PNG Gossip Newsletter - 26th Dec 2010

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Neo Melanesian

"Pidgin English"

Tok Pisin English
ai eye
aiglas spectacles
aipas blind
banis ribs
banis fence
banis wall
bel belly
bel i pas constipated
belhevi regret
belisi calm (person)
bratasusa brothers and sisters
bratasusa siblings
han arm / hand
han bilong pisin wing
han bilong siot sleeve
pas stuck
pas / leta letter

 

Webster's Online Dictionary
with Multilingual Thesaurus Translation

       

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Remember that this mailing list is meant (mainly) for people who have an interest and already know a little bit about the people and geography of Papua New Guinea. The PNG Kina, which is mentioned from time to time in this newsletter, is currently worth around

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Want to find out more about Papua New Guinea? Try searching at -- http://www.michie.net/pnginfo -- and -- http://www.michie.net/png_faqs or try the PNG Business Directory located at -- http://www.pngbd.com -- and the PNG Tourism Directory -- http://www.pngtd.com. Both are excellent places to look for information about the country.
For those who are not so familiar with the geography of Papua New Guinea I suggest taking a look at -- http://maps.google.com -- and then clicking on the "+" to zoom in to the area of interest. Go to the following link for a quick start to a map of Port Moresby. -- http://www.michie.net/pnginfo/pom-map.html

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PNG Volcanoes

The following are volcanoes in PNG that have had recent activity i.e. since 1900. If you know of any others please let the newsletter know. -- http://pnggossip.com/misc/ctc.html.

Bagana -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagana

Garbuna -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbuna_Group

Karkar -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karkar_Island

Lamington -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Lamington

Langila -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langila

Lolobau -- http://www.volcanolive.com/lolobau.html

Long Island -- http://www.volcanolive.com/longisland.html

Manam -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manam

Pago -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pago_(volcano)

Ritter Island -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritter_Island

Tavurvur -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tavurvur

Tuluman -- http://www.volcanolive.com/tuluman.html

Ulawun -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulawun

Victory -- http://www.volcanolive.com/victory.html

Waiowa -- http://www.volcanolive.com/waiowa.html

More reading -- http://www.jaffamood.com/ordinary-life-on-vulcano





Misc Links About PNG

The website of Tulele Peisa -- http://tuelepeisa.org

My Amazing Paradise -- http://www.myamazingparadise.com

Mt Hagen Handicrafts -- http://www.hagenhandicrafts.com/baby-bilums.php

Lissenung Island Resort -- http://www.lissenung.com

Fear Eats the Soul, Faith Restores It -- http://toptravelleads.com/tag/goroka

Send Money Pacific -- http://www.sendmoneypacific.org





PNG Blogs

Baby 'Roo At The Zoo Looks At You -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bbf0c5

Radio St Gabriel - a voice of the church -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7f7de3

Jane Tompsett's diary from PNG -- http://janeinpng.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/christmas

Chad Wells Family Blog -- http://chadwellsfamily.com/pngblog/?p=1693

PNG Blogs -- http://www.pngblogs.com

Malum Nalu -- http://malumnalu.blogspot.com

Western Highlands Province -- http://whponline.blogspot.com

Ramu Nickel Mine Watch -- http://ramumine.wordpress.com





PNG in the News

Sir Paulias: I am now an unemployed "lapun" -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/14966

K113m to be saved by cuts on advisers -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20101222/news04.htm

Reports say the higher education minister, Michael Ogio, is to be the acting governor-general -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=57746

K157mil broadband network -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/15049

The Government is challenging a Supreme Court order to recall parliament to elect a new Governor-General -- http://www.radioaustralianews.net.au/stories/201012/3096263.htm

PNG experience eye-opener -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ee395f

Bitter and Sweet Dreams -- http://www.greendump.net/tag/madang-province

Judge Sevua "forced" to retire on the 6th of Jan -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/14997

Villages in dire need of basic services -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20101221/news03.htm





PNG Images

Milne Bay War Canoe -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/29122604@N05/5245106883

Vanimo -- http://www.panoramio.com/map/#lt=-2.6896767&ln=141.2998457&z=4

Slide Show -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9dnrTe-Cj0

The Prettiest Smile in PNG -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/ameliatzeni/1812467439

GabaGaba kids -- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/2834682

Kid Climbs a Buai Palm in PNG -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q426ZzACZrM

Fast food robbers fail -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/15045

Lae -- http://www.travelpod.com/photos/0/Papua%20New%20Guinea/Lae.html


News Items

Morobe Wants Independence

Luther Wenge, the Governor of Morobe province, is calling for independence from the rest of PNG. The leader of the People's Progress Party and New Ireland governor, Sir Julius Chan, says he supports Governor Wenge's call. Sir Julius says the continuous breaches and flouting of the constitution by the Somare lead government has eroded the confidence of the general population. He is calling on acting Prime Minister, Sam Abal, to work towards restoring the public trust in National government.

-- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/15006





Mt Lamington

On the 21st of January 2011 it will be 60 years since Mount Lamington, in Oro (Northern) province, erupted after only giving an initial four to five days of unrest killing 3,000 people. An estimated 40,000 people would have to be evacuated if it erupted again, and most of the surrounding communities have no roads and little access to any form of communication. PNG does not have a good record at being ready. Manam Island erupted in 2004 with approx. 10,000 people being evacuated to the mainland. Six years later many of these people are still displaced.

The responsibility of monitoring activity of 16 active volcanoes across PNG is held by the Rabaul Vulcanological Observatory (RVO) on the island of New Britain home to several well known volcanoes such as Tavurvur, Ulawun and Pago but also Langila and Garbuna are on the island.

PNG, with about six million inhabitants, is situated on the Pacific Rim of Fire and highly prone to disaster yet is the country ready?

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_volcanoes_in_Papua_New_Guinea





Compensation Demanded From Somare

A senior police officer in Wewak has confirmed that one of the Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare Grand Chief's sons is alleged to have drawn a shot gun on East Sepik Governor Peter Wararu Waranaka. Relatives of the Governor are demanding K5 million in compensation from the Somare family.

Full Story -- http://giaman.com/pg/?94ad8f

Police promise to arrest Somare Jr -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/15172





Mt Hagen Escape

25 criminals have escaped from the Mt Hagen police cell in the Western Highlands in two separate incidents within six days.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?bc9d99





Neanderthal Link

New genetic information that appeared in Nature on the 23rd of December links the modern-day Melanesians of PNG with Neanderthals living in central Asia about 40,000 years ago. The presence of the ancient group's genes in modern-day humans suggests that the new group, christened "Denisovans" was once widespread throughout Asia.

The Denisovans are a previously unknown kind of human.

See Nature News -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e42237





Milne Bay Budget

The Milne Bay provincial government has passed a budget of almost K100 million. The K99,508,200 budget passed through the assembly with little debate and was the largest to date.

-- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20101220/news06.htm

The Provincial Government has set aside K1 million from the budget as its contribution to the cost of establishing a new high school in the province. The high school will be built at the United Church Lawes College on the west cost of Suau Rural Local Level Government area in Alotau District on the mainland border area of Milne Bay and Central provinces.

-- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20101221/southernpost01.htm

See also - Eastern Highlands Provincial Assembly passes 2011 budget -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20101222/news08.htm





Cholera in NCD

Cholera has resurfaced in the National Capital District. The Post Courier reported on the 17th of December that 188 confirmed cases had been reported over the last four days in the nation's capital. The cholera ward at the Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) is reportedly encountering new cases at the rate of over 30 a day.

Full story -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20101217/news12.htm





WikiLeaks and Julian Moti

Julian Moti, who fled PNG in the middle of the night in a PNG Defence Force Plane, has said the "WikiLeaks cable" documents have proved how notorious the USA and its pacific puppets are.

Read more in the article from the Solomon Star News -- http://giaman.com/pg/?22e9ad

Three years after the conclusion of the Defence Force Board of Inquiry (DFBoI) into the Moti Affair involving the clandestine flight of Moti to the Solomon Islands in 2006, the Defence Force and the State still owes over K1.8 million in payment for outstanding bills for amenities, including payments to the support staff of the inquiry.

See -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/15080





PNG Stamps

An interesting web page dealing with the overprinting of PNG stamps. -- http://www.glenstephens.com/overprints.html -- and the reason why it was done at great haste by commercial printers within the country.





Medecins Sans Frontieres

Two medical staff, a water and sanitation expert and a logistician from MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres) have commenced a trip up the Fly River in Western Province to provide emergency care in areas that so far had received little or no cholera assistance. MSF (PNG) head of mission, Hernan del Valle, said "The response in Daru itself has been good, but many remote, rural areas with bad infrastructure and weak communication systems are not able to respond to the outbreak or report the number of people affected by the disease."

Nearly 3,000 cholera cases and over 300 deaths have been recorded in Western province since the outbreak was first reported in October this year.





Wara Bilong Life

Wara Bilong Life was a three-month Social Studies, Technology Education and Health online project which finished in December 2010. 18 classes in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea assisted with school health education for their peers in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. After researching about life for their peers in PNG, they designed a method of washing hands that required very little water with accompanying health education materials. Students were also encouraged to think about their own water usage. Academics and practising engineers gave the students feedback on their designs and health education materials. Do take a look at the solutions at -- http://www.megabright.co.nz/Wara_Bilong_Life/solutions.html





Rosetta Project

The Rosetta database contains information about languages spoken in PNG -- http://www.rosettaproject.org





Wamira Village

Wamira village - group of children palm frond weaving taken in 1921 by Frank Hurley -- http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn3356456

Here is another picture this time a spearman of Wamira once again taken in 1921 -- http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn3307490

Walk to Wamira Village -- http://www.michie.net/pnginfo/wamira.html





Kokoda Crash Update

The PNG Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) has handed a draft report into a crash that killed 13 people near the Kokoda track to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. The AIC says it expects to release a final report in the first quarter of 2011.





PNG Wins Oceania Cup

The PNG under 16 team has won the Aussie Rules Oceania Cup after winning 53-7 against Tonga in Nukualofa. In other results Fiji secured third spot with victory over Nauru and first-time entrants Solomon Islands toppled New Zealand in the playoff for fifth place.





Tulele Peisa

Tulele Peisa "sailing the waves on our own" is a local community organisation in Papua New Guinea that is trying to relocate the whole island community of the Carterets to nearby Bougainville because of the impacts of climate change.

-- http://tuelepeisa.org





Manee Resource Centre

The Manee Resource Centre is a project in the middle of the Kongara mountain forests in Bougainville being built for the preservation of certain old traditional knowledge of people in this area. Please read this amazing story of two brothers and their dream.

-- http://www.myamazingparadise.com/?p=328





Coming Events

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

Do you have an event that you want advertised? - Use the submission form located at -- http://www.pnggossip.com/misc/ctc.html





Coming Events

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

Do you have an event that you want advertised? - Use the submission form located at -- http://www.pnggossip.com/misc/ctc.html




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