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PNG News Links
Alotau District Plans Launched -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8093c0
Female judge to head PNG mission in Honiara -- http://giaman.com/pg/?80bb4f
Kintau - Half of Jackson's Airport land taken illegally -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130212/news10.htm
The developer of Papua New Guinea's LNG project denies killing fish in Lake Kutubu -- http://giaman.com/pg/?65d246
Water PNG to improve service in Kavieng -- http://giaman.com/pg/?02e12a
UPNG in debt by K66.5 million -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130214/news01.htm
PNG firm named as a global sustainability leader -- http://giaman.com/pg/?72f9ea
PNG parliament repeals law used to suspend judges -- http://giaman.com/pg/?12617c
Alotau District, Milne Bay -- http://www.alotaudistrict.gov.pg
PNG may lose plant patents -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130212/news12.htm
Polygamist says practice is not for weak men -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130211/news05.htm
Shady Stories At The Holiday Inn -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0fcb9b
Promote French language and cultures in Moresby -- http://afportmoresby.org
Social Media Not Controllable -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130214/news03.htm
Rubbish Piles Up in Mt Hagen City -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDqKWs0TslY
Fantastic tribal face-painting -- http://twitpic.com/c1rzl6?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Papua New Guinea Images - Lonely Planet -- http://www.lonelyplanet.com/papua-new-guinea/images
Trek Earth -- http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Oceania/Papua_New_Guinea
Last of the Cave People -- http://giaman.com/pg/?983f51
PNG images -- http://johnandsheena.smugmug.com/papua-new-guinea
Mt Hagen, Kandep to Laiagam 1972 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCy9pDNHsKE
Céline Rouzet on Papua New Guinea's Gas Boom -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a8e732
Papua New Guinea Blogs -- http://www.pngblogs.com
Malum Nalu -- http://malumnalu.blogspot.com
PNG Links & Search - Blogs, Forums -- http://www.tanorama.com/pngsrch_blogs_etc.html
PNGexposed Blog -- http://pngexposed.wordpress.com
Nineteen years and counting in Papua New Guinea -- http://www.nancysullivan.typepad.com
Euralia Paine -- http://euraliapaine.blogspot.com.au
UN condemns Papua New Guinea 'sorcery' witch trial. Reports of a woman burned alive by vigilantes amid accusations of sorcery in Papua New Guinea have been condemned by the United Nations.
Police say they are about to make their first arrests almost a week after a mob stripped, tortured and bound a woman accused of witchcraft, then burned her alive in front of hundreds of horrified.
Police have saved two women from being burnt alive in Mt Hagen where a 20-year-old mother of a baby girl was thrown into a fire and burnt recently -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/45435
See also a related incident -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/45495
South Sydney Rabbitohs Win
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have opened their NRL pre-season campaign with a comfortable 38-12 win over PNG in a recent trial encounter at Redfern Oval in New South Wales, Australia.
New Aussie Envoy
The Australian Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, has announced a replacement for Ian Kemish as the Australian High Commissioner to PNG. Deborah Stokes, a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will take over from Mr Kemish in March this year. Ms Stokes has previously served as Australia's ambassador to Austria and permanent representative to the United Nations in Vienna, and as Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo.
New PX Head
Simon Foo has been appointed as the acting chief executive officer of the national airline. Mr Foo was a former Air Niugini executive and board member. The existing CEO, Wasantha Kumarasiri, has been appointed by the O'Neill government to head the Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC), which oversees the operations of all state-owned business entities.
Aid Post Upgrade
Health and HIV/AIDS Minister Michael Malabag has witnessed the commitment of K200,000 to upgrade the Gabagaba aid post in Central province.
Ian Augerea has been re-appointed as the registrar of the Supreme and National Court. He has been re-appointed for another three years from the first of February. The Judicial and Legal Services Commission also re-appointed Justice Elenas Batari, from Hoskins, West New Britain Province, for another term as a judge. It also appointed senior and distinguished private legal practitioner, Mr Goodwin Poole for a 12 months period as a judge of the National and Supreme Courts of Papua New Guinea.
The Prime Minister, Peter O'Neil has celebrated his 48th birthday. He received congratulatory messages from the Opposition Leader, Belden Namah and other politicians, leaders, staff and citizens as he celebrated his birthday on the 1th of February.
Ela Motors "wheels for the nation" has celebrated 50 Years in the country.
More Prisoners Escape
Prisoners escaping from jail in PNG is a common occurrence. Recently 35 high-risk prisoners were able to escape from Jomba jail in Madang by using a hacksaw to cut through the prison windows.
Moresby North East Benefits
The National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop, has approved and released K1 million for educational assistance to the people of Moresby Northeast electorate.
New Kerema District Administrator
Kerema has a new district administrator and treasurer to assist local parliamentarian Richard Mendani to deliver its five-year strategic business and development plans.
Court of Disputed Returns
The Special National Court of Disputed Returns in Kokopo has dismissed the election petition case against Deputy Prime Minister Grand Chief Leo Dion, citing incompetency. The election petition was filed in September 2012 by Kivu Lawyers representing Sir John Kaputin who was runner-up of the East New Britain Regional Seat in the General Elections, now held by Grand Chief Dion.
School Project Fee
The Prime minister has confirmed the limit set by the National Executive Council for school project fees has been set at K200. Mr O'Neill issued a strong warning to all provincial education boards as well as school boards and managements that Cabinet has made it an offence if they do not comply with this decision.
James Kaputin from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has said that there are only eight national airports out of 22 major airports in the country certified by CASA under the national airports certification to operate for this year and accept regular passenger transport flights.
School Cults / Gangs
Anti-cult site tells tales -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9d095b
Gangs flourish in Lae schools -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130211/news16.htm
Department of Education cannot handle gangs -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130211/news21.htm
School gangs a time bomb! -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130211/news01.htm
PNG Chocolate Factory
A feasibility study has been done to set up a chocolate factory in Papua New Guinea's East Sepik province.
A man who stowed-away on an Ok Tedi Mining Ltd charter flight has been sentenced to a jai; term by the Tabubil District Court. The 32 year old stow=away boarded the OTML flight from Tari, to Tabubil in Western Province and was only detected when he appeared confused on arrival at Tabubil. When staff at Tabubil airport investigated they found he was a stow-away.
Belden Namah has taken the government to task over the sudden granting of citizenship and deportation of prominent foreign experts who have contributed to the development of Papua New Guinea. Mr Namah mentioned examples in the likes of lawyer Greg Sheppard, threatened to be deported on many occasions, barring of Ross Garnaut from coming into the country and the recent incident on the Vice Chancellor of the University of Technology Dr Albert Schram.
After many years of neglect the government has announced plans to increase the size of the defence force fivefold. Currently the force has approx. 1,900 members and this will be increased to 10,000.
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.
Skerah Extreme Kokoda Trek - 6th to 13th of April, 2013
2013 Oceania Cup - June 2013
Hiri Moale Festival - July 2013
Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013
2013 Pacific Netball Series (hosted by Fiji)
Goroka Show 2013 -- http://epictomato.com/inspiration/the-goroka-show-papua-new-guinea
Christmas Day - 25th December 2013
Boxing Day - 26th December 2013
New Year's Day -- 1st January 2014
Full Pacific Games - PNG 4th July to 18th July 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
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