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PNG's Bruno guilty of misappropriation -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d4900b
Domestic violence bush knife attack inspires Papua New Guinean man to tackle the 'pandemic' issue-- http://giaman.com/pg/?1c3236
Scuba diver, Craig de Wit, mauled by shark in waters between Australia and PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?061578
People of Moresby South Given Permission to Sell Betel-nut Inside Sabama Market -- http://giaman.com/pg/?06a775
Alotau Kickboxing Team stuck in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5db6b2
MSG chair postpones PNG leg of Melanesia tour -- http://giaman.com/pg/?56b248
Townsville diocese prays for PNG's first cardinal at welcome Mass -- http://giaman.com/pg/?670133
Fr Pedro Baquero, a Filipino Salesian priest, appointed as new Kerema bishop -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5f192f
PNG and New Zealand Continue to Advance Co-operation -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d33ae5
Papua New Guinea Year in Review 2016 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f89ac6
National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) -- http://giaman.com/pg/?071cd4
Kundiawa -- http://giaman.com/pg/?925571
NBC on YouTube -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ea1bd2
An old link but one worth visiting - Dirty Money: How corrupt PNG cash is reaching Australia -- http://giaman.com/pg/?85b9e7
Four Corners - Preying on Paradise -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aea252
Christmas 'homecoming' to Goroka-- http://giaman.com/pg/?b74ae9
Download Pukari Voices of PNG --http://giaman.com/pg/?a9ba65
PNG's Sepik: cruising in the land of spirits -- http://giaman.com/pg/?04d496
Google PNG -- https://www.google.com.pg
Solomon Islands Immigration Stands Ready to Assist in Air Niugini Investigations -- http://giaman.com/pg/?31a81b
Malaysian Super League
PNG international, Nigel Dabingyaba, has been training with Penang FA in the Malaysian Super League to get a head start on preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Stage Three Qualifiers in March. Dabingyaba made the move after a short stint in the New Zealand Premiership with Canterbury United Dragons FC, adding to the striker's extensive football resume.
Box Score -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c5bf83
With around 50 days to the PNG Games, Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, has told local media that the PNG games will proceed as normal. He gave an assurance to the media that all PNG games sporting facilities were at 90 precent completion, and should be ready in time for the games.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/pg/?953660
World Cup CEO
2017 Rugby League World Cup Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Hill, has arrived in the country. While in PNG he will meet with the Local Organising Committee to discuss the preparations being made towards the hosting of the event in Port Moresby later this year.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/pg/?40fd8c
Once again it has been reported that Delegates for the 2018 APEC summit in Port Moresby will be accommodated in cruise shops in the harbour due to a lack of accommodation. The "floating hotels" will make up the gap in terms of how many hotel rooms are required for the event. A new Hilton Hotel Complex is currently under construction for the proceedings and is due for completion in late 2017.
Manila Bulletin -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c9d90a
Will the new American President attends the APEC summit in 2018? Where will he stay if he does? Tropic Now -- http://giaman.com/pg/?394072
Malaysia Imports Cocoa
According to the PNG Cocoa Board the Malaysian market has accounted for the largest share of Papua New Guinea cocoa exports representing 44 per cent of Papua New Guinea's total exports. PNG shipped 31 per cent to the USA, 13 per cent to Singapore, 9 per cent to Belgium and 1 per cent to Indonesia and Germany.
The National -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e4c759
Administrator PNG Bound
A budding sports administrator has landed a role with AFL PNG. Former Brock-Burrum and Albury footballer Ben Vile will spend a year in East New Britain, an island north-east of the mainland. The volunteer role will be the 22-year-old's first in sport after completing a three-year sports development course at Deakin University.
The Border Mail -- http://giaman.com/pg/?beff0a
KPMG Appoints Theron
KPMG has appointed Zanie Theron as a managing partner in PNG with effect from the start of this year. KPMG had been operating in PNG for over 50 years.
The National -- http://giaman.com/pg/?35391c
National Election Ballot Papers
The ballot papers for the upcoming national elections will be printed overseas to save costs. The papers have eight hidden security features which are known only to the Electoral Commissioner and the printer.
PNG Facts -- http://giaman.com/pg/?dc3a30
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/pg/?35a7b0
Okuk Highway Politics
Before going to the polls during 2012 elections, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and Works Minister Francis Awasa announced a K6 billion concessional loan from Exim Bank of China to rebuild the Okuk Highway (Highlands Highway). This announcement made an Australian company whom had its own plans to rebuild the highway pull out when the Government had intentions to allow a Chinese company to maintain the highway.
PNG Facts -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bf664b
YWAM Training Campus
YWAM Medical Ships is looking at establishing a youth training campus in Alotau, Milne Bay Province. YWAM has been invited to establish the campus by the Member for Alotau Open and Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, Charles Abel.
PNG Facts -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f51425
Earthquakes strike frequently around PNG. The Townsville Bulletin reports a 7.9 magnitude one recently hit the country. The earthquake shook homes and sparked a tsunami alert, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.
Townsville Bulletin -- http://giaman.com/pg/?543dbe
See also Earthquake Report -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fc394b
Uni Wants Police Checks
It is now a requirement for new students who are being accepted into the University of Goroka to commence first year of studies to undergo police clearance. The decision was made by the University of Goroka (UOG) Admissions Committee as a preventive measure to control and minimize student behaviour problems in light of the recent protest and fight on campus last year
Pacific Islands Report -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b6596b
Wagpel Health Centre
Over 10,000 people of Komkui and Solo, in the Hagen Central Electorate, will soon benefit from a K1.3 Million health centre. Recently they received a K100,000 cheque from their local member of Parliament, William Duma, to extend the project.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/pg/?51f473
Surfing Association of PNG
CEO of the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority, Jerry Agus, on behalf of the Tourism Minister, acknowledged the work of Surfing Association of PNG around the country, and their contribution to local land custodians.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d15e16
The health of the Governor General, Sir Michael Ogio, is improving. Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio has for the first time been able to walk and sit up on his hospital bed since he was admitted at the Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby
Also as the term of the GG is coming to an end Former PNG Defence Force Commander, Ted Diro, has put his hand up for the position. Diro mentioned that if Sir Michael Ogio the outgoing Governor General is considering another term, he will humbly step down.
PNG Facts -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e479cb
ABS Global Satellite
ABS Global Satellite Limited (ABS) has been granted Network, Applications and Gateway Operator licenses to serve PNG from the National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) - the licenses awarded will allow ABS to operate as a telecom operator as well as a satellite service provider.
Sat News -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d163c9
Lae's Archives Ignored
Colonial records that set the foundation of standards in growth for Morobe and its provincial capital Lae to rise to an industrial hub is sadly rotting away. The building is the sanctuary to 1,080 cubic metres of colonial government files and records from 1954 until Independence in 1975 and further to 1996.
The National -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a7f121
Police Data Goes Digital
The Boroko Police station in NCD has taken another step forward by moving from manual data collection to electronic.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cfc5ec
Line of Fire
Line of Fire tells the little known, but intriguing, WWII story of an eleven-year-old Australian schoolboy tried, convicted, and shot as a spy. In 1942 Dickie Manson, holding the hand of his mother, Marjorie, was executed by the Japanese in Rabaul, New Guinea. Also shot were Dickie's stepfather Ted, his uncle Jimmy, and family friend Bill Parker. Ian Townsend has researched this true story to produce a narrative that sheds new light on the Pacific War by looking at one ordinary, but doomed, Australian family. Like The Hare with Amber Eyes, this is a fascinating work of narrative non-fiction, a story of spies, gold, volcanology, family secrets, military history, and war, set against the romantic, dramatic, and ultimately tragic backdrop of Rabaul in WW2.
Book -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7630ce
Fatal Moresby Accident
A fatal vehicle accident has occurred recently in Port Moresby where 2 people were killed instantly while 3 were admitted to hospital with critical injury after a Hino truck with gravel belonging to POM Stones Limited lost control and smashed into a red 5th element vehicle at the Kone round about in Port Moresby.
PNG Facts -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6fd0a0
New Mt Hagen Lodge
A new K5 million lodge has been opened in Mt Hagen. Kuri Lodge, situated next to the Mt Hagen main market and the Big Rooster outlet, is one of the latest developments in Mt Hagen.
The National -- http://giaman.com/pg/?45b528
Drought Under Reported
Australia has one of the world's most under-reported humanitarian crises in its own back yard: a food shortage in PNG. The crisis was the eighth most under-publicised global disaster in 2016, a report from aid agency CARE revealed
Herald Sun -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f7110c
Call for Air Marshals
Acting Police Commissioner, Raphael Haufolo, says aviation authorities must consider the use of air marshals in all international flights for security reasons. He expressed this following a recent incident aboard an Air Niugini international flight travelling to Singapore.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/pg/?490809
At the request of a Gulf Province MP Airborne Logistics have begun carrying coffee beans from remote villages in Kerema to Port Moresby. Chief executive, Doug Allgood, says the aim is to help the growers get their produce to a much wider market.
ABC Australia -- http://giaman.com/pg/?26622d
FIFA World Cup Camp
PNG senior men's coach, Flemming Serritslev, has returned to PNG ready to kick start PNG's preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers.
One PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?40fbd3
Bougainville Independence Vote
The PNG and Bougainville Governments have moved a step closer to a referendum on the autonomous region's independence by creating a commission to oversee the vote.
ABC Australia -- http://giaman.com/pg/?820589
Sri Lankan Detained
Rajeev Rajendran, a 31-year-old Sri Lankan asylum seeker held at the Manus Island detention centre has been charged with the alleged rape of an 18 year old local school girl. The alleged assault took place at a hotel on the 17th of January.
Hiru News -- http://giaman.com/pg/?21e32b
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.
Men's and Women's Longboard World Championship Tour Tupira Surf Resort, Madang province - 18th - 25th March 2017
PNG Kapuls meet Tahiti in the first FIFA match 23rd March in Port Moresby
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
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)
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