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Promising Development for Manam Islanders New Host Community -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0aa708
Trade Minister Richard Maru slams Fiji on denial of PNG products -- http://giaman.com/pg/?27a50f
Jaya Holdings to acquire PNG finance firm in reverse takeover --http://giaman.com/pg/?4b5b42
UPNG Students to Handover Petition to NCD Governor -- http://giaman.com/pg/?691ef9
UNIFORCE upset with Police presence at University campus -- http://giaman.com/pg/?71a848
Sacked PNG doctor worked in Australia's detention centres, Rabaul hospital -- http://giaman.com/pg/?302a4a
East Cape Road Rehabilitation Contract Signed -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d10f49
Family Distraught Over Death of Regina Morove -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3cecc3
Melbourne Storms look to sign PNG Hunters player Justin Olam -- http://giaman.com/pg/?14e4c4
Australia and PNG Talk Bilateral Relations -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c02fcf
PNG Party is Alive: Namah -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a9b8d1
PNG an untouched paradise for surfers and explorers -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c9e0ea
Finally home: Remains of WW2 US soldier are returned to his native New Orleans after villager in Papua New Guinea stumbles upon his dog tag 74 years after death -- http://giaman.com/pg/?edea11
Tok Piksa - Episode 17, 2016 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?46bfd2
Prioritising Surgical Care on National Health Agendas: A Qualitative Case Study of Papua New Guinea, Uganda, and Sierra Leone -- http://giaman.com/pg/?16b2e0
Bishop Ambrose Kiapseni Celebrates Silver Jubilee -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0e584c
No Fortnightly Pay for PNG Foreign Mission Staff -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e547c2
Science Lacking In PNG Institutions -- http://giaman.com/pg/?219420
Complaint over sports commentators' 'racist' mangling of Pasifika names -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cf22a4
Oil Search and Total sign agreement regarding acquisition of InterOil assets in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?385f64
Tickets selling for international football in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c9030c
PNG Air -- http://facebook.com/pngair/
Read about HopRocket and beware. It appears to be no more than a fancy pyramid scheme. Unless you are a frequent long distance flyer you will be out of pocket to pay all the members upstream from you.
Kerema Secondary School
Kerema Secondary School has had to resort to asking for parents for pay fees to the school as donations to ensure the school remains open while it waits to receive the next trench of Tuition Fee Free (TFF) funds from the government. As a boarding school, the school needs K7,000 per week to ensure 229 boarding students are fed. The school has a total population of 458 students.
800 Baptised in PNG
Adventist Review reports over 800 people have been baptised after a three-week evangelistic series in PNG, and more baptisms are expected next month.
World Environment Day
For the fourth consecutive year the Port Moresby Nature Park, in conjunction with partner BSP Bank, will celebrate World Environment Day on Saturday the 4th of June from 9 am - 3 pm.
Port Moresby Nature Park -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f87a5b
Youth Leaders Basketball Camp
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has announced the first ever Pacific Youth Leaders (PYL) Basketball Camp to be held in Port Moresby, between the 2nd and 11th of September 2016.
Government Warns Activists
The PNG Government has warned people attempting to commit illegal acts as part of attempts to hijack student protests that they will face the full force of the law.
Parkop receives students' petition -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ce1ff7
Protesting PNG students seek public support -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1e3326
Namah calls for PNG to remove PM -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2cfcb9
UPNG Staff Threatened by Students
Minister Malakai Tabar said the police had to be called in to the University of PNG (UPNG) as students were allegedly seen with bush knifes, painted faces and chanting war cries which he claims were threats to university staff.
Mahatma Gandhi's Bust Removed
The High Commissioner to India, Tarcisius Eri, says the removal of Mahatma Gandhi's bust at the University of PNG campus by protesting students is outrageous.
Boycotting PNG University students remove Gandhi's bust -- http://giaman.com/pg/?dcf994
PM Will Not Resign
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has told protesting university students calling for his resignation he will not be stepping aside. Students at the University of PNG and the University of Technology in Lae had petitioned the Prime Minister after police occupied the University of PNG campus in Port Moresby, shutting down the boisterous demonstrations which had occupied the centre of the campus.
Leaders from the 79 countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States are expected in Port Moresby between 30th May - 1st June for the 8th ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government.
A 34-year-old man from Pomio district in East New Britain has been sentenced to 22 years jail with hard labour for raping a girl younger than seven years old.
What is "muck diving"? The phrase - coined by PNG scuba legend Bob Halstead to describe diving off the black sand beaches of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea - has gained currency among those drawn to "macro" life: small fish, molluscs and other creatures referred to as "critters".
Wonders of PNG Diving -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c450b0
Chinese Copper Mine
China-owned PanAust Ltd. estimates it may take as long as two years to win approvals for its expanded $3.6 billion copper project in PNG as bigger rivals forecast a deficit of the metal by the decade's end.
OFC Nations Cup
New Zealand has the honour of opening the OFC Nations Cup tournament with a clash against Fiji on the 28th of May in Port Moresby.
OFC Nations Cup Fact Box
When: May 28 - June 11
Where: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
What: This will be the 10th edition of the OFC Nations Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship organised by the Oceania Football Confederation. The winner of the OFC Nations Cup will qualify for the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017 Defending champion: Tahiti (2012)
Over 500 local coffee farmers from the rural Simbai LLG in Madang, urgently need a serviceable road. Although the villagers were grateful to the Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Projects (PPAP) intervention to rehabilitate their coffee gardens, road access remained an obstacle to selling their produce.
Basketballer Heads to USA
PNG basketball player, Marty Leahy, is looking forward to making his debut on the US college circuit after signing a National Letter of Intent to play for the Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky University.
Suburban Rugby League
Port Moresby Suburban Rugby League has gone into its third round of competition, with only the A grade component of the competition taking to the field thus far.
Health Care Manual
The Baptist Union of PNG is spearheading a project to engage health experts in PNG to revise the Health Care Manual for Community Health Workers (CHWs).
PNG Bullish on LNG Potential
A new wave of investments in PNG's energy sector could see some multi-billion Kina projects launched in the coming years, boosting the country's liquefied natural gas (LNG) output and providing employment to thousands.
City Highway Construction Halted
Police officers and concerned residents at the Tasion Barracks in Port Moresby have stopped a road construction running through their area for health and safety reasons. The road construction from 9 Mile via Gerehu to Downtown Port Moresby has seen power poles affected and dangerously hanging on the side of homes and sewage pipes broken.
Residents Block Road Construction between Gerehu and Nine Mile -- http://giaman.com/pg/?160f21
Refugees Locked Up
Two refugees were bashed by locals and locked up after a recent booze and drug-fuelled rampage on Manus Island. Provincial police commander Acting Superintendent David Yapu has ordered a crackdown on crimes by "foreigners" after a News Corp investigation revealed an illicit black market trade in Australian taxpayer-funded cigarettes, drug and alcohol abuse and sex with local girls.
Detainee Black Market
A reward scheme-turned-black market trade between detainees on Manus Island and town locals has left Australian taxpayers footing a $1.5 million bill each week. According to a detainee the 900 asylum seekers on Manus Island are rewarded with several free packets of cigarettes when they go on beach excursions, fishing trips or take language classes. Many then travel into the main township of Lorengau and sell the cigarette packets for up to $10 each, using the money to buy marijuana, alcohol and electronics.
The PNG Business Coalition for Women is collaborating with 3 of the largest companies in PNG to adopt Gender Smart Safety. New Britain Palm Oil Limited, Oil Search Limited, and St Barbara's Simberi Gold Company Limited are participating in a new training program that will help them improve safety for women on their worksites.
Vale Dr. John Kola
The Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Goroka Dr. John Kola has passed away after collapsing at his family home at the university campus.
Lae Radio Therapy Centre
The National Department of Health is seeking to improve and develop the Radiotherapy Centre located at Lae Angau Memorial Hospital. The current equipment at the facility is very old and there are issues of equipment failure, quality and safety.
Fortuna Online is PNG's largest online retailer. The company, a subsidiary of Vitis Industries, makes it easy for people in PNG to buy goods online for the home or workplace and have it delivered to the door.
They advertise that they do not stock fake reproductions on the site.
Cash is Critical in PNG
The PNG Trade Union Congress believes that cash flow issues in the country are more critical than any other issue at hand and is calling on relevant agencies to address the issue here and now. PNGTUC General Secretary John Paska made this remark amid on-going boycotts by tertiary students and attempts by civil society groups to protest in support of students for the PM to step down.
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.
3rd Trade Pasifika - 2016 in Port Moresby
12th Festival of Pacific Arts 22 May to 4 June 2016 (Hagatna, Guam)
Karkar Island Bilum Festival - 3 - 5 June -- http://giaman.com/pg/?50c167
World Environment Day - 5th June -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Environment_Day
Australia Future Unlimited Tertiary Education Roadshow June 2016 - Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bf6585
The National Mask Festival -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2cc7f8 - July 13 - 17 Rabaul
The ABU Pacific Media Partnership Conference 2016 - 24 to 27 August in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?473731
Pacific Youth Leaders (PYL) Basketball Camp 2 - 11 of September 2016 in Port Moresby
2016 8th FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup tournament (13 Nov - 3 Dec, Port Moresby) -- http://giaman.com/pg/?18525e
Christmas Day - 25 December 2016
Boxing Day - 26 December 2016
New Year's Day - 1st January 2017
Surfing Association PNG - World Surf League tour championship in January 2017
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
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