle -- http://giaman.com/pg/?390781
Lois Ilave as Miss Queen Emma -- http://giaman.com/pg/?21e6db
Officer in court for allowing suspect to escape -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3f8d2a
PNG Tourism Promotions in China -- http://news.pngfacts.com/2016/09/png-tourism-promotions-in-china.html
Sir Joseph Nombre Memorial Becomes Referral Hospital for Highlands Region -- http://giaman.com/pg/?17d160
PNG decries lack of democracy, female representation in UN bodies -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f64a46
South Korea to conduct shipyard repair feasibility test -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f0b47b
New DNA Analysis Shows Aboriginal Australians / PNG Are the World's Oldest Society -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7aac39
Fiji, PNG to iron out trade impasse -- http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=372037
PNG govt accused of obstruction over Manus case -- http://giaman.com/pg/?735590
Rural airstrip key to rural services says Alotau MP -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f8ead5
O'Neill congratulates PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2a5ee6
Frank Lin's photos taken during his tour of PNG in July 2003 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5241e6
Yonki Primary School 1982 -- http://youtu.be/ncbxuwM9kDQ
Identification guide to the common coastal food fishes of the Pacific Islands region -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a89f90 (mindful that it is 22 MB)
Visa on arrival for Australian travellers to PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f027c6
Columbus, Ohio, USA coffee roaster <a href="http://www.crimsoncup.com">Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea</a> is working to establish direct-trade relationships with smallholder coffee farmers in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?054a08
Human DNA Linked To Earlier Mass Exodus From Africa, According To Studies -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9f4970
Broncos Confirm Mead Signing
The Queensland Broncos have confirmed the club has signed David Mead for the 2017 NRL Season. The speedy outside back was born in PNG and has played nine Tests for the PNG Kumuls, as well as appearing at the 2008 and 2013 World Cups.
English in Schools
Yangoru-Saussia MP Richard Maru has urged the English language must be spoken in all schools in the Yangoru-Saussia district.
The Army in Scotland
Piper and Drummers from the PNG Defence Force pass off the square at Piping School. At a recent parade at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming (ASBM&HD) drum majors, pipers, and drummers passed off the square at adjacent Redford Infantry Barracks, Edinburgh, in front of family and friends. The PNG soldiers have been at the Piping School to study either level 2 or level 3 stages of the piping and drumming courses.
Private Megaiya Keyaga from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force was voted best piper on the course by the Piping School's instructors.
Getaway Vehicle Crashes
A recent high speed attempt by criminals to escape the police has ended in a nasty accident with the driver of the stolen vehicle in serious condition at the Angau Memorial Hospital in Lae.
PNG Air Records Loss
PNG Air has recorded a K22.6 million loss before abnormal items and tax. The abnormal items included ATR induction costs of K2.31 million and over K18 million from the required accounting treatment of future maintenance reserve recoveries being lost as a result of the early termination of aircraft leases. This is notwithstanding that the early returns are expected to generate substantial future benefits for the company, well in excess of those abnormal costs.
The Detective Training School at the Bomana Police College, outside Port Moresby, has opened on the 15th of September.
Passport Power Rank
How does a passport from PNG rank in the world? In the individual category PNG comes in at 112 out of a total 199 countries ranked. The top of the list is Germany with Afghanistan on the bottom in 199th place.
In the Welcoming Countries Rank (WCR) for 2016 PNG ranks with Venezuela in 62nd spot. The WCR ranked countries by how many passports from other countries they accept visa-free, with visa on arrival or with eTA.
The figures have been updated in September, 2016
Air Niugini Sacks Pilots
The national airline, Air Niugini, has sacked eight pilots for stopping work as part of a political protest against the country's Prime Minister.
Captain Joe Kumasi and
First Officer Boris Ageda (Boeing 767), Captain Ben Lopa and
First Officer Elijah Yuangi (Boeing 737), Captain Vince Tongia and
First Officer David Sekan (F100 and F70), and Captain Norman Daniel and
First Officer Abel Kanengo (Dash-8).
Reinstate pilots: Micah -- http://giaman.com/pg/?11a095
Air Niugini Australian Routes
Air Niugini says it may be forced to withdraw from Sydney and downgrade its Brisbane flights from wide-body to narrow-body aircraft should the proposed new codeshare arrangements with Qantas not receive the approval of Australian regulators.
Mick Curtain Remembered
Hundreds of people have packed the St Joseph's Catholic Church in Port Moresby to remember the late Sir Michael (Mick) Curtain. Sir Mick, who spent the past 50 years in PNG, died in Townsville on the 11th of September at the age of 75.
Markham Road Primary
Lae's Markham Road Primary School head teacher, Sam Nalong, is urging the national government to increase the Tuition Fee Free education payments to K500 per student annually.
Nalong says, the current TFF per student is about K250.
Lae Fish Market
The Lae fish market is expected to be completed in three weeks, according to the contractor. Joe Tariga, of Artyc Ltd, the construction company that is working on the market, said because of heavy rain recently, work was delayed for three weeks.
Townsville On Radar
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill wants Air Niugini flights between Townsville and Port Moresby to take off as soon as possible to promote jobs and investment.
New Tech Makes Musicians Lazy
A renowned PNG musician says the introduction of the multimedia recording is making people become lazy without reaching their true potential.
Export Lager Wins Gold
South Pacific Brewery has won an international award for its South Pacific Export Lager brand. SP Export Lager has won the Gold Quality Award nine times since 2006, at the Monde International Quality Institute. SP Export Lager was among a total of 429 other entrants from around the globe.
BPNG Distribution Centre
The Bank of Papua New Guinea plans to have a new currency distribution facility built in Lae to take central banking closer to the people. Governor Loi Bakani said local firm L & A Constructions had been awarded the contract to construct the facility.
Safer Public Transport
About 30 Public Motor Vehicle (PMV) operators in Port Moresby who attended the one-day gender and human rights sensitization training have committed to taking action in ending violence against women and girls, especially sexual harassment in and around the bus stops area and on the PMV buses.
Condom Case Goes To Trial
The two police officers who allegedly forced a woman to swallow two condoms at the Boroko Police Station, on the 4th of December last year, have been committed to stand trial at the Waigani National Court.
Road Project Closed
A dispute over access to the K7 million housing project at the Durand Farm in Port Moresby has caused the project to be halted. The Durand Farm project is part of the National Housing Corporation's plan to address the shortage of housing for public servants and residents in the city.
Rugby League Chaos
The Australian Prime Minister's Rugby League XIII team have smashed the Papua New Guinea team 58-0 in a game played in Port Moresby at the National Football Stadium formerly known as the Lloyd Robson Oval.
Greg Inglis lived up his top billing by bagging a double in 58-0 thumping of PNG and producing his famous "Goanna'' try celebration. But the locals made it perfectly clear Aussie PM's XIII skipper Inglis was their favourite - and the "Goanna'' celebration just before halftime sent the 15,000 fans into a frenzy.
Port Moresby locals go mad for Greg Inglis ahead of PM's XIII game against the Kumuls -- http://giaman.com/pg/?92d422
NRL players given rock star-like welcome in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?99ab3c
National Football Stadium -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6af8d9
Two Aroma Coast boys to play for NSW U16 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?440252
Three picked for PNG NSW Young Achievers U16's tour -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5222ea
Many people in PNG use a Lucas Mill to cut timber to suitable sizes for construction projects. Recently the company has had a win against a Chinese company producing an almost identical but not as safe product.
If you are in PNG and value your safety be careful when buying any product especially one that has the ability to cut more than timber if something goes wrong.
Lucas Mill have been sold in PNG for the last 20 years by Farmset Limited -- http://www.farmsetpng.com
Oro Treasury Office Ransacked
The Oro Provincial Treasury Office has been broken into following a clean-up exercise by the Oro Provincial Government into the Provincial Treasury.
Goodman Fielder International have launched a new brand of rice called the "Skel Rice" in Port Moresby. Skel Rice is one of Goodman fielder's latest product brands apart from its famous Meadow Lea margarine, and Twisties product brands, which sponsor television programs in Vocal Fusion Meadow Lea Moments and FM 100's SMS Blast.
East Cape Road
Work has begun on the K89 million upgrade of East Cape Road in Milne Bay province. Work will include upgrades to 51 kilometres of the road benefiting an estimated 200,000 people. The first sod has been officially turned by local member for Alotau and Minister for National Planning & Monitoring, the Hon. Charles Abel.
The rehabilitation of the East Cape road is part of the World Bank's Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project II restoring key national roads across Papua New Guinea. The works are funded through a World Bank USD$126.5 million (PGK338 million) credit with additional co-financing from the Australian Government.
The Sir Joseph Nombre Memorial General Hospital (SJNMH) in Kundiawa, Simbu province, has become the referral hospital for the Highlands region to Goroka General Hospital and Mt Hagen General Hospital being unable to function properly, says SJNMH CEO, Mathew Kaluvia.
New Multi-Drug Resistant TB Ward for Kundiawa -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7699bf
Betelnut Crackdown Strategy Changes
The National Capital District is moving the focus of its betelnut crackdown from vendors to users. Port Moresby's Governor Powes Parkop says the ban has been relaxed on those supplying and selling, but the total ban will remain on chewing it in public.
Total LNG Facility
PNG is backing a new liquefied natural gas facility led by France's Total SA, in addition to an expansion of the existing $19-billion Exxon Mobil Corp. PNG LNG project.
PNG will host the FIBA U15 Oceania Championships 2018 in Port Moresby. -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ef61a7 -- The International Basketball Federation (French: Fédération Internationale de Basketball), more commonly known by the French acronym FIBA, is an association of national organisations which governs international competition in basketball.
Secretary of PNG's Basketball Federation visits FIBA and its Foundation -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e45996
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)
Morobe Show, Lae - 15 to 16 October
2016 8th FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup tournament 13 November - 3 December, 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
Good Friday - 14 Apr 2017
Easter Sunday - 16 Apr 2017
Easter Monday - 17 Apr 2017
Queen's Birthday - 12 Jun 2017
National Remembrance Day - 23 Jul 2017
Independence Day - 16 Sep 2017
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
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