P.N.G. Gossip Newsletter - 14 Jul 1999

PNG Gossip Newsletter Meri Milne Bay
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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 about 31 - 33 United States cents but varies on a daily basis.

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.

If a longer URL in this newsletter appears to be broken, please manually cut and then paste the link into your browser.

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. -- The daily rate for Kina from several banks in PNG can be found on the PNG Business Directory -- http://www.pngbd.com

A reader, Ruth Zimmerman, has sent me an additional three sites which have the PNG National anthem as either a WAV or MID file. They are :-






NEW Prime Minister

The new Speaker of Parliament is Iairo Lasaro

The new Prime Minister is Sir Mekere Morauta

The Deputy Prime Minister is still to be decided

The vote for the Prime Minister was 99 votes to five.

John Pundari declined when he was nominated for the position of Prime Minister.

For more information I recommend a visit to the -- http://www.ninenews.com.au -- site or if you are reading this tomorrow (15 Jul) then take a look at the recommended sites below as I'm sure they'll have the report in detail.


Recommended Sites

PNG Internet Service Providers

Daltron -- http://www.daltron.com.pg

Datec -- http://www.datec.com.pg

DG -- http://www.dg.com.pg

Date Nets -- http://www.online.net.pg

Global Technologies -- http://www.global.net.pg

PNG newspaper sites

Post Courier


The Independent (now closed down)


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