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PNG in the News
Port Moresby governor says people won't forgive him if park is lost to developers -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=52246
Send the Sherman's to Papua New Guinea! -- http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=274786666440&ref=ts
Telikom, Rotary team up (Kupiano) -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/6941
PNG 'Jungle Boy' to Star in Malaysian Movie -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7c6b4c
New NRL stadium for Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?eeb76f
Telikom gives to Vanimo hospital -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/6728
PNG: Greenwashing the palm oil industry -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c8f94a
Blast in Hagen a new era of threat -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/6978
Ramu Nickel Mine Watch -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0153ff
Army engineers start work on Western Highlands province road -- http://giaman.com/pg/?972dc3
One of the suspects involved in the murder of businessman Sir George Constantinou in December 2008 has been caught by police -- http://malumnalu.blogspot.com/2010/03/sir-george-murder-suspect-arrested.html
Who helped bank robber William Kapris? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c148e2
Life and Language Survey -- http://pngsurvey.blogspot.com/2010/03/in-this-we-greatly-rejoice.html
PNG Moments with the Myers: Pray for Lonah -- http://myers4png.blogspot.com/2010/03/pray-for-lonah.html
Women reps bill set for next Parliament session -- http://giaman.com/pg/?440c3b
Western Highlands Province: Road Infrastructure is vital for PNG's growth -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a299b4
Two new Toxicocalamus from Papua New Guinea -- http://giaman.com/pg/?af89b1
ICT Development in Morobe Schools -- http://ictmorobeschools.blogspot.com
Sorcery is Not Make Believe -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5e4e39
Bark Art from PNG -- http://australianetwork.com/pacificpulse/stories/2831452.htm
Get off the beaten track to Rubio in New Ireland - Photo Gallery -- http://giaman.com/pg/?87846a
Papua New Guinea 1976 -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnsurgeyphotos/4397497809/
Bed Project Port Moresby General Hospital -- http://giaman.com/pg/?370b1b
Cannibalism in PNG -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHbmedsTjF0
Madang Pics -- http://www.pngbd.com/forum/showthread.php?p=86771
View down Chimbu River towards Kundiawa Town -- http://giaman.com/pg/?eac0af
Air Niugini TV Commercial -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIDx6-z_mAs
Tribute to Air Niugini -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM850c378m8
They say pictures tell a thousand stories: These contrasting pictures are of University of Goroka; the K20-million six-floor dormitory started in 2008, plan was for it to be completed in the 2010 academic year for over 300 students to live in -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7af8d0
Bibiko Farm and Guest House, Alotau Accommodation -- http://www.bibikofarm.com/
Are there Dinosaurs in Papua New Guinea? -- http://www.bookapplause.com/inanutshell/?p=34
Stanford Holds Conference on Development in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b505be
PNG NRL Bid -- http://www.pngnrlbid.com/
Lark Force Wilderness Track -- http://www.cruisestoparadise.com/d/8745284_3046.htm
Samaritan Aviation Ministry -- http://www.samaritanaviation.com/index.php/Papua-New-Guinea.html
PNG -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea
PNG History Timeline -- http://giaman.com/pg/?de8427
Speaker Blocks Motion
The Speaker of Parliament, Jeffery Nape, has rejected a motion of no confidence in his position. Bulolo MP, Sam Basil, seconded by Lae MP Bart Philemon, attempted to move the no confidence motion without notice.
Full news item -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/7073
Moti report to dominate session -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/7069
National Housing Corp Fire
There has been another fire at the National Housing Corporation flats in Kanage Street, 6-Mile, in Port Moresby. An occupant for 21 years has suggested that the fire was caused by a possible electrical fault.
Full news item -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/7060
Two police mobile squads sent to the stop tribal fights in Sembirigi in the Kagua-Erave district of the Southern Highlands have been unable to do anything of importance as they have been outnumbered by tribesmen roaming about with rocket launchers, Mag 54 chain link bullet assault rifles, AK 47 machine-guns and other assorted firearms. Provincial police commander Supt Jimmy Onopia said the Imaua and Lualipu tribesmen and their allies were fully armed with high-powered firearms and outnumbering the police.
Tourism Magazine Launched
The Minister for Culture and Tourism, Charles Abel, and National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop, have recently launched a new tourism magazine called "Journey" at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby. The magazine will be produced quarterly with the first edition featuring the National Capital District. Minister Abel said tourism was an industry that was here to stay. Mining and petroleum will eventually run out but tourism is here for ever and will provide employment and benefits to every one in PNG.
The new hospital in the Port Moresby suburb of Gerehu, providing health services for 800 people a day, has had to close due to lack of funds.
Full story - Keith Jackson's PNG Attitude -- http://giaman.com/pg/?686fc2
See also -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100305/view05.htm
Child Protection Act
A new child protection and rights act will be launched in six months to replace the existing Child Welfare Act. The Lukautim Pikinini Act (LPA) calls for the establishment of the provincial Lukautim Pikinini Councils and Local Lukautim Pikinini Committees throughout PNG. Under the LPA, a child is defined as a person from birth to 18 years of age.
See -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/6770
The Samaritan Aviation Ministry -- http://www.samaritanaviation.com -- has shipped a single-engine float plane to PNG. The plane called "Spirit of Paradise" was recently unveiled at the National Aviation Services in Port Moresby with the Minister for Civil Aviation, Don Polye, and Minister for Health, Sasa Zibe, and the PNG ambassador to the United States Evan Paki in attendance. The plane is scheduled to begin service in the East Sepik province where there are 500,000 people and one hospital. The floats will make it easier to operate along the mighty Sepik River.
Also -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/7072
See also -- Genairco seaplane shipped to Rabaul in April 1934 -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/amphalon/4401037133/
National Development Bank
The National Development Bank plans to provide passbook services to the over two million ordinary and disadvantaged people in the country who do not have ready access to banking facilities from the commercial banks.
Investors in the LNG project will receive an exemption from paying income taxes and general sales tax (GST). The Opposition Leader Sir Mekere Morauta estimates that PNG will lose billions in tax revenue.
See - Opposition not happy with law -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100305/news04.htm
Also - Oil Search pins hopes on LNG project -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2a6dda
Sewerage System Upgrade
The Port Moresby sewerage system is to receive a K282 million upgrade thanks to a loan agreement between the governments of Japan and PNG. K209 million will be the loan component while the rest will be counter funding from the Government. The sewerage treatment plant will be built at Kila Kila with at least four ponds and an access road of 1.73km and the outfall to the sea will be 1.4km.
On the 13th of March the PNG Triathlon Association will be holding the Kids triathlon. The event involves swimming, cycling and running and there are two categories 7 - 10 year age group and 11 - 15 year age group.
For more information on the event download the event brochure from Skerah -- http://skerah.com/2010/usflyer_kids.pdf
PM Probe Released
A probe into the conduct of the Prime Minister during the Moti affair in 2006 has been tabled in Parliament. The Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare, has been recommended for further investigation under the Criminal Code over the affair.
Full story -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100304/news01.htm
The First Royal Pacific Island Regiment (1RPIR) is about to celebrate its 59th birthday on the 11th of March. As part of the celebrations, a friendly rugby union 10-a-side match will be played with their sister infantry battalion 2RPIR Moem Barracks.
46th Medical Symposium
Planning is well underway for the 46th Medical Symposium to be held at Wewak, East Sepik province later this year. Divine Word University's St Benedicts Kaindi Campus will host the symposium, making it the second time DWU will host the high-profile symposium, after the Madang campus hosted it in September 2006.
The confirmed date for the 2010 Symposium is from the 29th of August to the 3rd of September, 2010.
Medical Society of Papua New Guinea -- http://www.mspng.org
PNG NRL Bid
The focus of the PNG NRL Bid is to:
- secure a licence to enter a team into the National Rugby League competition
- promote Rugby League to deliver positive social and economic benefits for the people of PNG
Rugby League is considered to be PNG's national sport. No other country in the world can make this significant claim.
In a nation of over 800 tribes and languages, Rugby League is the common bond that unifies the nation:
- PNG has a population approaching 7 million
- 50% of the population are under 18 years of age
- Every school participates in rugby league competition.
- There are thousands of registered players across 280 clubs
Read more by visiting -- http://www.pngnrlbid.com/
Clearing WWII Munitions
In a response to a request from the PNG government a team of experts from USA are preparing to travel to Autonomous Region of Bougainville to help local authorities to find and to safely clear unexploded ordnance left over from some of the fiercest fighting of the final years of the Second World War over 60 years ago.
Full story -- http://blogs.state.gov/index.php/entires/png_munitions/
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
National Softball Championships - Kokopo, East New Britain - 2nd to 5th of April
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
Chimbu Plant Show - 4th of June
Morobe Yam Festival - 5th of June
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
2010 Medical Symposium 29th of August to the 3rd of September. (Wewak)
Independence Day - 16th September
Morobe Agricultural Show - 19th - 23rd October
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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