Recipes from Papua New Guinea... Learn to make dishes from Papua New
Guinea featuring coconut, fruit, vegetables, and fish. The first group
of recipes can be located at
More PNG recipes can be found at -- http://www.elca.org/dgm/country_packet/png/recipe.html
If you are after rice recipes then go to the PNG's Favourite Rice Recipes
web site at -- http://www.trukai.com.pg/recipes/
The following link is not really about PNG recipes but since mangoes
are at the top of the list as being one of the all time favourite foods
I thought I should include this link as well -- http://www.man-goes.com/MangoeRecipies.html
Internet Service Providers
- Daltron -- http://www.daltron.com.pg
- Data Nets -- http://www.online.net.pg
- Datec -- http://www.datec.com.pg
- Global Technologies -- http://www.global.net.pg
Computer Companies in PNG
- Able Computing -- http://www.able.com.pg
- Daltron -- http://www.daltron.com.pg
- Data Nets -- http://www.datanets.com.pg
- Datec -- http://www.datec.net.pg
- Global Technologies -- http://www.global.net.pg
- Remington Technologies - http://www.remington.com.pg
- ConXions -- http://www.conxions.com.pg
- PNG Telikom -- http://www.teklikompng.com.pg
- PNG Pacific Mobile Communications -- http://www.tiare.com.pg
- PNG Telecommunications Authority -- http://www.pangtel.gov.pg
- RAD-TEL Communications sales and Services -- http://www.radtel.com.pg
- PACOM -- http://www.prosec.com.pg
Real Estate Agents Association
The PNG Real Estate Agents Association, a non-profit making organisation
operation under the laws of Papua New Guinea has a site located at --
-- Morobe Tourism site
-- Milne Bay Tourism Site
-- Main Government Tourism Site
- http://www.pngtd.com -- Papua
New Guinea Tourism Directory
- http://www.pngbd.com -- Papua
New Guinea Business Directory
-- East New Britain Tourism Promotion Site
-- West New Britain Tourism Promotion Site
- Port Moresby Stock Exchange -- http://www.pomsox.com.pg
- National Capital District Commission -- http://www.ncdc.gov.pg
- Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry -- http://www.pomcci.org.pg
- South Pacific Motor Sports Club -- http://www.spmsc.org.pg
- Rocky Roe -- http://www.rockyroephotographics.com
- National Research Institute -- http://www.nri.org.pg
- Institute of Medical Research -- http://www.imrpng.org.pg
- CyberMasta Web Design -- http://www.cybermasta.com/portfolio.htm
South Pacific Exports
If you need that hard to get part for your electrical / communications
gear or even a special tool send email to Peter Goleby at < email@example.com
> - he might just be able to help you out or at least point you in
the right direction. Peter claims he will attempt to get anything legal
for you so long as he can add a small amount to cover his own costs.
Having had to suffer two trips to Cairns in the last week I noticed
the ATR operated by Airlink PNG sitting outside a hanger. One source
said that the creditors had moved in and seized the plane for non-payment
of loan repayments and another more credible source said that Airlink
PNG had not paid PNG import duty on the plane and that if it were flown
back to PNG it would be impounded by Customs. Are there any more rumours
to add about.
The Professional Pilot Rumour Network -- http://www.pprune.org
-- mentions that another airline in PNG is considering taking up Fokker
F100's to fly in the country - of course it is a rumour network so just
like this newsletter do not believe everything you read!
Also located at the Cairns airport on my first trip earlier in the
week was one of Air Niugini's Fokker F100's. Grounded due to contaminated
hydraulic fluid. Inside a hanger was a Dash 8 owned by the same company.
It would seem that the plane I flew down on the sister ship to the Fokker
stuck on the ground in Cairns was also grounded on the return trip meaning
that I had to fly back on yet another Fokker F100 hired from Alliance
airlines. It seems it has been a bad week for the national airline.
The Boeing B767 was out of action so the international capabilities
of the airline was a solitary Fokker F28 that could fly to and from
Honiara twice a week and with all the other international planes stuck
on the ground the Fokker F28 fleet was pushed to the limits catering
for the demands of domestic passengers.
My second trip, this time at the end of the week saw the two Air Niugini
Fokker F100's flying high, the Boring B767 on schedule but the Airlink
ATR was still on the ground in Cairns with an Air Niugini Dash 8 still
in the hanger. Obviously with a few days out of the country and no access
to reliable computers this current newsletter is a little on the thin
The National Planning and Monitoring Minister, Arthur Somare, and Health
Minister, Melchior Pep, have been referred to the Public Prosecutor
by the Ombudsman Commission for prosecution under the Leadership Code.
Arthur Somare, the Member for Angoram, was referred over allegation
that he failed to give annual statements on time, that he misapplied
his DSG funds and he failed to acquit these funds' expenditure. Mr Somare
has stepped aside.
Mr Pep's referral relates to his alleged breach of Salaries and Remuneration
Commission (SRC) determinations, alleged misappropriation of public
funds between August 2002 and August 2003 and his adjudged insolvency
by the National Court in 2004. The Ombudsman Commission says there is
a prima facie evidence that Mr Pep is guilty of misconduct in office
and, accordingly, decided to refer the matter to the Public Prosecutor
for an independent deliberation under Section 177(1)(b) of the Constitution.
Mt Hagen Jail
Often various jails around the country claim that they cannot transport
prisoners to and from court hearings etc because, they claim they have
no money for petrol. It was reported in the papers this week that the
Department of Correctional Services has been paying K52,000 a month
for the hire of two cars used by Baisu and Barawagi jails. As the vehicles
have been hired for over a year the cost has been estimated as costing
over K624,000 a year. The claim that they have no money for fuel may
very well be true if they are paying so much to hire vehicles. It has
also been reported that jail officers have forced remandees to buy fuel
for warders to transport them to court and back to the prison.
Tari Airport Query
The condition of Tari airport has deteriorated and Airlinks' ticketing
agent, speaking to a reporter from The National Newspaper, wants to
know who is responsible for the maintenance of the Tari airport in the
Southern Highlands province. The ticketing agent pointed out dense shrubs
overgrowing the perimeters of the airport and cone markers used as navigational
aid for pilots, enveloped by dense grass. He also pointed out several
well-trodden pathways created as shortcuts by the local people through
certain sections of the airport.
CAA officials in Port Moresby refused to comment on the matter when
The National contacted them.
A pilot project to cement roads in Lae has commenced with the cementing
of a 200m segment of road from the Admin Compound to YWCA. If the project
is successful then it will be extended to cover other roads in Lae City.
It is hoped that a road from cement would last for at least 15 years.
It will cost K400,000 to cement the 200-metre section of road. Residents
of the city have commended anything that will help rid Lae of potholes.
It has been reported that Royal Brunei and other airlines are considering
flying to PNG under the open skies policy to compete with the National
Flag Carrier - Air Niugini. It is tipped that if these airlines do take
up the opportunity that they will only take up the lucrative and profitable
Two new classrooms and office space at the Ted Diro Primary School
have been officially opened. The new classrooms and office space cost
K48,000 to build. The two classrooms were paid for by student fees are
part of a double building funds that the NCDC failed to complete funding
since 2000. The school is also planning to add four new classrooms in
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has resolved that the Public Curator
and his senior managers should be "relieved" of their duties.
According to chairman of the PAC and Bogia MP John Hickey, the committee
also resolved that the Government, with the help of foreign aid donors
if necessary, immediately recruit by national and international advertisements
and appoint a competent and experienced public curator and team of managers
and trainers to restructure the office of the Public Curator.
Local Level Govt
There is a call to do away with Local Level Governments (LLG) within
the country. It has been claimed that the LLG system was creating many
political kingdoms instead of focusing on the delivery of goods and
services to the villages.
It was reported recently that several people at the University of PNG
including Vice-Chancellor Prof Leslie Eastcott would receive a total
of K4.7 million in compensation for their recent dismissal. The Ombudsman
Commission has ordered the University of PNG (UPNG) not to pay the K4.7
million compensation to the five executives. If the payment had gone
ahead Prof Eastcott and Bursar, Edward Croake, would have already flown
out of the country.
A recent fuel shortage in Port Moresby has been blamed on the condition
of the roads from the refinery at Napa Napa to the service stations
in Port Moresby. InterOil has said that there was no major issue affecting
the supply of fuel to the country and Port Moresby was the only city
South Fly Roads
South Fly MP, Conrad Haoda, has received a cheque for more than K2
million from the Department of Mining to fund the construction of a
61km road in his electorate. The funds were derived from the Western
province's 10 percent equity in the Ok Tedi Mining project. The road
will be used to help the transportation of rubber to the markets and
will also help to assist the development of the proposed 5,000ha of
cashew nuts in the area. .
The Athletics Squad has been finalised for the Commonwealth Games in
Melbourne, Australia. The squad will be composed of five women and seven
men. The elite that have qualified are
- Mae Koime - 100m and 200m
- Toea Wisil - 200m and 400m
- Salome Dell - 800m and 1500m
- Cecilia Kumalalamene - 400m
- Betty Burua - 400m
- Anton Lui - 100m
- Wally Kirika - 100m
- Henry Ben - 100m
- Andrew Doonar - 100m and 200m
- Fabian Niulai - 200m and 400m
- Mowen Boino - 400m and 400m hurdles
- Sapolai Yao - 3,000m steeplchase
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