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PNG moves to restrict foreigners owning shares -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3333ae
PNG MP dismisses reports of a motion of no-confidence against PM -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=80197
PNG misses binding deadline on $118 million payment -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b7e6ff
Japanese firms keener on Africa and PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?01b94d
Curb graft says Police Commissioner, Investigators allege massive fraud by PNG elite -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f25482
Police have lead in missing scientists mystery -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20131104/news01.htm
Scientists alive? -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20131105/news01.htm
PNG landslides kill 9, block major highway in Eastern Highlands -- http://giaman.com/pg/?69a961
Unscrupulous Aussie miner sentenced to 12 months in jail -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20131105/news14.htm
Chikungunya virus -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5307e4
Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel Kokoda Trek - Day 6, 31/10 -- http://fb.me/6rk5O3EXq
PanAust buys into PNG project -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5e4b54
PNG Born Chef is executive chef at Castaway Island Resort in Fiji -- http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=250141
Click Pacific -- http://www.clickpacific.com
A campaign to stop seabed mining -- http://www.actnowpng.org
Registrar unease over MPs' failure -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20131105/news11.htm
Port Moresby -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Moresby
Boroko -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boroko
Koteka (Penis Gourd) - Goroka Show -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d9f373
Slideshow of some images taken during trip to Papua New Guinea in 2012 by Tafline Hoey Photography -- http://vimeo.com/78231721
Pacific Dawn gets amazing reception in Alotau -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e77b23
PNG government dumps board of Sustainable Development Programme -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5cf547
PM to sign new Ramu deal -- http://ramumine.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/pm-to-sign-new-ramu-deal/
Soros selling down Marengo over environmental fears? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?13bb98
Serious allegations of corruption come at a bad time for Nautilus -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f12a2f
2014 PNG Budget Breakfast
PNG Budget Breakfast
Date: Wednesday 20th November 2013
Venue: HOLIDAY INN
Time: 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Guest Speaker: Hon. Don Polye, Treasurer
Table of 10: K2,000 or K200 per seat
Mobile: +675 7190 3103 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Japanese Government has approved a grant to rehabilitate the Madang town market. The co-funded project by the Japan Agency and National Fisheries Authority will cost a total of K31 million and take up to two years to complete.
National Intelligence Organisation
Former Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, has been appointed as the new Director General of the National Intelligence Organisation.
PM Peter O'Neill has promised tough action against the PNG Power board and management who are on overseas travel while the country is facing constant power blackouts.
Micah must explain trips -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/58781
Private companies to provide power -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/58782
PNG Power board places ban on overseas travel -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/58945
After the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby was named as one of many clandestine surveillance sites being used by Australian spies to intercept phone calls and monitor online activities within PNG and across Asia Pacific Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said friends are not supposed to spy on each other.
PNG social workers say an increasing number of children are being abandoned, especially in urban areas as the traditional kinship, or wantok system, breaks down.
IPBC Secures Bemobile
The future of bemobile is now secured following the completion of a share transfer that saw the Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC) owning 85% of the telco.
Sundar Ramamurthy has been appointed new group chief executive.
Exam Papers for Sale
Police have arrested four people trying to sell Grade 8 examination papers to students at two schools in Western Highlands.
Concerns over late exam papers -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/58697
Black Cat Chargers
Police have charged two brothers implicated in the Black Cat Track killings last month in Morobe. Provincial police commander Leo Lamei said the two had surrendered to community leaders and were picked up at Wapali village between Wau and Salamaua. This has brought the total of number of suspects captured to eight.
A study has found that Political parties in the country have very little impact on their voters or the general public.
A criminal in West New Britain province has surrendered to police after the local communities refused to harbour him anymore.
Gateway Children's Fund
Reigning Brownlow Medallist Gary Ablett Junior and his brother and Geelong Premiership player Nathan Ablett recently visited Port Moresby this. They were undertaking various activities for their church group, and its charity - The Gateway Children's Fund.
Ok Tedi Mine Hit by Strike
Production at Ok Tedi mine has been cut after staff went on strike over concerns about redundancy offers. As part of plans to reduce production by a third, the Ok Tedi mine is making all staff redundant before rehiring a smaller workforce in 2014.
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Rugby League World Cup
Read a full match report of the World Cup Group B game between Papua New Guinea and France 9 on Sunday October 27, 2013.
The Sihereni coffee estate, owned and operated by David Orimarie in the Kwonghi area of Upper Asaro Local Level Government in Daulo District of Eastern Highlands province has won 3rd place among a total of 30 coffee samples of different coffee producing countries collected by Ecom Trading around the world.
A wave of new fish processing facilities is galvanising downstream activity across Papua New Guinea (PNG), paving the way for the $408m fisheries sector to transform itself into a billion-dollar industry.
PNG's 3.1m-sq-km fishing zone is the second-largest in the South Pacific, yielding up to 20% of the global annual tuna catch. However, until recently, the country was losing an estimated two-thirds of its potential downstream and value-added business due to a lack of domestic processing facilities.
PNG Kumul Coaching director has penned an apology letter to the nation after the recent one point loss to France at the World Rugby League Cup. Meninga wrote: "Remember this please, this side is the youngest side in the competition, the least experienced, the least representation from NRL or English Super League. Your National Team is competitive now. Imagine how good Team Kumul will become if we keep persevering with our long-term plan. Patience is our greatest virtue. Patience and courage conquers all things."
Second Chance for Dropouts
The Ginigoada Bisinis Development Foundation, an NGO, is helping tens of thousands of young people who dropped out of school get a job, by sending buses into communities to give them a skills crash course.
Icelandic company Reykjavik Geothermal has recently signed a consulting agreement with the PNG government. For the past three years, the company has researched the country and this experience will prove helpful in the work to be done now on behalf of the government, so David Stefansson, head of the consulting group of the company. The company will be working on a master plan for geothermal energy utilization in the country.
West New Britain Stadium
West New Britain province will soon have a new, state-of-the-art football stadium, after provincial governor Sasindran Muthuvel signed off on plans with the PNG Football Association.
Soldiers Leave for NZ
Forty-five soldiers from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force have left for New Zealand to take part in the largest international training exercise to be held in that country.
Reserve Police Graduation
Five women are among the 48 who recently graduated, after six-weeks of training, as reserve police officers and they will be used to enforce the betel nut ban in Port Moresby.
Air Niugini 40th Anniversary Reunion
The 40th Anniversary Reunion of Air Niugini Staff has been held in Queensland. In early December a collection of photographs taken at the reunion will be uploaded to our web site. Some of the outstanding photo and anecdote contributions will also be uploaded. We have had a few problems with our site this time around and I do apologise for some of the delays this has caused.
AAP Office Closure
A Pacific media expert says the closure of the Australian Associated Press, or AAP, bureau in PNG may result in more parachute journalism and less informed stories on the region. The AAP says it had no choice because Australian newspapers and magazines weren't running the bulk of the stories its local correspondent provided, meaning the bureau was running at a significant loss.
PNG Chancery in Solomon Islands
The PNG Post Courier newspaper recently reported that the controversial building project will eventually cost PNG taxpayers USD$15 million.
The Solomon Islands Joint Civil Society Groups and Concerned Citizens (JCSG & CC) is calling on Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo to inform the nation what his government has done or will do about the PNG Chancery building project in Honiara.
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.
New Zealand v Papua New Guinea 8 November -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ab3491
ICC tournament, Dubai - November 2013
2014 PNG Budget Breakfast - 20th November 2013
Ali Campbell's UB40 PNG Tour - Possibly 12th and 13th December 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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