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Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel lost to heaven -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3adef2
Eight 'witches' murdered in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9463b9
PNG ship owner cut corners, focussed on profit - former worker -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=75234
Ex-PM hails 'success' of Ok Tedi, PNG trust fund -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d49668
Police arrest Sepik robbery suspect -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/48329
Fiji delegations arrive in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4cd81a
Earthquake strikes off PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5b58dd
Large group of escaped prisoners on the run in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f767d9
PNG ship owner cut corners -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=75234
Police urge bus owner to accept responsibility for crash -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2809e8
Duban funds UPNG Madang Students -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f5162d
Compulsory school up to Grade 10 from 2014 -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/48340
Misc PNG Links
Schoolboys Ends Goroka Camp -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c0d671
World Vision to double aid in East Timor and the Pacific -- http://giaman.com/pg/?486b05
Rabaul, PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fecd73
Kavieng, PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fce131
Catholic Bishops meet in Madang -- http://giaman.com/pg/?205234
Builder Barry Kirby's labour of love in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?eaee34
PNG Binatangs electrify Cairns -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1ed509
Blogs about PNG
Ramu mine -- http://ramumine.wordpress.com/tag/lae/
Madang In Focus -- http://madanginfocus.wordpress.com
Australian Court Sentences Export Defendant to Good Behaviour -- http://www.exportlawblog.com/archives/4865
Mumu Mamma; Goroka -- http://mumumamma.blogspot.com/2013/04/goroka.html
Another Port Moresby community is bulldozed -- http://giaman.com/pg/?93d25a
After much wrangling the B-17 Flying Fortress that became known as the "Swamp Ghost" now has found a new home at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Oahu, Hawaii.
BSP (Bank South Pacific) has installed two new ATMs at Kundiawa. This bring the total number of machines in Kundiawa to seven.
Sovereign Wealth Fund
The Bank of PNG deputy governor Benny Popoitai is confident that the sovereign wealth fund (SWF) will be up and running before first LNG exports next year.
2015 PNG Games
EM TV has reported Madang is gearing up for the 2015 PNG Games. Team Madang aims to collect more medals. No delays will stop the province from winning.
New Highlands Uni
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has disclosed the Office of Higher Education will begin preparatory work for a new university in the Highlands region. He said 17,000 students completed Grade 12 last year but only 4,000 could be fitted into the higher education system, which was a major concern.
Over 2000 students have graduated in various fields of studies with Masters, Honours, Bachelor Degrees and Diplomas from the University of Papua New Guinea.
1043 students graduated at the 45th University of Technology (Unitech) graduation. The university awarded 427 Diplomas, 80 Advanced Professional Diplomas, conferred 512 Degrees, five Graduate Certificates, seven Graduate Diplomas and 13 Masters Degrees.
Unitech graduation was successful -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130415/news07.htm
UPNG MBA Alumni
UPNG MBA Alumni Association Launch:
Date: Friday 26th April 2013
Time: 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Venue: Grand Palace Restaurant
email@example.com, Phone: 324 1844 or 72095001 / 72348512
President - Stephen Sallun
Executives - Charlie Gilichibi (Vice President), Patrick Urum (Treasurer), Ruse Tamarua (Secretary), Salome Rihatta, Leonie Sallun, Timothy Irinaya, Stephen Damien, Kevin Luana, Joe Ben
Aussie Federal Police
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) will continue to support the PNG police, AFP assistant commissioner Mandy Newton says. Newton told The National last Friday that AFP had 16 officers working with PNG police.
Fiji Trade Mission
Investment Fiji is expecting high returns as a result of its trade mission to PNG. PNG is looking to Fiji for its tourism development, manufacturing and textile, mining and development of its service industry
PNG girl's desperate jungle journey by wheelbarrow, canoe and rusty lorry to find antidote after deadly snake bite
There have been calls by human rights activists in the autonomous province of Bougainville to remove guns from the community.
The Curtain Brothers' multi-million kina dry dock facility on Motukea Island outside Port Moresby is expected to open by the middle of next year. According to Curtain Brothers' general manager Justin McGann it is the biggest single project outside the mining sector. The dry dock will be about 300 metres long, 48 metres wide at the door, 57 metres wide at the base and have a base level of minus 10 metres.
Sasol Pulls Out
South Africa's Sasol, the world's biggest producer of motor fuels from coal, is pulling out of its five year natural gas exploration project in Papua New Guinea.
Nepal - PNG Ties
Nepal and PNG have established diplomatic relations. Charles W. Lepani, High Commissioner of PNG to Australia and Rudra Kumar Nepal, Ambassador of Nepal to Australia have recently signed a joint communiqué t that effect.
New Sports Magazine
A new online sports magazine is set to be officially launched on the 19th of April. It will cover top tier PNG sports, sponsorship and sports marketing.
Australian High Commissioner to PNG, Deborah Stokes, says there is a special relationship between both countries, despite growing Asian influence in PNG.
South Pacific Cup
The PNG Binatangs lived up to pre-tournament favouritism and completed an unbeaten run through the South Pacific Cup Aussie Rules tournament to take out the 2013 South Pacific Cup.
Routine Water Cuts
Cuts by the provider of water to Port Moresby, Eda Ranu, are to carry out routine repair and maintenance work at the Mt Eriama treatment plant just outside the National Capital. The work is vital to avoid the machinery breaking down altogether leading to major water problems in the city
The Port Moresby Golf Club can now be called Royal Port Moresby Golf Club. The club is second in the country to receive the title from the Queen. His Excellency Governor General of PNG, Sir Michael Ogio and wife lady Essmay, Patron of the Port Moresby Golf Club, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare were present at this royal naming event.
A broken down truck along the Highlands Highway is often seen as a gift of cargo by people passing by. A truck that recently broke down at six-mile near Goroka in the Eastern Highlands didn't suffer as the local youth refrained from removing parts (such as tyres, windscreens, batteries) to sell to other motorists.
PX Pilot Training
High ranking officials from the Civil Aviation Authority (CASA) have visited Coffs Harbour to find out more about the city's role in training Air Niugini pilots.
The first report on the trafficking of people in PNG has found adults and children are being pushed into sexual exploitation, forced labour and domestic servitude.
PNG Sorcery Act
Prime Minister O'Neill said he hopes to have the PNG Sorcery Act dismantled during the current session of parliament but acknowledged it will likely take longer. PNG has come under increased international pressure to repeal the act, which critics say is being used as a defence by people accused of killing alleged sorcerers.
Amnesty critical of PNG police in sorcery cases -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bd622d
Lutherans throughout the Finschhafen District in Morobe Province have celebrated the 100 years anniversary of arrival of the missionaries in the area. The four-day event attracted Christians throughout Finschhafen District as well as other parts of Morobe to Silimana village for the celebration.
Rules for Political Parties
PNG cabinet has rejected a proposal by the nation's registrar of political parties that would force small parliamentary parties to amalgamate with larger ones. According to the PNG electoral commission, there are currently 21 political parties and 16 independents in PNG's 111-member, single House of Parliament.
Forty-four prisoners on remand have broken out of Buimo jail, outside of Lae, Morobe, just a month after 48 prisoners escaped from neighbouring Madang's Beon jail.
the national executive council has approved K400 million to improve and develop the six major roads in the National Capital District.
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.
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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