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UPNG Degree Chance for Goroka Tech Students -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d2f76f
Stopping sexual violence in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e0b369
Athletes prepare for Championships in Kokopo -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b29e1b
Indonesian diplomatic manoeuvre delays West Papuan independence -- http://giaman.com/pg/?984ccb
Police deny corruption and abuse is widespread -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d99c97
Opposition query Huawei's credibility -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4986af
Government urged to tackle teenage pregnancy -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cc11d0
Government to take tough measures on nightclub owners -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130710/news05.htm
Madang in state of disarray -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130710/news15.htm
Bougainville positions for eco-tourism -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4c9543
Survivors of capsized dinghy get police protection against angry relatives of missing men -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5006c1
Brave young woman takes steps to tackle gender-based violence -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8a6966
Digger's promise lasts a lifetime -- http://giaman.com/pg/?354273
Kokopo Tours -- http://www.kokopotours.net
Tropical research brings positive changes to communities -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9244f5
Boomerang heyday long over -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7fb0aa
InterOil Appoints Michael Hession as Chief Executive Officer -- http://giaman.com/pg/?da6de7
Kokoda Historical -- http://www.kokodahistorical.com.au
Bahá'í Youth Conference -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fda87c
Milne Bay -- http://diveadvisor.com/sub2o/papua-new-guineas-milne-bay
Rabaul is Changed -- http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/69174121
Surfing PNG -- http://www.twitpic.com/d0vagl
Air Niugini P2-ANC -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7a7806
Port Moresby Harbour -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7cBwyYoswg
Australian Bikers reach Lae from Wewak -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsslCYGDTls
Everything Esteban -- http://www.everythingesteban.com/tag/madang/
MCC admits Ramu mine problems -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1a824f
Madang Resort -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d80249
Walker Family Ministry -- http://walkerministry.com/lae/
This week, Australian Home Affairs Minister, Jason Clare, awarded the Police Overseas Service Medal to 55 former Australian members of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary in recognition of their service as "Kiaps" between 1949 and 1973.
Of the 2000 kiaps, official records show 23 died on duty, but some believe it could really be as high as 40.
Soldiers Attack Students
A group of more than 30 soldiers armed with bush knives, iron bars and firearms have broken down the gates to the Port Moresby General Hospital on Sunday and attacked people, leaving a medical student seriously injured, in what was believed to be a revenge attack. At least six gun shots were fired during the attack. The soldiers have alleged they were attacked by the students during a dispute over the use of an ATM at the hospital on Friday night.
National Museum Donation
A 92 year-old collector and former PNG resident Gabriel Keleny has decided to return between three and four hundred sculptures, art works and other cultural artifacts collected over the 30 years he spent living and working there.
Work will soon start on upgrading the Sir John Guise Stadium to international standards, for the 2015 Pacific Games.
NIP Staff Suspended
New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan has suspended five senior staff members in a sweeping move to get rid of inefficiency, poor productivity and cronyism in his administration.
The National Executive Council has approved K500 million to rehabilitate all the universities in Papua New Guinea. Parliament was also told that the real cost of under graduate university cost is about K30,000 per student and the National Government was seriously looking at fully funding university education for its citizens.
Jiwaka Teacher's College
Groundwork has started on a proposed teachers' college at Nondugl in Jiwaka. Locals donated 10 hectares of land for the construction of the college.
Travel Air Bougainville
Travel Air operating under the trademark of Mangi Lo Ples will soon be operating in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Sales and Marketing Manager of Travel Air, Jim Winfrey and Ground Operations General Manager John Eri recently held discussions with the ABG Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation Carolus Ketsimur and a representative from the Office of the ABG President, for the airline to start its operations in the region.
The historical district of Salamaua in the Morobe Province has discovered a hidden cement cricket pitch in the small village of Laugui at the Salamaua Point. The historical discovery confirms reports of cricket matches being played between Wau, Bulolo & Salamaua in the 1930's.
Betelnut in Danger
Betelnut is now under threat of being wiped out by an unknown disease that has already decimated a number of betelnut plantations in Markham valley in Morobe and parts of Manus province. Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Tommy Tomscoll has told Parliament during Question Time that the National Quarantine and Agriculture Authority will go to affected areas to undertake investigations.
Boat Washed Ashore
Wewak District Boat MV Mr. Wewak being washed ashore at the Wewak Post Office Beach due to strong winds and rough seas.
Aussie PM Visit
The recent visit to Port Moresby by Australian PM Kevin Rudd focused on discussions over the future of PNG's LNG gas project, concerns over law and order and the state of PNG hospitals.
Mr Rudd was joined by Australian Immigration Minister Tony Burke. Mr Burke said his attendance was required as the meetings were "particularly significant" in the lead up to the regional summit announced by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Private POM Wharf
Construction of a new private wharf and boat ramp in Port Moresby will be completed by the end of the year, according to Karthik Pajjala, General Manager of Avenell Engineering Systems Ltd, and the builders of the wharf.
The PNG Government is pouring K500 million (US$222 million) into universities to roll out and upgrade programmes for increased intakes of students coming off secondary schools, Higher Education, Science and Research Technology Minister David Arore said.
The National Airline has taken on Fokker Services ABACUS program for its fleet of Dash 8 /Q100/Q200/Q300 turboprops.
ABACUS is the longest running Component Availability program in aviation history, supporting more than 200 aircraft and serving more than 30 operators of regional aircraft, such as the Dash 8 turboprop.
About Fokker Services
Fokker Services is part of Fokker Technologies, which develops and produces advanced components and systems for the aerospace industry, and supplies integrated maintenance services and products to aircraft owners and operators. In 2012 the group achieved a turnover of 769 million Euro with 4,950 employees.
Air Niugini is introducing a second service to Cebu in the Philippines. The extra flight comes into effect on Thursday the 18th of July, 2013. This is in addition to the current Monday service.
PNG rugby league chief denies sport is a magnet for violence after Highlands's riot. The brawl happened near the end of a local rugby league game between the Lae Snax Tigers from Morobe Province and the Enga Mioks from the Enga Province.
The Papua New Guinea National Executive Council (NEC) has agreed to pursue amendments to the Constitution to allow dual citizenship and to remove doubts regarding the legality of regional asylum seeker processing arrangements.
PNG Football (Soccer)
The PNG men's team is currently ranked 194th in the world and ninth in Oceania. With a population of over seven million, Papua New Guinea is one of the largest of OFC's member associations but their strength in numbers has yet to translate into dominance on the football pitch.
An official delegation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) paid an inspection visit to Basamuk Smelting Plant of MCC Ramu NiCo Limited (MCC Ramu) on the 2nd of July, 2013.
Prison Commander Sidelined
The commander at Bomana Jail, Joe Jako, has been stood down following reports that he had allowed convicted murderer Theo Yasause to leave the prison without proper approval. Correctional Service Commissioner Martin Balthazar Monday announced the appointment of Kerevat Jail commander, Chief Supt Kiddy Keko, as acting commander of the country's largest prison.
Abuse Clinic Opened
The first frontline clinic to offer treatment for both medical and psychological injuries of victims of physical and sexual abuse has opened in Papua New Guinea; a country that researchers say is potentially the worst place in the world for gender violence.
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National Mask Festival 17th - 21st July 2013, Kokopo, East New Britain
PNG800 Bike & Hike - 2nd July - 19 July 2013 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ccf5e7
PNG Trade Fair in Honiara - July 2013
Hiri Moale Festival - July 2013
Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013
2013 Pacific Netball Series (hosted by Fiji)
East Sepik Crocodile Festival -- 6th - 7th August 2013
Mt. Hagen Cultural Show -- 17th - 18th August 2013
Goroka Show 14th - 15th August 2013 -- http://epictomato.com/inspiration/the-goroka-show-papua-new-guinea
National Canoe & Kundu Festival -- Nov 2013
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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