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PNG in the News
Chan team calls on Somare to resign -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100506/news07.htm
Bill for women in Parliament -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100513/news01.htm
PNG and Indonesia Border Visited -- http://solomontimes.com/news.aspx?nwID=5164
Pope's oval in tatters -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100507/news08.htm
PNG Health Minister believes cholera in Port Moresby contained -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f292ba
WHO says unclear if cholera in PNG capital under control -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3c0ed1
Cholera scare grips hotels -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100514/news01.htm
Ela Beach declared no-go zone -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/9057
Kapris tape leaked as 'part of politics' -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100512/news03.htm
Man power moves bogged plane -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100513/thhome.htm
PNG locals in Kokopo given a financial opportunity -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=53516
Emergency flight diver recovering -- http://giaman.com/pg/?181487 -- and -- http://giaman.com/pg/?57d365
Blogs about PNG
Message In a Bottle Project - Kavieng -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a1bba9
Western Highlands Province: "Bad marriage made me murder my four children" -- http://whponline.blogspot.com/2010/05/bad-marriage-made-me-murder-my-four.html
Little Green Palai: A Tale of Two Protests -- http://giaman.com/pg/?616a98
New computer lab for University of Goroka -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6233fe
The Papua New Guinea Time Traveller's Log -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fde19a
Back in Ukarumpa and Introducing Melissa -- http://giaman.com/pg/?86ea7f
Magical lure of the Highlands -- http://whponline.blogspot.com/2010/05/magical-lure-of-highlands.html
Wake Up PNG -- http://wakeuppng.blogspot.com/
Complicated PNG -- http://complicated-png.blogspot.com/
Misc PNG Links
Pacific Outlook, April 2010 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ca6ae9
PNG White Pages -- http://www.whitepages.com.pg/
PNG Yellow Pages -- http://www.yellowpages.com.pg/
Telikom PNG -- http://www.telikompng.com.pg/
BBC PNG Profile -- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1246074.stm
PNG Travel Guide -- http://www.jasons.com/Papua-New-Guinea
Asian Development Bank and PNG Fact Sheet -- http://giaman.com/pg/?678b83
Roz Savage, Ocean Rower -- http://giaman.com/pg/?634e3e - see where Roz is -- http://rozsavage.com/contents/roztracker/
PNG Health Contacts -- http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1910361
BAHA -- http://www.baha.com.pg/
Lae Game Fishing Association -- http://www.laegamefishing.org.pg/
Game Fishing Association of PNG -- http://www.gfa.com.pg/
Trobriands -- http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2442/4013602881_c8c4905b30.jpg
Goroka Street Preacher -- http://blixtube.com/xPu40Ie4z2c/Goroka-street-preacher.html
Half face close up -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/mytripsmypics/299526563/
Catalogue of PNG images at Flickr -- http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=papua+new+guinea
Goroka -- http://raynsuephotography.com/2/5d970/
Ben's Travelling Site Goroka Show -- http://www.bentraveling.net/Goroka.html
Ben's Travelling Site Mt. Hagen -- http://www.bentraveling.net/MtHagen.html
Take Great Pictures -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0a8d8f
Papouasie -- http://www.flickr.com/groups/407613@N21/pool/with/3757093085/
PNG Rivers -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/yumievriwan/4484023040/
TV Advert for soap -- http://blixtube.com/UZ2DjPrKoro/PNG-TV-ad.html
Kokopo market photos -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/tutam/page39/
Launch of the MV Siddy -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX4OXl533Ws
Airlines PNG has announced that it is wet leasing a Lockheed L100 Hercules to provide outsize cargo lift for the PNG liquefied natural gas project.
Full story -- http://australianaviation.com.au/airlines-png-secures-civil-hercules/
Media Barred From Trial
The media has again been barred from attending the trial at the Port Moresby courthouse against William Nanua Kapris. The media ban, according to court house security, was ordered by National Court judge Justice Panuel Mogish. Police personnel and the public were also barred when the court convened at 9.30am.
full news report from The National -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/9016
see also -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/9059
Commerce and Industry Minister, Gabriel Kapris, says the real name of the criminal in spelt KAPIS and not the same as his name.
Court registrar denies barring media -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/9107
How many people are affected by malaria each year? Approximately 300 million people worldwide are affected by malaria and between 1 and 1.5 million people die from it every year.
There have been recent cases reported in Australia of blood donors returning to Australia from PNG after walking the Kokoda Track and many weeks later coming down with malaria. The tests carried out by the blood bank at the time of donation failed to show up the malaria. Fortunately the fresh blood components from the donors were recalled before transfusion. Current malarial screening tests performed at the time of donation fail to identify the problem.
Police ID Cards
Members of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary will receive a new identification card. All members of the force will be required to carry the ID card at all times whether in plain clothes or uniform while on duty. The public have the right to refuse them entry or to allow them into their premises if the police do not produce the new ID cards.
Operation Open Heart
the annual operation open heart programme (OOH) has been launched in Port Moresby. OOH has enabled Papua New Guineans with heart problems a chance at surgery to fix the problem. Since 1993 over 600 patients have been treated. Patients are currently being screened at the Port Moresby General Hospital. Operation Open Heart covers open and closed heart surgery. So far a total of K735,000 has been pledged by business houses and government bodies.
see -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100514/news05.htm
a ground-breaking ceremony has been held at Kupiano in Deputy Prime Minister Sir Dr. Puka Temu's Abau electorate for a PGK6 million [US$2 million] district treasury office. The two-story building will be built by the Finance Department under it's District treasuries rollout program which will see the construction of modern treasury offices, staff houses, banking and postal services in all 86 districts in the provinces.
Full Story -- http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/2010/May/05-07-17.htm
Young tennis players from PNG are taking part in the International Tennis Federation West Pacific Qualifiers currently being held in Fiji. In the U14 category Pool B second seed Papua New Guinea's Matthew Stubbings defeated top seed CJ Begg. Eddie Mera and Marcia Tere-Apisah are also taking part from PNG.
The Westpac bank previously known as the Bank of New South Wales has celebrated 100 years in the country.
See story from the Post Courier -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100511/news08.htm
The National Airline has been allocated K30 million out of the Government's 2010 budget. State Enterprises Minister Arthur Somare said the amount went to the purchase of a new aircraft under a new re-fleeting exercise for the national flag carrier. Mr Somare said with government assistance the fleet had grown to 15 including six F100s, three Dash 8-300s (50 seats), three Dash 8-200s and two Dash 8-100s. He said two new Dash 8Q400 aircraft will arrive in July and September to take the domestic fleet to 17 -- a 78 per cent increase in the fleet size in four years and a spending of $US154 million adding value to the airline.
PNG Association of Australia
Mr Dennis Doyle has been elected President of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia following the retirement of Mr Riley Warren AM. With a global membership of 1600 the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia (PNGAA) is a dynamic association for people with an interest in contemporary and historical events in Papua New Guinea.
The PNGAA works to strengthen Australia's close relationship with Papua New Guinea.
Mr Doyle, who has close family connections with Papua New Guinea, has an extensive background in senior management, international relations, IT and business development.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. -- http://www.pngaa.net
Aussie Surgeons Help ENB
A group of surgeons from Australia are at St Mary's Vunapope Hospital, in East New Britain, to treat patients who have abnormalities like club feet, deformed feet and fractured bones.
full story from the Post Courier -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100512/news04.htm
The new 70-seat buses for workers in Port Moresby will begin a one-month trial free-service from 6:30am to 9:30am and 2:30pm-7pm. Governor Powes Parkop says he is putting the buses on the road to make commuting safer, hygiene friendlier and more accessible in the city, especially for women and children.
full Post Courier article -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100513/news04.htm
Australian Rugby League
Will the Manly Sea Eagles play another team from the Aussie National Rugby League competition in Port Moresby? It is believed Manly could earn upwards of AU$300,000 to shift one of two home games the club is permitted to play away from Brookvale Oval in the Australian state of New South Wales. Sea Eagles boss, Graham Lowe, recently visited Port Moresby to open discussions with PNG.
Family Centres Close
Two family support centres in the Eastern Highland province have been shut down due to lack financial support. The centres are located at the Goroka Base General Hospital and the Kainantu Rural Hospital. United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative Asger Ryhls hoped the government would provide financial support in the 2011 budget.
Ramu Mine Impact
An unpublished report from the Scottish Association of Marine Science says that the submarine tailings disposal by the Ramu nickel mine could have widespread environmental impact. The report has been allegedly commissioned by the PNG Government.
full story from Ramu Nickel Mine Watch -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a2bb00
Sogeri lodge is owned and operated by the former CEO of the Kokoda Track Authority, Warren Bartlett. Sogeri Lodge was opened on the 1st March 2009. It comprises of comfortable budget accommodation near the start of the Kokoda Track if trekking from Owers' Corner.
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World liquefied natural gas (LNG) summit - Mid 2010
Chimbu Plant Show - 4th of June
Morobe Yam Festival - 5th of June
PNG Census - 11th to the 17th of July
National Mask Festival, Rabaul - 14th - 18th of July
Malagan Show - 14th - 27th of July
Remembrance Day - 23rd July
Mt Hagen Show -- 13th - 15th of August
2010 Medical Symposium 29th of August to the 3rd of September. (Wewak)
Independence Day - 16th September
Goroka Show -- 17th - 19th of September
Morobe Agricultural Show - 19th - 23rd October
11th Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference - 6th to 8th December, 2010 - Hilton Hotel, Sydney -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aefb78.
Full Pacific Games - New Caledonia 2011
National Elections - Scheduled for June 2012
2012 PNG Games -- Kokopo, East New Britain
Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013
Full Pacific Games - PNG 2015
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