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PNG in the News
Crittin responds to PNGPCL -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110817/news11.htm
Barbed wire the preferred solution in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4793f1
Greens want Manus Island detention inquiry -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d8a876
Crews arrive to set up Manus -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7c8096
Miners in shock as PNG plans to put landowners in charge of resources -- http://giaman.com/pg/?eee9c8
Three dead after violent PNG riot -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1848a1
Somare out of hospital -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/22316
PNG court has no power in Singapore -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110819/news04.htm
PNG government stymied in attempt to remove financial powers from provinces -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=62592
PNG Mosquitoes sting Nauru -- http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/121479/default.aspx
Police out to check WNBP piracy claim -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110824/news01.htm
International Bank of Meekamui -- http://www.ibom.biz
Current time in Port Moresby in words -- http://www.timeanddate.com/wordclock/?n=193
Niugini Electrical -- http://www.niuelec.com.pg
Air Niugini -- http://www.airniugini.com.pg
Destinations PNG -- http://www.destinations.com.pg
ICCC -- http://www.iccc.gov.pg
Somare out of sick bed -- http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=177964
The Masalai Blog -- http://masalai.wordpress.com
Business & Professional Women's Club of Port Moresby -- http://www.bpwpng.org
Intellectual Property Office -- http://www.ipopng.gov.pg
UNDP - PNG -- http://www.undp.org.pg
Investment Promotion Agency -- http://www.ipa.gov.pg
Office of Higher Education -- http://www.ohe.gov.pg
National Disaster Centre -- http://www.pngndc.gov.pg
POM Stock Exchange -- http://www.pomsox.com.pg
Andrew's UKARUMPA -- http://pngandrew.blogspot.com
Only in PNG -- http://onlyinpapuanewguinea.blogspot.com
The Little Green Palai -- http://littlegreenpalai.blogspot.com
Depana Nikints -- http://depananikints22.blogspot.com
Almost 53 minutes of video about the Bougainville Conflict -- http://youtu.be/1zT793TVzfY
Yawan Conservation Song -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZdcZn3ssMk
Goroka Show -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySBrPvDCy3k
Shopping in Kainantu -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFsRCvPgsn4
Prote-J -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN2DxugapcU
Kabaira Dive Rabaul -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xun6H23l8ZM
Mt Hagen show -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1xTPI1jyNQ
The PNG embassy in Brussels is embroiled in a feud involving a Belgian national working there and the ambassador that threatens to spill over into the courts of Belgium.
Shell Signs PNG Deal
Shell and PNG Petromin have signed a joint oil and gas exploration deal. Under the agreement, Shell will finance all joint exploration and development of new oil and gas projects, as well as other projects that Petromin already has.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's has issued a new Smartraveller advisory for Papua New Guinea. The advice has been reviewed and reissued. It includes new information in the Summary and under Safety and Security: Civil Unrest/Political Tension (violent civil unrest in Mendi). The overall level of the advice has not changed.
Ela Beach Cleanup
Staff from Bank South Pacific, Hardware Haus, RH Hypermart, National Capital District Commission and other business houses and individuals have helped to clean up at the Ela Beach beachfront.
Pacific Games 2011
The PNG Sports Minister has urged all members of Team PNG to be good ambassadors while competing at the XIV Pacific Games in New Caledonia.
2011 Pacific Games Schedule -- http://ultraviewdirectory.com/Sports/pacific-games-schedule.php
Pacific Games 2011 is hosted in the city Noumea, New Caledonia.
Total Number of Nations Participating 22 Nations
3000 Athletes are participating in the Games.
Total of 28 Sports
Opening Ceremony: 27 August
Closing Ceremony: 10 September
What's the goal Team PNG? -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/22222
Cricket PNG Donation
The National Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has donated K150,000 to Cricket PNG to help develop and promote the sport in nine regional centres. NGCB also donated K75,000 to the Port Moresby Softball Association and K25,000 to the Anti-dope Committee, which comes under the PNG Sports Federation and Olympic Committee.
The PNG Sports Federation and Olympic Committee has also received K500,000 from Trukai Industries. The money will go towards paying the costs of Team PNG's athletes to Noumea.
PNG Gold Production
The table below shows top gold producing emerging countries and their annual gold output in tonnes for 2010.
203.3 South Africa
70.5 Papua New Guinea
New Guinea Art
Art Dealer in the Last Unknown, Ron Perry and New Guinea Art, the early years: 1964-1974 is now available at -- http://www.art-pacific.com/artdealr.htm
Join Ron in the jungles of New Guinea on his search for tribal art 320 pages of adventure, over 450 early photographs. There is a sample chapter and an order form pdf, reviews, list of available outlets.
National Day of Repentance
The office of the National Executive Council has confirmed the 26th of August as a public holiday to mark the National Day of Repentance. The National Day of Repentance, as gazetted, was to be observed next year but it had been confirmed by the Business Council of PNG that the day would be observed from this year onward.
Access to the Conflict Islands will be enhanced at the start of 2012 with the opening of the first resort located on the Island of Panasesa. The resort will consists of six traditional but air-conditioned double occupancy, ensuite equipped, timber bungalows complete with beachfront balconies.
For more information visit -- http://www.conflictislands.com -- or call +61 (0) 406 831 638
The Conflict Islands group is located in the Lower Milne Bay area, at the top of the Coral Sea, and boasts world-renowned diving and fishing experiences.
Ramu Nickel Mine
The National Court has cleared the way for the Ramu Nickel mine to dump millions of tonnes of waste into the sea off the coast of Madang province. Landowners were hoping the court would permanently stop the dumping. The mine should produce its first nickel and cobalt in the coming months.
Namatanai Mask Festival
Preparations are well underway for the staging of the seventh Namatanai Mask Festival. The annual show will be held from the 14th to the 17th of September.
Just as another boat of asylum seekers were intercepted off Australia's Christmas Island the governments of PNG and Australia have signed an agreement to reopen the asylum seeker assessment centre on Manus Island.
It is unclear how soon the Manus Island centre could be opened, and what scale of financial assistance would be provided to the PNG government. Operational details are yet to be worked out.
How much carbon does PNG emit?
Carbon emissions from land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) are estimated at 110-126 Mt CO2e, making the country one of the highest per capita emitters in the world (OCCD 2011).
Museum May Close
The National Museum and Art Gallery in Port Moresby will soon close its doors, placing at risk priceless artefacts from PNG it keeps, Director Meck Kuk said recently.
Madang to Lae Walk
A climate change activist has completed an 18 day walk from Madang to Lae to raise funds to plant mangroves for 500 communities throughout the country.
Oil Search Confident
Oil Search is confident about its $US15 billion project in PNG despite concerns the O'Neill government is set to overhaul land ownership. Managing director, Peter Botten, said the company had realised an average price of $US116.89 a barrel, which helped lift revenue to $US371.1m from $US276.6m in the previous first half, despite a 10 per cent fall in oil and gas sales.
Air Niugini has recently taken part in a sports tournament held in the Solomon Islands. Team members competed against the Solomon Airlines in various sports including soccer and darts.
-- http://giaman.com/pg/?4e0e75 -- The photo in the Solomon Star is actually an image of Air Niugini employees and not Airlines PNG as quoted.
The National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) is continuing to strengthen measures to address shipping-related marine pollution risks in PNG waters.
Wounded by Arrow
A young village boy near the border of the Gulf and Southern Highlands has had to visit the big city of Port Moresby in a helicopter to have an arrow removed from his right shoulder. Before the helicopter ride and his first trip to the National Capital the boy suffered for four days while a rescue party walked to the nearest aid post for help. While being carried day and night by his brothers, the boy had to endure agonising pain, countless tears while drifting in and out of consciousness.
Read more -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110819/news02.htm
Madang Housing Estate
A man from Port Macquarie in Australia has designed a model of a proposed housing estate and golf course for a gated community for expatriates in Madang.
Port Macquarie is a coastal destination just North of Sydney, New South Wales.
New Airport Guards
The first batch of 19 young men and a woman have graduated as airport security guards in an attempt to maximise security at major PNG airports.
Milne Bay Sep 1942
Between the 3rd and 6th of September 1942 the Japanese were forced to retreat from Milne Bay by Allied forces. This was the first Allied land victory in the Pacific War and is significant as it destroyed the dominant belief that Japanese soldiers were unbeatable in jungle fighting.
Note: please verify any date mentioned as dates change and events can sometimes get cancelled. Of course I may also put down a wrong date.
Full Pacific Games - French president Nicolas Sarkozy is set to officially open the XIV Pacific Games in Noumea, New Caledonia, on the 27th of August. -- http://giaman.com/pg/?470824
Kokoda Race Challenge - 27th of August
2011 Garamut Festival in Wewak - 2nd & 3rd of September
Goroka Show, 16th - 18th September - see -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110426/hpost02.htm -- and -- http://www.pngtourism.org.pg/viewservices/News.aspx?Pop=1&rqEventID=58
36th Independence Day Celebrations - Celebration Lawn, Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane Saturday 17th September 2011 10:00
PNG Christian Music Festival, Port Moresby - 17th September
Morobe Show - 15th and 16th October
Canoe and Kundu Festival, Alotau: 4th - 6th November
Lae Game Fishing Club Billfish Tournament - 13th Nov
National Elections - Scheduled for June 2012
2012 PNG Games - Kokopo, East New Britain
Olympic boxing qualifying tournament - April 2012
2012 Milne Bay Critter & Adventure Expeditions with Bob Halstead & Graham Abbott
Milne Bay-Critters-Milne Bay: 17th April 2012 to 29th April 2012
Milne Bay-Critters-Milne Bay: 1st May 2012 to 13th May 2012
Alotau-Adventure Diving-Kimbe Bay: 15th May 2012 to 30th May 2012
Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013
2013 Pacific Netball Series (hosted by Fiji)
Full Pacific Games - PNG 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
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