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Remember that this mailing list is mainly meant for people who have an interest and already know a little bit about the people and geography of Papua New Guinea. The PNG Kina, which is mentioned from time to time, is currently worth somewhere around XX - XX United States cents but varies on a daily basis.
If you are really keen on finding out what the Kina is worth a currency converter for most world currencies can be located at http://www.michie.net/pnginfo/moni.html
For those who are not so familiar with the geography of Papua New Guinea I suggest taking a look http://maps.expedia.com and then click on the find a map option. Go to this link for a quick start to a link to a map of Port Moresby. http://www.michie.net/pnginfo/pom-map.html
Also remember that the accuracy of the information in this newsletter should not be relied upon - it is, after all, a gossip newsletter.
A site worth visiting, especially if you are into diving is http://www.walindi.com
Another Site worth visiting is http://www.diversionoz.com This is the home of Diversion Dive Travel
P.O. Box 7026, Cairns 4870, Australia,
Ph.: +61-740 390 200, Fax: +61-740 390 300
within Australia: Ph: 07-4039 0200 Fax 07-4039 0300
If you are in USA then take a look at http://www.pngembassy.org for information about Papua New Guinea.
SpeakerThe Speaker of Parliament has re-affirmed his commitment to maintain the integrity of office by serving both the Government and the Opposition. He told a small gathering that he will take a neutral; position in conducting the affairs of Parliament.
Civil AviationThe Director of the Office Civil Aviation has admitted that the "airfield infrastructure is not adequately maintained, maintenance funds are inadequate, morale in OCA is low and the industry has little respect for the management and staff . and the list goes on". The Govt of PNG and Australia signed an agreement for a K35 million project to enhance safety and efficiency in air transport here.
OppositionThe Opposition, which is dwindling in numbers, have focused on ousting the Prime Minister at a recent meeting called the "Opposition Development Dialogue".
- Imported Green Grapes K10.99Kg
- Imported Red Grapes K14.99Kg
- Imported Packham Pears K6.59Kg
- Imported Mushrooms K16.99
- Imported Brown Onions K2.49Kg
- Pauls longlife Milk K1.09 per litre
- Lamb Legs K8.99 per kg
- Plain Flour K1.09 per Kg
- Tulip Pork Luncheon K2.49 340g
- Thick beef sausages K4.99 Kg
- Thin Pork sausages K4.99 Kg
- Topside Mince K7.99 Kg
- Lamb Neck chops K3.99 Kg
- Sunsweet Cordial K1.79 750ml
- Pre packed Apples K9.90 per 2.5Kg bag
- Tesco peanut Butter K4.75 per 454g
- Tesco vegetable oil K2.89 (500ml)
- Tesco Sunflower oil K2.99 (500ml)
- Imported pumpkin K1.99 per Kg
- Local Lettuce K5.49 per Kg
- Pre packed Potatoes K5.49 for 2.5Kg bag
- Omo Detergent K1.15 (200g)
- Palmolive hand soap 65t (100g)
EarthquakesEarthquakes have been reported in East New Britain Province on Good Friday and another one rocked the Whiteman Ranges in Kandrian, West New Britain Province on Easter Monday.
Stolen ComputersProperty worth K20,000 was stolen over the Easter break from the Lae office of the Attorney General Department.
UPNG VehiclesThree vehicles, belonging to the University of Papua New Guinea, were set on fire on Tuesday morning. UPNG security suspect that the torching was carried out by disgruntled students who do not wish to have a peaceful and democratic solution to the current problems on the Uni Campus.
Catholic Archbishop of PNGBishop Barnes has come under fire for his criticism of the PNG Govt. Bishop Barnes has said that there should be a change of Govt to rescue the country and its people from suffering and disaster. He said churches had every right to speak out on national issues.
MP Party SystemSir Michael Somare has called on individual MPs to be tied to a political party rather than being able to change parties whenever they like.
BRAThe commander of the Bougainville Revolutionary Army, Sam Kauona, has called on the Govt. To come up with a plan to completely withdraw the Defence Force from the islands of Bougainville.
Other PNG related Pages
I believe the Daltron site at http://www.daltron.com.pg is being revamped and sometime soon expect to see a new look site.
Another link to look at is http://www.3routes.com/scuba/sp/papu/index.html This appears to be a comprehensive list of dive centres within Papua New Guinea.
PNG newspaper sites
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