PNG Gossip Newsletter - 16 May 2015

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Tok Pisin English
gut / gutpela good
gut moa comfortable
gut nait good night
i stap gut safe
kirap take off (plane)
kirap / sanap get up
kirap nogut surprised
kirapim begin
kisim get / receive
kisim i kam fetch
kisim pe get paid
moa more
moa nogut worse
namba number
namba wan first / very good
nogut no good / bad
ples place
ples nogut bad place
wan one

Webster's Online Dictionary
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PNG News Links

Shocked by Australian diplomatic move -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a2dc3e

APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Human Capacity Building draws to a close -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8c043a

Mother of four in court over unpaid loan -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87647

EHP takes measures to contain typhoid spread -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87638

Activists detained without charge at Indonesian president's arrival in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1e6972

Indonesia - PNG sign various cooperation agreements -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3f20dc

Port Moresby 2015 confirm venues for football tournament at Pacific Games -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b92e72

U.S. Embassy and PNG Women's Chamber of Commerce and Industry Host Centre for International Private Enterprise Workshops -- http://portmoresby.usembassy.gov/mr-051415.html

U.S. Embassy Hosts Expert Delegation for PNG Law and Justice Sector Assessment -- http://portmoresby.usembassy.gov/mr-51415b.html

Team PNG trying to make best of lack of facilities -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8d28da

Goroka gets a sewerage upgrade -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f40ba4

Japhet Nivi, from the streets of Port Moresby to a PhD in Burnie -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3cf20





Misc. Links

Katim Na Halivim Pikinini -- http://www.kindcutsforkids.net/files/PNG%202014.pdf

Special Mother's Day treat for women prisoners -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87657

Authority to monitor car imports -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87571

Wild Orchid Gardener welcomes tourists -- http://giaman.com/pg/?06ccad

Young women 'desperate for contraception' -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3cef97

Seeking new ways to address climate change and other pressing issues facing the Pacific -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f864f5





PNG Images

Women’s Snooker Titles -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a655c8

PNG Local crafts and arts -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a1c5a1

Nokondi Nama - Arungo -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WP8SGkPJAc

Goroka in the 1970's -- http://travelmag.co.uk/?p=7291


News Items

Trobriand Islands Flights

Link PNG, a subsidiary of Air Niugini, has officially launched a service to Losuia (Kiriwina Island), Milne Bay province on the 25th of April 2015 using its Dash 8 fleet of aircraft. Link PNG had earlier commenced cargo services to the island in March. Kiriwina is part of the Trobriand group of Islands.

Link PNG now flies to 14 destinations around PNG.

-- PX press release





Milne Bay

There are numerous dive sites on the north coast of Milne Bay and, apart from Tawali's house reef which is a shore dive, the sites can be separated into three basic groups.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?9ac838





Student Caught Out

A Master's student at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand has had his Master's withdrawn after a investigation of more than a year determined it was more than 90% the same as that of another PNG student attending the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?3760a0





Vision 2050

There have been various claims that the PNG Government's Vision 2050 document is a cut and paste from Uganda's Vision 2040. Is this true?





Mining Benefit Share

Deputy Opposition Leader and Bulolo MP, Sam Basil is upset over findings of a National Research Institute Report, into mining activities in his Wau-Bulolo area of Morobe, urging for an immediate review into the 2005 Memorandum of Agreement. The Report highlighted discrepancies in the MOA, with landowners of the Hidden Valley Gold mine missing out on benefits, since its commencement.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?c96c90





TB Support

The national executive council has approved K23.8 million of which K5.6 million will support emergency response for drug-resistant tuberculosis in National Capital District, Gulf and Western.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87641





Responsible Drinking

SP Brewery has launched a "Don't drink like a fool" campaign to educate drinkers about drinking responsibly. SP Brewery was also committed to developing innovative drink responsibly campaigns and enlisting the support of retailers to reduce harmful and underage drinking.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?aa7bfe





Ghost Names Axed

The Lae Urban local level government has erased over 300 ghost names on the Lae City Council payroll during a recent council meeting.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87640





PNG Hunters

PNG Hunters hierarchy have appealed for help from the Queensland Rugby League amid fears over the expansion club's financial future in the Intrust Super Cup. The Hunters have been a smash hit with Queensland league fans, but the cost of competing is challenging, with the fledgling outfit required to cover travel costs to PNG for all teams.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?cdaa66





Epidemiology Training

Sixteen students from 13 provinces are training to be field epidemiologists or disease detectives.

The course is organised and facilitated with technical and financial support from the Department of Health, the World Health Organisation, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Hunter-New England District Population Health and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87639





Singapore SEA Games

A 15-year-old Malaysian track and field athlete competing in the Hammer Throw has a good chance at winning gold at the SEA Games in Singapore. Grace Wong Xiu Mei is the youngest athlete from Malaysia to have qualified. Grace was born in PNG and her mother is from PNG.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?31f929





Death Penalty 'Under Review'

PM Peter O'Neill has said the death penalty is "under review" after recent global outcry over the execution of foreign drug convicts in neighbouring Indonesia. While the current law allows for execution by lethal injection, hanging, and firing squad, no death row convicts have been executed due to a lack of infrastructure.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?6a7188





Police Chief Axed

The Commander of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary has been replaced yet again. It seems like it is a game of musical chairs where eliminated participants are eligible to grab a chair again. This round sees Geoffery Vaki replaced by Gary Baki. Baki has previously held the position.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87573

National Court to decide on Vaki's contempt case -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87654

PNG sacks police commissioner -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b72bc6





Maternal Health

Save The Children says PNG's poor maternal health record is not surprising. PNG has been rated among the 25 worst countries in the world for maternal and infant health, in a report compiled by Save The Children.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?df6087





US Disaster Exercise

The United States army in collaboration with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force and the national disaster office in Lae are doing a Pacific Resilience Disaster Response exercise in Lae.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87648





Divine Word University

Divine Word University has launched its online education programs. The Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill officially launched the program as well as opening the new academic building, Alessandro Clinic and new staff houses at the campus.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?1011c0

O'Neill hails university for its growth -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87567





Somare Award

Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare has been announced to receive the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun - Japan's highest award to foreigners. The award was announced by the Japanese Government when it disclosed the foreign recipients of the 2015 Spring Imperial Decorations.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?0214bb

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Rising_Sun





Bougainville Elections

The people of Autonomous Region of Bougainville have gone to the polls for just the third time since the peace agreement was signed 15 years ago. Over 300 candidates were trying to be elected to 33 general seats and three each reserved for women MPs and ex-combatants plus the election for president.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?f7266d

Mekamui Tribal Government says Panguna fully behind Momis -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c72132

Bougainville future hangs in balance -- http://giaman.com/pg/?75658e





Goroka Plane Crash

A Cessna single-engine aircraft has crashed off the runway at Goroka and ended up in a ditch after experiencing engine problems recently. It is believed that the aircraft was used for training at a private school in Goroka. People on the ground said the Cessna 206 aircraft had problems with its engine soon after take-off.

Firemen from the Goroka Fire Services sprayed the aircraft after it landed. There was no sign of the Civil Aviation Authority fire service at the scene.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q==node/87576





Pacific Games - Relay

The Oil Search Pacific Games Relay Baton has been flown by helicopter to the Porgera goldmine and then wended its way back, by road, to Surinki through Paiam and Laigam.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?80f516

Games will be the best, O'Neill says -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87575

Parkop launches city campaign -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87574

Bilums for 2015 Pacific Games -- http://giaman.com/pg/?936aa0





Jackson International Airport

Official have said improved facilities at Jackson International Airport terminal will be ready for international events including the Pacific Games in July. The K100 million project undertaken by Matrix Construction Limited will have world class facilities, including duty-free and coffee shops, and retail facilities.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87660





Land and Housing Scheme

100 Bank South Pacific (BSP) employees have benefited from a ballot drawn to allocate land under the National Affordable Land and Housing scheme. The National Affordable Lands and Housing Program was set up by the Government to assist Papua New Guineans to have the opportunity to own a home. The National Government allocated 100 allotments to BSP and will be been rolled out at Gerehu Stage 3B in the National Capital District.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?a8def7





Internal Police Probe

Chief Superintendent Donald Yamasombi says police are investigating the attack on a police officer by his colleagues in Port Moresby.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87635





Son Home After 22 Years

A son given over 20 years ago for medical reasons has returned home to see his mother. The son suffered horrific burns as a toddler inside his family's grass-hut home in the remote highlands in 1993. His mother made the heartbreaking choice between giving him up or watching him die.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?884238





Airline Staff Member Assaulted

A drunkard has slapped an Air Niugini check-in officer at Jackson's Domestic Terminal after being refused to be checked in and then thrown her onto a baggage conveyer belt.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/87565





Tropic Air

Tropicair (Port Moresby) has taken delivery of its first DHC-6 X2, N34KH (cn 542), from California-based Ikhana Aircraft Services.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?f20c71





Indonesian President Visits

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has completed his two-day state visit to PNG. PNG PM Peter O'Neill took the opportunity to encourage peace in West Papua during the visit.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?fd00b5





MSG Has Failed

A PNG MP says the Melanesian Spearhead Group has failed its original mandate and should be disbanded due to the way its leaders appear beholden to external forces, particularly on the issue of West Papua.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?14c4a9





PNG Tuna

Fong Chun Formosa (FCF) Fishery Company has announced that its first load of Marine Stewardship Council certified skipjack tuna harvested from Pacific Island Nation waters has been delivered to PNG for processing. The sustainable harvest is a first for the region.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?f2bf09





Hospital Poroman Foundation

Miss PNG Air Services, 2014 Grace Agatha Nugi, has climbed Mt Wilhem. She climbed PNG's highest mountain at 4509 metres to raise funds to purchase mammogram equipment for the four regions of PNG.

PNG doctors to climb mountain for a mammogram machine -- http://giaman.com/pg/?654435





Coming Events

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.

MV Ammari to visit PNG in 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b0355c

Pacific Games - PNG 4 to 18 July 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78

Remembrance Day, 23 July 2015

National Day of Repentance, 26 August 2015

PNG Medical Symposium, usually held in September

Pacific Islands Forum meeting will be held in Papua New Guinea in September

Goroka Show, September 2015

PNG Independence Day, 16 September 2015

Morobe Show, October 2015

Alotau Canoe and Kundu Festival, November 2015

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2015

Christmas Day - 25 December 2015

Boxing Day - 26 December 2015

Trade Pasifika - 2016 in Port Moresby

2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup will be the 8th edition of the tournament (Port Moresby) -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_FIFA_U-20_Women's_World_Cup

Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017

2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby.

Do you have an event that you want advertised? - Use the submission form located at -- http://www.pnggossip.com/misc/ctc.html




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