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Anti-corruption campaigner vows to keep pushing PM to quit -- http://giaman.com/pg/?99d0cd
Court Should Confirm Anjo's Court Order: Baki -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7db6b4
PNG fraud squad doesn't expect fraud case to be vetted -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8fbeda
Capital Rugby Union Semi Finals Complete -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8cb1c5
Corruption Erodes State Integrity and Undermines Democracy: The Writings Are on the Wall -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c0f0ad
Young PNG and Australian Entrepreneurs Share Secrets of Success -- http://giaman.com/pg/?50b444
RPNGC Siding with Corrupt Politicians to Suppress Citizens, Met Sup Turi involved with Asian Organised Criminals, has side businesses apart from Police pay -- http://giaman.com/pg/?11a338
NICTA looks into disappearance of phone credits and extra charges -- http://giaman.com/pg/?651d8a
Mowana Arrested for Sexual Assault -- http://giaman.com/pg/?101b2a
MSG differences sorted, PNG to host MSG Leaders meeting -- http://giaman.com/pg/?668106
How the Coastwatchers turned the tide of the Pacific War -- http://giaman.com/pg/?003903
Reading for a Better Future -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2d8e47
Why students are right not to trust the media - the Post-Courier corruption example, other media, and the PM's floozie doozies and spin-kings -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e449f3
PM calls on students to think before acting -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6b5184
PNG UPR Adoption - 25th Session -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d5b998
Business PNG - Episode 15, 2016 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?dd6b9d
Hilltopper Basketball Inks PNG born Marty Leahy to National Letter of Intent -- http://giaman.com/pg/?10b220
You Can Finally See One of WWII's Most Infamous and Rare Japanese Bombers in Hawaii -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e65724 -- ("Kate - Nakajima B5N")
There's An 'Eerily Untouched' WWII Bomber in Hawaii You Need to see -- http://giaman.com/pg/?04cc61 -- ("Swamp Ghost")
2016 Guide to National Crisis Issues -- http://giaman.com/pg/?87faa9
Gerehu Hospital Closes at 10pm not 4pm -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d58edd
La Trobe University researchers help revive PNG cocoa industry -- http://giaman.com/pg/?92592c
Thanks to sponsors KK Kingston and Pure Water the Susu Mama's Clinic has been able to give out gift bags to Mothers in the delivery ward at the Port Moresby General Hospital, over the Mother's day weekend. The Board Members of Susu Mama's Clinic are thankful for the ongoing support from KK Kingston and Pure Water.
The Police Commissioner, Gary Baki, has announced he will reopen the country's anti-corruption office after he controversially closed it many weeks ago.
PNG has had its first win over Fiji 24-22. Fiji had chances to get back into the game in the second half but either came up with a dropped ball or conceded a penalty to let PNG off the hook.
PM Will NOT Step Down
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says he will not step down and calls on university students to go back to class and resume normalcy at their various campuses. Students have been boycotting classes for almost a week now. A UPNG student representative council member said their stance is not to change the Government or tell Prime Minister Peter O'Neill to resign. They are simply asking him to respect the integrity of the office and step aside to allow for questioning.
U20 Soccer Camp
The United States Under-20 Women's National Team will travel to Papua New Guinea from 21st of May 21 to the 1st of June for a training camp and matches, with University of Notre Dame standouts Sabrina Flores and Natalie Jacobs earning roster spots for what will serve as a test run ahead of the 2016 U-20 FIFA Women's World Cup, which will be held at the same site.
Five members of the Penn State women's soccer team are set to join the U.S. Under-20 women's national team in PNG.
Governor Agiru Farewelled
Close to a thousand mourners, including members of the public, dignitaries, members of parliament, statutory heads and heads department flocked to the Sir John Guise Stadium to pay their last respects to late Hela Governor Anderson Agiru at his funeral service.
Digicel Helps Shops
Digicel PNG has collaborated with local shop owners and town authorities across the country to revitalize the appearance of their existing buildings. Local shops and public infrastructures around Kokopo, Buka, Kiunga and Port Moresby have experienced major uplifts.
UPNG SRC Not Recognised
The Electoral Commission has said it does not recognise the University of PNG SRC body so does not have power to request a referendum to be conducted at the University.
TCL Launches Alcatel Devices
Hong Kong-based TCL Communication Technology has launched its mobile and internet products in the Papua New Guinea market. The company has launched its Alcatel OneTouch watch, Alcatel Pixi 3 mobile phones and Alcatel Idol music players.
Internet Filtering Policy
A one day workshop organised by the PNG Censorship Board in collaboration with NICTA has been held recently in Port Moresby to deliberate on ideas that should be taken into consideration for an Internet Filtering Policy within the country.
Central Market Project
Women of Rigo District are calling on the Central and National Capital District governments to resolve issues pertaining to the Central Market Project in Boroko, Port Moresby, and have the market completed and opened for use. The women highlighted the need for market facilities to be made available for them; adding that Central farmers are often intimidated and harassed by persons of other ethnicities, at existing markets in Port Moresby.
PNGRFL Thanks Supporters
The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League Board has thanked the overwhelming support from every Papua New Guinean supporters rallied behind the PNG Kumuls in the Pacific Test. Chairman Sandis Tsaka acknowledge the PNGRFL sponsors, partners and stake-holders towards the PNG LNG Kumuls following their two point victory over the Fiji Batis in the Pacific Test in Sydney.
Judge Wants Case Dropped
Supreme Court judge, Sir Bernard Sakora, has filed a submission for his case to be dismissed. Sir Bernard's lawyer, Loani Henao, says there was no direction from the public prosecutor to prosecute his client, and his warrant was not signed by a magistrate.
Asylum Review Could Take Months
Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said the fate of nearly 900 men held in an Australian detention centre in PNG is unlikely to be determined for several months. The Manus Island detainees are a headache Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull can ill afford as opinion polls show his Liberal-led Coalition government running neck-and-neck with the centre-left Labour opposition.
Asylum Day Release
PNG has relaxed restrictions on nearly 900 asylum seekers held on behalf of Australia, allowing them to leave the detention centre during the day but a rights group dismissed the move as "window-dressing".
2019 Pacific Games
The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has unanimously approved extending the amount of sports Australia and New Zealand compete in at the 2019 edition of the event in Tonga.
Papua New Guineans will continue to enjoy the many interesting television programs from New Zealand in the new channel Pasifika TV made possible through the Pacific Broadcasting initiative. The Initiative was announced by the NZ prime minister last year and since then it continues to improve program content for viewers.
PNG High Commissioner to Fiji
The New PNG High Commissioner to Fiji, Lucy Blanche-Lee Badina Bogari, has been welcomed by the Fijian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola. Ms Bogari thanked Ratu Inoke for the warm Fijian welcome she received and said she looked forward to her assignment in Fiji.
Air Niugini has advised the traveling public that the airline's two Boeing 767 aircraft are undergoing scheduled maintenance overseas - effective from the 12th of May 2016. Air Niugini is leasing a Boeing 767-300 series aircraft from Euroatlantic Airways of Portugal to cater for the travelling public while the other aircraft are away.
Townsville Flights Possible from PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?697f50
Tsunami-like Waves Hit Lihir
Locals in the mining township of Lihir in New Ireland province were thrown into confusion recently when 'high waves' struck the island just before lunchtime.
An officer from the GeoHazard and Physical Observatory office in Port Moresby, Mathew Moihoi told Loop PNG they confirmed receiving reports of the incident in Lihir today however, they are still unsure of what caused the event. Moihoi said the GeoHazard and Physical Observatory office in Port Moresby as well as the Rabaul Volcanology Observatory office did not pick up any alerts of an earthquake which might have triggered the tsunami.
The National Mask Festival
The National Mask Festival is the main forum where Papua New Guinea's mask culture is showcased by performers from all over the country where both common and rare masks are displayed. Three major categories of mask which will be displayed during the festival: the spirit masks, the ancestor masks and the Tumbuan masks. In accordance with tradition, the Kinavai will be staged at Kokopo Beach at dawn featuring the Tubuans. The Kinavai ceremony marks the opening of the Mask Festival.
Govt. Loan Rejected
PNG Blogs reports that the International Finance Corporation (IFC) loan primarily requested to help prop up the economy has been rejected by the IFC.
The Bilum Festival will be staged for the first time in PNG and will be held on Karkar Island in Madang province from the 3rd to the 5th of June.
PNG Embassies and High Commissions are struggling to operate. Opposition Leader Sam Basil has called on the foreign affairs Minister to explain what the government will be doing to keep them functioning in light of reports that they have no more funds to operate.
Mutiny or Insubordination?
Thirteen PNG Defence Force soldiers charged with mutiny have submitted to the Bomana National Court that they did not have a case to answer to and that their conduct was not a mutiny but mere insubordination.
The Member for Goroka, Bire Kimisopa, has expressed his concerns over the quality of water in Goroka.
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3rd Trade Pasifika - 2016 in Port Moresby
12th Festival of Pacific Arts 22 May to 4 June 2016 (Hagatna, Guam)
Karkar Island Bilum Festival - 3 - 5 June -- http://giaman.com/pg/?50c167
Australia Future Unlimited Tertiary Education Roadshow June 2016 - Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bf6585
The National Mask Festival -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2cc7f8 - July 13 - 17 Rabaul
The ABU Pacific Media Partnership Conference 2016 - 24 to 27 August in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?473731
2016 8th FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup tournament (13 Nov - 3 Dec, Port Moresby) -- http://giaman.com/pg/?18525e
Christmas Day - 25 December 2016
Boxing Day - 26 December 2016
New Year's Day - 1st January 2017
Surfing Association PNG - World Surf League tour championship in January 2017
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
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