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Air Niugini passes safety audit -- http://giaman.com/s/pc239
Ceremony Launches Project to Improve Rural Service Delivery -- http://giaman.com/s/hr
Family of deceased petitions Gulf Provincial government -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv98
PNG vs Ireland -- http://giaman.com/s/hj - Team Ireland visits Gerehu Primary -- http://giaman.com/s/loop73
World Cup offers a lot more than an England watching brief -- http://giaman.com/s/hi
Rugby League World Cup: Media criticism can motivate Wales, says Welsh coach Kear -- http://giaman.com/s/hh
PNG company to take over big North Slope oil play -- http://giaman.com/s/hp
Actor Russell Crowe criticizes Australian bid to move asylum seekers -- http://giaman.com/s/hq
Flight lights (PAPI) for Aropa Airport -- http://giaman.com/s/loop74
Kenu Festival Alotau -- http://giaman.com/s/pc238
Executive Security Systems Lae -- http://giaman.com/s/ess
Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary -- http://giaman.com/s/gv
Road to Indonesia needs special recognition: Nali -- http://giaman.com/s/tn103
Refugees and Asylum Seekers have staged a protest at the now closed detention centre on Manus Island. PNG will not force out the hundreds of refugees refusing to leave the centre, a senior military official said recently. Water and electricity have been cut and little food is available for the 600 men, who have locked themselves in at the camp.
Gulf News -- http://giaman.com/s/hf -- and -- http://giaman.com/s/hg
New Zealand offers to take 150 refugees from Australia detention camp in PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/hk
The Manus centre was first opened in 2001 by the then conservative government, before being closed by the left-leaning Labour government in 2008. It was reopened four years later after an influx of boatpeople.
Somare lashes out -- http://giaman.com/s/pc230
Police in Lae have recaptured two prison escapees who have been on the run from Buimo Jail. Lae police commander Anthony Wagambie Jr said one escapee was caught at Nawaeb Block and the second at the Main Market.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn101
NCD Waste Management
Waste Management in Port Moresby continues to be a challenge as the country continues to develop. Although PNG does not have a Waste Management Policy, National Capital District Commission's Waste Management Policies have been utilised to develop the Baruni Disposal Site.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv97
Witchcraft Killing on the Rise
Sorcery-related murders and attempted murders are becoming common in Port Moresby, a Waigani Committal Court magistrate said recently. Magistrate Cosmas Bidar said this in court when presiding over the case of Gideon Butu, 47, of Lufa, Eastern Highlands. Butu was charged with two counts of attempted murder.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn102
Sorcery or witchcraft considered primitive practices may be on the rise in Lae and surrounding communities in the Morobe province -- http://giaman.com/s/pc231
Public Dental at PMGH
The Chief Executive Officer of the Port Moresby General Hospital, Dr Umesh Gupta, has announced the opening of a state of the art Dental Health Facility, dedicated to the people of the National Capital District. This K3million facility was funded by the National Government and the National Gaming Control Board as well as the Australian and Chinese Governments.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv96
Kumuls Aim to Help NRL push
Rugby League World Cup success could further forge Papua New Guinea's path towards an NRL team, according to Captain David Mead. Almost 15,000 fans packed Port Moresby's National Football Stadium recently, as PNG hosted their first ever World Cup match with a 50-4 flogging of Wales.
Nine Wide World of Sports -- http://giaman.com/s/he
Ireland coach Aston wary of PNG winger Garry Lo -- http://giaman.com/s/hs
Armani Club Murder
New evidence has been found in the recent death of a man at the Armani club in Port Moresby. Police have found new evidence in the form of a blood-stained brown t-shirt at the crime scene.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop72
Three Dead in Ethnic Fighting
Three deaths in Sialum in Morobe Province had been reported to Police in relation to current ethnic fights going on in the area. Apart from Sialum, there are also fights in Siassi and Kabwum and police personnel from the Morobe Provincial Command have been deployed to these areas.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc232
Sea Port Contracts
This week the PNG Government has been the target of global protests calling on the government to review the decision to award port operations in Lae and Port Moresby to Philippine port operator, International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI). The campaign has seen protests outside of the PNG Consulate in Sydney, Australia, and High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand.
The protests were organised by the ITF and MIF, and affiliates the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ).
Hellinic Shipping -- http://giaman.com/s/hd
On 23 August 2017, the first case of measles was reported in the Vanimo Green District of the West Sepik Province in North-West PNG, near the border with Indonesia. As of 31 October, a total of 57 cases have been reported, with eight having been confirmed by laboratory tests, and two deaths.
Relief Web -- http://giaman.com/s/hc
Salvos Donate Food
Lae Salvation Army North Coastal Division has presented 100 plastics bags of goods to the residents along the dump area of the back road Lae Morobe province.
Post Courier http://giaman.com/s/pc233
The member for Maprik, John Simon, has called on his supporters to allow the court process to take its course in his election petition case.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop71
The Rotary Club in Port Moresby has delivered medical equipment including office supplies to the Gerehu hospital as part of their community donation to support the hospitals daily operations.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc234
Timeless Farming Culture
PNG subsistence farmers have shown that, at the very basic level, farmers can make decisions that increase their profitability with whatever tools they might have available.
Grain Central -- http://giaman.com/s/hl
Duban Withdraws Petition
The election petition filed by Nixon Duban against new MP Bryan Kramer has been withdrawn. Kramer filed an application to have the petition dismissed, on grounds of non-compliance to certain orders by Duban. Even before that application was moved in court, Duban's lawyer asked for the petition to be withdrawn. Leave was granted by Justice Collin Makail for the petition to be withdrawal. Duban will pay the cost of the petition, while the K5000 security fee for the petition will be paid to Kramer and the Electoral Commission.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop70
Precision Agriculture in PNG
Precision Agriculture in PNG is more complex than first thought for example - "crops are often all grown as a seemingly random mix in the same field. However, in some spots you will see a lot of corn whereas other parts of the field have only sweet potato in them. When I asked one of the locals why this was done, his answer took me by surprise: "Depending on the colour of the soil, the trees that used to grow here, and the slope of the hill, we know what to plant where and how many seeds we can plant in which area." When asked how they knew this, I found out that this was based on information that has been passed down through generations."
Precision Ag -- http://giaman.com/s/ho
A contractor engaged under the Lae City council at Second-Seven dump in Lae is calling on the member for Lae John Rosso to get the Lae dump site fenced.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc235
Building Climate Change Partnerships
In recognition of their increasing exposure to climate change impacts, the Government of Papua New Guinea - via its Climate Change and Development Authority - in partnership with UNDP, initiated a project to "Enhance Adaptive Capacity of Communities to Climate Change-related Floods in the North Coast and Islands Region of PNG" -- http://giaman.com/s/ht --. With funding provided by the Adaptation Fund -- http://giaman.com/s/hu --, the project's overall objective is to enhance the adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities to make informed decisions about and adapt to climate change-driven hazards affecting both coastal and riverine villages. In particular, the project worked to build community resilience to coastal and inland flooding events.
Relief Web -- http://giaman.com/s/hm
Non-serviceable Sewage Grid
An increasing number of heavily populated residential areas in Port Moresby are in the red zone of Eda Ranu's non-serviceable sewage grid. There are areas of Port Moresby that cannot cater for sewage management needs due to constraints in current wastewater infrastructure.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc236
Lae Preachers Warned
Street Preachers in Lae are being told to be mindful of their choice of location when spreading the Gospel. This was stated by the Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambi Junior.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop69
Floating LNG Liquefaction Unit
Shanghai-based Wison Offshore & Marine is working with KBR on a 1.5mtpa floating LNG (FLNG) liquefaction unit in PNG. Wison said in a press release that the agreement will see both parties exclusively associate and collaborate with each other on Kumul Petroleum Holdings' FLNG project.
Sea Trade Maritime -- http://giaman.com/s/hn
Lae PMV Operators Put on Notice
The Lae police chief, Anthony Wagambie junior, has raised concerns about the number of unroadworthy Public Motor Vehicles (PMV's) on the road in PNG's second largest city. He has warned operators to get their act together and obey the law.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop68
The PNG Games are set to be held in Kimbe, West New Britain province in less than a week. Disabled athletes from the Western Highlands are prepared and aiming for more gold during the games. The group has so far won 11 medals, six of which were gold medals at previous PNG games. They are hungry for more, they indicated. 22 provincial teams and 12000 athletes will be competing for medals from the 18th of November.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc237
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.
7th PNG Games - West New Britain - 18 November 2017
Christmas Day, Monday 25 December 2017
Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December 2017
New Year, 1 January 2018
Good Friday, 30 March 2018
Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018
2018 - APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
Oceania Men's and Women's Continental Hockey Qualification in Port Moresby in May 2018
Queen's Birthday, 11 June 2018
Remembrance Day, 23 July 2018
Mount Hagen Cultural Show -- https://www.everfest.com/e/mount-hagen-cultural-show-mount-hagen-papua-new-guinea
Independence Day, 16 September 2018
Goroka Show -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goroka_Show
World Tourism Day 2018, 27 September
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