P.N.G. Gossip Newsletter - 10 Apr 1999

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Welcome to the Papua New Guinea Gossip - 10 Apr 1999. 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 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.

Recommended Sites

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.


The 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 Aviation

The 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.


The Opposition, which is dwindling in numbers, have focused on ousting the Prime Minister at a recent meeting called the "Opposition Development Dialogue".

Food Prices


Earthquakes 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 Computers

Property worth K20,000 was stolen over the Easter break from the Lae office of the Attorney General Department.

UPNG Vehicles

Three 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 PNG

Bishop 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 System

Sir Michael Somare has called on individual MPs to be tied to a political party rather than being able to change parties whenever they like.


The 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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