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IEPNG President: Road costs are grossly inflated, skilled road builders are not being trained anymore -- http://giaman.com/s/pj
Bishop opens symbolic buildings -- https://postcourier.com.pg/bishop-opens-symbolic-buildings/
Cardinal Ribat raises concerns with rising seas, deep-sea mining -- http://giaman.com/s/pp
Kerema make presence felt at 9s -- https://postcourier.com.pg/kerema-make-presence-felt-9s/
Namah denies evading PNG court over contempt case -- http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/353116/namah-denies-evading-png-court-over-contempt-case
Police graduate in jet ski training -- https://postcourier.com.pg/police-graduate-jet-ski-training/
Taylormade Digital Images -- http://giaman.com/s/pe
Nearly 1,000 photographs depicting life in Papua New Guinea are available for viewing on the UC San Diego Library's Digital Collections website -- http://giaman.com/s/pf
Family PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/pg
Netball PNG - Facebook -- http://giaman.com/s/pr
Mysterious Denisovans interbred with modern humans more than once -- http://giaman.com/s/pi
Vale Chris Owen
Chris Owen, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom and longtime resident of PNG has died. He devoted a huge portion of his life to filming Papua New Guinea’s tremendous cultural diversity, assisting others also involved in such activities and teaching others to do likewise. In 1976 he joined the Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies (IPNGS) as the resident filmmaker. In 2000 he transferred to Goroka to eventually become the Director of the National Film Institute (NFI). Medical problems forced him to retire in July 2010.
Highlands Earthquake Report
According to initial estimates, over 544,000 people are affected across the five most affected provinces. Over 270,000 people require immediate humanitarian assistance. An estimated 143,127 people have been rendered food insecure due to landslides destroying food gardens.
544,368 affected people
270,442 people in need of assistance
18,200 displaced in 26 informal care centres
32% health facilities closed
68% open health facilities damaged
Relief Web -- http://giaman.com/s/ph
The Morobe provincial government has donated K200,000 to the people of Southern Highlands and Hela provinces -- https://postcourier.com.pg/k200000-earthquake-relief/
Ring of Fire
Sitting at the collision point of several tectonic plates, PNG is ranked the 10th most disaster-prone country in the world and is regularly rattled by earthquakes. But as the developing nation undergoes a rapid period of urbanisation, there are fears buildings are not being constructed to a standard that can survive strong earthquakes — potentially leading to large numbers of casualties.
ABC Australia -- http://giaman.com/s/pq
Violence and lawlessness are surging again in the capital of Hela province, Tari. Hela communities have been reeling from last month's 7.5 magnitude earthquake in the province. Several days ago a local ward councillor was shot dead in plain daylight in front of a large crowd in the town.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz093
PNG NG Air has reported a significantly improved performance in 2017 with overall revenue growing by 28 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. While revenue grew, the airline recorded an operating loss before abnormal items and tax of K4.00 million in 2017, which is a significant improvement compared to the K34.84 million operating loss in 2016
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc376
Moresby Arts Theatre
The Moresby Arts Theatre recently performed two special showings of Shakespeare's famous tragedy King Lear to raise funds for the earthquake appeal.
PNG Industry News -- http://giaman.com/s/pk
TB Treatment Closer
Three years ago, tuberculosis (TB) became the joint lead as the world’s deadliest infectious disease - neck and neck with HIV/AIDS.
In Papua New Guinea (PNG), the epidemic is such that the government has declared a state of emergency in several provinces. With an estimated 30,000 new cases in 2016, expanding and improving TB care in PNG is an uphill battle.
Patients travel for hours or even days to reach clinics, using a combination of dinghies, cars and walking.
Medicine Without Borders -- http://giaman.com/s/pl
A man serving a prison term has been denied bail on medical grounds. Previously it seemed medical grounds were an open door to being bailed.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop041
In spite of having natural wealth, the local communities in PNG often live in poverty and are victims of corruption. Transparency International PNG works to help empower local communities to demand accountability and ensure transparency from their government.
Transparency International -- http://giaman.com/s/pn
RSPCA PNG AGM
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has held its annual general meeting on the 19th of March at the Port Moresby Grammar School Hall.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc377
Muthuvel Challenges Petition
Two motions challenging the competency of the election petition filed against Sasindran Muthuvel’s re-election as West New Britain Regional MP have been heard by the National Court.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop042
Hundreds in Popondetta, Oro Province have braved the scorching heat, turning up in numbers from far and near to witness the historical opening of the Girua Airport. The work was carried out with funding from the Asian Development Bank, PNG Govt and the Oro provincial govt.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop043
Unicef Supplies Reach POM
UNICEF has this week delivered 23 metric tons of relief supplies to Papua New Guinea, including tents and tarpaulins, water purification tablets, hygiene kits, blankets and learning kits as part of ongoing efforts to help children and families who were hardest hit by recent earthquakes.
Unicef Press Release -- http://giaman.com/s/pm
Over 2000 kilometres from home, a group of PNG students are learning how to pull farmers out of poverty at the University of New England in Australia. In PNG, most farmers are small land owners and will share space with their neighbours. Rarely do they use their land to farm products commercially.
Armidale Express -- http://giaman.com/s/po
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PNG Petroleum & Energy Summit - 19th to 21st March 2018 in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/s/ki
43rd National Game Fishing titles from 23rd March to 1st April 2018 in Lae, Morobe province.
Stage ready for game fishing titles -- http://giaman.com/s/p3
Good Friday, 30th March 2018
Easter Sunday, 1st April 2018
Commonwealth Games - 4th April 2018 - 15th April 2018
2018 - APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
Battle of the Coral Sea, 4th to the 8th of May 1942
Oceania Men's and Women's Continental Hockey Qualification in Port Moresby in May 2018
Queen's Birthday, Monday 11th June 2018
Trukai Fun Run - 24th June 2018
July 2018 - 6th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture - Solomon Islands
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco - 20th - 22nd July 2018
Remembrance Day, Monday 23rd July 2018
Mount Hagen Cultural Show -- http://giaman.com/s/gc
Independence Day, Sunday 16th September 2018
Goroka Show -- http://giaman.com/s/gd
World Tourism Day 2018, Thursday 27th September
Christmas Day, Tuesday 25th December
Boxing Day, Wednesday 26th December
New Year, Tuesday 1st 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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