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PNG and New Caledonia Draw on Day 2 of OFC Nations Cup -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5d06cb
Principal attacked for 'closeness' with girls -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ff63af
Agricultural Innovation Highlighted at Workshop -- http://giaman.com/pg/?66e04e
PNG judge seeks dismissal of case against him -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e28b7d
Japan, PNG leaders hold talks in Nagoya -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ae717e
PM O'Neill assures Solomon Islands PM of safety of students studying in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aead46
Rabaul MP Dr. Allan Marat lashes out at PM O'Neill -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bdf972
PNG's Worst Prime Minister Ever - PM Peter O'Neill -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6ea7ee
Second letter signed by Peter O'Neill undermines his forgery claims, PNG MP says -- http://giaman.com/pg/?409736
Nature Park goes Green for World Environment Day -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5506ec
Department of National Planning and Monitoring -- http://www.planning.gov.pg/
Vatican high priest says PNG fulfils dream of Pope Francis -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5385fc
PNG urged to establish mission in Geneva -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b2ba4c
Earthquake: 117km SSW of Kokopo -- http://giaman.com/pg/?181c2c
Agiru died a 'struggling governor' -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/109261
PNG footballers in charge of their own destiny -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f5d365
Telikom PNG is providing reliable and high speed Wi-Fi service for delegates attending the Africa Caribbean Pacific meeting in Port Moresby. Over 500 delegates from the Asian, Caribbean and Pacific states are using Telikom's WiFi technology.
Angola at ACP Heads of State, Government Summit -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ea9b90
Mugabe in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?581ccc
ACP targets transformed global role for future -- http://giaman.com/pg/?26d8c6
Well Done PNG
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says the Africa Caribbean Pacific leaders' summit was "fruitful", as accolades poured in from the United Nations and heads of State for the country's successful hosting of the event. O'Neill said the country should be proud despite that short time it was given to host such a major international event.
ACP Wives Experience PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a9ef25
16 students from two secondary schools in Port Moresby have been arrested and charged for possession of homebrew. 14 female students from Gordon's Secondary School and two male students from Tokarara Secondary were held in police custody at the Boroko Police Station.
Top Bougainville cop warns public not to produce homebrew -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c847a2
Students Return to Parliament
PNG students will have rallied again in Port Moresby in anticipation of a parliamentary vote of no confidence in the Government of Peter O'Neill and a hearing of the National Court.
Sensitive Sepik Copper Mine
A feasibility study for the first large-scale copper and gold mine in Papua New Guinea's environmentally-sensitive Sepik River catchment suggests it will be even bigger than expected.
The Sepik is one of the largest wild river systems left in the Asia Pacific.
Removal of Cultural Items Illegal
The controversial removal of cultural objects from Papua New Guinea's Parliament building, by the Speaker, has been declared unlawful. The court concluded the removed objects were protected under the National Cultural Property (Preservation) Act.
Rugby League Ratings
PNG who will host a group in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, were the big winners after the recent southern hemisphere international weekend, moving up three places to eleventh in the new world rankings.
Protestors Allowed to Stay
Protesting university students have won the right to stay on their campuses while a court considers their eviction. The University of PNG council had given the students 48 hours to leave its two campuses in Port Moresby, after it suspended the semester and called in police to quash long-running student protests against the government.
University Council lifts suspension, students to resume studies -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7c3494
Somare Censures Police
Former PNG Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare has censured the police for arresting protesting students at the behest of politicians.
PNG students have been staging forums around the country as part of their awareness campaign to explain why they're calling for the Prime Minister to step down.
Free jailed Wewak students now, says PNG opposition leader -- http://giaman.com/pg/?69c1ea
Unforgettable Kokoda Trek
Tamworth's Debra Bath has conquered the Kokoda Track, using every ounce of strength she had and raising more than AUD $16,000 along the way for a cause close to her heart.
Teachers Without Pay
Around 200 teachers from elementary, primary, secondary and TVET institutions in East Sepik province have not been paid last week.
Finance Minister Welcomes Moody's Outlook
James Marape has highlighted the positive comments about PNG's economy from a Senior Analyst in the Sovereign Risk Group for Moody's in Singapore.
School Eye Testing
A School Screening project is currently underway in primary schools to identify students with eye problems and educate them about eye-care. The project is an initiative of PNG Eye Care and is funded by the US embassy.
Case Looms Against Paska
Former Secretary General of the PNG Trade Union Congress, is believed to have breached a court order preventing him from representing the unions in the country.
Defence Minister Dr Fabian Pok has revealed that Indonesian soldiers cross the PNG-Indonesian border while pursuing criminals without knowledge of the international marker.
Travel Air to Return
Travel Air, popularly known as Mangi Lo Ples, is to recommence full operation in PNG soon under new owners, Trans Global Investment and Trading from Indonesia. The airline will use 3 Fokker 50 and 3 Boeing 737-300 aircraft.
Segeyaro to Reserve Grade
Penrith (Australia) hooker and former PNG international James Segeyaro, has been dropped to reserve grade, fuelling speculation he's headed for an early exit from the Australian NRL club. The 25-year-old was left out of Coach Anthony Griffin's squad that took on Melbourne at AAMI Park recently.
No Confidence Motion
The PNG opposition says it has the numbers and will file a motion of no confidence in the government. Previous attempts have been struck down because of inconsistencies and for lacking the required number of signatures.
Courts to decide validity of no confidence motion -- http://giaman.com/pg/?15dcc9
Strategy for Development of Statistics
PNG is to implement a statistics strategy to address data collection and collation so the information is readily available to Government departments, senior analyst Rosemary Matawai says.
Department of National Planning and Monitoring -- http://www.planning.gov.pg/
Why PNG Needs Good Statistics -- http://giaman.com/pg/?742bfc
Brutality Against Journalists
A plain clothes police officer working at the Boroko Police Station juvenile office in Port Moresby has assaulted a TV Wan female journalist and two National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) reporters. TV Wan chief editor Glenda Popot condemned the action of the officer as her reporter was only doing her job and she should not have been treated in such a manner.
Maternal health technical adviser Dr Lahui Geita says HIV must be everybody's responsibility and should be implemented in emergency planning.
Abide by Law on Manus
According to the general-secretary of the PNG Greens Party, Andrew Kutapae, Greens parties throughout the Asia-Pacific region are appalled at the way Australia's asylum seeker-processing centres in PNG and Nauru have been violating human rights.
Deep Sea Mine
Opponents of an experimental deep sea mining project off PNG's northern coast have called on investors to withdraw their support. Canadian company Nautilus Minerals wants to tap into the mineral-rich waters to extract gold and copper.
Marianville Golden Jubilee
Marianville Girls Secondary School has recently celebrated its Golden Jubilee. Marianville Secondary was established in 1966 by the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Nuns. Since 1966, the school has educated over 7,000 young women from all parts of the country
Pini in Top Form
Veteran Papua New Guinea swimmer Ryan Pini is in the form of his life just months out from the Olympic Games and says no one is more shocked than himself. Pini has qualified for three events in Rio and says he is feeling as good as at any point in his career.
Sister-City Concept Plan
Port Moresby has signed a new sister-city concept with China's Shenzhen city to enhance multi-faceted collaboration.
National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop, and the Mayor of Shenzhen City, Xu Qin, signed a Memorandum of Agreement recently in Shenzhen City, China.
Unrecovered War Casualties
The Australian Army's Unrecovered War Casualties unit is currently investigating up to 50 cases, most involving WWII servicemen killed in Papua New Guinea.
Load shedding will no longer be an issue for the people of East Sepik Province as PNG Power Limited has installed four new Aggreko generators to boost the generation capacity of Wewak town.
Being a fire fighter in PNG can be challenging - "Between all the confusion, staff say they had to drive to the fire station to alarm fire marshals after making several calls to Boroko Fire Service. However, found out that the fire truck had mechanical problems, and the Waigani Fire Service would attend to it."
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3rd Trade Pasifika - 2016 in Port Moresby
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
Pacific Youth Leaders (PYL) Basketball Camp 2 - 11 of September 2016 in Port Moresby
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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