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National Statistical Office
The National Statistical Office has a web site located at -- http://www.nso.gov.pg
Ever wondered what is the population of various PNG towns? -- http://www.citypopulation.de/PapuaNewGuinea.html -- makes use data obtained from the year 2000 census.
Rabaul Volcano -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Her8njlGtQI
Air Niugini - P2-ANO -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6f277e
Huli Wigmen -- http://viiphoto.ning.com/video/huli-wigmen-goroka-show-papau
Kerema -- http://bspelman.blogspot.com/2010/11/kerema-papua-new-guinea.html
Croc Festival - Daru Dancers -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qpXijODGmc
Road between Rabaul and Kokopo -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L4YtYHBzj8
Gold Shooters -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/thirnbeck/357899748
Shopping in Kainantu -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFsRCvPgsn4
Bensbach Barramundi fishing -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wOggwbXPcU
Dinah's Subsea Images -- http://www.halsteaddiving.com/dhgallery.htm
Ukarumpa Soccer -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_png_scotts/5160532545
'Discourses': A one-act play in seven scenes -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1b6904
Chad Wells Family Blog -- http://chadwellsfamily.com/pngblog/?p=1573
The Hoover Tribe - You Need To Hear What's Going On -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9d2e14
Papua New Guinea Blogs -- http://www.pngblogs.com
Steven's Window: The Development Dilemma -- http://stevenswindow.blogspot.com
PNG Photo Blog -- http://pngphotoblog.blogspot.com
Melanesian Photo Gallery -- http://melanesianways.blogspot.com
Melanesian Online Diary -- http://melanesianwayz.blogspot.com
The Melanesian Way Inc. -- http://melanesianway.blogspot.com
Wantoat farmers need access to Lae fish markets -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e53465
TANGFU -- http://mollyfelde.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/tangfu
Western Highlands (Melpa) province -- http://whponline.blogspot.com
Soaba's Storyboard -- http://soabasstoryboard.blogspot.com
Boroko Motors -- http://www.boroko-motors.com
Credit and Data Bureau -- http://www.cdb.com.pg
Conservation International Melanesia -- http://www.cimelanesia.org.pg
Internal Revenue Commission -- http://www.irc.gov.pg
Walindi Plantation Resort -- http://www.walindi.com
Loloata -- http://www.loloata.com
Tagari village - Expedition Class -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a8873c
The PNG Bilum -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ed4ce2 -- also -- http://www.michie.net/pnginfo/bilums.html
ACT NOW! is an on-line community of people who believe we can build a better PNG. Visit their web site -- http://www.actnowpng.org
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority -- http://www.pngtourism.org.pg
PNG Government Online -- http://www.pngonline.gov.pg
National Statistics Office -- http://www.nso.gov.pg
PNG Defence Force -- http://www.defence.gov.pg
A 22.5 million Kina eco-forestry agreement has been signed recently with the European Union.
The future of forestry in PNG looks bleak due to the unsustainability of the current rate of logging.
The New Zealand government is looking at a project to help small-scale businesses send their local produce like kaukau and taro to New Zealand. The NZ government is willing to spend $NZ50,000 under bilateral aid to help identify these businesses.
It has been estimated that there is over 50,000 young people looking for work in PNG.
An estimated 35,000 civil servants will be involved in the actual counting for the census. It is expected that a preliminary population figure should be available by October and a comprehensive report will be available within 3 years for each council ward, district and province.
The Port Moresby Netball Association has introduced a competition for girls as young as four to help nurture the sport. This is in an attempt to develop their skills at an early age.
The Ok Tedi school sports program has launched the Star Mountains Liklik Tennis program. It is hoped that the program will be as successful as the two-year old school soccer program that recently produced the PNG Under 10 champions from Tabubil.
The University of PNG school of medicine and health sciences have encouraged women students to apply for courses leading to a profession in medicine as there are more men than women doctors in PNG. Since the school opened in 1961 only a few women have graduated in the profession. -- http://www.upng.ac.pg
Port Moresby residents recently were able to witness an oil rig close by. The rig was in the process of being towed from New Zealand to Singapore. It is estimated that it will take the tugboat towing the rig up to 3 weeks for the trip depending on weather conditions.
The Roundhouse, which was built on the site of the old Boroko hotel, is up for sale by the Steamships Property Division.
SVS Variety has recently advertised the following items on special.
Anchor #978 pressure lantern - K59.95
Rabbit 4 prong metal fork - K14.95
Wooden picture frame 6" x 8" K4.30
Daltron have advertised a HP ScanJet 3200C for K395
Datec have advertised an Epson Stylus 740 for K995 and an Epson Photo 700 for K820
The National Airline is so fed up with the security guards provided by the Civil Aviation Authority that it has employed its own to handle many of the function performed by these guards. The airline has received numerous complaints about the guards. The latest has come from the Minister for Trade and Industry. -- http://www.airniugini.com.pg
The airline has again laid off 13 of the national engineers it re-employed last year, saying their services were no longer needed. The engineers were reinstated on the orders of the National Court after a drawn out court battle with the airline. The layoffs have also seen retrenchments in other departments as well with the Information Technology Department losing two members.
On a sadder note the previous Air Niugini Security Manager, Stan Raufin, died in Port Moresby General Hospital yesterday. (Thursday 27th April 2000)
The recently renovated Parkroyal Hotel (ex Travelodge now Crowne Plaza) is still the premier hotel in the country and is still a recognisable landmark for Port Moresby. The refurbishment of the hotel cost an estimated K27 million and included internal works such as the guestrooms, restaurants and ballrooms as well as other works. (It is now known as the Crowne Plaza - 2008)
The PNG Electoral Commission is considering introducing a card and fingerprinting system in the country to make voting during elections fair and honest. -- http://www.pngec.gov.pg
An appeal has been made by the Works Minister for people to change their attitude if they want to see Port Moresby grow. He said it is about time people develop the city because one of the major problems is that people do not have respect for new developments that the people will benefit from.
The library project for the Wantoat people received a boost the other day with a donation of textbooks by the British High Commission valued at more than K4000. The National library will also help by providing training.
An Australian fruit importer is visiting PNG to source suppliers of some agricultural products. The importer is interested in mature coconuts, as there is a big demand in Australia for husked coconuts. He is also keen on other products such as taro, dried chili, cocoa beans, cardamom, vanilla beans, betelnut and frozen cassava.
East New Britain
The ENB province wants greater autonomy to run its own affairs. A committee to carry out awareness and to gauge the views of the people is being formed.
The failed U-Vistract fast money scheme has once again failed to produce the necessary money despite help from the Prime Minister to clear any government red tape in bringing the funds into the country.
The Supreme Court yesterday declared Wapenamanda MP Masket Iangalio bankrupt. The Wapenamanda MP, a former government minister, was declared bankrupt on March 8, 1998 but various appeals had been made dragging the decision out until now.
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