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Second Buk bilong Pikinini library to open in Lae -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cab12f
Plans to make PNG's Kavieng an international airport -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4e6bf2
Rabaul Gurias head off to meet Northern Prides in Cairns -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ac181f
Nautilus CEO opens up on PNG dispute -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a18ca7
PNG to participate in Easter event -- http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=225874
Hospital staff rally for attacked PNG nurse -- http://giaman.com/pg/?212b50
PNG High Commissioner comments on Fiji constitution needs -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=74053
3000 plus police officers not insured -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130220/news04.htm
Running in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b1ef7f
French Alliance -- http://afportmoresby.org
Investment Promotion Authority -- http://www.ipa.gov.pg
My life with the witch-burners -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6dd1b5
Checkpoints reinforce PNG alcohol prohibition -- http://giaman.com/pg/?35552c
Love Patrol 5 launched in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e82b89
Milne Bay veteran meets an old friend -- http://giaman.com/pg/?53edc6
PNG Real Estate - are rentals in Port Moresby decreasing -- http://skerah.com/articles_realestate.php?id=529
Shady rest reviews -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7a6044
Westborough Church Helps Bring New Testament to PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?853402
Doctors Without Borders -- http://www.msf.org.au/Papua-New-Guinea
Kimbe Island - Rainforest Meets the Ocean - YouTube -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8bUfWPzlNo
PX On time performance -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_NK0Ki8wZM
Inspired by design - Western Highlands -- http://giaman.com/pg/?76dae1
Trobriand Islands -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/mytripsmypics/6034458630
This is PNG -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwE-N8Shwgg
Lae women to organize protest -- https://twitter.com/Mangiwantok/status/303410116672249856
PNG Budget -- http://giaman.com/pg/?095707
Land is life in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?805c3b
Céline Rouzet on Papua New Guinea's Gas Boom -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a8e732
Papua New Guinea Blogs -- http://www.pngblogs.com
Malum Nalu -- http://malumnalu.blogspot.com
PNG Links & Search - Blogs, Forums -- http://www.tanorama.com/pngsrch_blogs_etc.html
PNGexposed Blog -- http://pngexposed.wordpress.com
PX 40th Anniversary
Air Niugini celebrates its 40th birthday in November. A reunion is planned in Brisbane, Australia for the 2nd of November. It will be held at Riverside Receptions at 50 Oxlade Drive, New Farm, on Saturday the 2nd of November 2013. The function will commence at 1530, finger food/canapés etc. will be served from 1700 onwards and buffet dinner at 1930.
The cost for pre-dinner canapés and dinner is $75.00 per person and will need to be paid into the reunion account by 1st October 2013. If you are interested please contact the newsletter and I will email the relevant details to you.
A reunion web site will be set up soon.
Treated Mosquito Netting
A recent survey by the Institute of Medical Research in PNG (PNGIMR) has discovered that many people aren't using the free insecticide treated mosquito bed nets that have been distributed to almost 3 million people since the start of a program run by the Rotarians Against Malaria.
Health experts have warned that PNG could face an upsurge in malaria cases due to overly relaxed attitudes to the use of bed nets. According to PNG's National Health Information System, 500-700 people die annually from malaria - the country's second most common cause of hospital admissions, says the Department of Health.
Manus Asylum Centre
A legal challenge against the Australian-run detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island will go to the Supreme Court after lawyers dropped lower circuit court proceedings.
Air Niugini CEO
Air Niugini has announced to the traveling public that the airline Board has confirmed the appointment of Mr Simon Foo, CBE as the Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the airline pending permanent appointment. Mr Foo has replaced Mr Wasantha Kumarasiri who has now taken up his new post as the Managing Director of Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC).
Air Niugini CEO takes over IPBC -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1e8748
Air Niugini Performance
Following a self-critique, Air Niugini has identified a number of shortcomings. Currently Air Niugini has a 45% on time performance. It had twelve million customer disruptions in 2012.
A new 22-bed ward at Daru General Hospital is part of the Australian governments multi-million dollar aid package to help fight against tuberculosis in Western Province. The ward is just one part of a broad range of measures the Australian aid agency, AusAID, is supporting to help PNG fight the disease.
An aviation forum to be held in Mt Hagen on the 7th and 8th of March will focus on PNG's rural airstrips. The forum will discuss the factors which contribute to poor airstrip conditions and look at models for repair and maintenance that will work for local communities and the operators that use these strips.
Court Rule Book
The Supreme Court of PNG has a revised and consolidated rule book effective from the 18th of January. It is titled Rules of the Supreme Court of Justice 2012. The rules superceded previous Supreme Court rules.
PNG's subsistence farmers are being encouraged to turn to more lucrative markets. An ABC series focusing on the future of food production has now turned to PNG.
What To Do About 'Witchcraft'
Sermons, SMS and programs socialising children to reject violence: these are some of the responses that emerged from Papua New Guinea after our recent story in The Global Mail about the ongoing belief in sorcery - and its brutal consequences.
PNG/Indonesia Links Strong
Major General Jerry Singirok the former head of Papua New Guinea's Defence Force says the Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is displaying strong leadership on resolving issues about the border shared with Indonesia.
PNG asks Australia to help develop border with Indonesia -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=74158
Border Population Drift
The Opposition Leader, Belden Namah, has said many people living in his Vanimo-Green electorate have moved from the PNG side of the border to the Indonesian side due to better services provided by the Indonesian government.
Islanders Renovate Building
The Gaubin Lutheran hospital, a church building built by Australian Dr Edwin Tscarke and opened on the 4th of June 1967 at Karkar island (Madang) will undergo a full renovation. Full renovation is expected to cost more than K1.4 million.
PNG Origin Revived
The PNG Origin, a match played between the PNG Resident and PNG Internationals comprising those who play overseas, will be revived to select the best players to the World Cup in England this year.
Two provinces in the Highlands have recorded almost double the number of new HIV cases in 2012 when compared with 2011. The Southern Highlands provincial monitoring, evaluation and surveillance team reported that 172 males and 259 females in Southern Highlands and Hela have contracted the virus.
The Nazarene Hospital located at Kudjip in the new Jiwaka province will soon be declared a public hospital. When declared a public hospital, it will assume the role of a provincial hospital in readiness for the Provincial Hospital Authority. This was announced by the Health and HIV/AIDS minister Michael Malabag during the 38th graduation of the Nazarene College of Nursing.
World Vision Programme
World Vision PNG has recently launched a 15-year partnership programme with the Morobe provincial government at the Lae International Hotel in Morobe province.
The 2013 Pacific MMI Port Moresby Corporate snooker competition has begun. In the A Grade matches which start at 6.30 tonight, brother teams Starland Dragons 1 and 2 test each other out while GAL Top Shooters take on Sunbird Falcons at the Port Moresby Country club. Joey Chan's Team 1 includes Roger Ng, Barry Tan, Alexis Tam and the likes and may be a touch better than the Djorne Fong captained Team 2. The PNG champion has the backing of number two female player in the country Helen Samuel with Ong Ben Huat and Robin Boston Seeto.
Police Brutality Sackings
Eighty seven officers have been dismissed from the police force between 2010 and 2012 as the police hierarchy takes a tough zero tolerance stance on police brutality. Another 73 were demoted for similar reasons, according to an information paper presented to MPs at a police forum.
Namah Taken to Task
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has instructed Government lawyers to initiate defamation proceedings against Opposition leader Belden Namah and his members for falsely and blatantly lying to the people of Papua New Guinea.
Debate hots up between PM, Namah -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130225/news01.htm
The Auditor-General Office is under investigation by various investigating agencies for procedural appointments and alleged "misdeeds".
Thanks to the efforts of Moresby North West MP Michael Malabag and Moresby South MP Justin Tkatchenko several areas around Moresby will get water.
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.
PNG Aviation Forum in Mt Hagen on 7th and 8th of March
Skerah Extreme Kokoda Trek - 6th to 13th of April, 2013
2013 Oceania Cup - June 2013
Hiri Moale Festival - July 2013
Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013
2013 Pacific Netball Series (hosted by Fiji)
Goroka Show 2013 -- http://epictomato.com/inspiration/the-goroka-show-papua-new-guinea
Christmas Day - 25th December 2013
Boxing Day - 26th December 2013
New Year's Day -- 1st January 2014
Full Pacific Games - PNG 4th July to 18th July 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
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