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APEC service providers in Goroka demand payment -- https://postcourier.com.pg/apec-service-providers-demand-payments/
Koiari Landowners Present Petition to Government -- http://www.emtv.com.pg/koiari-landowners-present-petition-to-government/
Kipit, consult land department before any land development -- http://giaman.com/s/pc351
Marape: Work must begin to restore damaged infrastructure -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv040
Vale Mary Louise Uechtritz -- http://giaman.com/s/q0
New Food Testing and Monitoring Centre Opened in Lae -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv045
Sir Peter wants action as Madang and PNG tourist numbers take a dive -- http://giaman.com/s/tn151
A must read for all chewers of buai - Heart Attacks and Betel Nut -- http://giaman.com/s/buai2
Relive Ryan Pini's superfish swim, winning a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne -- http://giaman.com/s/pini01 -- Pini also became PNG's first ever finalist in an Olympic Games in 2008.
Top six teams ready for Agmark 9s Cup -- http://giaman.com/s/pc355
Solar lights up Simbu high school -- http://giaman.com/s/q3
Son retraces US war hero dad's footsteps in PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/q4
BBC admits it staged scenes of tribe building treehouse -- http://giaman.com/s/q5
APEC Water Tests
As part of Eda Ranu's continuous effort to provide quality and adequate water supply during the APEC Leaders' Summit in November this year, the company has recently conducted a water resilience test with minimal effects.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv039
Chimbu Fire Services
PNG Fire Service and the Simbu Provincial Government have signed an MOU paving the way for the establishment of a Fire Service in Kundiawa, Simbu Province.
One PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/pz
Heart Attacks and Betel Nut
A must read for all chewers of buai -- http://giaman.com/s/buai2
Also read a general article of the following extract by clicking on the link below - The areca nut is the fruit of the areca palm (Areca catechu), which grows in much of the tropical Pacific (Melanesia and Micronesia), Southeast and South Asia, and parts of east Africa. This fruit is commonly referred to as betel nut so it is easily confused with betel (Piper betle) leaves that are often used to wrap it. The term areca originated from the Malayalam word adakka and dates from the 16th century, when Dutch and Portuguese sailors took the nut from Kerala to Europe -- http://giaman.com/s/buai1
Gun-toting men arrested by security forces in Tari; three million kina grant with ADB for priority relief; making it easier to report corruption.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv041
Hunters Sink Seagulls
The Hunters rugby league team are back in the winner's circle after overcoming the Tweed Heads Seagulls, 32-18 in Port Moresby recently.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz096
PNG Ready for APEC
APEC Minister Justin Tkatchenko has told Xinhua in a recent exclusive interview that PNG is poised to hold a safe, peaceful and successful APEC conference in November this year.
Xinhua -- http://giaman.com/s/pw
Morobe Education Reform
Speaking in Buang, Morobe Governor Ginson Saonu said the province has performed poorly in Education. According to him, past two decades have seen decline in national examination results. He said Morobe's Education Reform aims at helping students to read, write and speak better English in early childhood.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv038
LNG Tanker Docked
A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker has docked at ExxonMobil's export plant, which has been shut since late February following a powerful earthquake, indicating that the facility is preparing to resume shipments.
Reuters -- http://giaman.com/s/pv
ESP Women's Expo
The East Sepik Council of Women's Mini Expo has been successfully staged in Wewak. Participants came from the numerous districts in the province to display and interact in areas of fashion, floriculture, arts and craft, corporate display, traditional singing, dancing and various debates by students on issues affecting women in the province.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc352
Harbour Energy Ups Offer
Harbour, which is backed by private equity group EIG Global Energy partners, said it is offering AUD $6.50 per share for Santos, which owns oil and gas assets in Australia and PNG.
Financial Times -- http://giaman.com/s/pu
WFP Food Update
The World Food Programme (WFP) has airlifted life-saving, nutrient-dense biscuits from its UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Dubai to PNG. With a cargo of more than 80 metric tons of the nutritious high energy biscuits, the plane carried enough food to feed approximately 60,000 earthquake-affected people.
ReliefWeb -- http://giaman.com/s/pt
See also -- http://giaman.com/s/ps
A landowner says it appears foreign forestry companies have been bribing government officials to illegally fell ancient trees on private land in remote areas.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz095
Baby Name Honours
A mercy dash, a mercurial airlift and good hearted joke has got a relief supply helicopter pilot in Hela and Southern Highland's emergency lined up for a special honour. The expectant mother he airlifted safely to the Mendi General Hospital has promised to name her newborn child Paula or Paulo after Captain Paul Boga, the helicopter pilot who saved their lives recently.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc354
GG Empowers Team PNG
Asasumba - meaning "Never Say Die" or "Never Give Up," from one of the main dialects in the Morobe province, was the main message to Team PNG from the PNG Governor General, Sir Bob Dadae. Sir Bob encouraged athletes to be confident in themselves and not be intimidated by others.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop044
New PX Residential Complex
It has been claimed that Air Niugini's new residential complex at 7-Mile in Port Moresby poses a fire risk by one of the building contractors. However, in a brief interview, Air Niugini spokesperson, Dominic Kaumu refuted all claims that the building was not up to code.
Kaumu stated that a recent joint inspection of the building by the NCD Building Authority and PNG Fire service found the new residential complex to be up to code, having satisfied all necessary regulations.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc353
Weightlifter Morea Baru has won silver in the Men's 62 kilogramme Weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games.
GC 2018 -- http://giaman.com/s/q1
Morea's Bio Info -- http://giaman.com/s/q2
Three Dead in Lae
Three members of an armed criminal gang are dead following a botched armed robbery recently in Lae. Another of the gang members is lucky to be alive and has been hospitalised at the Angau Memorial following a shoot-out with police.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc356
RAH Donates Equipment
The Royal Adelaide Hospital has donated old equipment to put to good use in the PNG highlands with help from a Flinders University student. Decommissioned RAH equipment will help to cover shortfalls in PNG. Equipment ranging from ultrasounds to theatre and surgical goods will help in everything from childbirth to basic primary health care.
News.COM -- http://giaman.com/s/py
Ialibu Secondary Update
Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (HERST) Minister, Pila Niningi, has committed K20, 000 to investigate the cause of a fight at Ialibu Secondary School in the Southern Highlands province. A Grade 11 student from the Imbongu Electorate was killed during a recent fight. The fighting has stopped, but tension is still high at the school.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv042
Village agriculture training conducted by the Ramu NiCo community affairs at Bongu village in the Astrolabe Bay LLG of Rai Coast district in Madang province discouraged discrimination of young girls and women in agricultural enterprises.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc357
Yoga Saga Continues
New information has been brought to parliament on the 'yoga saga' that has featured on social media. Madang MP, Bryan Kramer, continued his queries on the registration of a company belonging to the head of NCDC yoga program. Meanwhile, NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, presented a personal statement in parliament regarding the contract.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv044
Don't deviate from the issue: Yama -- http://giaman.com/s/loop045
Another quake has struck off PNG but no there are reports of casualties. No one is injured," said Sylvia Ombul, night desk supervisor at the Kimbe Bay Hotel in the port town of Kimbe, about 140 km to the west of the quake. "Right now at the hotel all my guests are okay," Ombul added. She described the quake as "not really big".
Reuters -- http://giaman.com/s/q8
FoxNews - PNG hit by 6.6 earthquake -- http://giaman.com/s/q7
Women and girls affected by earthquake in receive Canadian aid - Relief Web -- http://giaman.com/s/q6
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.
Commonwealth Games - on now until the 15th of April 2018 - PNG Athletes competing -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv043
2018 - APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
Oceania Men's and Women's Continental Hockey Qualification in Port Moresby in May 2018
Queen's Birthday, Monday 11th June 2018
Trukai Fun Run - 24th June 2018
July 2018 - 6th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture - Solomon Islands
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco - 20th - 22nd July 2018
Remembrance Day, Monday 23rd July 2018
Mount Hagen Cultural Show -- http://giaman.com/s/gc
Independence Day, Sunday 16th September 2018
Goroka Show -- http://giaman.com/s/gd
World Tourism Day 2018, Thursday 27th September
Christmas Day, Tuesday 25th December
Boxing Day, Wednesday 26th December
New Year, Tuesday 1st January 2019
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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