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Santos in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?469b74
Polygamy ups AIDS cases in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cf61e0
Man killed during fight with in-laws -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/56061
UPNG student murdered -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130911/news07.htm
An attack at dawn -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130906/news07.htm
'Amendments defeat spirit of Constitution': PNG lawyer -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e3882e
Total of seven charged over PNG's Rabaul Queen disaster -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=79076
Kokoda Trail Hotel -- http://www.kokodatrailhotel.com
Bougainville creates own mining dept -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3e604f
Image woes bad for PNG tourism -- http://giaman.com/pg/?796a0b
The $US19 billion PNG LNG Project is expected to produce over nine trillion cubic feet of gas to sell during its 30-year -life. -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130913/news04.htm
'Hell on earth' took terrible toll -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aa63ce
Bold and beautiful - Artist Profile: Ngaiire -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e8c698
Mr Pips kick off in New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a1e24d
Xzannjah interview -- http://giaman.com/pg/?46c51c
Korobosea International's cultural day -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4d6286
Korobosea 2013 Independence Celeb -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c9a654
Revenge PNG Style -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fbdd14
Independence Day video clips - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSisNjMDevI
Namorong Report - Are we coming of age as a nation? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?77f398
Will there an opportunity for Belden Namah to serve 7 million Papua New Guineans? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?efc465
Remembering the great leaders who built PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e9eb9e
Kemar Roach worries Big Bash side with 'sudden appearance' in Papua New Guinea ahead of CL T20 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?136a4c
Health in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia: changes since 1990 and likely causes -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0783cc
Write for Peace
Keith Jackson's PNG Attitude has put up K500 towards 'write for peace' and the completion now has a name - "The Annual Val Rivers Write for Peace Prize". The Essay and Poetry Contest is for those people who are both writers and thinkers. The K500 is for the best piece of writing designed to promote a peaceful and harmonious Papua New Guinea. For this first year of the prize, writers are asked to submit essays, articles or poems on the subject, "A good life for the people. Is there a Melanesian way?"
The winner of the K500 prize will be announced on Australian Remembrance Day (also known as Armistice Day or Poppy Day) at 11 am: the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marking the end of World War I in 1918 and commemorated since in Commonwealth countries.
38th Independence Anniversary
PNG celebrates 38 years of Independence today (16th September).
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
Papua New Guineans will be able to hold dual citizenship from next year.
Public Enterprise Minister Ben Micah has told Parliament PNG will launch its own communication satellite by 2017-2018 if everything goes as planned.
Australian Rugby League
The Australian Rugby League Commission has named 18 players in the Holden Kangaroos' World Cup train-on squad. Players from the train-on squad will also be selected to represent the Australian Prime Minister's XIII team to play PNG in Kokopo on Sunday, the 29th of September.
PNG education advocacy network is calling on the Government to recognise adult literacy programs as a strategy for holistic integral human development.
Management Reject PM's Criticism
The former management board of Goroka Base Hospital has denied Peter O'Neill's accusation that 12 million US dollars allocated for the hospital's refurbishment had been misused.
Vale John Anis
Former Mr PNG title holder and five-time power lifting gold medalist John Anis from Kumdi in the Western Highlands province, was brutally murdered in Goroka last week. Mr Anis was traveling with four other men in a hired vehicle to Goroka in the Eastern Highlands Province recently when he was shot at point blank range by one of the men sitting behind him inside the moving vehicle.
The tourism industry is reeling from the brutal attack on a group of trekkers walking the Black Cat Trail in the Morobe Province. According to sources close to the incident, the visitors were attacked at 4.30 pm on Tuesday by three men with one armed with a 303 rifle and two carrying bush knives who later fled into the bush. The porters were killed when they tried to defend the trekkers with one partially decapitated and another dying from a gunshot wound.
O'Neill condemns attack on trekkers
PNG says bandits 'deserve death penalty' -- http://www.skynews.com.au/national/article.aspx?id=905404
Villagers given deadline to hand over suspects -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/56231
Black Cat Trail
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This advice was last issued on Tuesday, 10 September 2013. It contains new information in the Summary and under Local travel (an attack on a trekking party on the Black Cat Track in Morobe Province resulted in the death of several locals and injuries to foreign trekkers. You should avoid the Black Cat Track until police have concluded their investigation). We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Papua New Guinea.
Anti-Betel Nut Campaign
Powes Parkop, the Governor of the National Capital District, has stepped up campaign to ban betel nut in the city he governs. Mr Parkop says betel nut chewing and spittle in public is "unhygienic" and cleaning up the red spittle is costing the city significant money.
Quarantine plan to choke betel nut trade -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130910/news03.htm
Deadly combination of lime and betel nut -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e37028
Livelihoods at risk as betel nut ban in Port Moresby pursued -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=79038
The country is pushing ahead with plans for a national broadband network (NBN) that will improve internet speeds and prices, marking a "transformative leap" for the country. It is estimated that users pay up to 200 times as much as their Australian counterparts for access to the Internet.
Consultant Sundar Ramamurthy, from Invoc Pty Ltd, has previously predicted consumers will see the benefits of lower prices and better access by mid-2014.
Innovated Pneumonia Treatment
PNG will be the testing ground for a new invention designed to overcome the challenges of treating pneumonia patients in remote areas.
Pneumonia is one of the major health problems in the developing world, killing more children than any other illness.
Goroka Land Registration
A land registration exercise is underway in Goroka to free up land so the town can grow. Goroka MP and former cabinet minister, Bire Kimisopa, says they have been encouraging landowners to register their land and also getting the local authority to demarcate land that might be suitable for an expansion.
PNG's Eastern Highlands capital positions itself for growth -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=79037
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission has concluded the 2013 Article IV Consultation with Papua New Guinea. The team met with the Minister for Treasury Don Polye, Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG) Governor Loi Bakani, members of Parliament, and other senior public officials, as well as representatives from the private sector, think tanks and development partners. Staff from the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank joined the mission.
PNG Treasurer selected as chairman of World Bank and IMF -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=79088
PNG recently received a taste of cricket Caribbean style when current and former West Indian stars participated in the annual Cricket PNG Don't Drink and Drive Legends Bash in Port Moresby.
Dwayne Bravo to promote cricket in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e8819d
O'Neill Congratulates Abbott
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has sent a congratulatory message to the new Australian Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott. Mr O'Neill offered to meet with Mr Abbott "on the margins" of the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum meeting in Bali in early October.
PNG is Australia's largest aid recipient to the tune of $A500 million a year.
PNG awaits Abbott's move -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130909/news01.htm
A Chikungunya outbreak was first detected in Papua New Guinea in June 2012 in Vanimo. Since then, cases spread to East New Britain province, New Ireland, Morobe, Eastern Highlands, West New Britain, Madang, Chimbu, National Capital District, Jiwaka and Manus provinces. It is also suspected to have occurred in Oro and Southern Highlands provinces, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Chikungunya fever is a viral disease transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes.
A new minimum bet of K100 has been introduced for players of poker machines. The decision to increase the amount for minimum bet from K50 to K100 is to discourage low-income earners and those in the informal sectors from getting into gambling, said the National Gaming Control Board.
PNG Consul General in Sydney
Sumasy Singin, the new PNG Consul General in Sydney, is getting involved in his first assignments abroad. One of his first official chores as PNG's top diplomat to the NSW state capital is guest speaker at the independence church service, which will be followed by lunch in the church hall.
BSP Mobile Banking
BSP Mobile Banking allows you to use your mobile phone to conduct certain banking functions without having to visit a branch or an ATM. It allows you to do the following, directly from your mobile phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A group of 50 Australian police officers will be the first to arrive in PNG before Christmas as part of the exchange programme between the two countries. Mr O'Neill said on top of that group the Australian Federal Government has agreed to fund a further 150 policemen which Australian Prime Minister Abbott confirmed will be coming.
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Sogeri Mini Show -- 16th to 18th September
National Canoe & Kundu Festival -- November 2013
ICC tournament, Dubai -- November 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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