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Opposition describes PNG Electoral Commission as a Rubber Stamp -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ec4d2f
Huawei to start Papua New Guinea broadband grid in Q2 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?026778
Only Parliament can change election dates: Basil -- http://giaman.com/pg/?240b47
PNG Minister & Chinese Woman exposed in illegal land grab -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bdce2b
Morobe Provincial Government Presents 2017 Budget -- http://giaman.com/pg/?304d51
Mondono Art -- http://giaman.com/pg/?09d8b5
Travel Tips: The Best Destinations You Can Visit This 2017 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6cfaa8
Two Amazing Places to Visit in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c45c4c
Selling tobacco from Wewak -- http://giaman.com/pg/?767d72
Milne Bay Accommodation -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5545cd
Tok Piksa - Episode 1, 2017 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1c4898
Wafi-Golpu exploration project -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ad32d9
National Statistical Office -- https://www.nso.gov.pg
Western Pacific Uni -- http://wpu.ac.pg
Foreign Affairs Money Woes
The number of officers serving at Papua New Guinea's foreign missions may be reduced as the Department of Foreign Affairs embarks on a cost-cutting measure, to ease financial constraints it is currently experiencing.
PNG Facts -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3d2655
Commonwealth Secretariat Board of Governors
The High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea to the United Kingdom, Her Excellency Ms Winnie Kiap, is the new Chair of the Commonwealth Secretariat Board of Governors. Having been elected unanimously by her fellow Board members, she took up her responsibilities recently.
All 53 Commonwealth member states are represented on the Board of Governors, which meets annually to consider Commonwealth Secretariat work plans and budgets.
The Commonwealth -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f07f6e
There are only two runways in the vast Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea, and the Samaritan Aviation planes don't need either of them.
The two Cessna 206 float planes can land on the many waterways of the Sepik floodplain, allowing Samaritan Aviation to provide a free air ambulance service for the people living along PNG's longest river and its many tributaries.
ABC Australia -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ced6b1
Madang Soccer Centre of Excellence
Little known Madang Soccer Centre of Excellence (MSCoE) congratulates 10 of its players for making the Papua New Guinea Under-17 squad. The centre is open to all clubs and interested individuals (boys and girls between 10 and 16 years) are encouraged to enrolled.
The National -- http://giaman.com/pg/?326aa9
Businesses along sections of the Okuk Highway (Highlands Highway) have been impacted by landslips. All business that rely on freight from the coast are feeling the pinch. Residents of Mt. Hagen have had to contend with a severe fuel shortages caused by the landslips in Simbu and the Eastern Highlands. The price of petrol has risen.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5fc26c
Severe fuel shortage hits Hagen -- http://giaman.com/pg/?94c8f1 -- and -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6ffebf
New road designs needed in PNG to prevent future landslips -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1559de
The International Cricket Council (ICC) East Asia-Pacific (EAP) men's team finished with three (3) wins from ten (10) matches at the 2017 Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Champions which concluded on Wednesday 11th January in Wollongong, Australia.
The EAP Men's Team, captained by Vanuatu's National Captain, Andrew Mansale which included eight (8) members of the HEBOU PNG Barramundis and PNG "A" Team, finished the 50 Over Competition in sixth (6th) place with no wins from five (5) matches, while they finished a very respectable second (2nd) place in the T20 Competition with three (3) wins from five (5) matches.
Cricket PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?416dd1
Sports Minister Warned
PNG Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, has received a stern warning from World Rugby to refrain from interfering with matters regarding the sport in the country.
Inside the Games -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c31d38
Human Rights Watch says Papua New Guinea has failed to protect women and children. Papua New Guineans took to the streets to protest against government corruption and were met by gunfire, Human Rights Watch has said in a scathing assessment of Australia's nearest neighbour.
The Guardian -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0cb90c
PNG blasted for police brutality -- http://giaman.com/pg/?18e83f
Asia Broadcast Satellite
The National Information and Communications Technology Authority has presented three licences to the Asia Broadcast Satellite company, to incorporate its company, ABS Global Satellite Limited so that it can operate in the country. ABS Global Satellite is now licensed to provide data and internet services over facilities and infrastructure for its PNG customers.
PNG Facts -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fb2704
National Broadband Transmission Network
Huawei will help Papua New Guinea to build its national broadband transmission network with centres in Vanimo, Wewak, Madang, Lae, Popondetta, Alotau, Kerema, Daru, Kimbe, Kavieng, Kokopo, Lorengau, Arawa and Port Moresby.
Telecom Paper -- http://giaman.com/pg/?026778
3D Project for Searcher
Searcher Seismic has started a 3D reprocessing project, offshore Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The project comprises reprocessing existing open-file 3D datasets with a modern broadband de-ghosting and pre-stack depth migration sequence.
Offshore Engineer Digital Edition -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c77759
Developers of the Langila Resort, at the Reiven Plantation in the Kokopo region of East New Britain, are pleased to announce the selection of von Hagge, Smelek and Baril as the lead golf course architectural firm for the resort's PGA US and PGA Australia rated golf course.
Digital Journal -- http://giaman.com/pg/?458a57
Canadian mining company, Nautilus Minerals, has been developing a plan to extract high-grade deposits of copper, gold, zinc and silver on the seabed near the mineral-rich underwater Hydrothermal Vent Systems. In past statements, Nautilus Minerals has expressed confidence that cutting edge technology will allow the company to mine the seabed in an environmentally responsible way. But Professor Steiner, who conducted his own independent study into the proposed mine, says the project warrants extreme caution.
WORT FM -- http://giaman.com/pg/?647562
The National Weather Service Forecasting and Warning Centre in the country has called for more weather stations to ensure accurate weather forecasting.
Pasifik -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6362db
Crocodile Captured In Lae
A young fresh water crocodile has been captured in a drain outside a company premises in Lae. The crocodile was caught by an employee of Jim Tapako Investment at Kamkumung, who trapped it using chicken meat.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fe8bb1
Eagle 407HP Trials
The first Eagle Copters 407HP in the region, VH-EPU, has been operating in the hot and high environment of Papua New Guinea with outstanding results. At high altitude testing above 10,000 feet, the aircraft is lifting more than a standard Bell 212 and close to double the standard Bell 407 helicopter.
Vertical Mag -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2a2398
The focus for the coming 10th APEC Transportation Ministerial Meeting in Port Moresby will be transport issues. Transport Minister, Malakai Tabar, said "A better transport system helps any country to move forward and develop".
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/pg/?019bfb
Australian / PNG Border
Australia's top border official has debunked the myth that Far North Queensland's land border is a soft target for transnational drug running and people smuggling.
Cairns Post -- http://giaman.com/pg/?555831
Police in the country are preparing a major crack down on illegal firearms in the Eastern Highlands, Morobe and Madang.
Radio NZ -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5978b6
University of Goroka
The University of Goroka is focused to start the 2017 academic year, Chancellor Joseph Sukwianomb says.
The National -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d9f37d
University of Goroka Announces Major Policy Shift on Fees -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4cb993
This is PNG's first e-commerce website. You can esishop in KINA (PGK). You can buy mobile phone credit. You can buy easipay electricity credit.
PNG Public Transport
UN Women partners in the transport sector are undertaking innovative strategies to improve safety, mobility and accessibility of public transport for Papua New Guineans, including for women and girls. This follows the first-ever Gender and Transport Seminar facilitated by UN Women, where participants from donor and civil society organisations, academics and government authorities, identified specific service gaps in the current public transport system.
PNG Today -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1e33fd
What appeared to be a hijacking attempt aboard an Air Niugini plane to Singapore has been categorically dismissed by the airline. The airline says there was a minor incident where one of the passengers had inflated a life jacket causing a commotion among other passengers.
PNG Facts -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e553e4
Air Niugini clarifies POM 'emergency landing' incident -- http://giaman.com/pg/?57cae9
National airline Air Niugini is set to commence bi-weekly flights to Townsville in the Australian state of Queensland from March 2017. The move strengthens Port Moresby's Jacksons International Airport status as a regional aviation hub.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ede57e/
Relatives of 13 people killed in a truck accident in Papua New Guinea's Oro province have brought the town of Popondetta to a standstill. Police said a truck belonging to the Malaysian palm oil company Sime Darby hit a smaller truck carrying 29 passengers as it was travelling into town. Sixteen passengers survived the crash.
ABC Australia -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ce0106
Compo demands after fatal PNG bus crash -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b7b485
Life at Farm 15
Residents of 15-Mile outside of Port Moresby, locally known as Farm 15, consider the area as a home away from home.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3d3a1
The Oro Governor, Gary Juffa, has labelled the 12th hour electoral reforms as the Governments effort to manipulate the 2017 elections. He said it was totally absurd to be suddenly making amendments and reforms now when the Government had 5 year to do so with adequate consultation with all stakeholders.
PNG Facts -- http://giaman.com/pg/?819189
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.
Men's and Women's Longboard World Championship Tour Tupira Surf Resort, Madang province - 18th - 25th March 2017
Petroleum and Energy Summit - 2017
Good Friday - 14 Apr 2017
Easter Sunday - 16 Apr 2017
Easter Monday - 17 Apr 2017
Queen's Birthday - 12 Jun 2017
National Remembrance Day - 23 Jul 2017
Independence Day - 16 Sep 2017
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
Milne Bay Canoe & Kundu Festival -- 4th - 5th of November, 2017
Christmas Day, Monday 25 December 2017
Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December 2017
2018 - APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
Port Moresby Craft Markets - Laguna Hotel - 1st Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), PNG Arts - 2nd Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), Holiday Inn - 3rd Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), Ela Beach - 4th Saturday of the month (6 am to 12 pm)
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