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Fears sexual health cutbacks open door to HIV -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2527be
Lae Port Reopened -- http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/2013/May/05-10-03.htm
Lae Port: Basil backs Union's Call -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c8d8ef
Sir Michael Somare at the Lowy Institute -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q2HeEOU7us
Under-resourced PNG police force concern in volatile areas -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=75851
PNG graft suspect avoids arrest in Cairns -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5127d7
Police seize assets of PNG's most wanted man -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0fe9f2
Australia to build PNG asylum seeker centre -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5441d0
PNG Draws Energy Interest -- http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-229903/
Gillard trip excites PNG women -- http://giaman.com/pg/?575100
PNG needs more midwives -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fb0cb5
Young women hacked to death -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c05e4c
Donor funds for NACS used by other organisations -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/49757
Key suspect in murder, rape caught -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130514/news15.htm
Manpower Management Services -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- http://www.manpower.com.pg
Air Niugini Destinations -- http://www.destinations.com.pg
In Ex-Isle by O-Shen -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a5aafb
PNG uni students ready to make a big contribution to Bougainville debate -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a8b2ff
Artist Stephen Dupont frames faces of transition in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e28f2e
Golf: Bay pro absorbs heat -- http://giaman.com/pg/?68ef4d
National 'Haus Krai' gets global backing -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130513/news03.htm
Kimbe -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/federilli/8724014628/
Julia Gillard Visits PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?00f80d
Julia Gillard joking with Asaro Mud Men -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bb9f7d
Visiting the Gerehu Markets -- https://twitter.com/JuliaGillard/status/332766889044475904
Port Moresby -- http://blogs.ft.com/photo-diary/tag/port-moresby/
Paga Hill, Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?394a94
Solar Annular Eclipse Visible in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?db496f
PNG's mining boom -- http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1764398/Blog--PNG-s-mining-boom
An officer from an Israeli Agri industry company is in Milne Bay province on a fact finding mission. The mission sanctioned by the Milne Bay provincial government aims to identify potential agricultural projects which they can assist to develop.
Revamp of PNG's Alotau port expected to boost cruise ship visits -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=75909
The international aid agency Oxfam says the flooding situation in Papua New Guinea's East Sepik province has now reached crisis point. Seven people have been confirmed dead and about 11,500 people have been affected by flooding along the Sepik River.
Women's Aussie Rules Football
Ruby Leete is a well-known name in women's football in the north of Queensland. The Papua New Guinea born star grew up in Port Moresby and moved to Australia in 1996. Once settled in her new home of Cairns, she soon picked up the Aussie sports bug, first playing tennis, then netball, then rugby league. However it was only in 2009 after someone at her rugby club invited her to have a go that she got hooked on AFL.
Warrnambool friends Jayne Hatherall and Jo Pruis have set up a Warrnambool, Victoria and south-west arm for the foundation and are calling for items to be collected so mother-baby packs can be made up and distributed. The mother-baby packs include soap, underwear, sanitary pads, muslin wraps, jumpsuits and beanies which have been instrumental in reducing maternal and infant death rates in PNG.
Julia Gillard's Visit
The Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, has visited PNG. The trip is the first official visit for Ms Gillard and the first visit since former prime minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007. The three-day visit included visits to a local market and primary school as well as tours of the Exxon Mobil Liquefied Natural Gas plant and the Bomana War Cemetery as well as talks about problems with the Manus Island detention centre.
Australia, PNG look for modern relationship -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bdec9d
Gillard to streamline visas for visitors from PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?228f08
Aussie PM has laid a wreath at the Bomana war cemetery -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3ca49
Speech To Port Moresby Chamber Of Commerce And Industry -- http://www.pm.gov.au/press-office/speech-port-moresby-chamber-commerce-and-industry-breakfast
Water in Western
Safe and reliable water supply will be built in 49 South Fly villages in Western Province, with funding handed over in Kiunga recently for phase two of PNG sustainable development program's CMCA water supply project.
Australia has agreed to help PNG improve its policing as the two close neighbours aim to broaden their relationship to accommodate a 'modernising' PNG. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Peter O'Neill recently signed a joint declaration for a new partnership between the two nations.
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill strongly denounced attempts by certain quarters to hamper the hosting of CHOGM 2013 by Sri Lanka and indicated the full backing of his government for the Colombo summit. He specifically indicated his keen interest to visit Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth event and also to travel in Sri Lanka to get firsthand knowledge of the new harbour and airport development as well as on water reservoirs and climate change issues.
Children in the Streets
World Vision's Children in the Streets Situation project, focussing on children aged 15 and under in four identified settlements of south Port Moresby, was launched recently.
A group of PNG landowners are expected to visit Fiji soon to meet and finalise details with the Fiji government on the recruitment of Fijians to work in a Chromite mine in Madang.
The Papua New Guinea Ports Corporation Limited says the $US19.5 million rebuild of Alotau port in PNG is expected to give the country's economy a boost when cruise ships visit Milne Bay.
The dusky pademelon (Thylogale brunii), also known as the dusky wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found on the Kai and Aru islands, Papua New Guinea, and in the Trans Fly savanna and grasslands ecoregion in Papua Province in Indonesia. It prefers a habitat in both arid and tropical savannahs, forests, shrublands, lowlands, and grasslands.
PX Reunion in Kokopo
On Friday the 1st of November 2013 there will be a reunion of Air Niugini staff to be held at Kokopo. Those wishing to attend should contact Howard Lahari on +675 982 8111/8110 or Gordon Joseph on 982 8436.
Don't forget the similar event being held in Australia -- http://www.angreunion.co.nr
Surfing PNG Tour
Want to take your surfing to the next level? Then from the 23rd to the 30th of Nov 2013 at Tupira Surf Camp in PNG might be what you are after. Tupira Surf Camp is situated between Madang and Wewak on PNG's north coast with one of the country's most consistent right-handers a mere 20 metre stroll from your bed. Tupira's remote location provides a safe and friendly environment for guests to enjoy PNG's spectacular culture and surfing.
National Haus Krai
The PNG Chamber of Commerce and Industry has backed the National Haus Krai. The chamber sees violence against women as a national issue requiring a comprehensive approach. The Haus Krai started in Port Moresby on Tuesday with a night long prayer vigil followed by a sit-in protest on Wednesday to coincide with the new sitting of parliament.
Parlt to hold minute of silence for women -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130515/news02.htm
Organiser Esther Igo has told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat the event has widespread community support because there has been so much violence against women and children.
Cut Arms Off
A senior police officer says cutting off the arms of a serious crime offender is better than imposing the death penalty on him. The officer said if both arms were cut off, the person would become useless and would be spoon-fed by relatives and family members until death.
Politician Financial Returns
19 Members of Parliament will be facing a leadership tribunal for failing to submit their annual returns. The Register of Political Parties and Candidates Dr Alphonse Gelu said that currently the commission was finalising the list of MPs and was preparing to publish them in the media.
The Queensland (Australia) Premier Campbell Newman will visit PNG on Tuesday for a two-day trade mission.
A group of 19 young men who changed their ways from being criminals to Christians have trekked across the country to raise funds to build a chapel in their village.
Fiji / PNG's Military Operations
A move to bring Fiji and PNG's military operations closer together has raised concerns with former PNGDF Major General Jerry Singirok. The agreement could see PNG military personnel joining Fiji soldiers in overseas peacekeeping missions.
William Kapris Escapes
Notorious criminal, William Nanua Kapris, has once again escaped from Bomana prison just outside Port Moresby. Kapris is serving several lengthy jail sentences for some of PNG's most infamous robberies as well as other offences, including rape and attempted murder.
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.
Biggest Morning Tea - May -- http://giaman.com/pg/?be2a02
PwC Corporate Challenge - Sunday 19th of May 2013, in both Port Moresby and Lae
Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk Against Corruption - 26th May 2013, Jack Pidik Park, 5 Mile
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
5th Melanesian Festival of Arts - July 2014 -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130322/news05.htm
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby.
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