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PNG in the News
Statistics office aims to count every citizen -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100210/news16.htm
Sunday Chronicle PNG blogspot: PNG Waterboard signs deal with European Union and Eastern Highlands Province -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5c5e65
Just Back: tribal tales from Papua New Guinea -- http://giaman.com/pg/?60bb9c
Sunday Chronicle PNG blogspot: Kas calls for probe into Ramu project -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6d75ac
PNG to exhibit art in New Zealand -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100208/news15.htm
40 dead as cholera outbreak hits PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?452c60
A Papua New Guinean Expatriate in the UK -- http://islandmeri.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/weirdly-homesick
Idile - Ahioma -- http://idile-idile.blogspot.com
Tiri Kuimbakul -- http://tirikuimbakul.blogspot.com
Every Language -- http://everylanguage.blogspot.com/2009/02/dehydrating.html
Warakumb, PNG -- http://warakambpng.blogspot.com
Hello Madang - http://hellomadang.blogspot.com
The Fords in PNG -- http://www.pngfords.com
Le Mahieu Letters From PNG -- http://dougsfamilyinpng.blogspot.com
Rabaul Daily Photograph -- http://rabauldailyphoto-jules.blogspot.com
Jack Lynch -- http://giaman.com/pg/?094d86
Lassul Bay Health Centre, Gazelle District ENBP -- http://lassul.blogspot.com
Basket Weaving at Kosimbi -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDFROueN9z0
Demonstration of weaving coconut palm leaf into a useful fan filmed in Milne Bay -- http://www.girlskissingtube.com/milne/
Ambogo Sawmill Popondetta 1989 -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/30134768@N07/4017984269
Rabaul Volcanoes on Flickr -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobswanson/3663606432/
Caritas Girls Technical School in Port Moresby cultural day photos -- http://aappng.blogspot.com/2009/06/port-moresby-cultural-day.html
Streets of Mt Hagen Video -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d55355
16 pages of professional PNG images -- http://www.bugbog.com/gallery/gallerypng/pngdoor.html
Samson Komati Yuimb's pictures -- http://www.geocities.com/kokopvillage/skypics.html
Images from the '60's -- http://giaman.com/pg/?10bcc0
Rabaul International Primary School -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ecc18d
YouTube - from Lae to Madang by PMV -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsU2hIZsJDs
The Medical Society of Papua New Guinea (MSPNG) -- http://www.mspng.org/
The Art Pacific website -- http://www.art-pacific.com -- continues to provide articles and photos on New Guinea art for both sides of the island. Readers interested in New Guinea artefacts and art forms are invited to check out the site.
PNG Peles! It's All About Papua New Guinea, the Information Portal for and about Papua New Guinea. From commentaries, forums, pictures to tourism destinations, begin your journey into the Land Of the Unexpected at this web site -- http://pngpeles.com/index.php
PNG Language Resources -- http://www.pnglanguages.org
Tok Ples Baibel -- http://tokplesbaibel.org
SIL International -- http://www.sil.org
PNG Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority -- http://www.pngtourism.org.pg/
CIA - The World Factbook PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fb7ab7
PNG travel advice from Australian Government -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a51745
What time is it in PNG? -- http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_PG.aspx
PNG Sunsets -- http://www.pbase.com/chris67/image/35862888
Anglican Church in PNG History -- http://anglicanhistory.org/aus/png/
Dancing and Gunshots -- http://giaman.com/pg/?75565a
Tok Pisin and Tok Ples
Tok Pisin and Tok Ples as languages of identification in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a2263c
PNG Tok Pisin -- http://www.tokpisin.net
Tok Ples Buk Baibel bilong PNG -- http://tokplesbaibel.org
Preserve your Tok Ples -- http://www.boldpng.info/logs/project-updates/untitledpost
William Kapris a recent escapee from Bomana and probably one of PNG's most notorious criminals, has been recaptured by police. Kapris was captured at the Freeway Lodge in Port Moresby believed to be owned by an acquaintance of the criminal. After a long interrogation by police he is now back at Bomana jail from where he escaped about four weeks ago. It is understood he has revealed the names of high profile people who were involved with him in carrying out the crimes he was alleged to have committed.
A total of 8 people have so far been charged with aiding the escape of Kapris from Bomana jail just outside Port Moresby. -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100208/news04.htm
Kapris has alluded in court that his criminal life had some political links which endangered his life and that was why he kept a pistol to protect his life.
Public's say on Kapris capture -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100210/news12.htm
Kapris ‘secret’ visits -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/6280
Visas for travel to PNG can be obtained for citizens of most countries on arrival at Jackson's International Airport for a maximum stay of 60 days in any 12 months, however, it is highly recommended that you obtain a visa prior to arrival. Check as visitors from some countries must get a visa before arrival.
Kokoda Track Closed
landowners from Mt Kodu along the Kokoda Track have closed down the track to show the people's frustration over the failure by the PNG and Australian governments to deliver its Kokoda Development Program (KDP). A landowner said a deal was signed between the two governments in Madang in 2008, after the landowners protested they wanted Australian-owned mining company, Frontier Resources to mine the proposed Mt Kodu mine which was supposed to be developed near the track.
Soldiers Seek Pay Rise
Around four busloads of angry soldiers have recently gathered at the PNGDF headquarters seeking answers on why they have not received a pay rise even though police have received one. The National Executive Council made a decision in 2005 to have a pay restructure for police, defence and correctional services. One of the angry soldiers said they had been waiting for almost six years.
See -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100212/news02.htm
Overseas Medical Team Visit
A team of doctors from Ballarat Base Hospital in Victoria, Australia accompanied by their PNG counterparts have arrived in Madang to treat patients with prostate blockage problems, urethral damages in women during labour and damages in the urinal passages of men brought on by accidents. The team will be in Madang for a few days before returning to Port Moresby to treat more patients before returning to Australia at the end of the month.
The doctors are in the country under an AusAID funded trip.
Explorer InterOil has bought a second helirig for $4.5 million to speed up development of its Elk-Antelope gas field onshore in PNG. The rig is capable of drilling to 16,500 ft and of drilling longer horizontal sections than the company's first rig, thus it will provide better well design flexibility.
The PNG University of Technology has had to delay the start of the academic year due to a serious water shortage in Lae. Orientation and registration was initially set for 15th - 19th of February but would now be deferred to the 22nd to the 26th of Feb and lectures would now begin on the 1st of March.
The Brisbane City Council has donated ten buses free of charge to the National Capital District municipal government. The NCD had to pay shipping costs. The buses can carry 40 passengers and have a lifespan of five to 10 years. Special drivers will be trained to drive the buses and proper fares and routes will be used. It is hoped the buses will help to meet the increasing demands of an ever increasing population for buses in the city.
Port Moresby had similar buses in the late seventies.
Eighty-four new lawyers have been admitted to the bar at the National and Supreme Courts. They have been challenged to be good lawyers and good citizens of the country and to uphold their profession and personal life with respect and dignity.
St Johns PNG
The Governor-General, Grand Chief Sir Paulias Matane, has held a ceremony for long serving volunteers of the Order of St John at Government House. The volunteers were council members of St Johns PNG who received their medals from their president and Governor-General. Those recipients include principal chaplain, Commissioner Andrew Kalai, Sir Ramon Thurecht, Aloysius Aihi and Robin Yanopa.
Sunday Chronicle PNG Features: The Mt Lamington tragedy remembered --
About 27 kilometres away at Popondetta, grieving families of the 35 Europeans killed, erected headstones in a special cemetery.
With about five months to go before the counting of the population and housing on the 11th of July, the Central Province is the first province to launch its interim provincial steering committee for this year's census.
Full story -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100212/news18.htm
The Western Highlands Province online site has paid tribute to a pioneer of Mt Hagen city.
Hear that HeliFix is getting a few more helicopters in conjunction with a WA firm and Airlines PNG (APNG) hopes to finalise a deal in the next few weeks for a larger aircraft and wants to take delivery in the next six months. APNG is also in negotiations to buy at least two more second-hand de Havilland Canada Twin Otters.
Will we see APNG flying jets to South East Asia?
Euralia Paine reports that City Pharmacy has opened in Popondetta, Oro Province.
Battle of Milne Bay
The Battle of Milne Bay was a battle of the Second World War which took place on the eastern tip of the country now known as Papua New Guinea during the Pacific campaign. -- http://historywarsweapons.com/battle-of-milne-bay
Human-rights organization Amnesty International has recently launched a report detailing the illegal forced evictions which have occurred around the Porgera Gold Mine. Canadians take note: the mine is 95-percent owned and operated by subsidiaries of Toronto-based Barrick Gold, as part of the Porgera Joint Venture.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?69f360
Bikpela Pati 2010
For any one that is interested and especially those that live in Australia the 2010 Bikpela Pati will be held at 7 pm - Saturday 8 May 2010 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach, Gold Coast. Australia. Tickets went on sale on the 1st of February at AU$85 per ticket. The price of the ticket includes Dinner and Dancing with Cash Bar (and SP beer available!) Fantastic Door Prizes including a trip to Hamilton Island and Tufi Dive weekend.
More info from the web site -- http://www.pngreunion.com/png-reunion/more-info.php/
Women in Mining and Petroleum Conference - 22nd to the 24th March 2010 - to be held at Divine Word University in Madang.
International kickboxing tournament - Kundiawa - 26th - 28th of March. -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100113/sport06.htm
25th April 2010 - World Malaria Day. Malaria affects 90 per cent of the PNG population.
8th May, PNG Reunion, Gold Coast Australia. -- http://www.pngreunion.com/png-reunion/more-info.php
World liquefied natural gas (LNG) summit - Mid 2010
PNG Census - 11th to the 17th of July
National Mask Festival, Rabaul - 14th - 18th of July
Malagan Show - 14th - 27th of July
Remembrance Day - 23rd July
Independence Day - 16th September
11th Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference - 6th to 8th December, 2010 - Hilton Hotel, Sydney -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aefb78.
Full Pacific Games - New Caledonia 2011
National Elections - Scheduled for June 2012
2012 PNG Games -- Kokopo, East New Britain
Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013
Full Pacific Games - PNG 2015
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PNG Media Related Sites
The following sources are used to help find items for this newsletter -
Post Courier Newspaper -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg
The National Online Newspaper -- http://www.thenational.com.pg
PNG Sunday Chronicle -- http://www.sunday-chronicle.com
PNG Business Directory -- http://www.pngbd.com
PNG Tok Pisin -- http://www.tokpisin.net
EM TV (Television) -- http://www.emtv.com.pg -- and of course some of the articles come from contributions from readers and other web sites such as -
National Broadcasting Corporation -- http://www.nbc.com.pg/
Wantok Radio -- http://www.wantokradio.net
Tree House Productions -- http://www.treehouse.com.pg/treehouse__productions.htm
Chin H Meen -- http://www.chmsupersound.com
Hitron (Cable TV) -- http://www.hitron.com.pg
Religious Television Association -- http://www.rtapng.com.pg
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