PNG Gossip Newsletter - 16 Apr 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

Polye calls for debate with PM -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/67096

Bonga hits out at claims -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/67103

Bougainville Copper shareholders call for independent inquiry into civil war -- http://giaman.com/pg/?873eea

Thugs attack expat couple at popular Lae beachfront -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/67182

Cricket PNG praises growing relationship with Sri Lanka -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9d50b8

Australian man arrested for fraud -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a69f36

PNG Govt. action inappropriate says PNGSDP -- http://giaman.com/pg/?878859

Unknown men kidnap, rape, kill female student in city -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/67187





Misc. Links

Carpenters Motors -- http://carpentersmotors.com

Destinations Air Niugini -- http://www.destinations.com.pg

PNG Used Cars -- http://pngusedcars.biz

Plane crash probe still underway -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2d97fa

Madang mining jobs still uncertain -- http://giaman.com/pg/?03ae92

Tweed Seagulls defeated in first PNG match -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8fa80f

Lost in an acid sea: A fish's sense of smell -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a42601

Traveling in PNG -- http://www.lonelyplanet.com/papua-new-guinea





PNG Images

PNG Photos - TripAdvisor -- http://giaman.com/pg/?533599

Port Moresby Profile -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1e919c





PNG Blogs

Stop Seabed Mining -- http://ramumine.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/stop-seabed-mining

Govt. moves to stop PNGSDP asset sales -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9315b2


News Items

Social Media Clampdown

The government has launched a clampdown on the country's rampantly critical social media. National Information and Communication Technology Authority chief executive Charles Punaha said that under cyber-crime legislation now before the cabinet, it will become an offence for people to use pen-names rather than their real names when posting on social media.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?b99266

A prominent writer and Facebook contributor in Papua New Guinea has taken his blog down to check for defamatory comments. -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1f31e6





Rebels Border Threat

There is a build-up of OPM rebels on the Papua New Guinea-Indonesia border, says an intelligence official currently on the ground. The increasing presence of members of the Organisasi Papua Merdeka (OPM) coincides with PNG lodging an official protest note with the Indonesian government over developments on the border.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?28c0e1

Fresh OPM clash -- http://giaman.com/pg/?424686


Vanimo people live in fear of Indonesian army, says PNG MP -- http://giaman.com/pg/?744ee3





Don Polye Fights Loan

Sacked Treasurer and Kandep MP Don Polye will be asking the court to declare the K3 billion (US$1.1 billion) loan as unconstitutional and seek orders for his reinstatement as Treasurer.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?ca9db6





Road Safety

Road Safety Council inspectors have been told to become "traffic lights and signboard" for drivers. Insp Paul Unapite from the Bomana Police College told 34 road inspectors after a two-week workshop on traffic laws that while they did not have arresting and prosecuting powers, they knew the basic laws to perform their duties.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/67112





Asian Club Volleyball

China has crushed Papua New Guinea in the elimination round of the 2014 Asian Club Men's Volleyball in straight sets, 25-12, 25-17, 25-20, at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City, Philippines.

-- http://www.ecns.cn/2014/04-13/109172.shtml





Lae Solar Lamps

The city of Lae will soon be able to boast several solar street lamps courtesy of the Taiwanese government. Twenty will be installed in the Lae urban local level government. Twenty will be used in the Ahi Local Level Government from which six will be set up at Bumbu settlement.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/67107





Horizon Oil Project

The PNG Government has approved Horizon Oil's Stanley gas condensate development project. It has also approved benefit sharing arrangements among project area landowners.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?6b8478 -- and -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1b9d28





PNG Growth

PNG is fast emerging as a serious contender for international events, says PNG chamber of commerce and industry president John Leahy.

-- http://www.solomonstarnews.com/news/regional/23562-png-growth





Female Pilots

Four specially selected young women from PNG are embarking on the opportunity of a lifetime - training to become commercial pilots. The women start a 68-week course today to secure a New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority Commercial Pilot Licence and Multi-engine Instrument Rating at Nelson Aviation College (NAC), Nelson.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?f32fc2





Police Modernisation

The police modernisation programme has been launched in Southern Highlands with the delivery of six new vehicles. Under the programme, new police houses, manpower and logistics will be increased nationwide to cope with the demand for efficient police services.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/67111





Solomons Floods

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has announced that PNG will commit K1 million to assist the flood devastated victims of Solomon Islands. Mr O'Neill said the donation would be for relief assistance towards resettlement, infrastructure repair and other efforts for those affected by the flash flooding.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?9df31a

Reports are coming in that Milne Bay has been severely affected by cyclone / storm damage with houses and food gardens destroyed in the outer lying islands.

Tropical cyclone Ita struck PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a0d012

Relief work underway in PNG after cyclone, but arriving slowly -- http://giaman.com/pg/?da2dbc





Earthquakes

There seem to be more than the usual number of earthquakes being reported for the whole of PMG. A big one has hit Buin. A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck on the 11th of April and a 7.5 magnitude earthquakes shook again on the 13th. Buin district administrator John Itanu and ABG Minister for Community Development Melchior Dare have led government teams to the affected areas to assess the damage.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/67195

Bougainville Red Cross says about 50 houses wrecked by quake -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e06b03





LNG Export

U.S. oil and gas giant ExxonMobil Corporation has announced that its long delayed PNG liquefied natural gas (LNG) project will start exporting LNG by mid-2014. The project, which has been under construction for the past five years, was continuously delayed due to record wet weather, steep terrain and community issues. These resulted in slowing down of the work and escalated the costs by about 25% from its original budget.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?343d7e





Integrated NZ Aid

New Zealand is working with large food producers in the country to help expand the market for locally grown food. One part of this is the just announced multi-million dollar support for a redevelopment of the Gordon's Market in Port Moresby.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?dcc796





Clues to Warring Past

A jumble of 100 human skulls are a clue to past bitter tribal warfare on Doini Island in Milne Bay province.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?59cb6a





Teachers Off Payroll

Dr Michael Tapo, the Education Secretary, has confirmed that 5,831 teachers will be put off the payroll starting this month because they failed to fill the resumption of duty sheets.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/67191





National Volunteer Service

A government organisation has made a public appeal to business houses and corporate organisations to support them fund a mid-service conference in May. The National Volunteer Service (NVS) has taken a brave initiative formed a committee to seek fund at a cost of K146,000 to host a volunteer conference in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?31ffaa





Kokopo Homebrew

Elders in two communities in Kokopo district, East New Britain, are putting their feet down when it comes to eradicating homebrew.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/67084





Safer Markets

The Port Moresby Safe City Programme started in 2011, with the support of the Government of Spain. The programme is funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is part of UN Women's Safe Cities Global Initiative , which works with local governments and civic leaders in 17 cities and seeks to make urban spaces safer for women and girls.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?5f6d84





Manus Hell

A security guard at the Manus Island detention centre says detainees are being forced to endure "hell on Earth". The Australian officer, who did not want to be named, said the offshore processing centre at Papua New Guinea was a "horrendous chicken pen" where guards are regularly forced to cut down detainees trying to hang themselves.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?01fa97

Australia asked to withdraw Syrians from PNG detention -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7f9755





Copper Hit

Coppermoly Limited should trade higher after intersecting visible copper mineralisation in two reconnaissance diamond core drill holes at its Nakru-2 prospect in West New Britain province.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?6a3864





Company Buys Fiji Insurer

Capital Insurance Group from PNG has announced its acquisition of Fiji's insurer Dominion Insurance Ltd. The sale is subject to normal regulatory approvals and is expected to be finalised at the end of this month.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?cf5b00





Vale Sir Colman O'Loghlen

Sir Colman Michael O'Loghlen, World War Two veteran, baronet and a justice of the National Court of Papua New Guinea, has died peacefully at the age of 97 in Brisbane.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?be0141





Death Penalty

The National Executive Council has given the green light for work to proceed in establishing necessary policies to enable the implementation of the death penalty through. The death chamber will be set up within the new maximum security prison which will be built at Bomana, on the outskirts of Port Moresby. The justice minister, Kerenga Kua, says the government will have the final say on which execution method will be used - lethal injection, firing squad, deprivation of oxygen, hanging, or electrocution.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?0bbd85





AFL South Pacific Cup

The Papua New Guinea Binatangs continued their unstoppable run at the AFL South Pacific Cup in Coffs Harbour, thumping Oceania 83-14, with Katah Siwee and Cyril Baki both landing four goals each.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?9541fc





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.

5th Melanesian Festival of Arts, July 2014

Rabaul Mask Festival, 16 - 21 July 2014

Remembrance Day, 23 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, Saturday 6 September 2014 -- https://www.facebook.com/events/560048074067522

Goroka Show, 13 - 14 September 2014

Independence Day, 16 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, 1 - 2 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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