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Investigation into missing scientists in PNG to reopen -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b98455
Lae City Dwellers Thrash Goroka Gosiha -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5dbd72
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8a35d0
Besta FC Prove Unbeatable Against Madang FC -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b884ae
PNG PM to launch PMIZ construction in Madang -- http://giaman.com/pg/?568d90
Huawei Defeat FC Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e69882
Gordon International School Hosts Arts Exhibition -- http://giaman.com/pg/?785659
PNG Program creating positive change -- http://giaman.com/pg/?dbf00d
Calls for Tougher Law for Incest Offenders -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5a37c2
An epic tale from PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8c6786
PNG National Disaster Centre -- http://www.pngndc.gov.pg
PNG Wantoks Group Victoria -- http://www.wantoksgroupvic.org.au
Food for thought - Are Australian Aid Programs more about helping Australia than the target country? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8be4f2
Boroko Motors -- http://www.borokomotors.com.pg
Ela Motors -- http://www.elamotors.com.pg
Car Sales PNG -- http://www.carsalespng.com
Market Meri PNG -- http://marketmeri.com
HiTRON -- http://www.hitron.com.pg
Walindi Resort -- http://www.walindi.com
Link PNG AOC
Link PNG, a subsidiary of Air Niugini has been presented with a three year Air Operator’s Certificate(AOC) after successfully completing its Air Operator review conducted by Civil Aviation Safety Authority, PNG(CASA PNG).
Link PNG General Manager, Mr Daniel Wanma in receiving the certificate from CASA PNG Director, Mr Wilson Sagati said Link PNG has been able to demonstrate to the regulator its high level of safety standards and compliance, maintaining that safety should be adhered to on a daily basis.
Teacher's Leave Fares
Every year as the end of year rolls along teacher's are worried about getting fares to travel home after spending a year away teaching children. This year appear to be no different. As usual it would seem that the government is struggling to find any money for this necessary part of the pay a teacher should be entitled to. It has been reported that teachers may only receive 70 per cent of what they are entitled to.
Cut on leave fares -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/98633
Porgera Mine Reopens
The Porgera mine in Enga province has reopened after having to close to conserve water. The operator, Barrick Niugini Limited, says the water levels at the dam at Waile Creek have reached sufficient levels to restart operating the plants.
Porgera Mine Rape Remedy Flawed
A controversial process created by one of the world's largest gold mining companies to compensate women for rapes and gang rapes in PNG was deeply flawed, said human rights investigators and legal experts at Columbia and Harvard Law Schools in a study released recently. The three-year study of Barrick Gold's remedy mechanism at its Porgera gold mine found that the effort to provide packages to 120 rape survivors was flawed from the start and fell far short of international standards.
Raped by Canadian Gold Mine Guards, These Women Are Looking for Justice -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6d86ca
ICC Intercontinental Cup
Afghanistan and PNG will be aiming to move up to second place in the ICC Intercontinental Cup table when they face-off in the final match of round two on Saturday, 21 November, in pursuit of their dreams for Test status. The four-day first-class fixture will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
PNG, one of the most improved sides in second tier cricket, took one more step forward in their march towards bigger international recognition when they skittled out ODI status side Afghanistan for 144 runs in less than 40 overs -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bf0559
Afghanistan defeats Papua New Guinea by 201 runs in ICC Intercontinental Cup -- http://giaman.com/pg/?523d8d
OPEC-Like Palm Oil Council
Indonesia and Malaysia, the world's top two palm oil producers, signed an agreement Saturday to set up a council for palm oil producing countries in a bid to ensure price stability by managing production and stock in the global market. Membership will be extended to other producers such as Brazil, Colombia, Thailand, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Uganda.
Kuman: Education In PNG
National Education Minister, Nick Kuman, says that education in Papua New Guinea has progressed over time, since Independence in 1975. Minister Kuman said English will be made compulsory right across all grades.
Drought in PNG
An Australian family has decided to raise money to send to an orphanage in PNG, where the drought crisis has led to a food shortage. Mike Jelliffe, president of the orphanage's management committee, has welcomed the news, adding that they rely on donations to run the centre. Mr Jelliffe said despite some recent rainfall, it would be some time before their crops can grow again.
Another Tokyo Flight
PNG has announced plans to begin operating a second weekly service between its home base in Port Moresby to Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan. The new service will commence from the 6th of July next year and will use one of the airline's Boeing 737 aircraft.
The annual Certified Practising Accountants Conference has been held recently at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby.
Indonesian Fishing Vessel Sunk
Following a request by the National Fisheries Authority an Indonesian fishing vessel, found fishing illegally in PNG, has been sunk by members of the Defence Force ordnance disposal unit.
Malaoro Supermarket Burns
The Malaoro Supermarket in Port Moresby has gone up in flames. Two fire units from Boroko and Gerehu rushed to the scene in an attempt to extinguish the fire. It is understood that over K3 million worth of goods was destroyed.
PNG Fire Service NCD Chief Superintendent Commander Akia Koia says investigations into the fire which burned down the Malaoro Supermarket in Port Moresby will begin this week.
Police Detain Vietnamese
Police have detained 13 Vietnamese men they believe were attempting to reach Australia by boat. The men had stopped in Wewak on the north coast of PNG to take sick people to hospital, where police were alerted to their presence.
Deloitte Impact Day
Deloitte has celebrated its annual world impact day by performing community services at different organisations in Port Moresby.
"We Are Family"
Digicel is once again bringing families and the Pacific's greatest musical talent together with an upbeat new version of their hit song 'We Are Family'. This new rendition is a cheerful Pacific Christmas music collaboration, available for all Digicel customers across the company's six Pacific countries, including PNG.
CPL Awards Women
A woman court magistrate is amongst five other women who were awarded the CPL Pride of Papua New Guinea Awards for Women in Port Moresby. These women were recognised under six unique categories for the various services they are engaged in their communities.
Drought Situation Grim
Recent heavy rain across much of Papua New Guinea's Highlands seems to have done little to ease the severe drought affecting three million people. Several provinces are in the grip of the worst drought in decades because of the current El Niño system affecting much of the Pacific, and agencies dealing with it say the situation is getting even grimmer.
Maternal Care Meeting
Over 200 midwives from across all provinces have gathered in Port Moresby for a two-day meeting on the maternal care services they provide to their communities, as well as the challenges they go through when helping mothers and pregnant women in rural villages.
Multi-Drug Resistance TB
There are growing concerns tuberculosis could become untreatable in Australia after a dramatic increase in the number of drug-resistant tuberculosis cases recorded in Papua New Guinea.
Daru is the epicentre with transmissions of primary cases occurring both on Daru Island and communities along the coastline from Fly River delta to Mabudawan in the West.
National Soccer Launched
The 2015/16 season of the biggest football competition in the country, the National Soccer League (NSL), has been officially launched in front of franchise clubs and major sponsor, Telikom PNG. Present at the launch event was NSL Chairman, Isaac Lupari, Telikom CEO Michael Donnelly, as well as various members of the PNG football fraternity.
People's Micro Bank
The only Bank in Papua New Guinea where one can withdraw a K10 from its ATM is at the People's Micro Bank Limited and today saw the launching of the bank's ATM, EFTPOS machines and the banks official website in its Port Moresby Branch.
Dog Unit Officers Suspended
19 members of the Police Dog Unit are at the possibility of being sent home, due to no accommodation. They are residing in a classroom at Bomana Dog Unit, after fleeing from their residence at Bomana Training College.
Whistle Blower's Explosive Claims
If Aussie tax dollars were being used to bulldoze entire villages and prop up a regime of murder, rape and corruption, would the Aussies want to know about it? These are just some of the astonishing claims levelled by an Australian federal agent turned AFP whistle blower, in an exclusive interview with news.com.au.
Logging Companies Above Law
According to Forest Minister Douglas Tomuriesa logged forest PNG laws do not apply to foreign owned logging companies.
PNGDF Restraining Order
The National Court has issued a temporary restraining order against the PNG Defence Force Commander Gilbert Toropo, his secretary and the State recalling 19 soldiers from Tari in the Hela Province.
PNG Maternal Health
The maternal mortality rate (MMR) in Australia is 1 in 10,000. In Singapore, it is 1 in 8,000. In PNG the lifetime risk of a mother dying during pregnancy remains 1 in 20.
Helifix Adds Twin Otter
Helifix (Port Moresby) has taken delivery of its maiden DHC-6-400 following the arrival of HB-LPY (cn 851) in Port Moresby recently.
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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
12th Festival of Pacific Arts 22 May to 4 June 2016 (Hagatna, Guam)
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
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