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Seriously ill asylum seeker forced to wait more than 24 hours for medical transfer -- http://giaman.com/pg/?dc4724
Gateshead Thunder's Papua New Guinean swoop causes angst in the Pacific -- http://giaman.com/pg/?36cd79
Energy revenues focus of Aust-PNG talks -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3b2d93
Newcrest eyes new PNG gold mine -- http://giaman.com/pg/?665470
Netball Nations Cup -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ef04cf
Nautilus receives PNG funds from escrow, forms Solwara 1 JV -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d468b0
Medical Ship Gets Special PNG Touch -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8554f6
William Robert Ohrmann -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a606d3
10 jailbreaks an improvement: PNG prisons -- http://giaman.com/pg/create.php
Catwalk star meets PNG kid who learned football from Ronaldo videos -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a19fad
Invisible and neglected protracted displacement -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e57d84
InterOil strikes hydrocarbon pay at Bobcat-1 onshore PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?78555f
Police Shootout Unsurprising
The former commander of the PNG Defence Force, Major General Jerry Singarok says he's not surprised by the shootout between soldiers and police officers in Port Moresby over the weekend.
Police and army involved in shootout at lock-up -- http://giaman.com/pg/?52b485
The National Airline has announced the resumption of flights to Aropa airport. Aropa serves Kieta on the island of Bougainville. Air Niugini Chief Executive Officer, Simon Foo, has said the resumption of Air Niugini services will greatly help the people of Buin, Panguna, Torokina, Wakunai and others who now have easy access for their air travel needs as they do not have to travel all the way to Buka to get on an aircraft.
Air Niugini's initial services into Kieta will be every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. All services will be operated by Air Niugini's Q400 aircraft. One of the Q400's has been named Kieta in recognition of the historical event.
-- PX Press Release By Illan Kaprangi
Solomon Airlines looks at future Bougainville flights -- http://giaman.com/pg/?46beb0
Fourteen year-old Savanah Tkatchenko has broken several PNG age records and set personal best times while swimming at the recent 12th FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships held at Doha in Qatar. Ryan Pini, swimming at the same event, broke six of his own PNG records.
O'Neill Challenges Referral
Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, has begun a two-pronged legal challenge against a leadership tribunal set up to investigate allegations of misconduct.
PNG PM dragged into corruption scandals -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a7d01d
The Post Courier newspaper reports a senior constable in Mount Hagen who confronted a passenger bus that hit his vehicle on Saturday night, was brutally killed by the passengers.
Hagen Police Protest -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e44682
For years, Papua New Guinea has been ranked the most corrupt nation in the Pacific by the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index.
University of Goroka
A K170-million new seven-storey student dormitory at the University Of Goroka has been opened by Deputy Prime Minister Leo Dion.
Jagger Says PNG Rocks
Rock star Mick Jagger has given PNG the thumbs up after a 10-day tour of the Western Highlands and Milne Bay provinces. Before his departure, he said he enjoyed his visit and would return to PNG with his children.
Gulf Governor Sentenced
Gulf Governor Havila Kavo has been sentenced to three years for official corruption by the National Court at Waigani.
Keeping entrepreneurs and the social impact that they create at its core, Kumul GameChangers engages the Government of PNG, corporations, influential platforms such as private sector peak bodies, media and civil society to drive paradigm shifts in inclusive development approaches.
Ted Diro School
Three hundred sets of desks and chairs have been donated by the Chinese Embassy to Ted Diro Primary School in Port Moresby. Counsellor to the Chinese Embassy Fan Kun said he hoped the donation to the school would help the children in their learning.
Huawei Hits PNG
One of the largest Telecommunication Companies, Huawei, officially launched its first stall at Vision City in Port Moresby.
Xmas Liquor Ban
According to South Pacific Brewery Ltd managing director Stan Joyce - liquor bans have never worked in PNG. He said that a closure of liquor outlets in the city would only force the issue underground and have longer term devastating outcomes.
Christmas booze crackdown starts in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0812d6
Papua New Guinean Cricket Star Batsman Lega Siaka along has been unveiled as one of the Community and Development Rookies for the Melbourne Renegades in the upcoming KFC T20 Big Bash League season in Australia.
Bowling deliveries found to be legal -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6186cf
Hark the Herald Angels
From Carrolton Kentucky - Bill Okie's 4th graders sing Hark the Herald Angels in pidgin.
Oceania Hockey Tournament
PNG Women finished fourth in the recent Oceania Hockey Tournament.
PNG Hockey keen to host big events -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0feafa
Nursing in the Highlands
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) operations in PNG are entering a very busy operational phase within the Southern Highlands. Life in the Papua New Guinea highlands is at times difficult due to the isolation and very low profile and limited resources of the mission in comparison to other major conflicts.
New Cops Challenge Police Violence
Most of the latest intake of police recruits graduating from their basic training are determined to change the culture of police violence.
AIDS in PNG
Australia's closest neighbour, PNG, is dealing with an HIV/AIDS epidemic. A high incidence of sexual aggression, violence against women, the impact of alcohol and drugs on sexual behaviour and commercial sex are just some of the reasons for the level of HIV infection in the country.
Financial institution Westpac has launched mobile and in-store banking services in Papua New Guineans. Head of retail financial services Adam Downie said the service it runs easily on all mobile handsets, regardless of make or model.
Reduce Sex Work Stigma
The governor of Port Moresby says he is willing to disregard laws that prosecute sex workers if it means an end to the discrimination that is linked to the country's large numbers of AIDS-related deaths.
PNG's Customs Commissioner says reputable international companies and law enforcement agencies are part of a cargo smuggling syndicate.
PNG has approved 50 refugee applications from the 1,000 men on Manus Island, but is yet to resettle anyone. PNG will give refugees 12-month bridging visas and help them find jobs but the longer-term prospects for refugees are not clear.
Paradox of Plenty
United Nations Resident Coordinator in PNG, Mr Roy Trivedy says PNG is "seeing what is known as a 'paradox of plenty'" a situation where the country's resource wealth is not translating into increased opportunities and capabilities for the majority of citizens.
Will Genia in POM
Rugby union star Will Genia met with fans at Vision City mega mall in Port Moresby recently to sign autographs and chat with fans. He said that it's good to catch up with friends, family and fans while in PNG and he is also looking forward to the 2015 season while still contracted to Queensland Red.
PNG cricket coach Dipak Patel was full of praise for his team after they defended their South Australian Premier League T20 title in dramatic fashion. The Barramundi's beat the Southern Force by one wicket in Saturday's final, reaching their target of 121 with three balls to spare, with only fast bowlers Norman Vanua and Willie Gavera left at the crease.
The WHO's head of vector borne diseases Dr Eva Christophel says funding for long term mosquito nets, and improved drug treatment has made a huge difference. She says the 75 per cent reduction is one of the Millennium Development Goals and the drop in mortality and morbidity from malaria is incredible.
The clinical and public health problem of relapse despite primaquine therapy -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c44773
Winning the fight against malaria -- http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30402277
Police Head Faces Contempt Charge
Police Commissioner, Geoffrey Vaki, has failed in his bid to have a contempt of court case against him thrown out. The case relates to allegations that Mr Vaki conspired to prevent an arrest warrant from being issued against Prime Minister O'Neill in June.
The Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC) has announced that fuel prices will be lower this month on advice from Puma Energy and based on the import parity prices.
Customers will pay K3.24 a litre for petrol, K2.73 a litre for diesel and K2.69 a litre for kerosene.
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Christmas Day - 25 December 2014
Boxing Day - 26 December 2014
MV Ammari to visit PNG in 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b0355c
Full Pacific Games - PNG 4 to 18 July 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
Trade Pasifika - 2016 in Port Moresby
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby.
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