PNG Gossip Newsletter - 26 Mar 2015

Online News from PNG since 1998

Search Newsletters (only)
Most Recent Newsletter
Newsletter Index
Previous Newsletter
PNG RSS News Feed

Welcome to the
Newsletter

 

 



Neo Melanesian

"Pidgin English"

Neo Melanesian English
armi army
baman barman
bek back
bin beans
bisnis business
bisnisman business man
brata brother
bratasusa siblings
bulsitman conman
gavana governor
kantri country
kapten captain
kontrol control
lait light
man bilong wokim gaden farmer
masta / bos boss
memba member
misus kwin queen
nem name
otoriti authority

Webster's Online Dictionary
with Multilingual Thesaurus Translation

       

English       Pidgin English  
 
Interested in having your own Web Site? Worried about the cost? It may be cheaper than you think. Take a look at pricing at the PNG Web Hosting site. Sites with space for unlimited data storage and data transfer per month start from less than US$5.00 per month. -- DOT COM Domains from US$9.00 per year. All plans come with 24 hour a day / 7 day a week ticket / phone support


South Pacific Games 2015
South Pacific Games 2015

Remember that this mailing list is mainly for people who have an interest and already know a little bit about the people and geography of Papua New Guinea. The PNG Kina, which is mentioned from time to time in this newsletter, was recently worth around

Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

but the exchange rate varies on a daily basis.

If you are really keen on finding out what the Kina is worth a currency converter for most world currencies can be located at -- http://www.michie.net/pnginfo/moni.html -- The PNG Business Directory also has daily rates based from a PNG perspective

Want to find out more about Papua New Guinea? Try searching at -- http://www.michie.net/pnginfo -- and -- http://www.michie.net/png_faqs or try the PNG Business Directory located at -- http://www.pngbd.com -- and the PNG Tourism Directory -- http://www.pngtd.com. Both are excellent places to look for information about the country.
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

External links - while PNG Gossip Newsletter will not sell your email address to others many links on this web site lead to other sites that may not have the same policy regarding your valuable email address. Be careful when handing over your email address to others.

 



A very special welcome welkam, ita hedavari is extended to any new readers. If you have comments or suggestions to make then please click here

Articles for this newsletter

To send a message for submission to the PNG Gossip Newsletter -- please click here and use the submission form.

Warning: PNG web sites seem to come and go. The fact of life is that it costs money to host a web site and there is not much return on the outlay to most businesses in PNG.

If you do click on a link and use the services or even have some comments to make then please contact the people at the relevant web site and let them know so they at least know that someone has gained some value from their efforts. If you are so inclined then please mention that you heard about them from this web site. -- The PNG Gossip Newsletter.


Provincial Roads
Provincial Roads


Harbour Cranes
Harbour Cranes

PNG Web Hosting
cheap, reliable web hosting
from US$4.99 per month

Click on the link for more info.

Papua New Guinea Gossip Blog

The PNG Gossip Newsletter has Google sponsored advertisements on some of the pages! Clicking and looking at the advertisements, and especially looking / clicking on something INSIDE the advertisements, is the PRIMARY way this site is supported.

Also please remember that the accuracy of the information in this newsletter should not be relied upon - it is, after all, a gossip newsletter.


Links

If links in the newsletter do not work properly, copy and paste the URL into your browser and press Enter. Be sure to copy the entire link, as it may wrap to the next line. If this still does not work please send an email to the newsletter advising of the broken link.

Do you have a web site or link to a PNG related area on the WWW? If so do you want it mentioned here? Then use the submission form by clicking here

External links - while PNG Gossip Newsletter will not sell your email address to others many links on this web site lead to other sites that may may not have the same policy regarding your valuable email address. Be careful when handing over your email address.





PNG News Links

PNG court allows lawyer's access to Manus Island detainees to pursue case against their detention -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8c2c44

Pangia Schools receive DSIP Funding to Improve School Infrastructure to Support Free Education Policy -- http://giaman.com/pg/?71b7db

PNG Woman tries to sneak through NAIA with a baby stuffed in her backpack -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2bc346

World Water Day: clean water key for development -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9379de

PNG chase Rio sevens dream -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b145c5

BSP expects to take over Westpac Tonga -- http://giaman.com/pg/?550878

PM O'Neill: ABG Has Government's Ongoing Full Support -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7b607f





Misc. Links

Dying PNG Creole German Preserved Online -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ac8c52

Air Niugini's inflight e-magazine can be read online -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cdc35f

PNG Air Services -- http://www.pngairservices.com.pg

A Taste of Bio cultural Revival -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8ee7c3

2016 Trade Pasifika -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b9adac

Buka Ring Road (John Teosin Highway) Project on track - http://giaman.com/pg/?7f26bf

LinkPNG -- https://www.facebook.com/linkpng

Ela Motors -- http://www.elamotors.com.pg

PNG Bilum Maker's Co-operative -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4309cc

PNG Bilums and Baskets -- http://giaman.com/pg/?21c014

Bilum & Bilas -- https://www.facebook.com/Bilumandbilas

Contestant falls for another bachelor -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5e7cdf

Bemobile-Vodafone secures the services of Dika Toua -- http://giaman.com/pg/?50ae53

Enhancing farming in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3200d5





PNG Images

Airport in the sky -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aa6309

Many aviation photos -- http://giaman.com/pg/?40a458

Tok Piksa - Episode 4, 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3b2fb2

Tok Piksa - Episode 11, 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3ccfbf

PNG Rugby League -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c63d9c

Map of Lae -- http://www.lcci.org.pg/map-of-lae

A trek to the village time forgot -- http://giaman.com/pg/?658d37

Scenes From Port Moresby Suburbs -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c610c9


News Items

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

Papua New Guinea Football Association has bene given the rights to host the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. The 16-team tournament will involve the host cities of Port Moresby, Lae and Kokopo and it is proposed the tournament be held in November.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?d3478f





Knight Guilty

A leadership tribunal has found Manus MP, Ronny Knight, guilty of three of the five allegations levelled against him. A date will later be set for his penalty submissions to be heard.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/84845





Link PNG

Air Niugini's subsidiary company, Link PNG, will launch its inaugural service to Losuia in Milne Bay province at the end of this month to be followed by commercial flights in early April.

-- PX Press Release





Google Adverts

The PNG Gossip Newsletter has Google sponsored advertisements on some of the pages! Clicking and looking at the advertisements, and especially looking / clicking on something INSIDE the advertisements, is the PRIMARY way this site is supported.





Bullet Smuggler Arrested

A man has been arrested for smuggling 170 live bullets and 20 shotgun shells through Security at Jacksons Airport, Port Moresby and onto a plane. The bullets were packed inside small chalk boxes, with security check labels attached.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?53f388





PNG Kayaking

Read about kayaking to remote Tsoilik and surrounding islands in New Ireland province by Kevin Rushby.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?01da5f





NBPOL

Sime Darby will compulsorily acquire all the remaining New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL) shares where it has not received the acceptances. After the completion of the compulsory acquisition, NBPOL will become a unit of Sime Darby.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?e1131a





TB in PNG

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says it is scaling up efforts to help combat tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea, as the country continues to battle with a soaring outbreak of the disease. The programme manager for MSF's TB project, Eric Pujo, says a newly-launched programme is hoping to both diagnose the scope and nature of TB in Gulf province and the capital, Port Moresby.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?fee6ff





Games Baton Relay

With 100 days to the 2015 Pacific Games in PNG the Oil Search Games Baton Relay has kicked off. There is a possibility that the Games Baton may head offshore to Cairns, Australia, before reaching Port Moresby.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?3871c2





Tavurvur to Erupt

The Rabaul Volcano Observatory has warned the Mt Tavurvur volcano may soon have a "one-off eruption" similar to the one last August.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/84839





West Papuan Activist 'Held' in PNG

The West Papua freedom advocate Benny Wenda has been detained at Port Moresby's airport. The Governor of the National Capital District, Powes Parkop, says Mr Wenda is not locked up but awaiting clearance to officially enter PNG and then travel on to Vanuatu.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?bf575b





Soldiers in Trouble

Soldiers have been accused of opening fire in the Seafarers nightclub in Madang, injuring the wife of one of the performers.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?0966fa





AFP in PNG

The Australian Federal Police in PNG have been praised for their work and assistance in the country. Port Moresby's Metropolitan Superintendent Andy Bawa has applauded their work and assistance in the short time they had spent in the country and provided support to the local force.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?7965ea





Forests Key

Effective forest management strategies are crucial in fighting climate change and advancing PNG's development, say UN experts. PNG's forests are also vital to the livelihoods of more than 4.5 million of rural population - providing them with food, building materials, shelter and medicines.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?5a520a





Sailors Found

A small boat carrying seven men from PNG have been found washed up in Solomon Islands 13 days after the crew ran out of petrol and started to drift. The fibreglass outboard motorboat drifted more than 500 kilometres before washing up on Rendova Island, in the Western Province of Solomon Islands.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?8154f7





Vandals Apprehended

Recently a monument for the South Pacific Games at the Foodland roundabout in Port Moresby have suffered an attack by vandals. A group of youths, who are allegedly responsible for defacing it with graffiti, have been arrested by police.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?e9cd50





Gang Rape Case Begins

The trial of a group of men, accused of raping an American scientist in 2013, has begun. Six young men aged in their twenties are charged with multiple offences over the incident.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?5535e8





Unauthorised Foreign Exchange Trading

PNG's central bank has moved to stop offshore foreign banks, which don't operate in PNG, trading in the Kina. Only licensed banks will be able to accept deposits, provide loans and convert currency (Kina and foreign currency), the Governor of the BPNG, Loi Bakani, has announced.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?fac3e3





Post PNG

Post PNG and PNG DataCo have signed a lease agreement to ensure the country and business community can access quality ICT services at affordable prices in the coming years.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?ccd9e6





Barrick Gold Faces Compensation

Barrick Gold and its subsidiary Barrick Niugini are facing claims about social, economic and environmental damages caused by the Porgera gold mine in Enga province.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?ad22ef





Rabaul Creole German

Rabaul Creole German (Unserdeutsch) is the only German-based creole language we know of. It had its beginnings in the Bismarck Archipelago in Papua New Guinea among children at the Vunapope Mission in what is now East New Britain Province shortly before and after World War I. Nowadays, only a few elderly speakers living in Papua New Guinea and the eastern states of Australia are still proficient in Unserdeutsch.

Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ac8c52





Micah Lives it Up

State Enterprise Minister Ben Micah has been staying at the Grand Papua Hotel in downtown Port Moresby. Some of the daily room rates at the Grand Papua are higher than what the average PNG subsistence farmer earns in a year and possibly more than most PNG workers earn in a week.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?d6069b





Disaster Relief Funding

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has announced that the Government has approved 10 million Kina in disaster relief funding for six provinces that have sustained extensive damage during recent extreme weather.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?2e4eca





PNG Power

Public and private sector efforts are under way to increase Port Moresby's electricity supply ahead of the Pacific Games in July, as the government tries to allay fears that the major sporting event could be disrupted by blackouts.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?bccaa2





Disaster Risk Reduction Body

The Government says it is setting up a commission to liaise with domestic and international organisations dealing with disaster-related issues. Mr O'Neill said extreme weather events in the region seem to be getting worse.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?b98aec

IPBC provides Risk Management Training -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fe1fb5





40th Game Fishing Titles

Bank South Pacific has continued its platinum sponsorship K25, 000 for the 40th National Game Fishing tiles to be held in the waters off Port Moresby over the Easter weekend this year

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?bc74a9





Corruption in PNG

Transparency International Papua New Guinea (TIPNG) has revealed that INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS who entertain CORRUPT practises within their officers and schools remain the BIGGEST impediments towards DEVELOPMENT at all levels.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?f5aa3d





Economical LNG Development

Jon Ozturgut, InterOil's chief operating officer, has said "with the world's largest LNG market less than 10 days' sail from Port Moresby, LNG from PNG is now one of the cheapest to produce and one of the most attractive to customers"

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?cca192





PNG Power Sacks Consultant

PNG Power Limited has terminated the services of Kordamenta Consultants, according to board chairman Larry Andagali. “They were told to vacate the PPL premises. They can work from the IPBC office and we will provide information and data if requested.”

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/85011





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.

40th Game Fishing Titles -- 28th March - 5th April 2015

Haus Krai 2015 - 16th May 2015 - For more information send an email to keparileniata@gmail.com

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

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

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup - November 2016

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




PNG Media


Interested in having your own Web Site? Worried about the cost? It may be cheaper than you think. Take a look at pricing at the PNG Web Hosting site. Sites with space for unlimited data storage and data transfer per month start from less than US$5.00 per month. -- DOT COM Domains from US$9.00 per year. All plans come with 24 hour a day / 7 day a week ticket / phone support

 

If a friend has given or sent you a copy of this newsletter and you would like to keep receiving free copies then please visit -- http://www.pnggossip.com/news/index.html -- for instructions on how to join the list.

Articles for this Newsletter

If you think you have a PNG page worth mentioning then please click here and use the submission form

To send a message for submission to the PNG Gossip Newsletter queue please click here and use the submission form.



If you want to subscribe please fill out the application on the following page.

If you want to unsubscribe then select the unsubscribe option on the next page.

 
ArchivesView PNG Gossip Newsletter Archive

 

Search Newsletters
Newsletter Home
Newsletter Index
Previous Newsletter
Most Recent Newsletter

-- THE END --

In Tok Pisin - em tasol

For other ways of saying "the end" please pay a visit to -- http://www.pnggossip.com/emtasol

Some of the ways of saying "that's all" are courtesy of Liz and her friends at the University of Technology in Lae. -- http://www.unitech.ac.pg

If you can add to this list then please click here and use the submission form.

Information contained in this newsletter may be correct only at the time of publication and may be subject to change at any time without notice.



Created  26 Mar 2015
Updated  26 Mar 2015


Sponsored by
www.michie.net

© 2014 - -- Gia Mann (online news from PNG since 1998)