PNG Gossip Newsletter - 26 Aug 2014

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PNG News Links

Baby killer's deportation under wraps -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7b63c5

James Segeyaro to miss Storm clash after death of father -- http://giaman.com/pg/?27e06e

Calls for PNG to implement gun control recommendations -- http://giaman.com/pg/?02008c

Counsellors help PNG gunshot victim recover -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f80195

Commonwealth Games success boost to Pacific Games -- http://giaman.com/pg/?59da1e

First national Nazarene DS in PNG remembered -- http://giaman.com/pg/?57c622

Why Does Rio Tinto plc Want To Get Out of PNG? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d88710

Madang MP joins PNG government to get funds -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4c4444

Bougainville House passes historic mining bill -- http://giaman.com/pg/?deba52

Misunderstanding led to ransack -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/74343





Misc. Links

Kwato church celebrates 123 years -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3eef57

Expedition PNG: A Crossing by Patrick Hutton and Richard Johnson -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0c8cef

Conflict in paradise: unlikely Australian eco-warrior clashes with locals over fate of green sea turtles -- http://giaman.com/pg/?05f938

Award winning PNG poet talks about her craft -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ecf604

Crocodile Prize recognises PNG's best writers -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fb6d8d

PNG military at its lowest - Singirok -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cae5a1

PNG - Land of Mystery -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6fccd5

PNG Tourism Industry Association -- http://www.pngtia.com





PNG Images

Harry shines light on early conflict -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4aa4bc

Escape to PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?378be2





PNG Blogs

Kula starts diamond drilling in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d4fb13

Using the c-word: Australian anti-corruption policy in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5d8dc2

No customary rights over seas in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?af45f1


News Items

Hybrid Rice Seeds

A total of 1,160 kilos of Philippine hybrid rice seeds exported to PNG by SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) have been received by Calmwind Pty. Ltd., a SLAC executive said. The cargo was shipped on the 21st of July and arrived in Port Moresby recently.

PNG imports 300,000 metric tons of rice yearly from Australia.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?360da7

PNG plans to expand its trade and investment links with the Philippines -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a4c4f7





2015 Pacific Games

The 2015 Pacific Games Organising Committee says Australia has advised they will send a full complement of athletes to compete next year in Port Moresby.

The Pacific Games Council voted in June to invite both Australia and New Zealand to participate at next year's Games in up to four sports: taekwondo, weightlifting, sailing and rugby sevens, in the first step towards an expanded Continental Games.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?bc244a





AFL International Cup

The PNG MVIL Mosquitoes have taken out the 2014 AFL International Cup held around Vitoria in Australia by three points. The final game was played on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) against the Ireland Warriors. The game was exciting with the Mosquitoes defeating the Warriors 6.9.45 to 6.6.42 before a crowd of about 5000.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?5dd8be

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?9cee53





Queensland Rugby League

The PNG Hunters have won their last fixture and confirmed their reputation as formidable newcomers, downing the the South Logan Magpies 44 to 14 in Brisbane. Queensland Rugby League said the Hunters have been a huge boon to the competition, boosting game attendances into the thousands instead of the few hundred seen last season.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?912ed3





3G/4G Network

PNG state-owned operators Telikom PNG and bmobile are reportedly jointly rolling out a USD100 million 3G/4G mobile phone network that is expected to go live from April 2015, according to the Solomon Star.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?2c760b





10th PM's XIII Match

This year, the Australian Kangaroos and the PNG Kumuls will meet for the 10th Prime Minister's XIII match. In the lead up to the event, the Australian High Commission is looking back at how the PM's XIII has drawn on the popularity of rugby league as a positive vehicle to talk to the community about social issues.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?f402c5





Don't Get Defensive

Triumph Heritage Empowerment (THE) Party leader Don Polye has challenged Prime Minister Peter O'Neill to run the affairs of the country with a "professional attitude". "O'Neill should not quickly go on the defence when such interest groups express professional and independent views/opinions, positive criticisms among others to guide him in managing the economy," he said.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/74337





Girls' Youth Soccer

The experience of participating at the Girls' Youth Olympic Football Tournament in Nanjing, China has provided a strong personal experience and an added value for the players' progression not only technically but holistically. "It is a culture shock but a positive one which facilitates the players' progress," Papua New Guinea coach Margaret Aka says.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?a0d6f8





Sean Dorney Leaving ABC

Pacific Correspondent Sean Dorney is leaving the ABC after accepting redundancy. After covering the region for more than 40 years, he says the Pacific is far more dynamic and (from an Australian Foreign Policy perspective) problematic than it was when he first went to the islands in 1974.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?5fdf1a

Pacific Beat pays tribute to Sean Dorney -- http://giaman.com/pg/?66b9fd





Provincial Celebrations

PNG's capital is providing assistance for representatives of provinces throughout the country to hold provincial day celebrations. The Governor of the National Capital District Powes Parkop says the National Capital can overcome the logistical challenge of hosting one big show day for all provinces by sectioning them out individually.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?b4efcf





Biometric Project 'Illegal'

Lae district's biometric registration programme is unconstitutional and has been over-funded by the Lae district, says Morobe Governor and deputy chairman of Lae joint district planning and budget priorities committee Kelly Naru.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/74356





21st Century Pompeii

The town of Rabaul, East New Britain sits beneath three active volcanoes: Tavurvur, Vulcan and Rabalankaia. 'Over 30,000 people left the town itself and a further 50,000 ran from the surrounding area,' explains Lafforgue. 'Only four people lost their lives in the eruption, although one other was killed by a lighting strike on the southern flank of Vulcan.' Those who remain spend their days hunting for eggs laid two metres below the top layer of ash by the megapode bird or eking out a living by sweeping up ash or guarding the derelict remains of the town's hotels.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?87ac2e





Asylum Seeker Deal Under Fire

Loani Henao, representing the leader of the opposition, Belden Namah, says it appears the government bent over backwards to allow asylum seekers to be transferred to PNG at the behest of the Australian government.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?932b7b





Frieda River Project

Almost 10 months after agreeing to pay Glencore $75 million for its Frieda River Project in PNG, PanAust will finally take ownership of the copper and gold deposit today with payment of the first instalment.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?161b39





PNG Power

The Government has come to the rescue of PNG Power Ltd with the first payment of K10 million to avert a bank debt crisis. PNG Power chairman Larry Andagali confirmed the company's financial crisis had been averted with the first payment of K10 million to BSP on Friday.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/74367





PNG Growth

PNG's economy is forecast to see the fastest growth in the greater Asian area next year. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, expanding energy exports will propel PNG's growth rate to just under 15 percent, the highest figure in the 35-nation area, which includes Australia and New Zealand.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?3f9c97





Kaukau Consumption

According to an international expert sweet potato consumption in Papua New Guinea is among the highest in the world. About three million tonnes of sweet potato (kaukau) are produced every year in PNG, providing about 43% of the country's total food energy.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/74353





Highway Defended

A proposed trans-island highway linking Port Moresby to Lae has been defended by Powes Parkop, the Governor of the National Capital District. He says that the highway must go ahead, even though he understands reservations made by the Governor of Central Province, Kila Haoda.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?f394c5





Open Parliament Project

Transparency and accountability are a Parliament's best friends. With this in mind Transparency International PNG proposed and implemented a project, strongly supported by the Speaker of Parliament, the Hon Theo Zurenuoc, and funded by the European Union. Under this "Open Parliament Project" a website (http://www.parliament.gov.pg) has been created for Parliament.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?377fb2





Polygamy Outlawed

Polygamy has been outlawed in PNG. The Papuan New Guinea Civil Registry Act Amendment will only allow one wife and one husband marriage in 2015. Register-General, Dickson Kiragi, said that the amendment would also include other changes to the existing legislation.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?b28047





Least Liveable City

Melbourne, Australia has once again taking out the title of Most Liveable City in the World for the fourth year in a row and Port Moresby has ranked poorly. Out of 140 cities surveyed Damascus, Syria was ranked the least liveable city in the world, preceded by Dhaka, Bangladesh, Port Moresby, Lagos, Nigeria and Karachi, Pakistan.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?e99b95

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?b6272b





Bisini Park

One of the oldest venues for sports in Port Moresby has closed its gates temporarily as the country prepares to re-develop the Bisini Park soccer ground for the Pacific Games Football Tournament next year.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?4fc73c





Aussie Policing in PNG

PNG Police Minister, Robert Artiyafa, says the deployment of more than 70 Australian Federal Police officers to PNG will be reviewed and "most likely" wound down. The Police Minister says he wants concentrate on sending PNG police overseas for training and contracting expatriate officers to work in four provincial headquarters.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?d42a53

Australian police making a real difference in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2f0912





Service Delivery

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has defended his Government's track record in delivering services into the districts, saying funds were finally getting into rural communities after 40 years.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?7e7893





Coming Events

Note: please verify any date mentioned as dates change and events can sometimes be cancelled. Of course, I may also put down a wrong date.

National Day of Repentance, 26 August 2014 (today)

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

Hiri Moale Festival, 15 - 16 September

Independence Day, 16 September 2014

Linguistic Society Conference Divine Word University, 17 - 19 September

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

Sixth 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.

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