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Chinese banks to bail out the PNG government? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7f307b
Panguna will become less important: Nisira -- http://giaman.com/pg/?06ee79
Men carjack woman, threw her children out on the road -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ec40f8
High Speeding Vehicle Crashes Into Drain -- http://giaman.com/pg/?38ae76
Four People Hospitalised in Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b64489
MP Kondra's dismissal stayed by court -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c13a1e
http://giaman.com/pg/?f5c48a -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fbca34
Morauta claims political interference in PNG central bank -- http://giaman.com/pg/?65da10
InterOil shareholders overwhelmingly re-elect all of InterOil's director nominees -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5925e0
We need to talk about Manus before Australia votes -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c9d3b6
PNG court gives direction on Manus ruling enforcement -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2e8d91
Manus refugee having breakdown was beaten and jailed -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ce8926
Redevelopment of Gordon's Market "Expressions of Interest" -- http://giaman.com/pg/?381e94
PNG History - 'Gumanch Plantation by Susie Hagon -- https://vimeo.com/14656039?outro=1
Central Waigani to beat Downtown Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1ac997
Consecration of new Bishop on July 25 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9421a2
PNG to look at socio-economic imbalance to improve health stats -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9bbc22
Outbreak of multidrug resistant tuberculosis on Daru Island -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8d2af4
PNG sculptures donated by Sir David Attenborough to the National Gallery on display -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c80f66
Women lead calls for gun control in post-conflict Bougainville -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6e56dd
Students Burn Cars
Students at PNG's biggest university have clashed with university security guards, burning cars and trucks as tensions over political protests continue. The violence came two weeks after dozens of students were injured when police opened fire on a protest march.
Uni-Venture Building Burns
The Uni-Venture building at the University of PNG has gone up in flames destroying many books from a collection estimated to cost around PGK1.5 million. One of the books contained in the Uni-Venture office was the Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare autobiography.
http://giaman.com/pg/?fbca34 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bddeb1
Students Heading Home
The Solomon Star reports the Solomon Islands government is repatriating students currently studying in PNG.
The Solomon's has a total of 127 students studying at the 3 PNG universities.
Vanuatu sends team to check students after PNG campus violence -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5301ee
It is understood that there are 41 students from Vanuatu currently in PNG - 5 students studying at the University of Papua New Guinea, 9 at UniTech Lae, 6 at the Medical Faculty of UPNG and 21 at the University of Goroka.
Oceania Swimming Championships
Former Commonwealth Games champion Ryan Pini was among the top swimmers who competed at the Oceania Championships held in Suva, Fiji.
NZ dominate Oceania Swimming Champs in Fiji -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7bf1a1
Jones upsets top Pacific swimmer -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8de668
The SP Hunters have maintained their unbeaten run at home by defeating Wynnum Manly Seagulls 18 - 4 at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.
Hunters to address poor away form -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a31cad
Alotau Waterfront Lodge
The Alotau Waterfront Lodge has opened in Milne bay. The owners aim to provide a true Milne Bay experience for visitors to Alotau.
Alotau Tourism Aim -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4315ef
Sewing for a Living
The man who sits at the Bus Stop, outside Tusitala Architects and opposite the St Joseph's Catholic Church at East Boroko and sews clothes for a living mute but this does not stop him from earning a living.
Hagen General Closes
The Mt Hagen General Hospital has had to close as doctors and nurses stayed away from work over a dispute with the provincial health authority.
Doctors' mass resignation demonstrates disrespect: Kase -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6cf2f2
Service to resume at Mount Hagen Hospital -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4e7056
Good News for Goodfellow's
Perth zoo has successfully bred a Goodfellow's tree kangaroo for the first time in 36 years, bringing the number of males in the endangered marsupial's global captive breeding population to 15.
The Goodfellow's kangaroo was listed as endangered after being been hunted to dangerously low levels in its native Papua New Guinea.
Touaguba Hill Paradise
National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop, today oversaw a ground breaking ceremony for a K90 million housing project at Touaguba Hill Paradise. The site development will comprise of three buildings with nine levels each, including basement parking.
The project has a construction area of over 23,000 square metres.
Trukai Fun Run
The annual Trukai Fun Run is on today - Sunday 26th June. Air Niugini has presented fun run T Shirts to several schools in Port Moresby. Air Niugini Marketing Manager, Ms. Nori Maniana presented the shirts to students at Holy Rosary Primary School at six mile and St Peter's Primary School at Erima.
New Britain Palm Oil
New Britain Palm Oil Limited and the PNG National Identification System (NID) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help integrated landowner groups (ILG) to renew ILG certificates and customary land lease insurance for small holders.
Tourism Promotion Authority
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Farewells CEO -- http://giaman.com/pg/?07d3cc
NEC appoints new tourism boss -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a40dc4
The Tourism Promotion Authority will see a major transformation in its overall operations, said the new CEO Jerry Agus. -- http://giaman.com/pg/?68459e
About PNGTPA -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0e1667
PNG Eyes Sovereign Bond Debut
PNG, one of the least explored countries on earth with one of poorest records for government transparency, is attempting to drum up investor interest for a debut sovereign bond.
According to one investor planning to attend PNG's meeting, the country is also likely to be a draw thanks to its rich reserves of oil and natural gas and what he called "new borrower" curiosity.
PNG: ADB's largest borrower in Pacific -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a9fadf
BSP Home Loans
The Bank of South Pacific has funded more than 160 loans totalling K61.8 million for first home-buyers under its First Home Ownership Scheme.
West Papuan Citizenship
West Papuans who have been living in PNG for many decades will be granted citizenship soon. The PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority will also embark on registering all West Papuan refugees who have crossed over from Indonesia to seek refugee status in PNG.
"So far we have over 10,000 refugees from West Papua who have lived with us for a very long time, and we have commenced registration of them with the view to finally granting them legal status," said Deputy Chief Migration officer for Refugee Division, Esther Gaegaming.
Indonesia Rejects Separatist Movement in West Papua -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fbf8e8
University of Goroka
The University of Goroka Council has announced the appointment of Dr Musawe Sinebare as the University's vice-chancellor. Dr Sinebare fills a position which had been vacant following the death of acting vice-chancellor, Associate Professor John Kola.
Exercise Koa Moana
Exercise Koa Moana is the first direct draining exercise between U.S. Marines and the Papua New Guinea Defence Force. It involves over 130 service members from the PNG Defence Force and the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy. "This exercise is going to be the first of what should be many opportunities to broaden and deepen the ties of friendship and professionalisation," said Joel F. Maybury, the Deputy Chief of Mission with the U.S. Embassy in PNG.
Gender Based Violence
Rates of gender-based violence in PNG (and in the Pacific Islands region more broadly) are among the highest in the world. Estimates from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) suggest that 70% of women in PNG experience some degree of physical or sexual assault in their lifetime.
Agriculture Exports Down
According to Bank of Papua New Guinea data agriculture export income in 2015 was less than half of 2011 levels for PNG. The drop is partly attributed to lower export prices, but also to significantly lower production levels.
From July 2016, Swire Shipping will launch a new service and upgrade its multipurpose liner network to key markets in the Asia Pacific region. In conjunction with the Pacific Islands service, Swire Shipping will enhance its existing network coverage to bring about faster and more flexible multipurpose liner services to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, PNG and key Pacific Islands markets.
Dunstan Joins PNG Air
PNG Air has announced that Glenn Dunstan has joined the airline as Manager Service Delivery.
International Yoga Day
More than 300 participants took part in International Yoga Day celebrations in Port Moresby recently, with some spectacular skills on display.
A new Administrator for the Hela Province, Mr. William Bando, has been sworn in by the Governor General Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio at Government House along with a new Correctional Service Commissioner Michael Waipo.
The two were encouraged and challenged to deliver what is required of them as leaders.
Women in Leadership
Air Niugini has held a Women in leadership and emerging leaders' luncheon at the Gateway hotel in Port Moresby. It was attended by one of PNG's pioneer female engineers, Emma Waiwai, Air Niugini Chief Executive Officer, Simon Foo and 40 female staff.
Note: please verify any date mentioned as dates change and events can sometimes get cancelled. Of course I may also put down a wrong date.
Port Moresby Craft Markets - Laguna Hotel - 1st Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), PNG Arts - 2nd Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), Holiday Inn - 3rd Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), Ela Beach - 4th Saturday of the month (6 am to 12 pm)
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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