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Extra power for PNG capital from natural gas -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b92ea4
Opportunities knock for latest Komolong -- http://giaman.com/pg/?41cdd1
Free Road Work Claim -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/81760
Part 173 certification for GroupEAD in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?316144
Thousands protest alleged PNG police shooting of man -- http://giaman.com/pg/?efcd98
Parkop offers payment to clan -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/81777
ExxonMobil Progresses with P'nyang LNG Field Development -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ed4be4
Supermarket plan disputed -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4d2e8a
Jiwaka flood destroys homes, food gardens -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/81740
PM seeks high court version -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/81764
Magistrate disqualifies himself from Kokopo shooting case -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/81765
Digicel PNG -- https://www.facebook.com/digicelpng
New Ireland Tourist Bureau http://www.newirelandtourism.org.pg
Bridgwater UK medical student aims to help out in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b5d1bb
Lonely Planet's pick of top new travel experiences for 2015 - in pictures -- http://giaman.com/pg/?60e222
Volcanoes, fire-dancing and diving among the wreckage of a Japanese WW2 fighter jet... just a colourful morning in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bc251d
Waigani Driver near freeway -- http://giaman.com/pg/?284c10
Poreporena Freeway -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ca10a8
Vale Justin Kili
Long-time media personality in fact you could call him Radio Legend, Justin Kili MBE, passed away early in the morning of he 17th of January at Vunapope hospital. To most of the nation he was simply known as JK.
He started in radio in the early 70's. His first job in the media was at Radio Bougainville in 1972.
JK's contribution to journalism highlighted at service -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/81671
POM Water and Sewerage
Eda Ranu chief operating officer Dr Fifaia Matainaho says the water and sewerage problem in Port Moresby has now reached a critical stage.
Shooting Suspect Arrested
The main suspect in the shooting death of Moana Pisimi on New Year's Day in Lae city has been arrested and charged. The suspect was named as first constable Jack Baria from Madang.
Another Police Shooting
Mary Daure from Hanuabada village in Port Moresby has become a widow after police allegedly shot her husband, Nicholas Rarua, and another villager, in broad daylight. Two others are now in ICU.
It is alleged the incident started after a van loaded with armed policemen came into Hanuabada Village and started destroying the market, smashing vendor's eskies and assaulting mothers and the public selling at the market.
Mourning fathers call for justice -- http://giaman.com/pg/?23fa61
Police blamed -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/81778
HB in mourning (Warning: contains graphic footage) -- http://giaman.com/pg/?95f64a
Bobby Gibbes and No. 3 Squadron
Australian War Memorial Film showing activities of the members of No. 3 Squadron RAAF in the Middle East. Features No. 3 Squadron pilots and ground crew with their P-40 Kittyhawk aircraft. Official war photographers at work.
Vale Jeannie Gibbes. Jeannie, wife of Bobby, has passed away at the Narrabeen War Vets home surrounded by family.
Family Planning Implants Questioned
Two women who had implants but are pregnant have questioned the effectiveness of the family planning method they used.
Shipping companies are taking an increasing interest in PNG, with passenger arrivals surging and even big ships now heading to PNG's shores.
Moresby North-West MP Michael Malabag has provided five dinghies to the Motuan Coastline fishing groups. They are the Hanuabada's Tigers, Elevala's Two Bees, Baruni's Harutu, Tatana's Korema and Kanudi fishing groups. They received the dinghies recently from Malabag's executive project officer Angus Ali at Ela Beach.
Stop SDP Interference
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has ordered PNG's government to stop interfering in the management of the PNG Sustainable Development Program.
Oceania Football Seminar
An Oceania Football staff capacity seminar has been underway for almost a week in Port Moresby. The aim of the seminar is to market the Just Play programme in Papua New Guinea to potential sponsors.
A former employee and one time fleet trucking contractor to the Bougainville Copper Ltd has urged Bougainvilleans, particularly the Panguna landowners and other opposing factions, to seriously consider the possibility of reopening the mine for the benefit of all.
SpeedCast + O3b Networks
SpeedCast International Limited has entered into an agreement with O3b Networks where O3b will provide capacity for Papua New Guinea via its innovative Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite constellation.
PNG Cycling Tour
Cycling in New Island province is like the Tour de France but at a fraction of the speed and much less skill.
Public Motor Vehicles Fares
The current Public Motor Vehicle (PMV) fares throughout the country are set to change in the coming days when an Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC) review on the fares is gazetted.
The 2015 Morobe Provincial Government budget of K470 million will be focused on improving transport infrastructure and continue investments in economic projects.
Nambawan Super Limited has launched a new and improved website -- http://www.nambawansuper.com.pg
Nambawan Super Chief Executive Officer, Garry Tunstall said, "the website has been revamped with a focus to get members more engaged with superannuation; keeping members informed, planning for retirement, increasing contributions, building a first home and a simple and less cluttered way to navigate and get required information."
Asylum Seeker Update
More than 40 asylum seekers detained in jail or in police station cells on Manus may be transferred to Bomana prison outside Port Moresby, a Papua New Guinea Government source says.
Claims communication being restricted on Manus -- http://giaman.com/pg/?50ac35
Another MP in Trouble
PNG Tourism Minister and North Fly MP Boka Kondra will soon appear for mention where a trial date will be set for a Leadership Tribunal to commence.
The Member of Parliament for Komo-Magarima, Francis Potape, has been sentenced to two and half years in prison with hard labour.
Potape is the third MP in the current term of Parliament who has been sentenced for public corruption. Two other MP's sentenced earlier were Paul Tiensten (Pomio) and Havila Kavo (Gulf Regional).
Karawari Indigenous Cave Art
EcoInternet is thrilled to announce that their international campaign to save the ancient Karawari indigenous cave art and adjoining rainforests from mining in PNG has been successful. The exemplary organising by local residents to resist Australia and Malaysian mining and logging interests was the primary reason plans to mine the area have been dropped for now.
Michael Learns To Rock
"We should have been here 25 years ago, guess we're 25 years late," These were the words from Mikkel Lentz, lead guitarist and Producer of Michael Learns To Rock during a recent performance at the Lamana Gold Club in Port Moresby.
Bougainville Electoral Commission
Bougainville Electoral Commission will establish three field coordination offices in the three regions of Bougainville. Acting Bougainville Electoral Commissioner George Manu said the purpose was to coordinate election matters North, Central and South Bougainville.
Philippine Airlines is planning to launch new non-stop service from Manila to Port Moresby. The Philippine national flag carrier applied last month for the existing entitlements held by Cebu Pacific.
Vale Leonard Barnard
Leonard Barnard, the Seventh-day Adventist Church's first missionary pilot and co-founder of the aviation company used by the South Pacific Division, died this week at the age of 95. He was best known for three decades of pioneering missionary work on the South Pacific Island that includes Papua New Guinea.
Year in Review
A surge in gas exports will set Papua New Guinea on course for an economic boom in 2015 with some estimates putting GDP growth at a stellar 21%. However, tumbling oil prices are likely to take some of the shine off export receipts, limiting the government's ambitious plan to slash debt.
More budget worries for PNG as oil, copper prices go lower -- http://giaman.com/pg/?81f3c3
2015 Paciic Games
PNG athletes have been given a K20,000 incentive to win gold at the 2015 Pacific Games. The government in consultation with the PNG Olympic Committee has allocated K5.7 million for the gold medal incentive which is the first of its kind in the country. PNG will have a contingent of 800 athletes and officials at the Games in July.
The PNG Department of Health has dispatched a team to a remote part of Chimbu province where a measles outbreak has reportedly killed six people. The Department says it's confident it can stem the outbreak.
A hundred and thirty-six officers have passed out at the Bomana Correctional Service training college after six months' training under a revised programme.
Milne Bay Mobile Phones
The Milne Bay provincial government plans to establish access to mobile telecommunication in the province. Governor Titus Philemon and the provincial administration have been working with Digicel PNG to have towers installed in areas which would allow remote areas in the province to access Digicel's network.
Small-scale fish farmers in Morobe are impressed with the alternative power source available to freeze their harvest. Wind power generated by turbines is now available.
Mass Walkout Feared
Opposition Leader, Don Polye, has expressed concerns over the possible mass exit of teachers at the start of the school year this week.
Tapo Warns Schools -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8dd500
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MV Ammari to visit PNG in 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b0355c
Pacific Games - PNG 4 to 18 July 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
Remembrance Day, 23 July 2015
National Day of Repentance, 26 August 2015
PNG Medical Symposium, usually September 2015
Goroka Show, September 2015
PNG Independence Day, 16 September 2015
Morobe Show, October 2015
Alotau Canoe and Kundu Festival, November 2015
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2015
Christmas Day - 25 December 2015
Boxing Day - 26 December 2015
Trade Pasifika - 2016 in Port Moresby
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby.
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