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Malaysian fans were able to get free entry to international friendly against PNG at the Shah Alam Stadium -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fc05cc
Mt Hagen Non-Clinicians to Vote on Strike -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2a9c14
US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Travels to PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?06672c
Human DNA carries hints of unknown extinct ancestor -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ddd427
Snax Tigers Academy -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a5d9a4
Ting Elementary School Graduate -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b736cc
PNG make breakthrough after daring theft -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2351c5
PNG government defends outlay on APEC summit -- http://giaman.com/pg/?22b51b
Sea Cucumber Ban Lifted -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c00c89
U-Report PNG -- https://png.ureport.in/
Oil Search -- http://www.oilsearch.com/
Kumul Petroleum -- http://kumulpetroleum.com/
Santos -- http://www.santos.com.au/
Mineral Resources Development Company -- http://www.mrdc.com.pg/
Norco WWII vet saved lives during Pacific Theatre -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f30e3f
Traveling overland from Goroka or Mt. Hagen to Wewak -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1f8d71
The hunt for AE1: Former salvage diver's 50-year mission to find Australia's first submarine -- http://giaman.com/pg/?19363c
Sanap Wantaim Concert Launched -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fb80d8
FIFA Women's Event
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has welcomed the 15 visiting countries taking part in the FIFA Women's Under-20 World Cup football tournament, telling them to enjoy PNG hospitality while in the country.
Port Moresby Fan Zone opens its doors -- http://giaman.com/pg/?80961d
Justice Davani's Funeral
A funeral service has been held for the late Justice Catherine Davani at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Port Moresby. Paying tribute, Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia described Justice Davani as a dedicated judge who served with distinction and honour in both National and Supreme Court jurisdictions.
Miss PNG 2016
Kellyanne Limbiye - a University of PNG student has been crowned Miss PNG (2016). 23 year old Limbiye, a final-year political science student, was also judged winner of the sarong wear and talent categories.
First runner-up was Miss Queen Emma Chocolates Lois Doules Ilave, second runner-up was Miss International Training Institute (ITI) Rose Lakoro Pitoi and the third runner-up Miss Pacific Balanced Fund (PBF), Melody Leke.
Treasurer Defends Budget
Treasurer Patrick Pruaitch says the opposition has misunderstood the budget appropriations bill. He said he thinks the opposition's claims are more political than any substantive matter.
PNG Opposition seeks to nullify budget -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5c52a4
PNG opposition seeks court interpretation over budget -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8a597a
Refugees Don't Want PNG
PNG foreign minister, Rimbink Pato, says 583 males have been determined to be genuine refugees but don't want to be resettled in PNG.
Refugees Lodge New Claim
Over 700 asylum seekers and refugees sent by Australia to PNG have lodged a new claim for compensation for being illegally detained on Manus Island.
Qantas Critical of Codeshare Decision
Qantas has called on the Australia's International Air Services Commission to (IASC) to reverse course and approve in full its proposed code sharing arrangements with Air Niugini on Australia-PNG routes.
Milne Bay Tourism
Calls have been made to review the 2001 Milne Bay Tourism Bureau Act. Board member of Milne Bay Tourism Bureau, Samuel Auboti, told EMTV News, the review is a must for small people to benefit in the Tourism Sector of the province.
Acting Speaker Dies
Acting speaker of PNG's Parliament, South Fly MP Aide Ganasi, has died of a heart attack. Parliament was suspended because of Mr Ganasi's death. He was a member of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill's People's National Congress party. The late MP was a PNGDF officer cadet in 1981 after enlisting with the army and was a mechanic by profession.
PNG Air ATR72 Options
PNG Air has firmed up options for five additional ATR72-600s with Avions de Transport Régional (Toulouse Blagnac). The aircraft are part of an order for up to twenty of the type signed in 2014 which entailed six firm orders with fourteen options.
Fiji 7s Team Get Wakeup Call
Olympic gold medallists Vodafone Fiji 7s team received a major wakeup call in the last hour in their second pool game against PNG in the Oceania 7s Tournament. Fiji beat PNG 31-12 however PNG was leading Fiji 12-5 at halftime.
PNG Aid From Aust
An Australian Labor senator, Alex Gallacher, has called for a rethink of Australian aid to PNG, arguing it's not being well spent. Senator Gallacher said there was difficulty in getting aid dollars where they were needed in PNG.
PNG to Probe Disappearance
The government of PNG has pledged to look into the disappearance of 16 Indonesian nationals who entered the neighbouring country during 2014 and 2015, an official said. The whereabouts of the 16 Indonesian citizens from Merauke district in Papua province are still unknown.
Election Fees Hike
A watchdog group in PNG is opposing government plans for a ten-fold increase in the fee that prospective MPs need to pay. Recently the government announced it would increase the nomination charge for people wanting to run in the national election from $US310 to $US3,100.
Exxon Mobil PNG Website
Port Moresby: ExxonMobil PNG Limited (EMPNG), operator of the PNG LNG Project, has re-launched the PNG LNG website which features improved digital capacity, simplified navigation and a range of new content.
See -- https://pnglng.com/
Buai Traders in Lae
The informal sector trade has become lucrative and some people have decided to quit their low paying jobs to sell buai full time.
See also the "Buai trade in Lae City" -- http://giaman.com/pg/?005a25
Vale Sir Angmai Bilas
Sir Angmai Bilas, one of the first members of the House of Assembly from Madang has passed away. Sir Angmai was minister for public utilities (now State Enterprises) and signed the underwater telecommunication cable project in Vancouver, Canada. He also allowed Jant Timber Company to develop the multimillion timber project in Transgogol.
Duban lauds Sir Angmai -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f55275
Operation Open Heart Training
Three staff members from the Port Moresby General Hospital are thankful to the Operation Open Heart (OOH) Foundation for funding three months of further training in India. Two nurses, Sister Noelyn Wangi and Sister Jean Boie will undergo cardiothoracic nursing training while Perfusionist and Anaesthetic Technician, Norman Kambo will undergo paediatric perfusionist training.
Flights to Papua in Indonesia
PNG plans to open flight route to Papua -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ebd9dd
Indonesia ready to help PNG reopen flights to Papua -- http://giaman.com/pg/?237180
Popondetta Urban Local Level Government sees more new voter enrolments -- http://giaman.com/pg/?31c463
One Man Dead, Relatives Burn Down Houses -- http://giaman.com/pg/?47f5c8
Normal Duties for Popondetta Nurses -- http://giaman.com/pg/?59c04d
Lae Police Apprehend Suspects
Police in Lae have shot and killed a suspect while two of his accomplices are nursing gunshot wounds to the leg at the Accidents and Emergency unit of Angau hospital. Police believe they are members of an organized gang that have been carrying out robberies in the city.
Australian Federal Police Donation
The Australian Federal Police based in Lae have donated a reconditioned 15-seater bus to Lae police in response to the command's need of a vehicle in transporting police prosecutors to and from the court house.
Murder Suspect Caught
Lae Police have caught one of the prime suspects involved in the murder of Dr. Alphonse Rongap in June this year. The suspect, Matthew David, was caught by Madang police at Yagaum in Madang province. Lae Metropolitan Commander, Chief Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie, said Lae police sent information to Madang police following a tip off which resulted in the arrest.
Dual Citizenship Bill
The PNG Parliament has passed the Dual Citizenship Bill which will allow people with connections and interests in Papua New Guinea to hold two passports, or dual citizenship. The Bill reflects Papua New Guinea's changing circumstances in an increasingly globalised world, and the need for Papua New Guineans to be part of the global community and for non-Papua New Guineans to be a part of the changing phases in the development of this country, granting to all these people the privilege of holding dual citizenship.
Sports Hall of Fame
The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) has announced that five "legendary athletes" will be inducted into the PNG Sports Hall of Fame later this month. Names of the five athletes have not been revealed as of yet, but it has been confirmed they come from the sports of athletics, boxing, swimming and weightlifting.
Longboard World Championship Tour
Men's and Women's Longboard World Championship Tour at Tupira Surf Resort, Madang province - 18th - 25th March 2017. See long boarders from Australia, USA (Mainland and Hawaii), Peru, South Africa, Great Britain, Brazil, Japan, Reunion Island and PNG taking part in the tour.
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.
Port Moresby Craft Markets - Laguna Hotel - 1st Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), PNG Arts - 2nd Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), Holiday Inn - 3rd Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), Ela Beach - 4th Saturday of the month (6 am to 12 pm)
2016 8th FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup tournament 13 November - 3 December, Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?18525e
14th Papua New Guinea Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference - Hilton Hotel in Sydney from 5 to 7 December 2016
Christmas Day - 25 December 2016
Boxing Day - 26 December 2016
New Year's Day - 1st January 2017
Men's and Women's Longboard World Championship Tour Tupira Surf Resort, Madang province - 18th - 25th March 2017
Petroleum and Energy Summit - 2017
Good Friday - 14 Apr 2017
Easter Sunday - 16 Apr 2017
Easter Monday - 17 Apr 2017
Queen's Birthday - 12 Jun 2017
National Remembrance Day - 23 Jul 2017
Independence Day - 16 Sep 2017
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
Christmas Day, Monday 25 December 2017
Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December 2017
2018 - APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
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