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Ramu NiCo giving managers a chance to be better leaders -- http://giaman.com/s/tn141
Call for compulsory post-mortems in PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz066
City, Madang coaches take heat from weekend results -- http://giaman.com/s/tn140
FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour provides fresh boost for PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/mu
Bus crews blame rise in fares on fuel prices, bad road conditions -- http://giaman.com/s/tn139
Madang: 4 men reportedly lost at sea -- http://giaman.com/s/loop028
Mayur surges on with nation-build agenda -- http://giaman.com/s/mt
Flooding destroys villages -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz067
Poor living standard affecting children's education, say Lae's evicted families -- http://giaman.com/s/tn138
Calls for more banks in Maprik -- http://giaman.com/s/loop029
Ring of fire ROCKED: 5.8m earthquake hits Papua New Guinea as scores of shocks recorded -- http://giaman.com/s/mk
Rotary clubs team with PNG Tribal Foundation -- http://giaman.com/s/ms
Captain Beverly Pakii
Captain Beverly Pakii has become the first female pilot in Air Niugini and PNG to captain a jet aircraft after attaining her command on the Fokker Jet aircraft recently. Her first commercial flight was on the 4th of January this year piloting a Fokker 100 aircraft, PX106/107 flight from Port Moresby to Lae and back. With her in the flight deck was First Officer, Taylor Yama.
One PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/1png001
Madang Petitions Cleared for Trials
Two separate trials for the Madang Regional seat election petitions have been cleared to take place this month. The trial of the first petition filed by losing candidate Jerry Singirok will be on 8th and 9th of February in Madang town followed by a five days trial from the 12th of February to the 16th which involves another losing candidate James Yali.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc9
The Rabaul district's tertiary tuition fee scheme this year will prioritise students attending universities. Committee chairman Ivan Tagai said they were still awaiting funding from the Government to the district but they would first support students attending universities.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn137
The PNG Frequently Asked Questions are located at -- http://giaman.com/s/pngfaqs -- and endeavour to help students looking for information about Papua New Guinea. A typical question answered in the FAQ's is "what is the life expectancy in the Eastern Highlands?" See -- http://giaman.com/s/ml -- for answer.
The information may be out of date or inaccurate so if you see a mistake please let us know -- http://giaman.com/s/faqadd
Water Police Base
The Water Police Base in Port Moresby will be relocated to Konebada, an area which was originally allocated for the Pacific Games. Police Minister, Jelta Wong said the area is a strategic location and well suited for the police. NCD Governor Powes Parkop said the relocation would place water police in a better area to respond to criminal matters out at sea.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv019
Too Much Rain
Moresby residents have been advised to store water as continuous rain has resulted in mud and silt entering two of Eda Ranu's dams. This has meant the water treatment plant has had to be shut down.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop030
Illegal Cartridges Found
Two hundred and three cartridges of live ammunition have been seized off a man at Jackson Airport in Port Moresby. The Post Courier reports a 40-year-old man from the Western Highlands Province has been charged with being in possession of the cartridges.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz068
ADB's Work in PNG
The Asian Development Bank is helping PNG boost access to reliable electricity in its largest urban centre, Port Moresby. The project will upgrade and extend the transmission and distribution grid, improve substation capacity, and upgrade and rehabilitate two hydropower plants. It will also assist power grid operator PNG Power limited in expanding renewable energy generation and improve services.
Asian Development Bank -- http://giaman.com/s/mm
Kutubu blend crude has grown lighter, the latest assay from an equity holder showed recently, in a continuing evolution of the grade's quality as dwindling production from the main Kutubu field is replaced by condensate from the PNG LNG project.
Platts -- http://giaman.com/s/mn
Commonwealth 9s Opener
PNG will open their Commonwealth 9s Championship campaign against England at Moreton Bay, Queensland on the 23rd of February.
Rugby League -- http://giaman.com/s/mo
Harmony Gold, which is edging closer to a decision on its Wafi gold and copper project in Papua New Guinea, secured full investor support for its $300m purchase of gold assets from AngloGold Ashanti in SA. Harmony expects to bring the wholly owned Hidden Valley mine in PNG into full production by the middle of 2018.
Business Live -- http://giaman.com/s/mp
PNG Ratifies ISA Framework
Three countries from three different continents - the Republic of Guyana from South America, Papua New Guinea from Oceania, and Togo from Africa - have ratified the International Solar Alliance (ISA) framework agreement.
PV Magazine -- http://giaman.com/s/mq
PNG police have received the keys to 20 new motorcycles donated by Australia to help with security at the APEC summit in Port Moresby in November.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz069
Allegations of dysfunction, harassment and waste have been levelled at the multi-million dollar Australian Federal Police (AFP) mission overseeing the 2018 APEC summit in PNG
The Australian -- http://giaman.com/s/mr
Eda Ranu ready for APEC meet -- http://giaman.com/s/pc301
Talks on APEC priorities -- http://giaman.com/s/mv
Works Department Secretary David Wereh says work on the second phase of the Lae-Nadzab four-lane highway will start in about three months. The government has allocated another K15 million for the construction of the five-kilometre second phase to start from Lae-Bulolo Junction, at 9-Mile, to Yalu Bridge. The 45km Lae-Nadzab Highway reconstruction started in 2014 and will cost the government about K500 million.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn142
Dengue Fever Warning
Dr Krond Mond Junior from the Port Moresby General Hospital has warned the general public in Port Moresby of a Dengue Fever outbreak in the National Capital. He has seen about seven people with Dengue fever at the Hospital's Emergency Department and five have been confirmed with serology positive.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv018
DSIP Fund Squandered
The newly elected MP for Ijivitari Richard Masere has revealed a total of K34 million district services improvement program (DSIP) funds earmarked for basic government service delivery to the Ijivitari district in Oro province were misused and squandered.
PNG Today -- http://giaman.com/s/mj
Kadovar Relocation Funds
East Sepik Governor Allan Bird has announced funds raised to the Kadovar trust fund will be used for restoration activities of the displaced Kadovar Islanders now resettled at Dandan village in the Turubu LLG of Wewak district.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc0003
Nothing unusual with Karkar -- http://giaman.com/s/loop031
The island of New Guinea is the second largest in the world after Greenland. It is one of the anchors of the famous coral triangle, the portion of the world with the most biodiversity. Located on the eastern portion of the island of New Guinea, is Papua New Guinea, a Commonwealth Nation.
Deeper Blue -- http://giaman.com/s/mi
According to the Prime Minister Peter O'Neill large investments are needed to allow businesses to operate successfully in the country. As a result the Government has invested more with the help of development partners such as the Asian Development Bank and the Exim Banks right throughout the world, including Chinese and Japanese governments.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc300
International Container Terminal
Philippines-based port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) has begun operations at its container terminal at the Lae Tidal Basin (LTB) in PNG. ICTSI entered into a 25-year terminal operations agreement with state-owned PNG Ports Corp for PNG's largest container handling facility, the Port of Lae, in July last year.
Sea Trade Maritime News -- http://giaman.com/s/mh
Church Tackles Land Fraud
The Catholic Church in Rabaul in Papua New Guinea says the sale of several large parcels of land to a Malaysian logging company at Putput in East New Britain is fraudulent. The Rabaul Archbishop Franceso Panfilo says the land, some 17,000 hectares belongs to the church.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz065
Ash May Affect Madang
East Sepik Governor, Allan Bird, said a recent change in wind direction has resulted in ash drifting towards the Biem Island. He said if this continues, the coast of Madang Province could be affected, including Bogia District and Manam resettlement centre.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop032
Trade Courses in Philippines
Madang Governor Peter Yama plans to get 100 young people in Madang to do trade training in the Philippines. He is targeting school drop-outs who have not found work. Yama has been very vocal on the need to provide opportunities to street youths by giving them skills so that they can stay out of mischief.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn143
Neglect Risking Refugee Lives
Amnesty's Pacific researcher Kate Schuetze says a hunger striking refugee detained by Australia on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island has been moved to a hospital in Port Moresby which cannot provide adequate healthcare. The diabetic and hypertensive Iranian man has refused food for three weeks.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz070
Okuk Highway Remains Closed
A section of the Okuk Highlands Highway in the Eastern Highlands remains closed after the road collapsed due to a build-up of water creating a huge gap estimated to be more than 50 metres wide. The road has been cut at Auto Market, 6.4km outside of Goroka Town.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc8
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.
International Women's Day - 8th March
11th March - 1st round QRL 2018 season. PNG Hunters kick off premiership defence against Ipswich Jets -- http://giaman.com/s/qrl2018
PNG Petroleum & Energy Summit - 19 to 21 March 2018 in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/s/ki
43rd National Game Fishing titles from 23 March to 1 April 1 2018 in Lae, Morobe province.
Good Friday, 30 March 2018
Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018
2018 - APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
Oceania Men's and Women's Continental Hockey Qualification in Port Moresby in May 2018
Queen's Birthday, Monday 11 June 2018
July 2018 - 6th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture - Solomon Islands
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco - 20 - 22 July 2018
Remembrance Day, Monday 23 July 2018
Mount Hagen Cultural Show -- https://www.everfest.com/e/mount-hagen-cultural-show-mount-hagen-papua-new-guinea
Independence Day, Sunday 16 September 2018
Goroka Show -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goroka_Show
World Tourism Day 2018, Thursday 27 September
Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December
Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December
New Year, Tuesday 1 January 2019
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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