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Another gruesome sorcery related killing -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a1dfec
PNG's first female judge Justice visits South Australia -- http://giaman.com/pg/?55ac7c
Drinking beer often leads to sex -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/46541
PNG learning not to count all its LNG chickens before they hatch -- http://giaman.com/pg/?10ff4b
More headaches in PNG -- http://seekingalpha.com/currents/post/885831for InterOil
PNG Government to push infrastructure development :PM O'Neill -- http://giaman.com/pg/?795aeb
PNG PM blasts officials over dodgy leases -- http://giaman.com/pg/?99c1a1
PNG Gold Corporation Announces Drill Assays at the Imwauna Main Structure -- http://giaman.com/pg/?78b14d
PNG police yet to talk to witnesses in Manus fighting charges -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=74580
Australia could help stop PNG violence: Judge -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7b2806
PNGB -- http://www.facebook.com/PNGBD
Tavurvur volcano activity summary -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bdc1a2
PNG Defence White Paper review on track -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5deb83
Education News PNG -- http://edunewspng.com
Quintessential Resources starts gold exploration in Milne Bay -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bc0604
In PNG's Omie tribe, the women paint on bark, men dance -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c382cc
Queensland Cup Rugby League to be broadcast in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9016af
WA skills to help PNG poll -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4d0ada
Russian photographer documents PNG abuse -- http://giaman.com/pg/?eaf1df
Explore remote villages and wild islands in paradise -- http://www.expeditions.com/destinations/papua-new-guinea
Some random, unedited scenes around downtown Madang in Jan 2005 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIGGYXyPfTk
Aussie Day in Ukarumpa 2005 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuiaTlJA7s8
Caving in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8dbde9
Paradise Across the Water -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3c0e94
Garamut -- http://garamut.wordpress.com
New pink nudibranch, feather stars and crustaceans in a clam found in PNG Lagoon -- http://giaman.com/pg/?645c17
Wewak Under Spell -- http://stevenswindow.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/wewak-under-spell.html
Students at the University of Technology in Lae (UniTech) have boycotted lectures over the deportation of Vice Chancellor Dr Albert Schram. There are long-standing claims Dr Schram falsified his qualifications to gain employment with the University, claims he denies.
More UniTech Charges
Another former staff member has been charged with conspiracy to defraud the university and state. This brings the total number of people charged to four. Former Unitech Vice-Chancellor, Misty Baloiloi, 57, from Salamo village, Esa'ala in Milne Bay was arrested and charged by Lae Police.
Air Niugini Suspends Flights
Due to damage to the Buluma Bridge that connects Hoskins to Kimbe Air Niugini had to suspend air services to Hoskins airport recently. Services have since been restored as work is carried out on the bridge. The airline said the decision to resume operations was made after workers from the New Britain Palm Oil repaired the road and bridge leading to the airport. Another bridge at Dagi was also affected by high flood water.
Prime Minister O'Neill has ruled out a casino in Port Moresby. The comment comes after the chair of a landowner company in the Southern Highlands, which has received millions of dollars in royalties from the Gobe oil project, said he wanted a casino up and running as soon as possible.
Around 4,000 people including the Milep Lutheran High School and Norba Health Centre were cut off from the rest of Jiwaka last weekend after four bridges were washed away by floods.
Titus Philemon, the Milne Bay Governor has accused the police for the recent death of a student in the province. Witnesses say police mistook college student Dickson Parou for a criminal and shot him at close range.
The Falcon jet, previously operated by Air Niugini on behalf of the government, has been for sale for a long time. Although Air Niugini has received several enquiries for private jet charters the charter opportunities have had to be declined due to the jet being in storage in Singapore. Due to the high storage costs the jet will be returned to PNG.
Walk Against Corruption
Date: Sunday 26th May 2013
Time: 5:30 am to 6:00 am to assemble
Venue: Jack Pidik Park, 5 Mile
Registration is Now Open:
Corporate Team of 10 - K2,000
Civil Society Team of 10 - K500
School Team of 10 Students and 2 Teachers - K200
Family Team of 10 - K200
Individual - K30 Per Person
Floats - K2,000
Contact Transparency International PNG (TIPNG):
Phone: +675 320 2188 or +675 320 2182
NCD Garbage Collection
Collection of rubbish in the National Capital is set to improve with the recent purchase of five new garbage trucks valued at K1 million.
John Ribat, Catholic Archbishop of Port Moresby, has said the new pope - Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, will be an inspiration.
The Ramu nickel and cobalt project, PNG's largest foreign investment, is expected to reach full production by the end of this year, according to Highlands Pacific Chief Executive Officer John Gooding.
An International Labour Organisation report has highlighted that children living in Port Moresby are being driven to prostitution, as the main bread winners for their families.
Department of Western national agency coordinator Richard Aria says monuments marking the border between PNG and Indonesia are deteriorating to such an extent that nobody knows where the border is.
Australian National Rugby League
PNG's bid to join Australia's National Rugby League competition is at least five years away.
Rival security companies have clashed in Lae. There have been several clashes between the rival companies after one company won a contract that the other company used to hold.
Former health minister Jamie Maxton Graham told parliament in 2012 that "If we do not do anything about our ageing workforce quickly, the health system may collapse". Despite this warning PNG's health staffing levels are comparable to the world's poorest countries due to a rapidly retiring force and lack of qualified replacements.
The Madang Game Fishing club is gearing to host PNG's Game Fishing Association's 38th National Game Fishing Titles 2013. The Titles will be held from the 22nd March - 1st April 2013.
-- http://www.gfa.com.pg/2011Titles -- Don't worry even though it says 2011 it does go to the article on the 2013 National Game Fishing Titles.
Melanesian Spearhead Group
Sir Michael Somare will be the chief guest at the five-day Melanesian week celebration scheduled to start in Fiji on the 18th of March.
Condoms in Prison
A recently released study calls for condoms to be made more widely available in prisons. Although condoms are one of the government's key HIV prevention tools, there is no official policy in place regarding prisons, with many viewing their distribution as supporting male-to-male sex which is illegal in PNG.
Drug Resistant TB
A Papua New Guinean has died from an incurable form of tuberculosis known as XDR-TB (extensively drug resistant TB) in Cairns Base Hospital.
PNG gets K27.6mil bridging fund for TB -- http://giaman.com/pg/?99e818
Lack of Education Facilities
A lack of tertiary institutions and vocational training schools for Papua New Guineans living in border regions has forced students to seek education in Indonesia.
Rates of cervical cancer in PNG are among the highest in the world. The leader of a cervical cancer screening and treatment trial in Papua New Guinea says researchers believe they will have sufficient data within the next few months to make the drafting of definitive policy possible. The head of science at PNG's Institute of Medical Research, Andrew Vallely, says cervical cancer kills 1,500 women a year, more than any other cancer, a rate among the highest in the world.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship
The United States Embassy in Port Moresby invites applications for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for 2014-2015 from resident nationals of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Rock Art Threatened
Anthropologists claim that valuable PNG rock art is under threat from mining exploration by a company associated with the Malaysian logging giant Rimbunan Hijau.
Holy Rosary Primary Squatters
A group of people believed to be from Chimbu (Simbu) are squatting illegally on the Holy Rosary Primary School grounds at 6 Mile in the Nation's Capital.
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.
2013 National Game Fishing Titles -- 22nd March - 1st April 2013 Madang Game Fishing Club.
Skerah Extreme Kokoda Trek - 6th to 13th of April, 2013
Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk Against Corruption -- 26th May 2013, Jack Pidik Park, 5 Mile
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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