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Young Pilot Waits for promised funds -- http://giaman.com/s/pc4
Goroka villagers refuse to sit and wait for help -- http://giaman.com/s/tn136
Wewak police warn against false tsunami warnings -- http://giaman.com/s/loop025
FIFA World Cup to Tour Port Moresby in February -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv017
Customs closure impacts businesses -- http://giaman.com/s/pc3
A Fijian who recently led the team at the iconic Grand Papua Hotel in Port Moresby has been appointed General Manager at the Plantation Island Resort in Fiji -- http://giaman.com/s/fjs001
Norfolk church celebrates Papua New Guinea connection -- http://giaman.com/s/m3
PNG leader urges action from global community at Davos -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz063
Maprik petition challenged -- http://giaman.com/s/loop027
Trans Nuigini Tours -- http://giaman.com/s/mb
PNG Holidays -- http://giaman.com/s/ma
TourRadar - PNG Tours and Trips 2018 -- http://giaman.com/s/mc
Wildlife of PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/m7
Wildlife in PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/m8
31 PNG Animal Images -- http://giaman.com/s/m9
Dangerous PNG snakes -- http://giaman.com/s/me
Padlocked genitalia: Suspect formally charged -- http://giaman.com/s/loop026 -- UN condemns attack -- http://giaman.com/s/pc6
Children rescue blue-tongue lizard hatchlings -- http://giaman.com/s/pc5/
New Research Report on Future of Commercial Aircraft Propeller Systems Market Headed for Growth and Global Expansion by 2021 -- http://giaman.com/s/m4
What you need to know about Cybercrime Act -- http://giaman.com/s/md
To meet the rise in traffic activity during the APEC in Port Moresby the PNG police (RPNGC) and the Australian police have initiated motor cycle and motor vehicle training teams for the police traffic officers. The RPNGC and AFP motor cycle training team will be tasked with coordinating traffic for visiting leaders as well as the traffic for Port Moresby residents. The APEC training team for motorcycling started in April last year, and has trained over 30 officers with an expected number of 50 officers from traffic directorates to be in motorcycles by November.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc2
APEC calendar year starts -- http://giaman.com/s/pc1
PNG Hunters 2018
The PNG Hunters have named the final team for the 2018 Queensland Cup competition.
One PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/m5
Melanesian Spearhead Group
PNG will host this year's 21st Melanesian Spearhead Group Leaders' Summit in Port Moresby next month (February). Prime Minister Peter O'Neill will assume the chairmanship of the MSG and its constituent bodies on behalf of PNG.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc299
Manus Refugees Bound for US
Fifty-eight Manus refugees bound for the United States of America. Refugee advocates said 58 were able to go to the United States through a deal struck between the Australian government and the former US president Barack Obama. One refugee told the Refugee Action Coalition, "I am very happy to be free of the hell that the Australian government made for us on Manus. But we are sad for those who are still waiting so long. We can't stop thinking of everyone who are still on Manus. We all need freedom."
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz062
Electricity Project Takes Shape
The K375 million 58 megawatt (MW) gas fired power project is slowly taking shape adjacent to the PNG LNG plant in Port Moresby. This venture is owned by Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited and Oil Search and is constructed by NiuPower Limited, a subsidiary of both companies. The gas fired power project once completed will assist PNG Power Limited who will be constructing a double circuit 66kV transmission line from the power plant site to a new Gerehu substation.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc298
Kadovar has erupted again sending plumes of steam and ash into the air. Thousands of people have been evacuated from islands surrounding Kadovar Island off the north coast near Wewak since the volcano there began erupting on the 5th of January. Flights nearby have been cancelled due to the risk posed by ash plumes and ships were warned to stay away from the island.
ABC News -- http://giaman.com/s/ly
Man Attacked Over Alleged Sorcery
Villagers have attacked a man they believe used witchcraft to cause the death of the country's late rugby league star Kato Ottio. The Post Courier reports a man, understood to be Ottio's cousin, suffered knife wounds after he was set on by angry villagers from Tatana in the northwest of the PNG capital Port Moresby. The paper says the man had to be rescued by police who were also pelted by the villagers.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz060
Post Mortem on late Ottio completed -- http://giaman.com/s/lx
PNG sorcery-related attacks an inter-generational horror -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz059
POM Betel Nut Ban
Powes Parkop, the governor of the National Capital District has warned he may re-introduce a ban on the public sale and consumption of betel nut. A previous public ban on betel nut was introduced in the capital in 2013 and then eventually lifted in 2017.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz061
Lae Property Sold
A former tenant of the National Housing Corporation (NHC) has come forward with documents that show that the NHC management did not know how a prime Lae property was sold.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv016
The Port Moresby Softball League will enter a weekend double header slugfest at the Bisini diamonds on the 27th and 28th of January. The men's competition will play another round of double headers on Sunday while the women will be expected to keep up to their fitness level with the first weekend of double headers on Saturday.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc297
Lareva, Erima and Tokarara Markets
Deputy city manager Ted Lulu says the Lareva, Erima and Tokarara markets in Port Moresby will be developed further. He said that the development of these markets was the primary focus of the National Capital District Commission's market division in 2018.
One PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/lz
Goroka-based company, New Guinea Fruit (NGF) will be launching the Guidebook for Beekeepers at the end of January. The Guidebook is intended as an introduction to the beekeeping sector in PNG, providing critical information for beginner beekeepers in order to improve the productivity and profitability of the sector. The guidebook is authored by Cooper Schouten from Southern Cross University, and the New Guinea Fruit team, and will be available in English and Tok Pisin.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv108
Building Business Report 2017
The "Building industry in Papua New Guinea: Business Report 2017" report is now available from ResearchAndMarkets.com .. This report is a comprehensive research of building industry in PNG. The first two chapters of the report feature the country profile by giving general information on Papua New Guinea and by thoroughly studying its economic state (including key macroeconomic indicators and their development trends).
Digital Journal -- http://giaman.com/s/m0
Hunters Sign Junior Bobby
The SP PNG Hunters keeps on opening the doors for new talent with their latest signing in Junior Bobby who will boost their backline. After a successful debut with the Enga Mioks in the Digicel Cup last season, Junior Bobby was a key figure in the side with a good 19 points last season. He scored seven tries in 10 matches and kicked a field goal.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc296
Police Impersonator Caught
A wanted criminal and escapee, who was on the run for nine years, could be the most daring police impersonator in the country, after spending the last three months as a police officer in Finschhafen district, Morobe province.
One PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/m1
Human Capital Investment
Investment in human capital is the pre-requisite for the PNG's future to take it away from its dependence on others.
PNG Today -- http://giaman.com/s/m2
The PNG Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC) plans to allow Air Niugini to continue its partnership with Air Vanuatu and Solomon Airlines in their respective code-sharing arrangements. The commission has proposed that this should continue for three years. The code-share services will be provided under flights operated by Air Niugini.
PNG One -- http://giaman.com/s/m6
A Lae shop owner has tried to sell expired tinned fish disguised as dog food to the public. The shop owner was caught by Lae district health inspectors and gave that explanation when asked about the expired date on the tin fish.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc7
SIM Card Registration
The Ministry for Communications has extended the date for SIM card registration to the 30th of April. Minister for Communications, Information Technology and Energy, Sam Basil, has issued a stern warning to mobile telecommunications service providers to have their remaining 1.5 million subscribers to urgently register their SIM Cards while allowing a further three months extension. Mobile telecommunications service providers were initially given 18 months' notice period from 16th July 2016 to 23rd January 2018 to register their subscribers' SIM Cards.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv107
Banmap Bridge Collapse
People from Bogia and parts of the Ramu district have been severely impacted by the collapse of the Banap Bridge while an existing Bailey bridge is being worked on. Spokesman Michole Barui estimates that over 3,000 locals have been affected by the collapse of the bridge, which is normally used on a daily basis.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop024
Driver in Hiding
According to Police reports, the driver of a white 5-door Landcruiser that crashed at Nasuampum, along the Lae-Nadzab highway was driving under the influence of alcohol. He has gone into hiding after the accident that resulted in the death of 7 people.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv014
A syndicate has been uncovered supplying certiciates and NID cards to others. Acting registrar general, Michael Kumung, said this was discovered following the establishment of a task force to identify illegal NID activities.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop023
Madang FC Donates to Kadovar Relief
The Madang Soccer Association (MSA) has donated 10 percent of their gate takings at the Laiwaden Oval over a recent weekend during the NSL match between Madang FC and Southern Strikers towards support for the displaced Kadovar Islanders of East Sepik.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv015
Land Grab Criticised
A community group in Papua New Guinea says the government needs to stop organising 'land grabs' disguised as investment. ACT NOW!'s Eddie Tanago said government minister Justin Tkatchenko planned to allow commercial banks to take customary land as security for loans. Mr Tanago said the Minister had met with three major banks to discuss the idea.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz064
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.
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
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)
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