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PNG court allows lawyer's access to Manus Island detainees to pursue case against their detention -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8c2c44
Pangia Schools receive DSIP Funding to Improve School Infrastructure to Support Free Education Policy -- http://giaman.com/pg/?71b7db
PNG Woman tries to sneak through NAIA with a baby stuffed in her backpack -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2bc346
World Water Day: clean water key for development -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9379de
PNG chase Rio sevens dream -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b145c5
BSP expects to take over Westpac Tonga -- http://giaman.com/pg/?550878
PM O'Neill: ABG Has Government's Ongoing Full Support -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7b607f
Dying PNG Creole German Preserved Online -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ac8c52
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PNG Air Services -- http://www.pngairservices.com.pg
A Taste of Bio cultural Revival -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8ee7c3
2016 Trade Pasifika -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b9adac
Buka Ring Road (John Teosin Highway) Project on track - http://giaman.com/pg/?7f26bf
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Bilum & Bilas -- https://www.facebook.com/Bilumandbilas
Contestant falls for another bachelor -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5e7cdf
Bemobile-Vodafone secures the services of Dika Toua -- http://giaman.com/pg/?50ae53
Enhancing farming in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3200d5
Airport in the sky -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aa6309
Many aviation photos -- http://giaman.com/pg/?40a458
Tok Piksa - Episode 4, 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3b2fb2
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PNG Rugby League -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c63d9c
Map of Lae -- http://www.lcci.org.pg/map-of-lae
A trek to the village time forgot -- http://giaman.com/pg/?658d37
Scenes From Port Moresby Suburbs -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c610c9
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Papua New Guinea Football Association has bene given the rights to host the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. The 16-team tournament will involve the host cities of Port Moresby, Lae and Kokopo and it is proposed the tournament be held in November.
A leadership tribunal has found Manus MP, Ronny Knight, guilty of three of the five allegations levelled against him. A date will later be set for his penalty submissions to be heard.
Air Niugini's subsidiary company, Link PNG, will launch its inaugural service to Losuia in Milne Bay province at the end of this month to be followed by commercial flights in early April.
-- PX Press Release
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Bullet Smuggler Arrested
A man has been arrested for smuggling 170 live bullets and 20 shotgun shells through Security at Jacksons Airport, Port Moresby and onto a plane. The bullets were packed inside small chalk boxes, with security check labels attached.
Read about kayaking to remote Tsoilik and surrounding islands in New Ireland province by Kevin Rushby.
Sime Darby will compulsorily acquire all the remaining New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL) shares where it has not received the acceptances. After the completion of the compulsory acquisition, NBPOL will become a unit of Sime Darby.
TB in PNG
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says it is scaling up efforts to help combat tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea, as the country continues to battle with a soaring outbreak of the disease. The programme manager for MSF's TB project, Eric Pujo, says a newly-launched programme is hoping to both diagnose the scope and nature of TB in Gulf province and the capital, Port Moresby.
Games Baton Relay
With 100 days to the 2015 Pacific Games in PNG the Oil Search Games Baton Relay has kicked off. There is a possibility that the Games Baton may head offshore to Cairns, Australia, before reaching Port Moresby.
Tavurvur to Erupt
The Rabaul Volcano Observatory has warned the Mt Tavurvur volcano may soon have a "one-off eruption" similar to the one last August.
West Papuan Activist 'Held' in PNG
The West Papua freedom advocate Benny Wenda has been detained at Port Moresby's airport. The Governor of the National Capital District, Powes Parkop, says Mr Wenda is not locked up but awaiting clearance to officially enter PNG and then travel on to Vanuatu.
Soldiers in Trouble
Soldiers have been accused of opening fire in the Seafarers nightclub in Madang, injuring the wife of one of the performers.
AFP in PNG
The Australian Federal Police in PNG have been praised for their work and assistance in the country. Port Moresby's Metropolitan Superintendent Andy Bawa has applauded their work and assistance in the short time they had spent in the country and provided support to the local force.
Effective forest management strategies are crucial in fighting climate change and advancing PNG's development, say UN experts. PNG's forests are also vital to the livelihoods of more than 4.5 million of rural population - providing them with food, building materials, shelter and medicines.
A small boat carrying seven men from PNG have been found washed up in Solomon Islands 13 days after the crew ran out of petrol and started to drift. The fibreglass outboard motorboat drifted more than 500 kilometres before washing up on Rendova Island, in the Western Province of Solomon Islands.
Recently a monument for the South Pacific Games at the Foodland roundabout in Port Moresby have suffered an attack by vandals. A group of youths, who are allegedly responsible for defacing it with graffiti, have been arrested by police.
Gang Rape Case Begins
The trial of a group of men, accused of raping an American scientist in 2013, has begun. Six young men aged in their twenties are charged with multiple offences over the incident.
Unauthorised Foreign Exchange Trading
PNG's central bank has moved to stop offshore foreign banks, which don't operate in PNG, trading in the Kina. Only licensed banks will be able to accept deposits, provide loans and convert currency (Kina and foreign currency), the Governor of the BPNG, Loi Bakani, has announced.
Post PNG and PNG DataCo have signed a lease agreement to ensure the country and business community can access quality ICT services at affordable prices in the coming years.
Barrick Gold Faces Compensation
Barrick Gold and its subsidiary Barrick Niugini are facing claims about social, economic and environmental damages caused by the Porgera gold mine in Enga province.
Rabaul Creole German
Rabaul Creole German (Unserdeutsch) is the only German-based creole language we know of. It had its beginnings in the Bismarck Archipelago in Papua New Guinea among children at the Vunapope Mission in what is now East New Britain Province shortly before and after World War I. Nowadays, only a few elderly speakers living in Papua New Guinea and the eastern states of Australia are still proficient in Unserdeutsch.
Read more -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ac8c52
Micah Lives it Up
State Enterprise Minister Ben Micah has been staying at the Grand Papua Hotel in downtown Port Moresby. Some of the daily room rates at the Grand Papua are higher than what the average PNG subsistence farmer earns in a year and possibly more than most PNG workers earn in a week.
Disaster Relief Funding
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has announced that the Government has approved 10 million Kina in disaster relief funding for six provinces that have sustained extensive damage during recent extreme weather.
Public and private sector efforts are under way to increase Port Moresby's electricity supply ahead of the Pacific Games in July, as the government tries to allay fears that the major sporting event could be disrupted by blackouts.
Disaster Risk Reduction Body
The Government says it is setting up a commission to liaise with domestic and international organisations dealing with disaster-related issues. Mr O'Neill said extreme weather events in the region seem to be getting worse.
IPBC provides Risk Management Training -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fe1fb5
40th Game Fishing Titles
Bank South Pacific has continued its platinum sponsorship K25, 000 for the 40th National Game Fishing tiles to be held in the waters off Port Moresby over the Easter weekend this year
Corruption in PNG
Transparency International Papua New Guinea (TIPNG) has revealed that INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS who entertain CORRUPT practises within their officers and schools remain the BIGGEST impediments towards DEVELOPMENT at all levels.
Economical LNG Development
Jon Ozturgut, InterOil's chief operating officer, has said "with the world's largest LNG market less than 10 days' sail from Port Moresby, LNG from PNG is now one of the cheapest to produce and one of the most attractive to customers"
PNG Power Sacks Consultant
PNG Power Limited has terminated the services of Kordamenta Consultants, according to board chairman Larry Andagali. “They were told to vacate the PPL premises. They can work from the IPBC office and we will provide information and data if requested.”
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40th Game Fishing Titles -- 28th March - 5th April 2015
Haus Krai 2015 - 16th May 2015 - For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
MV Ammari to visit PNG in 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b0355c
Pacific Games - PNG 4 to 18 July 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
Remembrance Day, 23 July 2015
National Day of Repentance, 26 August 2015
PNG Medical Symposium, usually held in September
Goroka Show, September 2015
PNG Independence Day, 16 September 2015
Morobe Show, October 2015
Alotau Canoe and Kundu Festival, November 2015
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2015
Christmas Day - 25 December 2015
Boxing Day - 26 December 2015
Trade Pasifika - 2016 in Port Moresby
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup - November 2016
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby.
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