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PNG in the News
Arrest over PNG arrow attack on Kiwi -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1acf95
Education gets budget's cream -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/23141
Private schools want part in free education -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/23136
Male circumcision and HIV in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0414f7
Anglimps want to stay in WHP -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110923/news10.htm
China gives to Port Mresby General Hospital -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110923/news11.htm
Air Niugini suspends two senior managers -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ccfe57
B’ville’s beer, cigar prices to rise -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110921/news14.htm
PNG police consider possible ransom demand for missing scientists -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=63307
Governors car torched in PNG protest -- http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201109/s3321097.htm
An old US War Department manual about "New Guinea" -- http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/ref/PG/NewGuinea/index.html
Kokopo Village Resort -- http://www.kokoporesort.com.pg
Things to do in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b3a8a9
Tourists are the attraction -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ebf3fb
Ela Murray School -- http://elamurray.com
PNG Travel Site -- http://www.papuanewguinea.travel
Very long trip report (Hagen, Mt Wilhelm, Wewak, Muschu Island -- http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2108245
Payback killings are primitive -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/23200
Island Rules for Where Birds Live -- http://giaman.com/pg/?81b90a
Ukarumpa -- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukarumpa/105963389435790
PNG University of Technology -- http://www.unitech.ac.pg
The Office of Higher Education -- http://www.ohe.gov.pg
Paradise in Papua New Guinea -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0f97ea
cloudpng@Port Moresby -- http://cloudpng.blogspot.com
NCDC Blog -- http://ncdc-png.blogspot.com
POM Grammer Celebrates Independence -- http://giaman.com/pg/?10975f
Dr Nadile also blew the whistle on Ramu mine work visa abuses -- http://pngexposed.wordpress.com/tag/ramu-mine
The Namorong Report -- http://medicmangi.blogspot.com
Only in Lae -- http://agoddessinthekitchen.blogspot.com/2011/09/only-in-lae.html
The 36th PNG Independence Day Celebrations -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b4be97
Dedication photos to the Kokoda Campaign WWII PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f8f8a4
Rabaul Then and Now -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B56jIMXx-G4
Rabaul Cops -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QshRO_Kam8&NR=1
Skerah on YouTube -- http://www.youtube.com/user/skerah
Teaching Japanese to a class at Mount Hagen International School -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K-5WM6K4iQ
Airlines May Merge
The government says both Air Niugini and Airlines of PNG are struggling. Air Niugini is government owned and Airlines of PNG is a publicly listed company. A combined airline would have a near-monopoly but State Enterprises Minister Sir Mekere Morauta says it would be good for the travelling public. It is likely that Air Niugini would have a majority of shares in the new merged airline.
In conjunction with code-share partner, Virgin Australia, Airlines PNG (APNG) has announced expanded flights from the 1st of November into the Australian and New Zealand domestic markets. The agreement will initially be applied in Port Moresby / Brisbane to Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Townsville and Auckland and vice versa with additional destinations to be rolled out.
The initial bilateral consultation on the Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) between the Governments of PNG and Solomon Islands has been held in Port Moresby from 12th - 13th September 2011.
Daru Still In Shambles
After 36 years of independence, one town has nothing to show. The once peaceful town of Daru in Western province is on the verge of collapsing and the impact is being felt around this vast province.
PX Baggage Allowance
Air Niugini has recently increased the baggage allowance for passengers travelling on its Australian routes - Cairns, Brisbane and Sydney. Economy passengers are now allowed 23 kilos and for business class it has increased to 33 kilos. Executive Club members and Destination loyalty members receive a bigger allowance. The new baggage allowance will only apply to Air Niugini's Australian routes but not to destinations beyond Australia on other carriers.
Independence Day was celebrated around the country. The Governor General Sir Michael Ogio said in his Independence Day address to the nation that the Government must seriously look at making land available for housing. -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110920/news15.htm
City residents mark 36 years of nationhood in peace -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/23093
Happy 36th -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/23095
Pacific Marine Industrial Zone Study
The Catholic Church is to carry out a study on the PMIZ (Pacific Marine Industrial Zone) proposed for Madang. The study is meant to help inform the Catholic Bishops' Conference of PNG and Solomon Islands about what is happening.
Inaugural 'Dulux Cup'
Cricket made a successful return to Madang in PNG with the staging of the first 3 rounds of the inaugural 'Dulux Cup' over Independence weekend.
Somare Loses Bid
Sir Michael Somare has lost his bid in the National Court to keep his seat in parliament as the matter was likely to form part of an ongoing Supreme Court case. The judge said "The Supreme Court is the best court to decide these issues."
Former PNG PM slams Somare's ousting -- http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201109/s3322346.htm
Hiri Hanenamo Queen
Vagi Arua is the 2011 Hiri Hanenamo Queen. Other awards were given to Alice Daure of Taurama (first runner-up), Kaia Shirley Sam from Poreporena Laurabada (Miss Friendship) and Ranu Veari from Poreporena Laurabada (Miss Fashion). The 2010 Miss Hanenamo Kaia Hila was among the judges and witnessed the crowning.
Preparations for the 2012 general elections are underway. The first draft of the electoral roll will be for perusal at the end of October. It is expected the elections will cost the Electoral Commission around K240 million. In most PNG elections there are always reports of over and under enrolment in some electorates.
WWII Remains Identified
The U.S. Department of Defence has announced the remains of a soldier, missing since a World War II bombing run over Rabaul, have been identified and have been buried with long-overdue military honours,
Remains of nine WWII servicemen buried in single casket -- http://giaman.com/pg/?28aefa
Rabaul Volcano Watched
The Rabaul Volcano Observatory says occurrence of tremors suggests the possibility of resumption of ash fallout from Mt Tavurvur volcano in East New Britain.
see also -- http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2107784
Another 100 million kina is being injected into the repair of Lae roads under the 2012 national budget. An investigation is also being held into how funds for the Lae roads rehabilitation project has been spent. Future roadwork in Lae will be tendered for. Future plans will see the road from Lae to Nadzab made into a four-lane road. A lack of maintenance has often given Lae the title of Pot Hole City although many towns around the country could win this title from time to time.
PNG passes budget -- http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=181435
Oxford Wins Contract
Oxford First Aid Supply, a local company, has been contracted to supply science equipment to selected schools in the highlands by the Department of Education and Central Supply and Tenders Board. The contract is worth K5.1 million and the company will supply the highlands out of their Goroka office.
2015 Pacific Games
The government has allocated an initial amount of K20 million to start preparations for the hosting of the Pacific Games. The PNG Sports Foundation says it needs more than K1.2 billion to host the 2015 games. It is anticipated that this figure will blow out to K3 billion by the games are held. PNG made a commitment in 2009 to host the games.
Telikom PNG has received a total of K258,720 from the Minister for National Planning and Wau-Bulolo MP Sam Basil for the provision of six new VSat communication systems in Bulolo. There are already 12 VSat systems installed in the various rural districts in Basil's electorate.
Former Cabinet Minister Missing
Former cabinet minister and Pomio MP, Paul Tiensten, has gone missing after police in East New Britain asked him to report to the Kokopo police station to answer questions over the alleged misappropriation of K10 million in development funds in his electorate.
Police in the Finschhafen district of Morobe province are allowing two of their vehicles, a Landcruiser utility and a Landcruiser troop carrier, to be used as Public Motor Vehicles. The vehicles are transporting passengers for a fee to cover the cost of fuel to keep the vehicle running.
Pineapple Fragrant Stamps
Post PNG Philatelic Bureau, in its quest to produce innovative products have incorporated the actual fragrance of the pineapple to some of its postage stamps.
PNG's Wealth Squandered
During an Independence Day speech Prime Minister O’Neil has said that, after almost four decades of independence, the vast majority of Papua New Guineans were still denied basic services, remained powerless and were made to be mere recipients of government handouts.
Pacific Scoop -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fe593e
Government on Facebook
The O'Neill - Namah Government PNG Government has a facebook page --
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.
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
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
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