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Crackdown on police brutality halting police work -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=77075
Rethink on child detention signalled -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aa4f80
Newcrest to Cut About 150 Jobs at PNG Mine -- http://giaman.com/pg/?33c539
PNG PM congratulates Rudd -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a48b5d
More moves in PNG against no confidence motions -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=77218
By-election called in PNG after ruling on original winner's age -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=77208
Expensive to do business in PNG -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/52074
PNG Govt. owes people of Bougainville -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=77248
Relatives of missing scientists still waiting -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130703/news04.htm
Bank warns of LNG risks -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/52170
Head of UNESCO in PNG arrested, charged -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=77277
A vital highway, long regarded as the single most important road in PNG, is slowly being destroyed by landslides -- http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportID=98357
PNG Domain Name Registry -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0afc56
Kokopo Beach Bungalows -- http://giaman.com/pg/?620093
Lae to Goroka -- http://devpolicy.org/lae-to-goroka-20130624/
Growing market in PNG capital for child prostitution -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=77038
Port Moresby Country Club -- https://www.facebook.com/PortMoresbyCountryClub
Record-setting PNG artefact has Savage roots -- http://giaman.com/pg/?79a428
ANL and Agility join forces in PNG -- http://seashipnews.com/news_content.php?fid=3w3c1079
The Beaches Kokoda Trek -- http://fb.me/2GAhUFj7o
Coral Sea Hotel Web site -- http://www.coralseahotels.com.pg
Walindi Resort & M.V. FeBrina -- https://www.facebook.com/walindifebrina
UPNG Maprik students -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFrl_dkzYWs
RAN in PNG -- http://images.navy.gov.au/fotoweb/grid.fwx?ArchiveID=5000&Search=S20130387
Millions lost in Lae Microbank -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8FTAHfAcIY
Ramu Hydro Power 2 project -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z1fIh9voVs
Gerehu Diabetic Clinic Opens -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBpm-E6AxXI
Maprik MP visits UPNG Maprik Students -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7fc467
Jurgen Freund's underwater photographs -- http://twitpic.com/d056m3
Sherron Lewis from the Lae -- http://giaman.com/pg/?66d334
The Masalai Blog -- http://masalai.wordpress.com
Malum Nalu -- http://malumnalu.blogspot.com.au
Ramu nickel mine: A photo essay -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ff7730
Amendment to Section 124 And 145
Hon. Sam Basil, MP, Deputy Leader of Opposition has called on the Prime Minister to withdraw his Governments proposed Amendments to the Constitution in particular Section 124 (Calling of Parliament and Meeting) and Section 145 (Votes of No Confidence). It is claimed these are a step towards uncensored corruption, gagging of parliament and anarchy.
Female Police Superintendent
Commissioner for police Tom Kulunga announced the appointment of the first women to be appointed to a senior position in the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.
She is Superintendent Joanne Clarkson, who has been elevated to the Assistant Commissioner Reforms position. It's a new position that caters for the reforms currently taking place within the constabulary.
Westpac Outstanding Women Awards
Westpac is offering the chance for three female tertiary students/adult workers who wish to return to study in PNG to each receive a K6,000 Grant to pay for education-related expenses.
PNG Power has celebrated 50 years since starting operations on the 1st of July 1963 as the PNG Electricity Commission (ELCOM).
PNG Power has put up new security lights for Sabama Market and the Community.
PNG power has also donated two computers and a printer to the Gerehu police station. The state-owned power utility also installed security lighting outside the police station and new switches and cables to restore power within the building.
Power in PNG
Rainbow Power Company in Nimbin, Australia, has signed a deal to provide renewable electricity to more than 3500 homes in 49 villages in PNG. Each of the 49 villages will be provided with a three-phase solar system with battery storage that will be distributed via a mini grid.
Sir Hubert Murray Stadium
The historic Sir Hubert Murray Stadium has recently been acquired by the Government through the compulsory acquisition process. It is believed that the Stadium was previously under a trust deed for the purpose of providing residents a recreational facility but since being used for the staging of the South Pacific Games in the 70's in Port Moresby, the Stadium has never been maintained.
MKA evicted -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/52089
The acting chief executive of Air Niugini Simon Foo has been confirmed as CEO of the airline.
Foo recently became acting CEO after Wasantha Kumarasiri was appointed managing director of the Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC), which oversees the operations of state-owned entities such as Air Niugini.
Air Niugini introduces online check-in -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ba8615
Charge More Police
A PNG judge says police must consider additional charges against officers accused slashing the Achilles' tendons of 74 men last month.
Fishing in PNG
Australian rugby union player Nathan Sharpe retired from international rugby at the end of 2012 as the most capped Super Rugby player in history. The first thing he did after his final match was fly to Papua New Guinea for a fishing trip.
Kevin Rudd Junior Awaits Call
A five-year-old Papua New Guinean boy named after Kevin Rudd says he's happy his namesake has become Prime Minister again and is waiting for a phone call from 'Big Kev'.
HMAS Tobruk Arrives in Wewak
HMAS Tobruk has arrived in Wewak in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea. Over 100 embarked personnel travelling with HMAS Tobruk are bringing medical, dental, veterinary and engineering assistance to the township. Volunteers from HMAS Tobruk's crew will also refurbish sports facilities, war memorials and public buildings.
PNG Dodges AIDS Bullet
Here is a good news story from Papua New Guinea: Australia's nearest neighbour has dodged the bullet of what the World Health Organisation feared could become an AIDS pandemic as deadly as those which have devastated parts of Africa.
Qantas Freight has announced it will introduce a weekly freight service between Australia and Papua New Guinea commencing today the 6th of July 2013. The flight between Cairns, Brisbane and Port Moresby will be operated by a Boeing 737-300F aircraft, offering 15 tonnes of cargo capacity each way.
Port Moresby - Townsville
Peter O'Neill says he plans to re-establish direct flights between Townsville and Port Moresby by the end of the year. He says he is going to ask his state airline to start a direct route between Port Moresby and Townsville.
Old Age Pension
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has asked his party to consider a new disability and old age pension by 2016. He also flagged laws to mandate the amount of parliamentary sitting days and to have opponent's list no-confidence motions three months before a vote. For almost 13 years Bougainville residents have sought to hold the mine's parent company, Rio Tinto, responsible for human rights abuses and deaths relating to a blockade.
A permanent processing centre for asylum seekers on Manus Island is set to be completed in January. A spokesman for the construction company said the site would be able to house women, children, families and "other vulnerable groups".
THE education standard in Papua New Guinea since 1993 has dropped and continues to do so at an alarming rate. The impact this is having on the country is severe. Frank Evans of Sandaun Provincial Administration stated that the National Department of Education need only look at the results for this year's exams to see there is a crisis.
Rio Tinto Case Dismissed
A US court has dismissed a long-running human rights case filed against Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto, relating to its mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
Four Chinese have been stabbed to death in a bakery in Port Moresby, with one reportedly beheaded and the others dismembered in an attack condemned as "brutal and cowardly" by Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.
Chinese in PNG issue statement condemning Monday killings -- http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-06/28/c_132493758.htm
Northern man charged with murder -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/52164
Essar Projects Wins PNG Contract
Dubai-headquartered Essar Projects Ltd (EPL) has secured construction projects in Papua New Guinea and the closer to home Abu Dhabi worth a combined $140m.
The Queensland Government in Australia has committed to providing the expertise to build a hospital in PNG. The Queensland Government made the promise to help build the hospital at Daru during the Peter O'Neill's recent visit to Townsville.
PNG now has its own Google Search site. Internet users using the Google search engine will now be redirected to Google Papua New Guinea.
The India Under-19 team posted a comprehensive 71-run victory over Papua New Guinea in a friendly match ahead of their tri-series games against counterparts from Australia and New Zealand.
New Zealand Under-19 259 for 9 (McClure 78, Hodgson 71, Morea 4-44) beat Papua New Guinea Under-19 126 (Hodgson 3-17, Carter 2-9) by 133 runs.
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National Mask Festival 17th - 21st July 2013, Kokopo, East New Britain
PNG800 Bike & Hike - 2nd July - 19 July 2013 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ccf5e7
PNG Trade Fair in Honiara - July 2013
Hiri Moale Festival - July 2013
Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013
2013 Pacific Netball Series (hosted by Fiji)
East Sepik Crocodile Festival -- 6th - 7th August 2013
Mt. Hagen Cultural Show -- 17th - 18th August 2013
Goroka Show 14th - 15th August 2013 -- http://epictomato.com/inspiration/the-goroka-show-papua-new-guinea
National Canoe & Kundu Festival -- Nov 2013
Christmas Day - 25th December 2013
Boxing Day - 26th December 2013
New Year's Day -- 1st January 2014
Full Pacific Games - PNG 4th July to 18th July 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
5th Melanesian Festival of Arts - July 2014 -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130322/news05.htm
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby.
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