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Blogs about PNG
Papua New Guinea Adventure -- http://brotzlers.blogspot.com
Western Highlands Province -- http://whponline.blogspot.com
Health Sector is not in a healthy state -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7b6c44
The Story of the Alotau Festival of Canoes -- http://giaman.com/pg/?165c93
Fireworks in Hagen -- http://mattinpng.com/2010/12/03/fireworks-in-hagen
PNG Photo Blog -- http://pngphotoblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/mirap-north-coast-madang.html
Malum Nalu: LNG training facility opens -- http://malumnalu.blogspot.com/2010/12/png-lng-training-facility-opens-doors.html
Vanimo -- http://rogersramblings.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/vanimo-fisherman
Marine Life PNG -- http://marinelifepng.blogspot.com
Flora Suve sings Mr. Butterfly for World AIDS Day 2010 Goroka -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqtQyQsBk30
Goroka Children -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7b4a88
From Mount Wilhelm to Kundiawa -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD_IWQ21kPI
PNG Aviation photos - Wings over NZ Aviation Forum -- http://giaman.com/pg/?09493c
Nadzab -- http://www.maniavideo.com/Nadzab
General PNG Photos -- http://www.iexplore.com/travel-photos/Papua+New+Guinea/1
Gerehu Photos -- http://www.gerehuarts.com/portfolio.html
Air Niugini Dassault Falcon 900EX Image -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5afba6
Misc PNG Links
The Children's University of Music and Art, CUMA PNG -- http://www.cuma-png.org
Kabaira Beach Hideaway - Rabaul -- http://kabairabeachhideaway.com
Milne Bay Military Museum (Australia) -- http://www.milnebaymilitarymuseum.com
The timeless charms of PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2cb66b
New Guinea Singing Dog International -- http://www.newguineasingingdoginternational.com
PNG Tourism on Twitter -- http://twitter.com/png_tourism
Trekking the non-commercialized Bull Dog Track -- http://vimeo.com/15890359
Mystery of Texas family from military death solved -- http://giaman.com/pg/?71c3b5
Lifetime Experience Tours -- http://letpng.com
PNG Yellow Pages -- http://www.yellowpages.com.pg
The Real Estate Agents Association -- http://www.reia.org.pg
Cycling in PNG -- http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1989736
Education Web Sites
PNG in the News
Lack of fund halts new PNG Chancery construction -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0042f6
PNG's Prosecutor's Office to study court decision dismissing Somare's appeal -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=57466
Madang is "cowboy country" -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/14510
Women get crash course on politics -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/14505
Conrad and Somare still pushing for $1 billion for REDD -- http://giaman.com/pg/?eaf9d7
PNG patrols take aid where it is needed -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c914e1
North Shore Pasifika Festival
A group, comprised of members from Manus, Oro, Kerema, Milne Bay, Western Highland and Engan heritage, has recently performed at the North Shore Pasifika festival in Auckland, New Zealand. The group called Yumi PNG was formed so that the youth based in Auckland's North Shore could firstly get in touch with their roots through traditional songs and dances and secondly to create a support system for themselves as a number of them have recently moved to New Zealand and transition into a new way of life and culture can be difficult.
Miss South Pacific
Contestants from around the South Pacific have taken part in the 2010 Miss South Pacific contest held in Port Moresby. The new Miss South Pacific is Joyanna Meyer from Cook Islands. She is a Mechatronics engineer graduate with Honours from the University of Auckland. The 2009-2010 reigning Miss South Pacific Queen Marawalesi Nailatikau from Fiji crowned her moments after the announcement was made.
Other pageant Results
1st runner up: Miss Aotearoa (NZ)
2nd runner up: Miss Samoa
3rd runner up: Miss Fiji
4th runner up: Miss Hawaii
Best sarong, Talent & Photogenic: Miss Cook Is.
Best Traditional wear & Best Friendship/Personality: Miss Tonga
Tourism award: Miss Aotearoa (NZ)
Miss Elegance: Miss Hawaii Is.
Miss Internet: Miss Samoa
See - Beauty bust up -- http://www.abc.net.au/correspondents/content/2010/s3084722.htm
and -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a6d07c
Women in Parliament
Community Development Minister, Dame Carol Kidu, has expressed disgust over a decision to defer until next year a bill to reserve 22 parliamentary seats for women.
See -- http://australianetworknews.com/stories/201011/3078820.htm
MP's Get Pay rise
The members of parliament have voted to give themselves a 52 per cent pay rise to their base salaries before adjourning for a six-month holiday. The vote by parliament raised the base salaries from the prime minister down to an ordinary MP by 52.08 per cent backdated to last year. The rise in the base salaries of MPs came after they recently voted to give themselves a 100% increase in housing and vehicle allowances.
Councillor compares his K50-a-month to an MP's pay rise -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/14508
Dreams in Orbit
A not for profit group are raising funds to buy the Terrestar-1 satellite, launched in 2008, so they can bring the Internet to remote places in Papua New Guinea and other countries. The original owners of the satellite went bankrupt.
World Health Organization officials say there are signs of growing drug resistance to mosquito-borne malaria, raising concern millions of people in Asia may be at risk. WHO officials say counterfeit drugs and poor storage are to blame. The Asia region accounts for more than 60 per cent of the global population at risk of the parasite with the main focus on India, Burma, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Full report -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2b2b0e
Kaugere / CUMA
The Children's University of Music and Art is located in Kaugere. Kaugere is one of the oldest settlements in PNG, having started in the 1960s, and is home to the notorious raskol gang, Koboni. Even other raskol gangs will not tangle with these boys.
Assess the effectiveness of AusAID in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c69cc9
CUMA -- http://www.cuma-png.org
The PNG women's team went down 3 - nil to the New Zealand Maori team at the Third Oceania Pacific Cup (OPC) Hockey Tournament played at the National Hockey Centre in Suva, Fiji. The finals will be played next weekend.
This year's OPC is particularly important as the top island team at the tournament will qualify to play in the 2011 Olympic Qualifiers with Australia and New Zealand.
Aussie pilot, Fred Martens, who spent 940 days in a Queensland prison after being convicted of the rape of a 14-year-old girl in Port Moresby, is suing the Australian federal government for $45 million.
See -- http://giaman.com/pg/?83fd63
New Catholic Archbishop
The Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed Bishop Stephen Reichert, 67, of Mendi, as archbishop of Madang. Archbishop Reichert succeeds Archbishop William Kurtz, 75, who retired due to his age. Born in Leoville, Kansas, USA, Stephen Reichert graduated in 1970 from Capuchin College in Washington, D.C. He was named bishop of Mendi in 1995. He was president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Island from 1996 to 2001.
The Madang Archdiocese has 153,000 Catholics, with 39 priests and 81 religious.
Santa Steals K50,000
Robbers, in Mt Hagen, dressed up as Santa have stolen over K50,000 from local business Wamp Nga Holdings. Western Highland's police said three of the suspects, who were armed with two homemade pistols, had threatened the employees before escaping with the money. Police claim some of suspects were apprehended in Banz by mobile squad six based in Mt Hagen.
See -- http://giaman.com/pg/?07ea4d
An MP has been arrested and charged with 20 counts of misappropriation and false pretences. The Post Courier reports the member for Kandrian Gloucester, Tonny Puana, is likely to be charged again for absconding after he failed to appear for mention while on bail. He is alleged to have misappropriated nearly 130-thousand US dollars between February 2008 and 2009.
Mt Hagen Doctors
Mount Hagen General Hospital's efforts to provide quality health care have been boosted with two more doctors to work at the hospital. Anaesthetist Dr Jayanta Goswami and urologist Dr Timmy Tingnee are the new resident doctors who will provide much needed professional health care in Western Highlands and the region.
Full report -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4fbe3a
In the coastal village of Siar in Madang, Muieg Kai, a 70-year-old man has been watching his small island erode to the forces of the sea while Gokly Kaliam a man of about 52 is struggling to keep his house standing as the sea pushes small waves under it.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fbaaf3
MP Misplaces Cheque
The Member of Parliament for Telefomin, in West Sepik has misplaced a cheque for a million Kina in a Port Moresby taxi. It is not known why a bank transfer was not made and a cheque raised. Iwei has asked the Finance Department to put a stop on the cheque.
It seems that the same MP was also defrauded out of K10,000 of his own money when he tried to fast track the issue of another cheque for K12.4 million.
See -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/14588
MP's caught up in scam -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8a94e0
HIV Continues to Spread
Amid violence, denial and fear, HIV continues to spread. Horror stories abut the treatment people with HIV get in PNG continue to surface especially in the remote areas of the country. For example :- a young man has confessed that his sister was HIV-positive. One night as she slept, he and his neighbours tied her arms and legs and put her in a coffin. She woke up and screamed for help as they nailed it shut. They buried her alive.
Lack of knowledge about HIV has resulted in ostracism, violence, even accusations of sorcery and murder, pushing people living with the virus to hide their status and continue spreading it to sexual partners.
Full report -- http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=91253
PNG vows to stabilise spread of AIDS -- http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/12/01/3081930.htm
PNG Web Hosting
Having a website has become a true necessity nowadays. Here you will find all the required website resources in one place - 24/7 web hosting services complemented with FREE bonuses such as popular PHP scripts, marketing tools and a website builder, among others. -- http://www.pngwebhost.com
2010 Oceania Pacific Cup Hockey. 4th - 12th of Dec in Suva, Fiji.
Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3 - 22nd - 29th January 2011
International Women's Day (IWD) - 8th March 2011 - The first IWD was run in 1911 so 2011 sees the IWD Global Centenary.
Arafura Games - 7 - 14th of May 2011 -- http://www.arafuragames.nt.gov.au
Wahgi Sing Sing -- June 2011
Rabaul "Kimawai" -- July 2011
Mount Hagen Cultural Show -- 13th and 14th of August 2011
Goroka Show -- September 2011
Morobe Show -- October 2011
Canoe and Kundu Festival -- November 2011
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 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
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