PNG Gossip Newsletter - 26 Jul 2014

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For those who are not so familiar with the geography of Papua New Guinea I suggest taking a look at -- http://maps.google.com -- and then clicking on the "+" to zoom in to the area of interest. Go to the following link for a quick start to a map of Port Moresby. -- http://www.michie.net/pnginfo/pom-map.html

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PNG News Links

PNG court stays arrest warrant against Prime Minister -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7de600

Peter Loko to head new firm -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/72374

Political Party jumpers immune from watchdog -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5033c9

Australia's Newcrest says expects impairment of up to A$2.5 bln -- http://giaman.com/pg/?649cae

PNG police boss ordered back to court -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fff6e6

PNG not allowing witnesses to Reza Barati's death to leave Manus Island -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d8b8ea

Floods hit 45,000 in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d30ae0

Malnutrition kills -- http://giaman.com/pg/?05b3f8





Misc. Links

Off the Grid in PNG with Rainforest, Old Warplanes, and Skulls -- http://giaman.com/pg/?70974d

This is an account of a pilot's go-around at Aseki -- http://www.pngaa.net/Library/Aseki.htm

Art Gallery of NSW - PNG film series -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fa5101

A nail-biting finish sees PNG Hunters back in winners circle -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8a5ba6

The best less-visited destinations in the world -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a7ba58

PNG documentaries challenge stereotypes -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5db07a

Ray White PNG -- http://www.raywhitepng.com

Can the decision to refuse vaccination be truly 'personal'? -- http://www.rbj.net/article.asp?aID=209980

USAID LEAF Program Launches Ridges-to-Reef Training in Madang -- http://giaman.com/pg/?26d212





PNG Images

Lissenung Island Resort -- http://www.lissenungisland.com

Vanimo Surf Lodge -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ef8ab3

Hibiscus flowers -- http://www.pinterest.com/pin/55872851601856823/

More PNG photos -- http://www.pinterest.com/explore/papua-new-guinea/





PNG Blogs

Highlands Pacific recycling old news to try and boost its share price? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6ab4a4

PNG should not be the guinea pig for experimental seabed mining -- http://giaman.com/pg/?143855

Bogia Coconut Syndrome -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fb731f

Respect for the Dishonourable -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c2573a

Crying Meri Q&A -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2150e6


News Items

Social Media Warning

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology has issued a public warning about a threat of radicalism on social media. The newspaper, The National, reports Jim Miringtoro as warning people to be aware of scams, lies and other misleading information appearing on some social media sites.





New HIV Cases

PNG has recorded 2,172 new HIV cases. There are currently 31,945 people living with HIV in the country.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?64af7d





Turtle Rescue Program

Lissenung Island Resort has been actively relocating turtle eggs from Ral Island near the resort, which is a turtle magnet when it comes to laying eggs. Unfortunately, the locals know that too, so they head over there to collect the eggs and eat them.

-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSiCWirpi_g





BSP Helps Paralympic Committee

BSP has handed over a cheque for K100,000 plus merchandise towards athlete preparations and participation in various international para-sport events in 2014. Part of the funding has been spent on supporting a training camp ahead of the team's participation in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?eac615





Geothermal Policy

In a recent news piece, New Zealand has agreed to assist and provide help in geothermal policy matters to the government of PNG.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?c57c55 -- and -- http://giaman.com/pg/?187c68





Air Niugini

Air Niugini has opened a sales office in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?7474e8





Financial Inclusion Expo

The Financial Inclusion Exposition has been held from the 16th - 20th July 2014 in Kokopo, East New Britain province.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?7d8c71

Twenty confirmed attendance -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/72094





Life-saving Vaccines

UNICEF ambassador Keeley Hawes and Flying Scot Jane McCormick went to PNG to see how UNICEF is helping children get vaccinated. They met two-year-old Jacintha, who lives with her family in a remote village in PNG.

Read more and watch the video -- http://giaman.com/pg/?adbd39





Commonwealth Games Swimming

Ryan Pini, who won gold in the 100 metre butterfly at the 2006 Melbourne Games and a silver medal in the same event in Delhi four years later, is confident his compatriots are ready for the spotlight at the 20th Commonwealth Games currently underway in Scotland.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?16989e





Clinton to Visit Goroka

Former U.S President Bill Clinton was supposed to have visited Goroka to view an HIV lab and treatment centre as well as meet with expecting parents but reports say he skipped the visit.

Clinton, who last visited PNG in 2006, was on a tour of India, Vietnam, Indonesia, PNG and Australia to visit the work of the Clinton Foundation and give a speech at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?9e4562

Reports Bill Clinton to skip PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?98e669





Manus Probe

A spokesperson for the Salvation Army in Australia says it has still not been approached by the PNG police months after the riot at Australia's Manus Island Detention centre which led to the death of an Asylum seeker.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?a70b40





ANZ Wins Award

ANZ has welcomed the announcement that it won the global award for Best Digital Channels Strategy under the prestigious 2014 Retail Banker International Awards.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/72372





Remembrance Day

As PNG marked its Remembrance Day on the 23rd of July, in Australia the service of thousands of Papua New Guineans in the Australian military will go unnoticed. At Remembrance Park in Port Moresby, services will take place in front of a statue immortalising Raphael Oimbari, the "fuzzy wuzzy angel" of George Silk's 1942 photograph, whose bronze likeness leads a wounded Australian soldier to safety.

PNG's Remembrance Day serves, therefore, as a reminder that Australian soldiers have hailed not just from Sydney and Melbourne, but also from Port Moresby and Rabaul.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?bf3ab3





Kokoda Trek for Oxfam

Rebecca Farrell in Australia is calling for sponsorship to complete the Kokoda Trail for Oxfam Australia. She is aiming to raise AU$25,000 between now and when she leaves for PNG in April 2015. Email rebeccaw1981@gmail.com for details.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?13cf91





Southern Highlands Floods

The Disaster Coordinator in the Southern Highlands province says more money is needed in order to help up to 40 thousand people affected by recent heavy floods. Martin Pat says villages have been swept away by landslides, food gardens lost, and houses and roads washed away by the floods that have killed at least four people.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?85d817





HIV/AIDS Faith Healing

Some revivalist churches in PNG are promoting prayer as a substitute for medication to those with HIV, according to human rights groups. PNG is a deeply Christian society, and most mainstream churches are trying to improve attitudes to those living with HIV.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?eb3b6b





Petrol Colour

According to InterOil the colour of petrol will change from the current colour to red commencing next month. The company said: "The main reason is adoption of common colour that is widely used around the world. The colour coding product is primary for easy identification and safety reasons."

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/72184





Ngaiire Spreads her Wings

Soul singer Ngaiire's (pronounced nyrie) latest single is a contemporary take on the '80s synth pop hit Broken Wings by Mr Mister. Collaborating with composer and producer Nick Wales, the song is lifted from a new Australian feature film called Around The Block. Ngaiire lived in PNG until she was 16.

-- http://ngaiire.com.au/about

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?4435e5





Solar Energy

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Arizona State University have partnered to train local trainers and technicians to install, operate, and maintain clean energy systems in the Pacific Islands. The program, called Vocational Training and Education for Clean Energy or VOCTEC, has established a partnership with the PNG University of Technology (Unitech) in Lae to deliver solar energy training.

-- http://portmoresby.usembassy.gov/pr-072414.html





Grace Period Law

The combined applications by Opposition Leader Belden Namah and former Chief Ombudsman Chief Ila Geno challenging the constitutionality of the amendment made by Parliament on motions of no confidence is fixed for hearing on the 27th of August. Namah's application challenges the constitutional validity of the amendments.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?60a5ad





Youth Heart Disease

Sir Buri Kidu Heart Institute reports more young people are being diagnosed with heart problems. It comes after a 26-year-old patient suffered a heart attack.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?794308





Weightlifter Trainers

PNG Weightlifter Fred Oala has had to borrow a pair of trainers to compete in the Commonwealth Games. The 17-year-old's pair of hand-me-downs held together by yellow tape finally fell apart just days before his event, the men's 56-kilo competition.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?28c2c6





Free Health Policy

A major study of health centres has raised concerns about the future effectiveness of the PNG government's free health care policy.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?c4fcb5





Chinese Medical Ship

China has announced that its navy will send a fully-equipped medical ship to PNG in September as part of a 500 million US dollar programme to enhance bilateral relationships.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?d7838c





Bed Donation

Hydraulic and manual beds replaced at the John Hunter Hospital in Australia will be donated to PNG. The old beds are being packed into containers and are expected to be shipped to the Alotau District Hospital and clinics in Milne Bay in September. The second-hand beds are still in much better condition than many PNG hospital beds.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?6f06e9





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.

De la Salle Cultural Show - Saturday 26 July 2014

Wewak Crocodile Festival, 5 - 7 August 2014

National Day of Repentance, 26 August 2014

PNG Medical Symposium, September 2014 - to be held in Goroka

Dedication of Plaque Commemorating Battle of Bita Paka, 6 September 2014 -- https://www.facebook.com/events/560048074067522

Goroka Show, 13 - 14 September 2014

Independence Day, 16 September 2014

Linguistic Society Conference Divine Word Uni 17 - 19 September 2014

PNGAA Symposium, 17 - 18 September 2014 -- http://www.pngaa.net/news/Symposium.htm

Morobe Show, 11 - 12 October 2014

Alotau Canoe and Kundu Festival, 7 - 9 November 2014

6th PNG Games - Lae - November 2014

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2014

Christmas Day - 25 December 2014

Boxing Day - 26 December 2014

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

Trade Pasifika - 2016 in Port Moresby

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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