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PNG News Links
Soccer: Ba kick-starts in Champions League -- http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=229639
Port Moresby NZHC Staff Participates in Powhiri -- http://giaman.com/pg/?939fe4
Indonesia Confiscates Pig-Nosed Turtles, Hunts for Smugglers -- http://giaman.com/pg/?25932e/
Prohibited, unsafe items confiscated -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/47852
Newcrest takes lead to combat TB on Lihir -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130305/news12.htm
Three die in police gunfire -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130305/news06.htm
Vanimo to tackle drug and alcohol abuse -- http://giaman.com/pg/?97743b
PNG political veteran, Luther Wenge, loses petition -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=74913
Misc PNG Links
Port Moresby Business College -- http://www.education.gov.pg/Institutions/pombiz/index.htm
PNG Business Advantage -- http://www.businessadvantagepng.com
Milne Bay Tank -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c99eb5
PNG Flower moni pawa -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3c442d
PNG fisheries authority considers restricting sea cucumber trade -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=74974
Papua New Guinea: Where the Locusts Are -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3bc2c3
BSP contributes 10K to PNG trade mission -- http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=229437
Advocate criticises PNG media over domestic violence deaths -- http://giaman.com/pg/?04bcaa
Pictures of Madang Country Women's Association Guesthouse -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b36eae
Porebada Gospel Singers -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyAhsv0lYPY
Highlands Road Images -- http://mthagenwhp.blogspot.com.au/2009_10_29_archive.html
Kundiawa -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kundiawa.jpg
Anglican Images -- http://portmoresby.anglican.org/org/other/index.html
Moqai-Tadigu -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU1ewBdgTb8
101 New Species of Beetles -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0b863b
Blogs about PNG
Development Policy Blog -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0cb0db
The PNG Economy is looking rosy according to Central Bank Governor Loi Bakani despite projections for growth to slow down from 9.2% to 4% this year.
Coast Watchers Farewelled
Matt Foley, one of the last World War II coast watchers recently passed away in the Gold Coast hospital in Australia. Sgt Mathew Bernard Foley of the 2nd/22nd Battalion was a coast watcher signaller in a small party positioned in the Baining Mountains overlooking the Japanese base at Rabaul.
Public Service Shake Up
Public Servants in Kokopo District of East New Britain Province have been urged to improve their performance.
Phone Book Names
Scientists struggling to name new constellation of beetle species finally have a Eureka moment in the PNG phone book.
Port Moresby Port
As the government has made a decision to redevelop the existing Port Moresby waterfront into a commercial recreation area, to be completed before 2018 the existing port will need to be relocated. Public Enterprise Minister Ben Micah has confirmed the proposed move. The port facility will be moved to the other side of the harbour but the precise location and costs are not yet known.
Army Pilot Buried
The remains of an Army pilot from Mount Prospect who died in a crash in PNG during World War II have been positively identified and was buried with full military honours in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday the third of April.
Ok Tedi Funds
Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill has vowed to end what he termed "secret arrangements" between the mine's former owner, BHP Billiton, and the PNG Sustainable Development Project.
New Ambulance Service
A Samoan family has introduced a new private ambulance service in Papua New Guinea to provide para-medicare to residents in the capital Port Moresby.
Family Protection Bill
The nation's National Executive Council - PNG's cabinet-like body - has endorsed the Family Protection Bill 2013, which will make domestic violence a criminal offence and strengthen protection orders.
The last batch of troops from PNG that were in the Solomon Islands as part of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), an international security program, has left the country.
-- http://giaman.com/pg/?8f14df -- and -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b9390f
Phone Charging by the Sun
The World Bank Group is working with mobile phone company, Digicel, to enable solar powered mobile phone charging and street lighting to 500 villages in Papua New Guinea. Digicel says it is happy to help provide solar charging stations that will be life changing for remote communities, businesses and farmers.
An Australian expatriate has pleaded guilty to trying to illegally export components used in the manufacture of ammunition into PNG.
A restructure of State holdings will see Petromin dismantled. The CEO of Petromin has resigned of his own accord and staff of Petromin will be deployed to new entities. Petromin's mining and mineral exploration assets would go to a new State-owned entity, Kumul Minerals, while its petroleum assets would go to a separate but similarly named Kumul Petroleum.
PNG Rugby League
Australian rugby league legend Mal Meninga has begun training PNG's national rugby league team. Meninga signed on last month to become the Kumuls' high performance director for the next five years
UPNG MBA Alumni Launch
Date: Friday 26th April 2013
Time: 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Venue: Grand Palace Restaurant
Donation per table: K3,000
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 324 1844 or 72095001 / 72348512
Laga Industries - manufacturers of ice cream and beverage products - has donated gift bags of Laga products to the nurses and doctors on duty at the children's outpatient department. Laga Marketing Manager Ben Frame and his wife also donated baby clothes and a baby cot which they donated to the Children's Nursery.
The police in Papua New Guinea say investigations into the Rabaul Queen disaster should wrap up in about two weeks.
Ela Motors has launched Haines Hunter boats into its line of products. Haines Hunter are manufacturers of quality boats for sports fishing or recreational boating.
Rotarians Rebuild Sariri
Residents of Sariri in PNG and members from Rotary clubs Warrnambool Daybreak, Geelong and Geelong East in Australia have built wooden houses and will build a school in May when Warrnambool Daybreak members visit the region.
More Sorcery Violence
The National -- http://www.thenational.com.pg -- reports that six women and a man accused of sorcery were tortured and burnt as Easter sacrifices to eradicate the practice in Merep village in Nipa district, Southern Highlands. The claims could not be corroborated with Mendi police.
Anti Venom Trials
Upcoming clinical trials for anti-venom for the deadly Papuan Taipan. In some parts of PNG, the deadly Papuan Taipan has a mortality rate several times higher than malaria, tuberculosis and pneumonia.
An accident along the Highlands Highway at Murip village in the Baiyer district of Western Highlands over Easter has seen the death of 25 people (seventeen men, seven women and a five year-old girl) after a 25-seater PMV coaster bus ran off the road and rolled down a steep cliff and crashed into rocks at the foot of the cliff..
Death toll rises in PNG bus crash -- http://giaman.com/pg/?570a4b
The National newspaper has reported the Western Highlands Provincial Police Commander, Martin Lakari as describing the deaths as "PNG's worst road accident involving a public motor vehicle".
MP: Accident a great disaster -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130405/news04.htm
Survivor recalls accident -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130405/news05.htm
Corporate Charter Terminal
Air Niugini now has a Corporate Charter terminal at Jackson's airport in Port Moresby. The building was officially opened by the Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O'Neill yesterday evening. This terminal will specifically serve the airline's corporate charter clients. The new terminal is spacious and convenient. It provides all basic terminal functions and facilities with direct access to the airside for boarding. Clients can sit back and relax in the comfort of the spacious lounge whilst waiting for their flights. There are four check-in counters and two boarding counters. ANG is in the process of installing Self Service Check-in kiosks where passengers have the option of checking in themselves for flights with their luggage online and be able to obtain a boarding pass.
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
UPNG MBA Alumni Launch - 26th April 2013
PwC Corporate Challenge - Sunday 19th of May 2013, in both Port Moresby and Lae
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
5th Melanesian Festival of Arts - July 2014 -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130322/news05.htm
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby.
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