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PNG student killed as police break up Lae school brawl -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=76345
Madang industrial zone to go ahead after legal action withdrawn -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=76279
Malabag flew into Goroka to end dispute -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB9ujMqU9Hk
New start for Goroka Hospital, says PNG's Doctors Association -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=76298
PM O'Neill is pressing ahead with defamation proceedings against Opposition Leader -- http://giaman.com/pg/?811c7c
Homeless in Port Moresby on the rise -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a4d733
Concern over unsafe abortions in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?701b8f
PNG police officers accused of wounding suspects -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2ee798
Chief Tei nearly opens fires -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130604/news06.htm
Student killed over a phone -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/50959
PNG Coconut killing disease proving difficult to cure -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cfc5ad
Port Moresby Nature Park -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e8a10f
Surf's up -- http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/06/20136175916121940.html
Boroko Commercial Centre Master Plan -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6175ad
Madang Resort -- http://www.madangresort.com
Justin Tkatchenko -- https://www.facebook.com/honjustinw.tkatchenko
Kalibobo Village Madang -- http://www.kalibobovillage.com
The Chief: Sir Michael Somare -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cabce1
Juffa rebuts reports of Investigation into Popondetta Hospital -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bupuwa2-gLc
Mt Hagen -- http://giaman.com/pg/?204890
Kokopo and Rabaul -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fea831
Morobeans opposes Commissioning of Lae City -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rg5ZdP7gDU
Kerema -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR3wGxaNyXE
Wonders of Milne Bay -- https://www.facebook.com/WondersOfMilneBay
Goroka Hospital: Graveyard of preventable deaths -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1cc22d
Ukarumpa - Kitchen Family Adventure -- http://kitchenfamily.wordpress.com/category/ukarumpa
Kananam and Vidar villagers suffer in Madang -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0b4cdc
PNG Parliament has given a resounding aye to amendments to the Criminal Code Act to raise penalties for serious crimes including stealing and misappropriation. The death penalty will apply for crimes such as aggravated rape, sorcery-related killings and robbery with violence.
Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, said Parliament overwhelmingly endorsed the Government's package of new laws to deal with rising crime.
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MPs: Death penalty not the answer -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cff80c/ //////////////
Death Penalty a Step Back
The United Nation's human rights office has criticised PNG for reviving the death penalty, saying it was a backwards step and would not deter crime in the poverty-stricken Pacific nation. PNG's parliament recently passed laws allowing execution by a range of methods, including hanging, electrocution, lethal injection, and firing squad.
PNG death penalty 'state-sponsored violence' - Caritas -- http://giaman.com/pg/?850a4a
William Kapris Reward
An award has been offered for the capture of William Kapris. Kapris has been on the run for almost two weeks since he broke out of the Bomana jail, near Port Moresby, with two other prisoners. Corrective Services Commissioner, Martin Balthasar, has announced a $US4,500 reward for any information that leads to Kapris' capture.
Air Niugini Anniversary
Bill Moore has clarified the costing arrangements for the 40th Anniversary ANG Reunion to be held in Queensland, Australia.
There has been some confusion over the Registration Fee. The Registration Fee was put in place to pay all the costs associated with organising a function of this size. It is not a deposit on the dinner/function which is quite separate.
Total cost per person is therefore:
Top 10 New Species
The top 10 new species list was announced recently by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. The 2013 list included the smallest vertebrate on Earth - a tiny frog from PNG. The frog was discovered near Amau village.
Managing Director of the National Development Bank (NDB) Moses Liu says only about 10% of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) in Papua New Guinea are owned by locals.
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Port Moresby Electricity
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the PNG Govt. have signed a project agreement to implement the Port Moresby Power Grid Development Project which will boost access to reliable electricity in PNG's largest urban centre, Port Moresby.
Climate Change "Refugees"
The 1,500 residents of Carteret Island, an atoll of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville are fast becoming the world's first climate change refugees.
InterOil Corporation has announced the nomination of Sir Wilson Kamit CBE for election to the Board of Directors. In addition, Isikeli Taureka will join InterOil as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Government Relations. Executive Vice President Christian Vinson, who has led InterOil's corporate development and PNG government relations efforts since the Company's inception, will retire in June.
Kayakers Conquer Chimbu River
It's third time lucky for four adventurers from New Zealand, who've been the first to kayak the treacherous canyons of a remote PNG River. The kayakers spent two years preparing for the 50km expedition along the Chimbu River in PNG's Simbu province.
Policemen have inflicted their own punishment on a group of people in Port Moresby. Reports say the group had not committed an offence and were returning to their settlement after police had earlier stopped them from confronting people at another camp when the group was then allegedly attacked by another squad of police armed with bush knives.
Amelia Earhart's disappearance may no longer be a mystery. A team of researchers from The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) have discovered an anomaly in sonar images off a remote island in the central Pacific.
There have been claims previously that the plane had possibly been found in PNG.
Ramu Agri-Industries Sacks Workers
PNG agricultural company, Ramu Agri-Industries has sacked more than 250 oil palm workers over claims they staged an illegal strike for better wages and improved working conditions.
The stretch of border between PNG and Indonesia has reopened after the Indonesian Consulate in Vanimo lobbied the PNG government in Port Moresby.
Grand Pacific Hotel
The Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji, is nearing completion. It is a joint venture between National Superannuation Fund of PNG, CGA Properties and the Fiji National Provident Fund.
Sorcery Under Microscope
A three day conference addressing witchcraft and sorcery killings in Melanesia is underway at the Australian National University in Canberra.
The conference has heard that sorcery-related attacks and killings are on the rise and spreading from Papua New Guinea into the rest of the Pacific.
PNG Rugby League
After numerous false starts, the Papua New Guinea Rugby League Federation is poised to finally elect a new permanent administration. Board members will be appointed for a three year term.
Minister Loses Seat
The police minister and Madang MP, Nixon Duban, has been ousted from parliament following a successful court challenge to his election at the 2012 poll. Justice Gavara-Nanu said there was sufficient evidence and ordered the 2012 national elections for the Madang Open seat null and void.
Wartoto Faces More Charges
Eremas Wartoto has been charged with additional fraud offences - this time for allegedly misusing funds intended to rehabilitate agricultural plantations.
Marine Industrial Zone
Trade, Commerce and Industry Minister says the government wants the planned Pacific Marine Industrial Zone in Madang to be a fully-fledged industrial park.
Tolukuma Gold Mine
The Government is serious about upgrading the operations of the state-owned Tolukuma gold mine, according to Goilala MP Daniel Mona. He said Prime Minister Peter O'Neill had taken a personal interest in ensuring that problems faced by mine workers and others were addressed.
Aussie Journalist Detained
An Australian journalist and a local fixer and cameraman were detained at the Manus Island asylum seekers processing centre, despite getting the approval of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill to visit the facility.
After being closed for almost six years the trestle wharf at Daru has been reopened. Work at the wharf took about three months to complete and cost more than K10 million. It was funded by the PNG Sustainable Development Programme, PNG Ports and Curtain Brothers.
2015 South Pacific Games
PNG officials insist that progress in plans to host the 2015 South Pacific Games, which the leadership hopes will showcase the country's development, are on track. However, security arrangements and the scale of work still to be done constitute formidable challenges.
2013 Oceania Cup
The Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) has announced the 2013 Oceania Cup schedule, which this year doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2015 regional qualifying event to be hosted in Port Moresby commencing on July 6.
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.
2013 Oceania Cup - 6 July 2013
PNG Trade Fair in Honiara - July 2013
Hiri Moale Festival - July 2013
Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013
2013 Pacific Netball Series (hosted by Fiji)
East Sepik Crocodile Festival -- 6th - 7th August 2013
Mt. Hagen Cultural Show -- 17th - 18th August 2013
Goroka Show 14th - 15th August 2013 -- http://epictomato.com/inspiration/the-goroka-show-papua-new-guinea
National Canoe & Kundu Festival -- Nov 2013
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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