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Former PNG prime ministers among new opposition coalition set to challenge for election -- http://giaman.com/s/9z
Port Moresby settlers evicted to make way for Australian-backed development 'abandoned' -- http://giaman.com/s/smh001
Bongre and Family prepares for life with advanced cancer -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv47
Joint Forces College Completes Training -- http://giaman.com/s/9t
Aid to PNG without justice is no help at all -- http://giaman.com/s/smh002
Youth SME (Small to Medium Enterprise) showcase -- http://giaman.com/s/pc049
Crowds DO Not Resepct Candidates -- http://giaman.com/s/a5
Foreign Businesses Irk Andy Bawa -- http://giaman.com/s/pc052
Dulciana ready to take on Wewak regional -- http://giaman.com/s/pc054
Papua New Guinea - Smartraveller advice update -- http://giaman.com/s/smartau
What signs of recovery are experienced business leaders looking for in PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv50
Image of Eruption of Tavurvur volcano at Rabaul -- http://giaman.com/s/9n
Vale Terry Seph -- http://giaman.com/s/pc050
Pope receives bilum from Morata mothers -- http://giaman.com/s/pc055
A joint parade between members of Papua New Guinea's three disciplinary forces has been conducted in Port Moresby to mark the launch of the election operation. The launch signified the commencement of the Joint Operations in the National Capital District and Central Divisional Command. At least 10 companies were part of the parade. It was a short parade from the back of the Boroko Police Station to the front car park.
Asia Pacific Report -- http://giaman.com/s/9o
Southern Regional Police update -- http://giaman.com/s/pc047
Madang administration commits K1 million -- http://giaman.com/s/aa
Lost Lizard Returns
For nearly two centuries, Varanus douarrha was an enigma. Now it has been resurrected. According to a recent paper in the Australian Journal of Zoology, the lizard is thriving on New Ireland province.
New Yorker -- http://giaman.com/s/a3
Lae Has Ample Drugs
The Lae area medical store has enough medicine to maintain health services in Morobe for the time being, provincial health adviser Micah Yawing says. Yawing said the drug procurement was the Health Department's responsibility and involved various certifications and vetting procedures.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/9v
Lae's Urban Clinics Experiencing Supply Shortages of Anti-Malarial Medication and Antibiotics -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv51
Mt Hagen Hospital in Dire Need of Medical Consumables -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv52
Mobile Squads Deployed
The full strength of the Lae-based Police Mobile Squad 13 has been deployed out of Lae for the pre-election, polling and post-election operations in Eastern Highlands province. Mobile Squad 15 will go to Madang and Mobile Squad 14 will be at Morobe Province.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc042
Mobile Squad urged to be neutral -- http://giaman.com/s/9x
Soldiers to arrive in Madang to reinforce security -- http://giaman.com/s/a9
Lae Open Seat belongs to the Morobeans -- http://giaman.com/s/ac
PNG Cancer Foundation
As part of its continuous support to the PNG Cancer Foundation's Healthy Teens School (HTSP) program, ExxonMobil PNG has contributed K165,000. Since 2014, ExxonMobil has supported the Cancer Foundation and continues to support the foundation in its cancer education and awareness programs. This year's contribution now adds to a total of K269,700.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv49
Lae's Growth and Infrastructure
Businessman and New Generation Party's Lae Open candidate Sir Bob Sinclair is worried about the current condition of Lae's growth and infrastructure. Sir Bob said there has been a serious collapse in some of the major functions of the city and its authorities.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc043
Port Moresby Waterfront
Kumul Consolidated Holdings (KCH) has awarded a survey contract as a precursor to the rezoning of the Port Moresby Waterfront.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/a0
Pacific games comparison drawn from beach critics -- http://giaman.com/s/pc051
Illegal Election Posters
Port Moresby City Manager Leslie Alu says almost all candidates running for posts within the nation's capital have ignored the city authority's requirements regarding the installation of candidate posters and banners. Mr Alu described the attitude as "sheer ignorance and stubbornness" directed against National Capital District Commission (NCDC) guidelines.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc046
The popular Madang Festival has been held once again. It offered an intimate insight into the tribal customs and cultures unique to the province. A quarter of the world's languages belong to Papua New Guinea and 25% of these are from Madang. No area in the world has such a variety of unique cultures. Madang has remote mountain communities, perched on ridges among the clouds, river people with stilt villages, coastal agriculturalists and deep sea fishing communities from the islands.
PNG Industry News -- http://giaman.com/s/a4
Lae National Housing Corporation
The renovation of the National Housing Corporation (NHC) office in Lae is to be probed. The NHC is trying to establish how its branch office in Lae was extensively renovated without following due processes. The contract awarded cost K450,000, according to the engaged contractor, RK Contractors -- http://giaman.com/s/pc056
The Lae NHC has not paid a small contractor engaged for perimetre fencing. Cujo Build and Paint Works manager James J Zoriong revealed this after a call from new NHC managing director Ditha Morris, for investigations into the engagement of contractors. Mr Zoriong welcomed the call by Mr Morris for an investigation.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc044
Water Polo Clinics
PNG Swimming in partnership with corporate sponsor Bank of South Pacific and Fina (International Swimming Federation) through its development and educational programme will be conducting a beginner's level water polo clinic for coaches in Port Moresby from the 28th of June through to the 1st of July.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/a6
Bank South Pacific Donates
Bank South Pacific (BSP) is availing a property it owns in Port Moresby to assist survivors of family and sexual violence, particularly those who are workers. The property at Erima had not been fully utilised, hence suggestions were to either sell or to use it by converting it into something that would provide some benefit to the community at large. The latter was chosen by the bank.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc053
Ramu Ramps Up
The Ramu nickel/cobalt mine in PNG, in which Highlands Pacific Ltd (ASX:HIG) holds an 8.56% interest, is continuing to exceed production targets, achieving record monthly output of 3,068 tonnes of nickel and 292 tonnes of cobalt in May.
Highlands Pacific - Link will download pdf -- http://giaman.com/s/ae
The predicted growth of Port Moresby into a booming metropolis will fuel rural agro industries to feed the capital city.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/9p
Trio Missing Off PNG Coast
Three men from Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea are missing after their boat capsized off PNG, officials said today, as a fourth man was reportedly rescued on an isolated beach after scrawling "help" in the sand. The men are staff of KPMG in Port Moresby and a spokeswoman for the accountancy giant said the company was hopeful they would be found.
Herald Sun -- http://giaman.com/s/hs001
Fijian, 26, missing at sea off Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/s/9q
Search called off for fishermen missing after boat capsized near Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/s/9w
Soldiers in Custody
Three serving members of the PNG Defence Force are being held in police custody in Kokopo, East New Britain province, allegedly hired by a candidate in New Ireland Province. The three non-commissioned soldiers await the arrival of their superiors from Port Moresby to further interrogate them for their involvement with a candidate from Namatanai.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc040
The confidential Electoral Commission documents that were in the possession of the three detained PNGDF soldiers were tally sheets and electoral roll forms for Namatanai, says the East New Britain police -- http://giaman.com/s/9m
Military police to investigate soldiers -- http://giaman.com/s/pc045
Schnaubelt threatens to sue ENB PPC -- http://giaman.com/s/ad
One Shot in Tambul
One man was shot dead and several others have been injured at Tambul station in Western Highlands province. Western Highlands Provincial Police Commander, Chief Superintendent, Martin Lakari confirmed that it was election related.
EM TV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv48
St John Ambulance PNG, with renewed support from the Ministry of Health, under current minister Michael Malabag, are now undergoing preparations to launch PNG's first-ever paramedics program. The paramedic course will start on July 10 and will run for six weeks.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc041
Deported Man Justice Fighter
The Catholic Archbishop of Rabaul believes a New Zealand lay missionary was removed from the country because of his work opposing Rimbunan Hijau. The multi-national company, which has wide interests in PNG, has a huge oil palm plantation at West Pomio in East New Britain.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/9r
Port Moresby South MP Justin Tkatchenko has announced the first Project Piling of the work into the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) House currently underway at the Ela Beach Waterfront.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc048
Trukai Fun Run
The Governor-General has thanked the residents of Port Moresby for a big turnout at the Trukai Fun Run, to show support for Team PNG.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/a1
President of the PNG Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura has praised Trukai Industries for making this year's Trukai Fun Run event possible -- http://giaman.com/s/pc057
Over 10,000 residents in Lae, Morobe, took part in the nationwide Trukai Fun Run to raise funds for Team PNG's athletes to regional and international competitions - The National -- http://giaman.com/s/9u
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says Goroka will get a new lease of life with the completion of the Goroka hospital and airport. Goroka is the face of Eastern Highlands," O'Neill said.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/a7
Heart Surgery Help Needed
A 28-year-old training pastor urgently needs help to undergo a major heart surgery (valves replacement) in India.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/a2
New POM Hatchery
Mainland Holdings will open a new hatchery in Port Moresby this month. The hatchery is part of a move by Mainland Holdings to begin wide scale poultry operations in the growing Port Moresby market.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/af
West Sepik Elections
West Sepik Provincial Police Commander, Robert Gesa, says there are no direct security threats to election polling materials for West Sepik kept at the Police headquarters in Vanimo. He confirmed that ballot papers for West Sepik Provincial, Aitape-Lumi, Nuku, Telefomin and Vanimo Green River Open seats were recently delivered to Vanimo on board an Australian Defence Force Hercules plane.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/9s
With the announcement that 3x3 basketball will be added to the Olympic Games in 2020, PNG could one day make it to the world stage. PNG was represented at the 2016 Rio Olympics by a handful of outstanding individuals but they were not represented in a single team sport. The tides could be turning for this proud and culturally diverse nation.
FIBA -- http://giaman.com/s/ag
The current Wabag MP, Robert Ganim - contesting as a People's National Congress member, is confident of retaining his seat in Parliament after the elections. 18 candidates are contesting his seat.
PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/a8
Another doctor, who has been saving the lives of sportsmen and women, has fallen victim to armed thugs when he was wounded at a private hospital in Port Moresby recently. Lead team doctor for PNG Hunters, Dr Gideon Kendino, sustained gunshot wounds to his right leg in an unsuccessful armed hold-up at Paradise Private Hospital.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/ah
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.
National Remembrance Day - 23 July 2017
PNG International Business Summit - 22 and 23 August - will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia
National Darts Championships Alotau from the 8th through to the 18 of September.
Independence Day - 16 September 2017
The FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup from the 24th of September to the 1st of October, 2017.
PNG Games have been postponed to 18 November 2017
Christmas Day, Monday 25 December 2017
Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December 2017
2018 - APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
Port Moresby Craft Markets - Laguna Hotel - 1st Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), PNG Arts - 2nd Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), Holiday Inn - 3rd Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), Ela Beach - 4th Saturday of the month (6 am to 12 pm)
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