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Innovative SMS Stories Improve English Literacy -- http://allafrica.com/stories/201409222462.html
PNG citizens to get chance to buy shares in state assets -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e88ee3
PNG Kumuls squad named for PM's 13 clash -- http://giaman.com/pg/?419ac3
Mates to kayak to PNG for special cause -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7076a6
Bougainville President Momis attacks report on Panguna mine -- http://giaman.com/pg/?729a2e
Case against foreigner thrown out -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/76058
More delays in cancelling controversial land leases -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5e80c6
Gay Asylum Seekers Could Be Resettled in Papua New Guinea, Which Outlaws Homosexuality -- http://giaman.com/pg/?508589
Logging Plans Endanger 40 New Species on Tiny Island of Woodlark -- http://giaman.com/pg/?63085a
Mama PNG -- http://t.co/HuRp6m9TG8
World War I: Able Seaman Robert Moffatt's first act of war in Rabaul was also his last -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ef2ec1
Rowdy foreigners -- http://giaman.com/pg/?69ec33
Rotary Club hears program on Bible translations -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f6233c
Finally home: WWII airman buried in Augusta, 70 years after being lost over PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e4c4e3
Seaman James Benjamin Thomas remembered -- http://giaman.com/pg/?96521c
Visiting medical ship carries hope for thousands -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8880fb
Fiji announces team officials for Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games -- http://giaman.com/pg/?957352
Mount Tavurvur volcano eruption, August 29th, 2014 -- https://vine.co/v/OWPKJXhaMZn
Rabaul Dawn Service 2014 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?51dd81
Women and girls are experiencing horrific violence and brutality, every day. http://youtu.be/Xs5U6-aKsik
Rabaul Dawn Service 2014 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?59c0b0
Whyalla's social scene photos -- http://giaman.com/pg/?25f2c4
Whimpering Powes Parkop Says Social Media Makes MPs Look Stupid, Wants Stronger Defamation Laws to Protect Pollies -- http://giaman.com/pg/?84c071
A feel good Independence story -- http://giaman.com/pg/?637021
The house that Willie built defines the true meaning of family -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4052f7
MRA keen to sell PNG to the Chinese -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3c02a1
The slightly seedy side of Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1fb997
PNG Visa Check
Applying for a PNG Visa? Waiting to know if one has been approved? You can check the status online at the PNG Immigration web site. The website is synchronised with the Border Management System on a daily basis.
The Barola section of the Highway in Eastern Highlands has been blocked recently by villagers after a tribal member was killed. The blockade is affecting the flow of business and government operations between Lae, Madang and the Highlands.
A Hevilift (Regional Air) twin otter, carrying nine people, has crashed near Mount Lawes, just outside Port Moresby. It is believed initially three people have died and six others have been injured in the accident, one in a critical condition died later. It is believed the plane was chartered by a Catholic parish in Woitape, with parishioners on board and a pastor among the injured.
Hides Gas Field
Oil Search Limited has reported that ExxonMobil PNG Ltd, operator of the PNG LNG Project, has advised that development drilling on the Hides gas field in PDL 1/7 in PNG is nearing completion.
Ill Gotten Passport
A PNG man has been caught trying to enter Australia using a passport obtained by fraud. The man had been accused of overstaying a visa to enter Australia held in another passport in July 2013 and was banned from entering Australia for three years.
Experienced diver Andrew Purvis discovers a subaquatic utopia of vibrant reefs and teeming fish off the coast of PNG near Kimbe Bay.
also - http://giaman.com/pg/?53f171
The senior PNG squad has returned home after being away for three weeks training and playing friendly matches in Singapore and Australia.
Oceania Football Confederation Women's Nations Cup dates finalised -- http://giaman.com/pg/?40c9c3
Motuans Up in Arms
A clan from a village in Central province has warned public that they will not allow any illegal land grabbing by outsiders. Men from Gorohaga clan in Tubusereia village, led by clan leader Nou Tamarua, have come out stating they will vigorously defend their land.
Gordons Bus Stop
PNG Loop recently ran a story showing PMV's disappearing in holes at Gordons Market bus stop.
Read more -- http://www.pngloop.com/2014/09/17/gordon-bus-stop-shame
Town Under Constant Cloud
It's been 20 years since a major volcanic eruption destroyed the once-picturesque Papua New Guinea town of Rabaul. Last month, locals had a reminder of the threat they still face when Mount Tavurvur erupted again, sending clouds of ash kilometres into the sky.
A decision in June to change PNG's exchange rate could push up to 130,000 coffee growers into poverty. Former Australian treasury official Paul Flanagan says the change lifted the Kina's exchange rate by 15 per cent, and this is having a huge effect on families in PNG who are dependent of growing coffee.
National Airline, Air Niugini has announced reduction in fuel surcharge for both domestic and international routes-effective from Monday 22nd September 2014. Chief Executive Officer, Mr Simon Foo said most domestic ports will see a reduction of up to 10% of the fuel surcharge component of airfares. This means passengers travelling within PNG destinations can now save up to K15 per sector.
Air Niugini plans expansion -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8c6dc6
Watch MOTIV Fishing going on one last adventure into the jungles of PNG in search of giant black bass.
A group of 20 non-commissioned police officers have completed a three-week training course on frontline supervision.
Sovereign Wealth Fund
When will the Sovereign Wealth Fund be finalised and implemented? Will the operational rules and responsibilities, and the overall role of the Sovereign Wealth Fund, actually be what they said it would be at the outset?
Last year Sam Nallen Copley became the first Brit to live among the Baruya tribe, a people from the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea. Read how he was caught up in tribal warfare in PNG
New Tuna Facility
Hailsheng Group (PNG) Company Limited and the PNG Government have signed a tuna project agreement where a processing facility will be built at Malahang in Lae, Morobe province. The investment by Hailisheng for the onshore tuna processing plant is worth US$22 million, which is roughly around K55 million, with the first phase of construction to begin in the next six months.
Languages Avoid Extinction
Thanks to the Internet two languages in PNG, Yokoim and Panim, have avoided extinction.
Yokoim is spoken by under 2,000 people in three small villages in the Karawari River basin of PNG
Panim is spoken by under 400 people in a single village (also called Panim) near the northeast coast of PNG
This work is the result of the Enduring Voices Project, a joint effort between the National Geographic Society and the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages.
Lukim PNG Expo Successful
Tourism PNG recently hosted travel trade and agents from around the world in Port Moresby for the PNG Lukim 2014 Expo. Attendees at the expo were lucky enough to meet some of Papua New Guinea's famous Huli Wigmen of Tari Highlands and learn about the unique culture of the colourful warriors
Chuave, Movi and Kamalikiin Siane
Chuave MP Wera Mori has launched the first phase of the road from Chuave, Movi and Kamalikiin Siane, in Simbu. He gave former Chuave MP Yaweh Riyong the privilege to cut the ribbon as he was the one who initiated the road project.
Namah Takes on Asylum Law
Opposition Leader and Vanimo-Green MP Belden Namah's legal challenge on the constitutionality of the detention of the asylum seekers on Manus Island, will begin with a directions hearing on the 7th of October.
K280m Marine Project
The Government's US$47 million loan with China's Exim Bank for the K280 million Pacific Marine Industrial Zone project in Madang will enable work to begin in the next eight weeks.
PNG Human Rights Film Festival
The PNG Human Rights Film Festival (PNGHRFF) is an annual not-for-profit event that promotes the respect, protection, and fulfilment of human rights in Papua New Guinea. Local and international films highlighting topical human rights issues affecting Papua New Guinea. Screenings are followed by panel discussions with the audience on how to improve human rights in Papua New Guinea.
I Am A Girl
I Am A Girl follows the compelling stories of six girls around the world, including Manu from Vabukori, in Port Moresby. There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls. Being born a girl means you are more likely to be subjected to violence, disease, poverty and disadvantage than any other group on the planet. As each girl moves closer to coming of age, I AM A GIRL, a feature length documentary, reveals what it means to grow up female in the 21st century.
I Am A Girl has received 4 Nominations for the 2014 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.
Trailer -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaR-UcCpZfA
NBC in Strife
National Broadcasting Corporation managing director Memafu Kapera says it is "business as usual" at the State-owned entity despite moves by the board to remove him. Prime Minister Peter O'Neill had to personally intervene on Monday in the row between management and the board, sending his deputy chief of staff Oscar Yamuna to assure NBC staff that Kapera was still managing director.
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PNG Human Rights Film Festival
- Port Moresby, 25 - 28 September
- Goroka, 30 September
- Madang, 4 - 5 October
- Bougainville, 10 - 20 October
Morobe Show, 11 - 12 October 2014
Oro Tapa and Tattoo Festival, Independence Oval in Popondetta - and 26 October
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
MV Ammari to visit PNG in 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b0355c
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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