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Sending hope not flowers to support Dr Barry Kirby's life-saving PNG work -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f3c91b
Lae Chamber wants end to tribal fights -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4082e3
Treating survivors of family and sexual violence in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3f57b9
Rufer targets mindset change in PNG Football -- http://giaman.com/pg/?98cbdc
Prison Breakouts: Remandees Blamed -- http://giaman.com/pg/?868fee
Judge refuses to disqualify himself -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/68719
Australia and PNG governments don't fulfil human rights duties: Amnesty -- http://giaman.com/pg/?264d70
Iranian man challenges legality of detention on Manus Island -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9849e5
Canadian company to mine gold and copper ore off PNG coast -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fff742 -- Video -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d971b9
PNG police want to rein in abusive members -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a03496
Tawali Leisure and Dive Resort Milne Bay -- http://giaman.com/pg/?39c4aa
Plumes and Pearlshells exhibition -- http://giaman.com/pg/?840139
Border reopens -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c575c8
The legacy of Capt. Nichola Goddard -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9295c4
Light up PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9bf079
Private suppliers to power up towns -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/68704
Exploring Papua New Guinea's Uncharted Paradise -- http://giaman.com/pg/?17a4a3
The Chinese in colonial Rabaul: an informal history -- http://giaman.com/pg/?dbe251
Laguna Hotel, Port Moresby -- http://lagunahotel.com.pg (not yet active)
Angau Hospital (2012) -- http://youtu.be/pDbCjPK_KME
Stephen Dupont: Portraits of tribal life -- http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27350410
Newly discovered letter reveals Francis Ona’s views on mining and democracy in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1306d2
Remembering PNG’s first anthropologist -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6730db
Thank God We Have Peter O’Neill To Force Us To Create An Underground Movement Against Corruption In Papua New Guinea -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a98596
A Rainforest Eden in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7aa0aa
Dogura Anglican Diocese
Father Tennyson Bogar, currently Vicar General and Dean of St John's Cathedral in Port Moresby Diocese, has been elected to be the next bishop of the Dogura Diocese. The consecration will be held on Sunday 29th June 2014 in the Cathedral Church of SS Peter & Paul, Dogura, Milne Bay province.
New Mobile Company
The government has awarded a third mobile phone licence worth more than US$260 million to a Dubai-based multinational firm, Awal Telecommunications Corporation Limited. Their entry into the PNG market brings to three the number of mobile phone operators in the country.
Linguistic Society Conference
The 2014 annual Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea conference will be held in Madang during Independence Day week, 17-19 September. The theme will be "Celebrating Tok Pisin & Tok Ples"
Conference fee: PNG K150 regular, PNG K50 students For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Japan PM to Visit
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Papua New Guinea and New Zealand during his trip to Australia in early July. It will be the first time in 29 years that a Japanese prime minister is visiting PNG since Yasuhiro Nakasone came in 1985, and the first time in 12 years that a Japanese prime minister has visited New Zealand since Junichiro Koizumi's trip in 2002.
PNG PM to Visit Brussels in July -- http://giaman.com/pg/?97e85c
Third Morobe Open
The third Morobe Golf Open has been won by Heath Reed. Jake Stirling finished in second place.
Kalem Richardson claimed a one-shot victory to win the PNG Golf Open at the Royal Port Moresby Golf Course.
Minimum Wage Rise
PNG employers have told the Minimum Wages Board that they support a pay increase of up to six per cent. Unions are pushing for a gradual increase in the minimum wage of two Kina or 76 cents Australian an hour over the next three years.
The Government says it is taking the lead to eliminate what it calls gender-based violence. Government agencies including the Department for Community Development and Religion are working together to develop a new national strategy to tackle violence.
Witchcraft in PNG
When Mary, aged 45, got sick, residents in her remote highland village did not take her to the doctor, but to a traditional healer believed to have magical powers.
Murder and Revenge in PNG
The June issue of Outside Magazine carries an article written by Karl Hoffman about the recent attack (last September) of 19 local porters and overseas trekkers along along the Black Cat Track in Morobe province.
The Black Cat Track is an arduous, precipitous, and overgrown 42-mile trail first opened by Aussie gold miners in the 1920s and later the site of one of Australia's most harrowing battles in World War II.
Over 950 students will graduate from the University of Technology (Unitech) in Lae today (16th May). Minister for Justice and Attorney-General Kerengua Gua will be the guest speaker.
The PNG Coffee Corporation says a co-ordinated approach is needed to improve marketing the industry in Europe. Colin Smith from the European specialist coffee association has told stakeholders in Goroka that PNG needs to have a stronger presence at trade fairs and exhibitions in Europe to be competitive and create demand.
PNG Will Decide Not Aussies
Foreign Affairs an Immigration Minister Rimbink Pato says he will choose which refugees resettle in the country, according to an Australian media report. Pato's statement contradicted Australia's assertion that all genuine refugees detained on Manus Island would be resettled within PNG.
Travel Air Suspended
Budget airline, Travel Air or maybe better known as Mangi Lo Peles, has been suspended indefinitely by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority for not observing a notice banning flights into Buka on Bougainville during a landowners' dispute.
PNGSDP Asset Sale Probe
The government is to set up a Commission of Inquiry into the sale of PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited's assets. The Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is reported as saying the company's board has no authority to sell off assets, describing the planned move not only illegal but criminal in nature.
Crocodile Kills Boy
A four-metre saltwater crocodile has grabbed a boy while he was fishing with his parents at Siloura River in Gulf province.
A total of 75 crocodile attacks, of which 65 were fatal, have been recorded in PNG by the CrocBITE database since 1958. -- http://www.crocodile-attack.info
Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG ATTITUDE has looked at what impact the recently released Aussie Budget may have on PNG.
Maritime Safety Laws
The disaster response unit in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB) wants the Small Craft Act enforced to protect the lives of sea travellers.
Priest and Lay Worker Killed
A Catholic priest and a lay minister have been killed in PNG. Father. Gerry Maria Inau and Benedict, a lay extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, were working in the remote regions of Bereina diocese, when they were killed on the 4th of May.
Murdered priest was diligent, committed, colleague says -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/68718
Oil Search expects to start liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments to Asia shortly with the initial cargo sold on the spot market. The process to load the first LNG tanker has begun, with a decision on when the ship will leave to be made over the next few days, Managing Director Peter Botten has said from Port Moresby. The first gas is expected to go to Tokyo Electric Power Company.
Historical significance in loading of first LNG -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/68721
BPNG cautions on LNG revenue -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fd82b5
Rural Food Security
The National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) is establishing resource centres around the country as part of efforts to adopt new climate change strategies. The Research and Development Coordinator of NARI's Islands Regional Centre, Ofara Petilani, says recent natural disasters and weather events in the region underline the importance of food security for PNG's mainly rural-based population.
Police on Bougainville say they are investigating the torture and killing of a man who was accused of practicing sorcery.
Bougainville Public Service
The chief Bougainvillean administrator says the launch of its own public service will greatly benefit locals.
PNG has beaten hosts Japan to win the 2014 ICC East-Asia Pacific (EAP) Women's Trophy by 11 runs in a dramatic final.
Construction has begun on the new Jiwaka provincial headquarters at Kurumul, ending public debate on where it should be located. Governor William Tongamp said landowners had given the provincial government the go-ahead to use the land at the Kurumul plantations.
Mouth Cancer Spreads
Cancer, in all forms, is rapidly spreading in the country with cancer of the mouth now the second most common cancer among Papua New Guineans. It makes up 15 percent of all cancer hospital admissions in PNG.
Justin Tkatchenko, PNG's Sports Minister, has given an assurance that Pacific Games preparations in Port Moresby are on track for the games to be held next year.
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.
5th Melanesian Festival of Arts, July 2014
Rabaul Mask Festival, 16 - 21 July 2014
Remembrance Day, 23 July 2014
Wewak Crocodile Festival, 5 - 7 August 2014
National Day of Repentance, 26 August 2014
PNG Medical Symposium, September 2014 - to be held in Goroka
Dedication of Plaque Commemorating Battle of Bita Paka, 6 September 2014 -- https://www.facebook.com/events/560048074067522
Goroka Show, 13 - 14 September 2014
Independence Day, 16 September 2014
Linguistic Society Conference Divine Word Uni 17 - 19 September
PNGAA Symposium, 17 - 18 September 2014 -- http://www.pngaa.net/news/Symposium.htm
Morobe Show, 11 - 12 October 2014
Alotau Canoe and Kundu Festival, 7 - 9 November 2014
6th PNG Games - Lae - November 2014
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2014
Christmas Day - 25 December 2014
Boxing Day - 26 December 2014
Full Pacific Games - PNG 4 to 18 July 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
Trade Pasifika - 2016 in Port Moresby
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby.
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