PNG Gossip Newsletter - 26 Jul 2015

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Tok Pisin English
gavman government
haus house
haus moni bank
moa more
moa nogut worse
moni money
namba number
namba wan first / very good
nogut no good / bad
pinis end / finish
ples place
skon scone
susu milk
swit muli orange
swit sweet
ti tea
tipot teapot

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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

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PNG News Links

Unemployed Youth Say the Future They Want Begins With Them -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c6df7a

One dead, 10 missing after two boat mishaps in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?217698

WCB Resources Advances Quartz Mountain Prospect, Misima Island -- http://giaman.com/pg/?48c18d

Man charged with murder of asylum seeker Reza Barati granted bail -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7380eb

Amazing crowd in PNG medal victory -- http://giaman.com/pg/?35389e

Steps to avoid potential air crashes -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/91777

Teenager Vai Powers to Victory in Pacific Games -- https://psaworldtour.com/news/view/2023

Suari and Vai Take Gold in All-PNG Squash Final -- http://giaman.com/pg/?327a1a

Port Moresby 2015 chief blames chaos on fans without tickets -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7be4f7

Pini says the Games parade was a great celebration for the fans -- http://giaman.com/pg/?647c12

PNG Snatches Dramatic Late Bronze in Men's Soccer Final -- http://giaman.com/pg/?327176

Ex-officer faces arrest for harbouring escapee son -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/91833





Misc. Links

Unemployed Youth Say the Future They Want Begins With Them -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c6df7a

Kokoda Initiative news -- http://png.highcommission.gov.au/pmsb/467.html

New Zealand's first-ever Pacific Games gold medallist -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f2104c

Expanded role likely for Australia/NZ in future Pacific Games -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d8e3e7

Australia/NZ participation praised for raising quality of event -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d1d028

Aussie Church to Help Upgrade Remote Area of PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4894fd





PNG Images

Business PNG - Episode 26, 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4a58d0

Surfing PNG -- http://www.twitpic.com/d0vagl

Port Moresby Harbour -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7cBwyYoswg

Korobosea International's cultural day -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4d6286

Goroka Show -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cf6922 -- and -- http://365project.org/bobfoto/365/2012-09-14

Narapela Sing-sing piksa bilong Popondetta -- http://365project.org/bobfoto/365/2012-07-15

Faces behind the masks -- http://giaman.com/pg/?45d521


News Items

Vale Nancy Sullivan

Noted anthropologist and philanthropist, Dr Nancy Sullivan, 57, has been killed in a one-car crash on the Taconic State Parkway in Connecticut in the United States.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?902743

Woman killed in LaGrange crash -- http://giaman.com/pg/?eb9d57





Independence Day

Perth is celebrating PNG Independence day on the 16th of September at the Royal Australian Air Force Association Club from 11:30am for $25.00. More details at a later date. Contact Perth PNGAA.

PNG celebrates its 40th anniversary of independence from Australia on the 16th of September.





Games Venues Must Be Finished

Minister for Sports and National events Justin Tkatchenko says until all work is completed and all defects of the actual construction of the Pacific Games venues are complete an amount of 10 percent will be withheld.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?68a558





Indonesian Awards Scholarships

Education and cultural attaché, Dr Sedercor Melatunan from the Indonesian Embassy says Indonesia has offered 12 scholarships to PNG and a female student is among the 12 recipients of a non-degree Darmasiswa Scholarship programme.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?71878f





Commonwealth Games Bid

Speaking during the closing ceremony of the Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Governor General, Michael Ogio was applauded when he said PNG should bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?8cbb15





PNG LNG Market Analysis and Outlook

Market Research Store has uploaded the latest Report on "Papua New Guinea Liquid Natural Gas Market Analysis and Outlook Report to 2020" in their database.

-- http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2623229





Medical Helicopter Service

PNG's only medical helicopter service is expanding, but its chief executive says funding it is still a problem.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?1c6b52

Risky chopper journey to save PNG jungle triplets -- http://giaman.com/pg/?686480

Samaritan Aviation operates the only floatplane in PNG, serving those living in the East Sepik Province through emergency evacuation flights, medicine delivery, disaster relief, and community health programs -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7bfdda





Rugby League

PNG Hunters to spread home games around country -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a501d5

PNG's minister for public enterprise and state investment Ben Micah has said Papua New Guinea rugby league players are ready to "hunt down, kill and eat" their Australian and New Zealand counterparts.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?023aa6

Micah says comment about killing and eating Australian players was 'sporting banter'.

Mr Micah's comments to parliament came weeks after New Zealand weightlifter Douglas Sekone-Fraser withdrew from the Pacific Games after posting two photos on Instagram referring to locals as "cannibals".

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?abf8e9





Pirate Drowns

A pirate has drowned in Milne Bay after robbing a cargo vessel. The Post Courier reports that the recent attack involved seven armed criminals who stabbed students on board and took money and cargo, as well as stealing a smaller escort boat. While escaping the pirate dinghy was hit by strong waves and capsized.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?2a44d0





Aussie High Commissioner Withdrawn

The Australian federal government is refusing to say why Australia's high commissioner to Papua New Guinea has made an early exit from her posting. The departure of Ms Stokes comes after months of mixed relations between PNG and its former colonial ruler.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?8d39af

Julie Bishop refuses to elaborate on departure of PNG high commissioner -- http://giaman.com/pg/?de720e





Air Niugini Fares

The national carrier is offering cheap fares between Port Moresby and Cairns. Fares include taxes and surcharges and must be purchased before the 14th of August for travel in August 2015.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?37260b





Tennis Gold

Tennis star Tere-Apisah is one of few athletes at Port Moresby 2015 to win gold in every event in which she participated - the team event, women's doubles, mixed doubles and women's singles.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?b29e7a

Abigail teamed up with sister Marcia to secure the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games women's doubles tennis title beating their nieces Violet and Patricia Apisah.





APEC Ministerial Meeting

Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill has expressed his satisfaction at the announcement of the first APEC Ministerial Meeting ever to be held in PNG.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/91802





Sinkhole Destroys Houses

A sinkhole in PNG' has destroyed 16 houses and injured two people, local media says. The Post-Courier reported the sinkhole appeared in the swampy Ambunti area of East Sepik Province and caused panic among locals.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?aa7bab





Mining Suspended

Gold and silver mining remains suspended at the Hidden Valley mine following the death of a worker on the 18th of July joint venture partner Newcrest Mining of Australia said recently. The Hidden Valley mine has a production target of a quarter of a million ounces of gold and 2.5 million to 3.0 million ounces of silver annually.

The company's larger Lihir gold mine on Lihir Island in the Bismark Sea was shut for 36 hours in June due to a dispute over a compensation package.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?af0789





Landowners Threaten LNG Project

A major liquefied natural gas project was set to be disrupted recently after angry landowners say they will enforce a threat if demands are not met. Among the list of demands, they are calling on the government to deliver the 10.6 million US dollars in outstanding business development grants for the province.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?ed2841





Rabaul Landowners Demand Compensation

The Towalingan Tobebe Ratagul landowners have threatened to shut down Rabaul town if their demands are not met.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?c0e4d4





University of Queensland Graduation

It is the end of a long journey for twenty women from PNG who have just graduated from The University of Queensland. The public servants, all recipients of the government-funded Australia Awards Fellowship-PNG, studied a tailored Graduate Certificate in Governance and Public Policy in the School of Political Science and International Studies.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?52c9e5

The Australia Awards PNG are funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and provide scholarships to support development and people-to-people connections with PNG.





Police Powerless

The police in the Western Highlands province say they are powerless to stop a tribal war on the remote border with Enga province that has killed 11 people in the past month.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?ed82b2





Gold for PNG in Half Marathon

Kupsy Bisamo (PNG) won gold in the men's half marathon with a time of 1 hour, 14 minutes and 11 seconds.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?d8ca2a





Namah To Lose Post

The State Solicitor, Daniel Rolpagarea, says the election of Belden Namah as West Sepik Governor in April failed to follow proper procedures.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/91865





Bible Burned

The burning of a Bible by two self-styled preachers in Mt Hagen has generally outraged people. The two men were nearly publicly lynched by people who saw them burning the Bible. But police arrived on the scene on time to take them to the safety of the police station.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/91862

Burning Bible work of devil, pastor says -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/91792





Road Accident Minimisation

The National Capital District has partnered a Japanese firm to install barriers aimed to minimise road accidents in Port Moresby.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/91843





Running Gold

Spectators who headed to the Pacific Games to see Toea Wisil and Nelson Stone run were not disappointed. Both runners won gold.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/91767





Ship Captain, Manager Arrested

A ship captain and operations manager in Rabaul, East New Britain province, have been arrested and charged with taking and sending an unseaworthy ship to sea while the vessel was under National Maritime and Safety Authority detention.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?83ff85





PNG's Snake Man

If bitten, a villager's only hope of survival is the expensive anti-venom that's rarely stocked in the isolated clinics. Their life saver is the "snake man" - Australian herpetologist and toxicologist, David Williams.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?b87793





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.

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 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?dad899

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) -- http://giaman.com/pg/?18525e

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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