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Fortune Club Armed Robbery in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/s/l3
National Soccer League 2018 Season Deferred -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv102
Singer rocks Mendi for peace -- http://giaman.com/s/pc283
PM - 2018 crucial for PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv009
Power Disruption in Alotau -- http://giaman.com/s/l0
St John Ambulance impressed with New Year's Eve celebrations -- http://giaman.com/s/pc284
POM sorcery attack victim being treated: Dr -- http://giaman.com/s/loop022
Pulabe Rugby 9s attracts youths -- http://giaman.com/s/loop021
Man shot dead by Police in Kimbe -- http://giaman.com/s/kz
The New Guinea Club, a hub of history -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv010
Police add goats and cows to list of targeted strays in Goroka -- http://giaman.com/s/tn126
2017 Reflection from the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv008
Papua New Guinea Swimming Inc -- http://giaman.com/s/pngsi
List of birds of Papua New Guinea - Wikipedia -- http://giaman.com/s/birds
New Guinea Club -- http://giaman.com/s/kr
Tok Pisin Story - Onepela Stori long PNG - Pidgin English -- http://giaman.com/s/ku
PNG in NYC - Tok Pisin -- http://giaman.com/s/kv
How to make sago -- http://giaman.com/s/kt
A look at major police stories from 2017 -- http://giaman.com/s/loop020
The A Bit na Ta exhibition reminds us of our forgotten links to PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/l4
Nasfund Savers Frustrated
Over 30 National Superannuation Fund contributors are angry with the delay in the release of their monies.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv011
Port Moresby Road Runners
Port Moresby Road Runners were back at Lego Land, Konedobu, recently with the feature being the 7-kilometre event that followed Port Road into Town and towards Paga Hill before turning for home.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc282
Suspect Shot in Madang
Police in Madang have shot dead one suspect and injured four others who allegedly robbed a shop in town during broad daylight recently. The suspects held up workers in a shop near Bank South Pacific and forced some passengers off a dinghy at ANZ Bank waterfront and made their escape on it.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn125
The initial commotion after the countdown to midnight on New Year's Eve left some streets in Port Moresby looking like a scene straight out of a war-torn country. Vehicles driving through Gerehu in the early hours were forced to navigate through roads littered with sticks, rocks, metal sheets and flaming rubber tires.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc281
Lae Criminal Shot
An escape attempt by a gang turned fatal when police shot dead one of them and injured others near Lae over the New Year weekend. The incident happened at Situm in the Nabak local-level government area in an otherwise peaceful Lae.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn124
Madang Election Results
Two election petitions disputing the 2017 Madang Regional election results will be stayed if the National Court decides to refer constitutional questions to the Supreme Court for interpretation. The election result is challenged by unsuccessful candidate James Yali. The referral was sought last week by the Electoral Commission and current Governor Peter Yama in the petition by another unsuccessful candidate Jerry Singirok.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc280
Evicted Families Return
Two families, evicted from their homes of more than 30 years in Port Moresby, have been allowed to return to the properties at Gordons. They have since moved back into the properties after the Port Moresby District Court nullified the eviction.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop96
PNG Honours List
The Bishop of Kimbe Reverend Bill Fey and a Lutheran Church academic topped the 2018 PNG Honours list announced by Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae. A long list of 100 laymen and women have been honoured in the 2018 List.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc285
Stay on Gordons Eviction Remains
Lawyers representing parties of the eviction saga over the festive period will present submissions next week on whether the current temporary stay order on the eviction be upheld or dismissed. Magistrate, Jimmy Tapat, of the Port Moresby District Court sad this when adjourning the matter.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop019
PNG IMF Report
Read the 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the IMF Executive Director for PNG. A summary of the report says PNG is experiencing weak economic growth resulting from falls in major commodity export prices, the completion of the huge PNG LNG pipeline project, and a severe drought. These developments have led to fiscal deficits and increasing public debt as government revenues have declined.
Read IMF Report in detail -- http://giaman.com/s/kw
NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, has said with the APEC Leaders' Summit now in sight, it is the opportune time for Port Moresby and its residents to chart a new course. Meantime when reminiscing on 2017, the Governor said the Elections and the Rugby League World Cup were some of the highlights for NCD during last year.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop97
Ghost Names On Payroll
It has been revealed that some 4,000 people are getting paid outside of the normal government public service payroll. Public Service Minister, Elias Kapavore, says this is part of the reason of a budget blow out in the government payroll system.
PNG Today -- http://giaman.com/s/kx
Department of Higher Education
The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) is able to provide the complete list of the Grade 12 school leavers who have been selected through the Online Selection System to registered tertiary institutions for the 2018 academic year.
A list is available on the DHERST website -- http://giaman.com/s/dherst2018
North Coast Aviation Crash
It has been confirmed that a pilot, flying a North Coast Aviation aircraft, crashed near the Saidor Gap, Morobe province on the 23rd of December. Unfortunately, adverse weather prevented a recovery team from getting to the site of the main wreckage until several days after the accident. The aircraft had impacted trees and terrain at an altitude of around 9,500 feet. Sadly the pilot was found deceased in the wreckage.
PNG Today -- http://giaman.com/s/ky
Kabwum mourns pilots' passing -- http://giaman.com/s/pc286
David Tong, pilot and concert pianist, dies in PNG crash -- http://giaman.com/s/l2
3G and 4G in Goroka
Telikom PNG has launched its 3G and 4G mobile services in Goroka. Telikom national retail manager Amos Tepi said the state-owned entity was mandated to provide reliable and affordable service.
Telecom Paper -- http://giaman.com/s/l1
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte has appealed to Prime Minister Peter O'Neill in November to allow Filipino fishing companies to continue to bring part of their catch to General Santos City. It is reported that 40 per cent of fish processed in the Philippines actually comes from Papua New Guinea waters and 100 per cent of Philippine boats in the country have until now been subsidized by Papua New Guinea to supply PNG plants.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc287
Another PNG Jailbreak
Four men are on the run after escaping from court cells. The men are reported to be dangerous and were among a group of Bomana jail inmates awaiting court appearances for offences including armed robbery and murder.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz054
Customs Prepares for APEC
Customs, Immigration and Quarantine will increase their operations in preparations for the 2018 APEC - Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation leaders' summit to be held in PNG in November this year.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc288
Giluwe a Challenge
An Australian tour company has completed the first traverse of Papua New Guinea's second-highest mountain, in the hope of opening a new tourism experience in the rugged Highlands region. No Roads Expeditions led trekkers up and over the Mt Giluwe massif in a difficult crossing of a plateau which was formed by an ancient volcano at more than 4,000 metres above sea level.
Aust ABC -- http://giaman.com/s/abc002
Decomposed Body Found
A Decomposed body has been found and retrieved by police at the Defence Force headquarters in Port Moresby recently. The body was found at what is known as Star Mountain at Murray Barracks. The body could not be identified due to the stage of decomposition.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc289
Respect Migrants Says Catholics
The asylum seekers still in Manus and Port Moresby, under any circumstances should be accorded the respect they deserve. And under human rights, their cases should be treated with dignity and justice. This call has been reiterated by Pope Francis during his Christmas Eve Mass.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv101
FIFA World Cup Trophy Visit
Preparations are already underway by the PNG Football Association to receive the FIFA World Cup trophy which will touch down in Port Moresby in February of this year (2018). The original trophy, which is usually kept at the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich, will visit more than 50 countries on six continents.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop018
Canoe Trip Around PNG
Thor Jensen, the Danish kayak specialist, who took brothers Sanakoli and Justin John from Bedauna village in Milne Bay on the world's first circumnavigation around PNG in a traditional sailing canoe will document the trip through a film and write a book.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc290
Vale Alan McLay
Alan McLay the President of the Lae Chamber of Commerce has passed away. The business community in Lae and throughout the country have expressed sadness in the passing of late McLay earlier the 2nd of January. The Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council in expressing its deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of the late Mr McLay said he was a remarkable gentleman and a well-respected business leader throughout PNG.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc292
Vale Terry Shelley
Just turned 77 Terry, a long-time resident of PNG, has succumbed to cancer in Cairns Base Hospital. Terry's early career was as a cooperatives officer based in Kundiawa. He worked with the farmers of Chimbu to grow and market coffee as a cash crop, later joining his wife, daughter and sons as he established Nowek Ltd in Goroka -- http://giaman.com/s/kq
Vale Ivan Bayagau
The media fraternity farewelled a senior colleague Ivan Bayagau who passed away mid-December after a short illness. The late Bayagau worked with Wantok Niuspepa before moving to other jobs.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc291
Hekari in Kokopo
Soccer giant, Hekari United Football Club, will play an exhibition match in Kokopo against a selected side from East New Britain in March this year.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop98
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.
Netball World Cup qualifiers - The trials are set to run from January 20th to the 21st at the Rita Flynn netball courts in Port Moresby. Trials will run from 8am to 4pm daily
11th March - 1st round QRL 2018 season. PNG Hunters kick off premiership defence against Ipswich Jets -- http://giaman.com/s/qrl2018
PNG Petroleum & Energy Summit - 19 to 21 March 2018 in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/s/ki
43rd National Game Fishing titles from 23 March to 1 April 1 2018 in Lae, Morobe province.
Good Friday, 30 March 2018
Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018
2018 - APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
Oceania Men's and Women's Continental Hockey Qualification in Port Moresby in May 2018
Queen's Birthday, Monday 11 June 2018
July 2018 - 6th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture - Solomon Islands
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco - 20 - 22 July 2018
Remembrance Day, Monday 23 July 2018
Mount Hagen Cultural Show -- https://www.everfest.com/e/mount-hagen-cultural-show-mount-hagen-papua-new-guinea
Independence Day, Sunday 16 September 2018
Goroka Show -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goroka_Show
World Tourism Day 2018, Thursday 27 September
Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December
Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December
New Year, Tuesday 1 January 2019
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