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New Crime boss for PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cc424a
Tahiti & Papua New Guinea take gold at Pacific Mini Games -- http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=42749&Language=en
Mum confronted PNG track killers -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7f9e4b
Researcher reveals three new species of tiny frogs in Papua New Guinea -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f49d68
Hunt for bandits who attacked trekking party in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?95c7e8
Porter's death in decrepit hospital -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=79136
Non-mineral exports rise, mineral exports falling -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8000cd
PNG governor calls for togetherness on development spending -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=79163
Dead Men Walking -- http://giaman.com/pg/?116d42
Gambling entrenched -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130924/news01.htm
Jacksons gets new screening machine -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130925/news09.htm
Humour cannot hide horror of an old war -- http://giaman.com/pg/?37838d
Micronesia explores new air links, proposes new airline -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c6884d
The Swamp Ghost -- http://www.theswampghost.com
B17 Black Jack -- http://b17blackjack.com
Lost Kokoda Track Battlefield Located -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9ed887
Pacific Wrecks PNG -- http://www.pacificwrecks.com/provinces/png.html
Jay H - P.N.G -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-wWVAaio2I
Internal Revenue Commission -- http://www.irc.gov.pg
Minister: Polygamy covered in new law -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/56482
Port Moresby Hospital morgue wants bodies to be claimed -- http://giaman.com/pg/?55adce
Preying on Paradise -- http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2013/09/23/3852506.htm
Traditional attire -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fc90f1
PNG Independence Day today. Kerry's husband being initiated into the men's Tubuan Society in Rabaul -- https://twitter.com/KerryWarkia/status/379350911681712130/photo/1
Ramu Hydro Power 2 project -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z1fIh9voVs
Who owns OTML and the PNG Sustainable US$1.5 Billion Long Term Fund -- http://giaman.com/pg/?eeb482
World Bank makes move to secure foreign access to PNG resources -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5559ad
Ting Ting Blo Kantri -- http://tingtingblokantri.blogspot.com.au
Using rugby league for positive change in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1b9a43
Amanda's fight for justice in PNG -- http://www.childfund.org.au/blog/amanda-fights-justice-png
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Preying on Paradise
A businessman is accused of taking millions of dollars for government work that has never been completed. He is charged but released on bail. Then, using an Australian issued 457 Visa; he comes to Australia and avoids justice, telling authorities he is too sick to travel back to PNG.
Angau Hit by Termites
Angau hospital chief executive Polapoi Chalau said successive governments had stood by as building after building at the complex in Lae, Morobe province, collapsed because of termites.
Female Army Officers
The first female Papua New Guinea army officers have just completed a rigorous training exercise, with the help of a New Zealand Army Captain Anika Tiplady. Tiplady said the locals were "the friendliest people I've ever met".
Air Niugini Freighter
The National Airline has expanded its freighter services in the country with a maiden flight at the start of September to the Komo Airfield in the Southern Highlands province using its ATR42 aircraft.
State to Own Ok Tedi
Parliament has passed amendments to the OK Tedi Mining Agreement for the State to have 100 per cent ownership of the OK Tedi mine. When making the amendments, Parliament passed a new tenth Supplementary Agreement that will result in the cancellation of PNG Sustainable Development Program (PNGSDP) shares in OTML and the issue of new shares to the State.
Former PNG prime minister critical of OK Tedi mine takeover -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=79277
Morauta: New laws give too far much power to PM -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/56595
Sir Mekere terminated -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130925/news01.htm
Ok Tedi Mine
Following Parliament's amendment to the Immunity Act 2001 OK Tedi mine landowners in Papua New Guinea can now pursue legal actions against BHP in relation to environmental damage caused by the mining operation.
Soccer Development Centre Programme
The PNG Football Association through the Oceania Football Confederation has introduced the Development Centre Programme to bridge the gap between the top level and school competitions.
PNG Rugby League
PNG's bid to join the Australian NRL has received a boost, with a PNG team looking likely to join the Queensland Cup. The Queensland Cup has reportedly given an in-principle agreement for a PNG side to join the competition next year, subject to meeting certain conditions.
PNG Boosts Fiji Ties
PNG is determined to further bilateral relations with Fiji to a new level, says its acting high commissioner Hera Kevau. Ms Kevau said PNG and Fiji should utilise the technical co-operation arrangement to develop and increase bilateral co-operation, focusing attention particularly in tourism and mining industries where both countries could share the expertise.
Treasury Minister Don Polye has revealed a further K150 million (US$61 million) budget blow-out caused by salary payments to ghost people on government payroll and the fall in commodity prices. Polye said the 2013 Budget projected a fiscal deficit of 7.2 per cent or K2.5 billion for this year but this has blown-up to 7.7 per cent, that is an additional K150 million on top of the original projection of K2.5 billion.
Making Shipping Safer
The head of Papua New Guinea's National Maritime Safety Authority believes updated legislation will make safety standards on passenger vessels more robust and help avoid a repeat of the Rabaul Queen tragedy.
NMSA Seizes Vessels
The National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) has confiscated two Manus-based vessels after declaring them unsafe and unseaworthy.
A new police unit has been launched at the Gordon market as part of UN Women's Safe Cities for Women and Girls program. The police unit will operate from a newly renovated station inside the market perimeter, establishing a permanent police presence there.
Act Now PNG
ACT NOW! is an on-line community of people who believe we can build a better Papua New Guinea. A country where everyone is treated as equal, where government services meet the people's needs and we make wise use of our natural resources.
Enga Service Station
An electronic high-tech fuel facility with a direct link to InterOil in Port Moresby has recently opened in Wabag, Enga. Operator Rubin Kandiu, who operates the Manu Auto Port in Port Moresby, said it had taken him almost a year to build it at a cost of K3.5 million.
Family Protection Bill Passed
Parliament has passed the Family Protection Bill making domestic violence an offence under PNG laws.
New Entry Fees
Parliament has made three laws in relation to migration fees, citizenship fees and passport fees. Visitors to PNG will welcome the new fees while citizens applying for passports might feel a bit hard done by.
Four workers have lost their lives and 11 others were admitted to the Port Moresby General Hospital with bad burns after an accident at a Veneer Mill in Western province. The accident happened at least two weeks ago but has been kept under wraps until it was revealed in Parliament recently.
Milne Bay Turtle Slaughter
Turtles being killed at a rate of up to 5 per day have caused concern in Milne Bay province.
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says services provided by the State's telecommunication company, Telikom, have been below par because of aging infrastructure. He said previous Governments had failed to address and invest in the failing state of the important entity.
American Climate Fund
PNG is among 14 countries under the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience pilot programme to receive funding for projects to help communities battle climate change. PNG will receive US$30 million from donor agencies through the climate investment fund.
An ethnic clash between the Bubu (an isolated area on the border between Morobe's Garaina district and Central's Goilala district) and Watuts at Bulolo township spilled over to Wau, with two men from Bubu killed in a retaliatory attack.
Two policemen have been charged with 44 counts of armed robbery and 31 counts of unlawful wounding of 75 men in a settlement in Port Moresby on the 26th of May.
Sixth Suspect Arrested
Police have arrested a sixth suspect over the attack on Australian and New Zealand trekkers and their porters along the Black Cat Track in the Morobe province.
Troubled tourism officials from the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority have pleaded with Australians not to desert the country in the wake of the frenzied machete attack on hikers which left three porters dead. Tourism officials said they are concerned that infrastructure development and work to educate locals about the value of tourism will be undone.
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.
Port Moresby High School Reunion - Irish Club Brisbane - 5th October 2013 -- http://pmhsreunion2013.com.au
Air Niugini 40 Year Anniversary Staff Reunion, Brisbane - 2nd November 2013. Details and bookings available through this website. -- http://www.angreunion.co.nr
National Canoe & Kundu Festival -- Nov 2013
ICC tournament, Dubai -- 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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