P.N.G. Gossip Newsletter - 6 Nov 1998

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PNG Gossip Newsletter Meri Milne Bay

Welcome to the Papua New Guinea Gossip - 6 Nov 1998. A very special welcome is extended to any new readers. If you have comments or suggestions to make then please e-mail them to giaman@png-gossip.com

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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 43 - 44 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.

Madang Governor

The National Court has found Jim Kas guilty of endangering the free and safe usage of an aircraft. Sentence will be passed soon.

Western Province

Retired Brigadier General Ken Noga has been appointed as the acting Administrator of the Western Province.

Post Courier

The front page of the Post Courier carried this heading. "VAT in the balalnce" whilst inside their was an article on the Moresby-South Literacy Program being run by Carol Kidu. Hope the ladies involved don't learn to spell by using the Post Courier as a guideline!

Republic of South Africa

Port Moresby lawyer, Robert Aisi a senior partner of Thirwall, Aisi and Koiri, has been appointed honourary consul to the Republic of South Africa.

PNG Made Trade Fare

The PNG Made Trade fare gets underway today at the Sir John Guise Stadium.


Advertisements have appeared in the papers for temporary positions to try and break the strike.

Air Niugini

The company struggles on. The flight from Singapore has been delayed which throws every other flight operated by that aircraft out of sync. =========================

Another Recommended Site...

Take a look at DIVErsion Dive Travel & Training in Cairns, Australia at http://www.diversionOZ.com/epngdive.htm

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