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PNG Sovereign Wealth Fund -- http://giaman.com/s/pc008
Poultry industry on high alert to track down frozen chicken smuggled into PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/7k
Woman convicted over assault of air hostess -- http://giaman.com/s/79
HIV is 'no death sentence' -- http://giaman.com/s/tn001
Road safety workshop held -- http://giaman.com/s/78
Businesses worry over incomplete roads -- http://giaman.com/s/7f
Schools Football to be Vibrant -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv37
PNGEITI pleased with ExxonMobil -- http://giaman.com/s/pc009
Armed men 'cause confusion' in PNG capital -- http://giaman.com/s/7i
Polye assures Independence for Bougainville -- http://giaman.com/s/7j
PNG Speaks - is supported by the Australian Government in partnership with Papua New Guinea-- https://www.pngspeaks.com/
Steamships Trading Company -- http://giaman.com/s/stc
Where's Paul? He's in the jungle -- http://giaman.com/s/72
Female candidate to make Goroka model town -- http://giaman.com/s/pc006
Bank Indonesia Allows Money Changer Businesses in Border Areas -- http://giaman.com/s/7e
Business PNG - Season 7 | Episode 2, 2017 -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv36
Changes to PNG Passport Application Processes -- http://giaman.com/s/7m
The Kinavai: part of the spectacular Frangipani Festival each year in Rabaul. Filmed for Kundu by Tim Noonan Boy to Man -- http://giaman.com/s/7n
EMTV Crew Assaulted
An EMTV film crew has been verbally assaulted and a senior cameraman punched and hit in the back with a 16 kilogram tripod by supporters of Sitting Moresby South Member of Parliament, Justin Tkatchenko.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv34
Defence Force Deployment Questioned
The deployment of the PNG Defence Force to expected trouble spots in the highlands region of the country has been questioned by the opposition leader, Don Polye.
PNG NBC News -- http://giaman.com/s/74
The National Research Institute (NRI) says a statement by Minister for Lands and Physical Planning Benny Allan failed to answer the concerns raised by its think-tank over the Konebada Petroleum Park economic zone in Port Moresby.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/6z
Park Gazettal Flawed -- http://giaman.com/s/pc005
The PNG central bank fears 160 million kina ($57.31) of old currency, stolen while being shipped overseas, could be used to influence the country's national elections. PNG replaced its paper notes with plastic in 2012 and sold some of the discontinued notes to a recycler in Europe. But the Bank of PNG said a container of notes was hijacked somewhere en route, and was now making its way back into the country across the Indonesian border.
ABC Australia -- http://giaman.com/s/71
Fire Station Truckless
Suburbs served by the Boroko Fire Station in Port Moresby are at risk of serious fires because the station's two fire trucks have broken down. The fire station commander Superintendent Leo Ovia said Boroko does not have fire tenders to attend to emergencies in its zone that covers Boroko, Two-Mile, Three-Mile and Six-Mile, Kaugere, Sabama, Gabutu, Korobosea, Kila Kila, Pari, Taurama, Hohola, and as far as Eight-Mile, Nine-Mile and Bomana.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/77
The President of PNG's Autonomous Bougainville Government, Chief John Momis has welcomed the establishment of the Office of the Ombudsman Commission of Papua New Guinea. Speaking in Buka today during the opening, Chief Momis says that the Autonomous Bougainville Government is committed to support them in their work to weed out corruption.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv35
The Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O'Neill CMG MP, has announced that the Member for Aitape-Lumi Open, will now serve as Minister without portfolio. O'Neill said the decision to relieve the former Treasurer of his portfolio was made in order to maintain confidence in the economy and ensure responsible administration of the Treasury portfolio.
PNG PO Box -- http://giaman.com/s/73
The number of candidates contesting the general election has been revised to a total of 3324 people after accounting for two who recently passed away, one ruled ineligible to contest by the court and five others in the original list released after the close of nominations had been included by "mistake". Of the 3324 candidates, 165 are women and 3159 men.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn002
A man is due to appear at the Kerema district court in Gulf Province charged with sexually abusing a teacher, apparently his wife's relative. According to Gulf police commander Chief Inspector Michael Pakyei, the suspect was arrested by Kerema police at his residence after the victim reported the matter.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc001
A person contesting the National Elections for the Tambul-Nebilyer open seat in Western Highlands has donated drums of fuel to his rival candidates to use in their campaigns. When asked about his actions, the candidate said, he wanted to show the other candidates and the people that he wants a peaceful election to take place.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/6y
4.4 Million Votes Expected
Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato, is expecting 5.2 million voters to be enrolled in this year's electoral roll. However, Gamato also says that only 4.1 or 4.4 million voters will come forward and vote.
Pasifik News -- http://giaman.com/s/70
Police Farewell Somare
The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary has given a fitting send off for Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, son of a policeman. The grand parade was hosted at the Bomana Police College, in Port Moresby.
PNG Today -- http://giaman.com/s/7b
Watch the PNG National Broadcasting Commission's video showing a sample of what happened at the Divine Word University Open Day. The open day is a calendar event where the University reaches out to the public via displays and information sessions to share information and showcase its academic programs, research and community engagement activities.
PNG NBC -- http://giaman.com/s/76
Emeritus Archbishop Sir Brian Barnes OFMDD, MBE, KBE, GCL Born 23rd of March 1933 has died on the 9th of May 2017.
Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald -- http://giaman.com/s/6x
PNG Culture World Treasure
An award-winning photographer has branded PNG culture a world treasure and urged authorities to preserve it.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn003
Women Accused of Sorcery
A missionary in PNG says three women accused of practising witchcraft in PNG's Enga province are still in danger, despite being rescued by police. Both Anton Lutz and the local police commander say a total of four women were accused of practising black magic or sanguma, after a local man died.
ABC Australia -- http://giaman.com/s/75
PNG Speaks presents interviews with prominent PNG people about their memories of the country's attainment of independence from Australia on the 16th of September 1975, the years leading up to it, and the time immediately following. It is supported by the Australian Government in partnership with PNG.
PNG Speaks -- http://giaman.com/s/7a
It is estimated that the total debt for the country under the O'Neill government is K24 billion, according to former University of Technology vice chancellor and diplomat, Sir Nagora Bogan. "The incumbent government has borrowed recklessly against future income. It has mortgaged our future," Sir Nagora said.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc002
Two former Royal Marines Commandos have completed a near 400-mile (over 630 km) trek across PNG. Louis Nethercott and Anthony Lambert battled through jungles, swamps and crocodile-infested rivers, relying on maps made by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Second World War.
Inmarsat -- http://giaman.com/s/7d
The University of PNG's School of Business and Public Policy will integrate gender equality into its curriculum, as part of a new approach to changing behaviours. University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Albert Mellam, said that the institution had an important role to play in creating change.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc003
17 Escapees Shot
Warders at Buimo Prison in Lae have reportedly shot dead 17 inmates when they attempted to break out of the jail recently. They managed to recapture three while a further 57 managed to escape. Some of the escapees were in custody awaiting trial. This is the third mass breakout from the prison in the last three years.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/7h
Wewak Cops Guilty of Arson
A former Wewak Police Station commander has been convicted of arson. The Wewak National Court found Chief Inspector Sakawar Kasieng, of Sibilanga Village, Sandaun Province, guilty of arson, while four of his officers were convicted for raping a 17-year-old girl at her family home on 7 December 2013.
PNG Loop -- http://giaman.com/s/7c
PNG Fashion Industry
The Fashion and Design Week will host a fundraising dinner to support the fashion tourism industry. PNG Fashion and Design Week's purpose is to create a platform so ordinary Papua New Guineans can develop their own brand and generate income using this platform.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc004
A Canadian mining company says it is confident that a controversial seabed mine will be operational off PNG in 2019, as planned. Nautilus Minerals was granted an environmental permit in 2009 to develop the mine, but it is still yet to be built.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz001
Church Reps on Rededication
The Catholic agency of the Mt Hagen Arch Diocese has gathered its representatives from 190 catholic-run schools in Western Highlands Province and Jiwaka at Rabiamul parish to rededicate their duties to God. The gathering was also to establish a network for them to interact with flexibility to achieve the same goals of the agency and individual aims.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc007
Defence Force Commanders
What are the names of the people that have served as Commander of the PNG Defence Force since Independence?
- Ted Diro
- Gago Mamae
- Ken Noga
- Tony Huai
- Rochus Lokinap
- Robert Dademo
- Tony Huai
- Jerry Singirok (twice)
- Leo Nuia
- Karl Malpo
- Peter Ilau
- Francis Agwi
- Gilbert Toropo
Wikipedia -- http://giaman.com/s/7l
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Queen's Birthday - 12 Jun 2017
National Remembrance Day - 23 Jul 2017
Independence Day - 16 Sep 2017
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
The FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup from the 24th of September to the 1st of October, 2017.
PNG Games have been postponed to 18 Nov 2017
Christmas Day, Monday 25 Dec 2017
Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 Dec 2017
2018 - APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
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