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Highlands Earthquake Situation Report -- http://giaman.com/s/p1
UN supports the Government of in its earthquake response efforts -- http://giaman.com/s/p8
Capuchins raise funds for victims of earthquake -- http://giaman.com/s/p9
Israel donates generators after earthquake -- http://giaman.com/s/p0
Gender equality lowest in Pacific -- http://giaman.com/s/loop038
Global gas markets ease as traders handle PNG outage -- http://giaman.com/s/ox
Harsh response lessons abound in wake of PNG's quake devastation -- http://giaman.com/s/p2
Professor Kaluwin: Deep Sea Mining Operations Will Pose a Threat to PNG Marine Life -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv033
Research reveals genetic timeline of early Pacific settlers -- http://giaman.com/s/ow
Negotiations to Restore Water Supply into Madang Town -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv032
First PNGean PhD journalist -- http://giaman.com/s/loop040
Crooks from Milne Bay to be returned -- http://giaman.com/s/pc378
South Pacific flights from AUD $279 flying Virgin Australia -- http://giaman.com/s/pa
Interesting de-classified memo's written during the 2nd World War. Mainly about the South Pacific -- http://giaman.com/s/p7
PNG Opposition wants change in Government -- http://giaman.com/s/p6
Meet the humanitarian doctors curing blindness from a boat -- http://giaman.com/s/oz
Air Niugini: Number of female staff evident of gender equality -- http://giaman.com/s/tn149
Divine Word Graduation
Dr. Kevin Pamba, from Ialibu, Southern Highlands, has been presented with a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Divine Word University during the 36th graduation ceremony of the University. He was the only PhD student to graduate. He graduated with over 800 students that gained diplomas, bachelor degrees, and master’s degrees
Divine Word Graduation list -- http://giaman.com/s/p4
APEC Officials in Goroka
The Senior Official Meeting delegates, part of the APEC delegates, have recently visited Goroka to obtain information about PNG and its various cultures. The first group of delegates visiting Gorokawere accompanied by Justin Tkatchenko.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop037
Betel Nut Ban
National Capital District City Authorities have put a partial ban on the sale of betel-nut in Port Moresby's Boroko Area. City Manager Bernard Kipit says the ban will also cover other illegal activities like street selling and littering.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv029
Partial betel nut ban takes effect in Boroko area -- http://giaman.com/s/pc380
Common sense must prevail -- http://giaman.com/s/p5
Counting Earthquake Cost
Read more - Asia Pacific Report -- http://giaman.com/s/ou
European Union brings relief to the victims of earthquake -- http://giaman.com/s/ov
OK Tedi donates K50 million to Help Restore Services -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv030
First Relief Supply from National Government to Hela, Southern Highlands and Western -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv031
Quake like Christchurch, but without the response -- http://giaman.com/s/pb
Boxing Gets Boost
The Tourism Promotion Authority has given a K20,000 boost for the Kokoda Boxing Challenge. The event will see 18 bouts, with 10 male boxers and eight female fighters competing against the visiting New South Wales contingent.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc381
Experts Called In
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says an independent team of experts from Australia will investigate and review the cause of the earthquake which has killed more than 100 people and destroyed countless properties. O’Neill told The National, in response to claims by people especially in the affected areas that the disaster was linked to the oil and gas projects in the area, that there was no proof of the claims.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn150
PNG sees long recovery ahead as quake death toll tops 100 -- http://giaman.com/s/oy
Highlands region Eastern End Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ben Turi, has called on the PNG Customs, Department of Labour, Independent Consumer and Competition Commission and the Bank of Papua New Guinea to work together to eradicate counterfeit products and money laundering in the country.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc382
Trukai Fun Run Shirts
Auctions of Trukai Fun Run shirts in Port Moresby and Lae have raised K309,000 for Team PNG.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop039
Deportations Loom on Manus
Papua New Guinea police have taken four men from one of the refugee facilities on Manus Island this morning with what is thought to be the intention to deport them. The journalist and refugee Behrouz Boochani said the men from Bangladesh were not granted refugee status.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz090
NZ'd Foreign Minister Visits
New Zealand Foreign Minister Ron Mark was in Papua New Guinea last week to conclude a bilateral status of forces agreement with his counterpart Minister of Defence Solan Mirisim in Port Moresby. While in PNG, Mr Mark met with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, Defence Minister Solan Mirisim, and Minister for Police Jelta Wong and Minister for APEC Justin Tkatchenko.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc383
International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day has been celebrated in Port Moresby. Hosted by Pacific International Hospital (PIH) in partnership with Port Moresby Arts Theatre and EMTV, the evening welcomed an undoubting atmosphere of unity.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv035
Funding Lifts PNG Rating
PNG has successfully secured funding and has improved its ratings in the World Bank. The acting first assistant secretary from the markets policy division of the PNG Department of Treasury Roddie Wada said this is the result of the biggest success in structural reform.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc379
Connected PNG Technology Summit
The Connected PNG Technology Summit 2018 has commenced with exhibitions and tradeshow sessions at the Stanley Hotel and Suites in Port Moresby. The event saw various Technological vendors from within and outside the country showcase their products.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv036
Landlord Threatens Government
The owner of a building that hosts the offices of several Papua New Guinea government departments is threatening to close it next week if rent is not paid. The owner of Port Moresby's Central Government Building said rent had not been paid for a long time, and had engaged a lawyer to have the building shut down.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz091
Responsible Sustainable Development
The Environmental Science & Geography division of the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) has been leading a Southern Region Workshop in Alotau, Milne Bay Province on the National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development (StaRS) in PNG.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv034
PNG Water Strike
Staff from the state owned water and sanitation provider, Eda Ranu, are on strike, and at one stage shut down the water supply. The workers are protesting against government plans to merge Eda Ranu with Water PNG.
Radio New Zealand -- https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/352473/png-water-workers-strike-but-water-flowing
Eda Ranu Staff Against Merging with Water PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv037
PNG Travel Advice
Read the latest travel advice from Australia for Papua New Guinea dated the 9th of March 2018
Australian Government Smart Traveller -- http://giaman.com/s/smartau
PNG Car Number Plates
PNG requires vehicle owners to register their motor vehicles and display vehicle registration plates. Current plates are Australian standard 372 mm × 134 mm, and use Australian stamping dies.
World License Plates -- http://giaman.com/s/pd
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.
PNG Petroleum & Energy Summit - 19th to 21st March 2018 in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/s/ki
43rd National Game Fishing titles from 23rd March to 1st April 2018 in Lae, Morobe province.
Stage ready for game fishing titles -- http://giaman.com/s/p3
Good Friday, 30th March 2018
Easter Sunday, 1st April 2018
Commonwealth Games - 4th April 2018 - 15th 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 11th June 2018
Trukai Fun Run - 24th June 2018
July 2018 - 6th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture - Solomon Islands
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco - 20th - 22nd July 2018
Remembrance Day, Monday 23rd July 2018
Mount Hagen Cultural Show -- http://giaman.com/s/gc
Independence Day, Sunday 16th September 2018
Goroka Show -- http://giaman.com/s/gd
World Tourism Day 2018, Thursday 27th September
Christmas Day, Tuesday 25th December
Boxing Day, Wednesday 26th December
New Year, Tuesday 1st 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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