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Villagers sit on graves to stop bulldozers digging them up -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f676fe
No Suspects Arrested after Policewoman Receives Pallet to Face -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cbf71e
PNG make horror start to cricket qualifiers -- http://giaman.com/pg/?80c7a4
Lae Biscuit Company Expanding to Pacific -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5b8029
PNG says to begin resettling asylum seekers from Australian camp -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bf50b3
Students share video appearing to show women tortured for 'witchcraft' -- http://giaman.com/pg/?34dfed
Tadup Councillor Improvises During Drought Using Bio-Sand Filter For Water -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c3e7eb
Mining Waste Management Policy Vital -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7cc919
Quantifying the Human Impacts on PNG Reef Fish Communities across Space and Time -- http://giaman.com/pg/?db69a2
AWAL Communications - Fact or Fiction -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b0b823
Harmony Gold Mining Raised to "Hold" at Zacks -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0c9344
PNG Water -- http://www.waterpng.com.pg/
Letter to Papua New Guinea Prime Minister O'Neill -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bc1f16
The rainforests hold the key to taming El Niño's destruction -- http://giaman.com/pg/?10c116
El Nino halts Papua New Guinea gold mine, Barrick Gold says -- http://giaman.com/pg/?06a76f
PNG Facts -- http://giaman.com/pg/?86e0a3
PNG Women in Business -- http://giaman.com/pg/?df9734
Old PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a88481
In pictures: Listening in on Papua New Guinea's forests -- http://giaman.com/pg/?32035c
Parliament House -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bcc510
Entrance into POM Grammar School -- http://giaman.com/pg/?47d027
Wok Long Rot -- http://giaman.com/pg/?622b3e
Roger's Ramblings -- http://giaman.com/pg/?467270
Haus & Home - Episode 39, 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?40517c
Rimbunan Hijau -- http://giaman.com/pg/?52685f
Buy PNG Made - Episode 2, 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d10feb
Buy PNG Made - Episode 3, 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9249f0
Brawling Papuans -- http://www.mb.com.ph/brawling-papuans
Drought in PNG
Rosa Kepo, the director of the Bible Faith Orphanage Outreach Centre in Mount Hagen says children at an orphanage in the drought-hit highlands may die from lack of food and water.
Warning in PNG of domestic stresses due to drought -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e1caea
Kabwum District Receives Relief Supplies -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8addb5
K750,000 for affected zones -- http://giaman.com/pg/?574197
PNG defends drought relief program amid growing frustration and desperation -- http://giaman.com/pg/?acf036
Lae's Raukele club featured in four of the five division finals in the Lae Volleyball series, winning three of the four and asserting dominance across the competition.
Air Niugini Fokker's
PNG flag carrier Air Niugini is to add seven former KLM Fokker 70 aircraft to its fleet, building on one existing former KLM Fokker 70 that it took in October 2014. Air Niugini said the type would offer increased capacity and range, compared with its 10 Bombardier Q400 turboprops, enabling it to serve regional routes that its existing F100 and Boeing fleets are "too large to operate into."
Air Niugini acquires nine Fokker 70 aircraft -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b9e352
The governments of Indonesia and PNG have agreed to open the Jayapura - Port Moresby flight route -- http://giaman.com/pg/?383e61
Air Niugini Schedule
Air Niugini has announced a new schedule effective from yesterday Sunday 25th October 2015. The schedule will focus on increasing frequencies and ensuring smooth connections for passengers traveling during the festive season.
International and domestic schedules can be found at -- http://giaman.com/pg/?de3115
Japan in Rabaul Memories
Rabaul, about 5,000 kilometres from Japan, is known as an area of fierce battle during the Pacific War. Relics left by the Japanese military have lasted for generations in the southern land, where the south-eastern command of the Imperial Japanese Navy's Combined Fleet, led by Isoroku Yamamoto, was located. Read more by clicking on the link below
Probe Call Rejected
Peter O'Neill has hit out at calls by two former prime ministers for a probe into the government's stake in Oil Search, after the producer rejected a large takeover bid from Australia's Woodside Petroleum. -
Trukai Fun Run
Sir John Dawanincura, president of the PNG Olympic committee, said, that there are plans in place for the Fun Run to be far more inclusive than it is at the moment, saying also that 'with the right support and commitment from all stakeholders, our athletes can only get better'.
Major events on the PNG Olympics calendar for the next few years, will include, the Mini Pacific Games, Olympics, and commonwealth games, with the Trukai Fun Run, still the major fundraiser, as they look to send more of Papua New Guinea's best, to these events.
Cybercrime offenders in PNG will be prosecuted under a new law, PNG's Information Technology and Communication Minister Jimmy Miringtoro says. The Government has allocated K3.2 million for the development of the standalone cybercrime legislation, its capacity building and an awareness programme.
FIFA U20 Women's World Cup
PNG has been given the green light to host the FIFA under 20 Women's World Cup. The approval was recently given by FIFA. A total of 16 countries from around the world will be coming to the country to compete.
No Confidence Motion Imminent
PNG's opposition MPs claim they have the numbers to oust the Prime Minister Peter O'Neill in a vote on a motion of no-confidence this Parliament session. Opposition Leader, Don Polye, says Mr O'Neill has continued to violate laws, processes and procedures and has discarded the usual checks and balances that should be respected in a democracy.
Fight Against Cancer Campaign
Hospital Poroman Foundation's Fight Against Cancer Campaign has been officially launched in Port Moresby. Well renowned PNG musicians Adrian Gedisa and Radley Lavaimat represent the Foundation as ambassadors, alongside Australian Wallabies Halfback and Papua New Guinean born Will Genia, who leads the campaign with the backing of home grown talent in the likes of Billy Torea, Manu Guise and Titi Gigimat.
Wabag Shopping Centre
A new shopping Centre worth more than K2 million has opened in Wabag town, Enga province.
Japanese Invests in Infrastructure
The Japanese Government has signed a grant contract with the Wapenamanda District in Enga to reconstruct the Tale Bridge in Tsak local level government. The investment is an important link for the people of Tsak (SAHK) local level government in Wapenamanda. It is predicted that this new infrastructure will improve transportation services in the district and benefit an estimated 30,000 locals.
PNG Super Model
Kawana-based PNG supermodel Noreen Pisa has endured a lot of hate as the face of social reform in her home country, but she's not about to cover up. Fearing oppression in PNG, she moved to Australia's Sunshine Coast six years ago to pursue her modelling career.
Family Support Centre PMGH
Australia has provided a mini-bus to the Family Support Centre (FSC) at the Port Moresby General Hospital to support its outreach to survivors of family and sexual violence. The mini-bus was provided by the Australian Government's Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development program. Australia is assisting the hospital to scope a possible refurbishment of the centre to help meet demand for its services.
Attack Survivor Gets Bravery Award
A trek leader who had to walk for five hours, stumbling through the dark jungle after being attacked along the Black Cat Track in September 2013 has received the Star of Courage honour - Australia's highest civilian bravery medal.
Coca Cola Supports Athletics
Coca Cola has helped the Southern Region Championships by sponsoring the championship medals with a contribution of K2,500
Lifestyle Diseases 'Increasing'
Lifestyle diseases are becoming more prevalent in urban areas where people were exposed to all sorts of food and drinks.
Homelessness on the Rise
Homelessness is on the Rise in Port Moresby. The homeless people sleep in groups, in front of shops and offices where there's light. There are hundreds who also sleep on the streets, and pretend to have homes.
Goodenough Food Supplies
A total of 3400 bags of rice will soon be leaving Port Moresby for Milne Bay's drought-affected Kiriwina-Goodenough district.
One Australian cruise passenger says he has long wanted to visit PNG, but did not want to go through Port Moresby to get there, so a cruise is ideal. Read more by clicking the link below.
About 100,000 people from all over the country flocked to the Lae Showgrounds for the start of Morobe Show. The main area was filled to capacity by 11:00am. The day began with Rodeo and Motorcycle displays.
a joint venture has been formed between Dai Nippon Construction (DNC) and Hitachi for sewage water treatment infrastructure facilities in Port Moresby. The total value of the order is approximately 13.3 billion yen. This project will be undertaken through an Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan from the Japanese government, according to Hitachi.
Ideas for Development
In an effort to encourage public discussion and input into the development of cities and towns, the National Research Institute (NRI) ran an "Ideas Competition" on how the Fairfax Harbour in Port Moresby should look.
Japanese company Sojitz has signed an agreement with NPCP, a state-owned oil company in PNG, to establish a methanol manufacturing business. Both the companies signed a shareholder's agreement, and aim to reach a final investment decision by 2017. The joint-venture will develop the business, utilising the natural gas available in the country.
The Indonesian government is planning to cooperate with PNG to develop the national oil and gas sector in Eastern Indonesia. -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2e9686
Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG
Bank South Pacific (BSP) have introduced Samantha Vulum as Miss BSP in the 2015 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG. From a mixed parentage of West New Britain and Central Provinces, Samantha is employed by her sponsor, BSP, as an Administration Officer.
Miss Pacific Balanced Fund Announced -- http://giaman.com/pg/?40d470
How to Reach Patients
How do you reach patients where Land Cruiser will not go? This is just one challenge, of many: how to access and treat patients in the tuberculosis (TB) programme that has been running since May 2014, ensuring that a population with a high burden of TB and increasing cases of Drug Resistant TB can receive the necessary treatment and follow-up care.
PNG has the potential to rake in large export revenues from the sale of spices if fully exploited. Many of the spices that are currently imported can be grown in PNG. For instance, Turmeric powder, an important ingredient in food colouring and Asian food dishes, is a plant found almost everywhere in the country.
Telikom PNG has promised customers in the Highlands region of improved internet services following the migration of all Telikom PNG IP-based services to Phase One of the High Capacity Network
Water PNG - Online Payments
Water PNG has embarked on a modern and convenient payment scheme for its customers to pay water bills. Effective 22nd October 2015, Water PNG customers will be able to pay their bills online and via mobile phones with BSP, ANZ and Westpac online payment schemes.
National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop has announced the Gordons market will be redeveloped at a cost of K30 million. Governor Parkop says the New Zealand Government has made a commitment of K15 million, while National Capital District Commission (NCDC) will cover the remaining K15 million.
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Alotau Canoe and Kundu Festival, November 2015
Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG Crowning - 14 November 2015 - Crowne Plaza in Port Moresby
National Boxing Championship, 18 - 22 November 2015 (Kavieng)
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2015
Christmas Day - 25 December 2015
Boxing Day - 26 December 2015
New Year's Day - 1st January 2016
Trade Pasifika - 2016 in Port Moresby
2016 8th FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup tournament (Port Moresby) -- http://giaman.com/pg/?18525e
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
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