P.N.G. Gossip Newsletter - 7 Jun 2000

PNG Gossip Newsletter Meri Milne Bay
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Remember that this mailing list is mainly meant for people who have an interest and already know a little bit about the people and geography of Papua New Guinea. The PNG Kina, which is mentioned from time to time, is currently worth about 39 to 41 United States cents but varies on a daily basis.

For those who are not so familiar with the geography of Papua New Guinea I suggest taking a look http://maps.google.com

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Aviation Reunion
A reunion of aviators who have flown in PNG has been planned for the 1st and 2nd of July with earlybirds welcome from the 30th of June. It has been officially titled the "South Pacific Aero Club PNG Aviation Reunion"

For further details please send email to psharpe@datec.com.pg or +675 327 3581 (Voice BH) +675 325 7847 or 323 6135 (Home) -- +675 327 3454 Fax (BH)

Sth Pacific Aero Club Sat 1 July 1600 'til late
Barbecue social get together / guest speakers
Humorous awards presentation

Sun 2 July 1030 Hours
Memorial Service and Wreath laying for absent friends Jackson's Airport Control tower
1145 -- 1300 Brunch at the Royal Papua Yacht Club
1345 to Airport

Oli laik lukim yu!


Attempts to raise overseas funding, from a previous provider, for hospitals in Central, Enga and Gulf have failed. Other donors will now be approached for funding.


The Price Controller has spared household

users from a 30 per cent increase in the cost of electricity. **

Trobriand Islands
It is fast approaching Yam harvest time in the Trobriand Islands.


Miss PNG Quest
A second Lae contestant has entered the Miss PNG Quest. Miss Delaney Owen is the marketing manager of Planet Rock. This brings the number of contestants to seven.


As part of the privatisation exercise Papua New Guineans would be given priority to buy 30 per cent of the shares in state-owned entities sold.


The three soldiers found guilty of mutiny during the Sandline crisis have pleaded for the mercy of the courts while considering a sentence. The three soldiers are Captain Bola Renagi, Captain Belden Namah and Second Lieutenant Linus Osoba


Teachers have presented a demand to the Government calling for a 55 per cent pay increase.


Common Roll
The electoral commission has said it will give top priority to the fixing of the Electoral Common Roll in the run up to the elections in 2002. This is due to reports of irregularities during the 1997 elections.


The chairman of the 4th Petroleum Convention, Michael McWalter, says landowners should be organised to benefit from the new Oil and Gas Act grants and be discouraged from becoming political pawns. He went on to say that landowners must be correctly informed as genuine beneficiaries - without extortion, theft or fraud by self-appointed non-resident clan leaders.


The production of coffee is expected to be hindered by the current adverse weather conditions being experienced in PNG. It is estimated that the coffee production will be below 22,000 tonnes.


Stuck Ship
Following concerns over a possible oil spill the Maritime Search and Rescue (Oil Spillage) unit is on full alert monitoring the timber freighter which ran aground the reef off Fairfax Harbour on May 19, following concerns over a possible oil spill.


Radio East Sepik
Thanks to AusAid Radio east Sepik will go commercial and broadcast from 5am to midnight instead of the usual 5am to 10pm.


Weather Details
The following are links to weather details for various towns within PNG.

Yahoo Weather Details around Papua New Guinea

[ Alotau | Bougainville | Daru | Kainantu | Kavieng | Kimbe | Lae | Madang | Mendi | Mt Hagen | Oksapmin | Popondetta | Rabaul | Vanimo | Wau | Wedau | Wewak ]

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Interest Rates
The Bank of South Pacifc's website has a page devoted to interest rates it is located at http://www.bsp.com.pg/Interest_Rates/BSP_Interest_rates.htm

PNG newspaper sites

Post Courier

The National



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