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State to control mobile phone SIM cards -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/59635
Landslide in PNG buries village -- http://giaman.com/pg/?dc0b5e
All Barano, Eastern Highlands landslide bodies recovered -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/59631
Women-only buses to boost safety in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ad6f32
Australian man deported from PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f5097b
O'Neill like Mugabe says former PNG PM -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c72ba6
Mining Provinces To Benefit From Digicel And Government Partnership -- http://www.sknvibes.com/news/newsdetails.cfm/81451
No action yet on allegations of mass rape at PNG prison -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d9c652
Papua New Guinea holidays -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f92af1
Una Voce is the journal of the PNGAA -- http://www.pngaa.net/una_voce.htm
Duke of Edinburgh - PNG Visit - November 1956 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8ca304
Vibrant welcome for Pacific Dawn in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?dae7bf
Subverting reverence on an unhappy pilgrimage -- http://giaman.com/pg/?12fd13
Inside PNG, one of the world's most violent places -- http://giaman.com/pg/?acfacb
Stunning hawksbill sea turtle swims past batfish & barracuda in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d5fb62
Magpies vs Port Moresby, World Sevens 1993 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWFoI8Q6k4g
Gamusi Nokondi tribe -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f6d4d5
EMTV - Olsem Wanem -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6f95d0
Former MP to evict thousands of Port Moresby residents -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ada301
Tell truth about falling kina -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3bdec3
PNG Tribes Under Threat from Conflict Palm Oil -- http://giaman.com/pg/?dd12f4
Julie Bishop queries PNG on journalist's treatment -- http://giaman.com/pg/?79a0ae
Aftermath of the 1994 Rabaul eruption -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0bea62
Kamusi Short Dware Singsing Group -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a7ef48
Air Niugini Boeing 787
Air Niugini chief executive Simon Foo says the company will take delivery of two new US$100 million (K260.58 million) Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2017 and 2018.
Stop Work Protest
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PNG police ban planned public protest -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e28436
An Aussie surfer has travelled to Tupira, in Madang province, to officially hand over 140 donated surfboards and equipment. Martin (Marty) Brown initiated the donation drive in Victoria for pre-loved surfboards and equipment in September 2012 after visiting PNG on a surf trip.
The Police Association of Papua New Guinea has welcomed the presence of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in the country with open arms. National president Leuth Nidung said that the union was very supportive of having AFP officers work alongside their counterparts from the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC).
The PNG Government plans to use Australian Federal Police at suburban police stations. 300 officers began working in Port Moresby and Lae last week and another 20 are coming in December.
There is anger on the streets of some suburbs in Port Moresby because garbage is not being collected and piles are mounting on the kerbs.
Maritime union leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region are charting out the future of a proposed regional maritime federation in a high-level meeting held recently in Port Moresby.
Deep Sea Mining
Vanuatu is showing PNG how a Government who truly respects the concerns of its citizens should go about decision making for this experimental form of mining.
PX Farewells P2-ANA
in a low key but emotional send-off ceremony at the Jackson International airport chief executive officer Simon Foo, chief operating officer captain Daniel Wanma, airline general managers and senior executive managers farewelled Boeing 767 P2-ANA. The return flight to Icelandair will be the last for the aircraft before being retired.
Frabelle Fishing Corporation, one of three joint venture partners in the new tuna processing plant Majestic Seafoods that opened in Malahang, near Lae, has its own expansion plans. The firm, which will concentrate on selling to the local Papua New Guinea market, has an investment programme that includes the replacement of six of its 20 PNG-flagged catcher boats over the next two years and the construction of a new wharf.
The country needs proper cancer treatment facilities to deal with the increase in cancer patients, a medical expert warns.
The Drum - Success Rate
A recent article from the Post Courier's The Drum column
Can the PM give Papua New Guineans a report card on how his cabinet ministers and coalition partners have fared in the Year of Implementation? Early this year the PM announced Ministers will be allocated a project that he or she would have to complete in 2013. With the end of the year around the corner Papua New Guineans would like to know who has achieved what and where (in terms of electorate or province).
World Twenty20 Cricket
PNG has defeated Ireland by 18 runs in the final warm-up match before the World Twenty20 qualifiers.
PNG hand Uganda tough reception in Dubai -- http://giaman.com/pg/?92df59
As many as 14 people may have been killed in the Kagua-Erave district of the Southern Highlands province when several grenades were thrown as part of a tribal war, reports say. The Post Courier newspaper put the death toll at 14 after "a grenade was thrown into a house in a raid" and said it was expected to rise to 30, with at least eight houses burned to the ground.
InterOil suffered a net loss of US$6.3 million (K15.25 million) for the third quarter this year as against a net profit of US$5.3 million (K12.8 million) for the same period last year.
Queen's Baton Relay
The Queen's Baton Relay has arrived in Papua New Guinea as it continues its journey around all 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.
The elderly and disabled population will be the first groups to benefit from a social security system which will come into effect next year. Minister for Religion, Youth and Community Development Loujaya Kouza said during a recent Parliament Question Time that the plan for a social security system for the elderly and disabled would be budgeted for implementation next year.
Fiji To Up Stake in PNG
Fiji wants to take advantage of the economic boom in Papua New Guinea and enhance its trade and investments, High Commissioner Romanu Tikotikoca said. He said this following Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama's recent announcement on the appointment of a trade commissioner to PNG.
Malabag's Seat Safe
Health Minister Michael Malabag's Moresby North-East seat is safe after the National Court threw out an election petition challenging his victory in the 2012 general election. The petition was filed by Miria Ikupu, one of those who contested the seat.
Free Legal Aid
People in PNG who cannot afford a lawyer will get free legal advice from law students. Fifty law students in Papua New Guinea are providing free legal advice to residents for the next three months under an initiative run by the University of Papua New Guinea's Law School.
Wayne Merry from HOPE Worldwide has installed small solar panel systems on the rooftops of a rural clinic in Chimbu province and at the 9 Mile Urban Clinic just outside Port Moresby.
2015 Pacific Games
Pacific Games Council president Vidya Lakhan is concerned some venues for the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea may not be completed on time. -- Lakhan said the Games briefing in Port Moresby last weekend, he found out some venues may not be fully operational but the playing areas would be available to host.
Reporters Without Borders
A veteran journalist working for Reporters Without Borders says the media situation in Papua New Guinea is getting worse.
Ok Tedi Mine
Former Papua New Guinea Mining Minister Sam Akoitai says the Ok Tedi mine should be closed by now if the previous agreements were adhered to.
He said the Government should shut the mine now so that the Western Province people will can benefit from the funding that is parked with the PNG Sustainable Development Program.
Two new stevedores' mess facilities worth K4 million each have been built to boost port operations' efficiency in Port Moresby and Lae, the two biggest ports in PNG. PNG Ports Corporation Ltd (PNGPCL) chief executive officer Stanley Alphonse said their efforts were consistent with the strategy to provide efficient port services for all ports users including stevedores, who worked 24 hours, seven days a week to get healthy meals in a safe and clean environment.
Horizon Oil has flowed between 35 million and 40 million cubic feet of gas per day during production testing of its Ketu-2 appraisal well in PNG.
Lae Port Development
The last steel pipe pile of the Lae Tidal Wharf Phase I Project in Papua New Guinea was successfully driven down recently, marking the full completion of the pile-sinking task of this project.
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Ali Campbell's UB40 PNG Tour - Possibly 12th and 13th December 2013
Christmas Day - 25th December 2013
Boxing Day - 26th December 2013
New Year's Day - 1st January 2014
Full Pacific Games - PNG 4th July to 18th July 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
5th Melanesian Festival of Arts - July 2014 -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130322/news05.htm
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby.
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