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Tkatchenko: Measures taken to stop sports violence -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/53079
ISPs ‘ripping off people’ -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/53140
National Youth football finals -- http://giaman.com/pg/?314763
Australia opens PNG info centre for scholarships and awards -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=77678
InterOil Enters Into a Combined $350.0 Million Refinery Working Capital Facility -- http://giaman.com/pg/?764389
Kokopo Athletics Championships winds down -- http://giaman.com/pg/?99c9dd
ICAC will fight corruption in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2ae9f6 / ////////////
Pathologists join army to fight infectious diseases in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1ca713
Total's Papua New Guinea Gas Search Gets 'Modest' Results -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ac39f5
PNG footballers to play big role in new NEAFL side -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a2f491
Warapu Village -- https://www.google.com/search?q=warapu+village
Voice Off 11 on PNG tour -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7dc916
PNG Citizens can now apply for Aussie visas online -- http://giaman.com/pg/?642960
PNG's Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Manus Island detention centre -- http://giaman.com/pg/?49f4f6
Female prison wardens in PNG on notice over links with inmates -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=77272
PNG Post Code Index -- http://www.geopostcodes.com/papuanewguinea_zip_codes
PNG looks at Xstrata project takeover -- http://giaman.com/pg/?72ab4e
PNG Cars -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/169434989862218
Scenes From Port Moresby Suburbs -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c610c9
Jurgen Freund's underwater photographs -- http://twitpic.com/d056m3
Milne Bay province -- http://giaman.com/pg/?89bc5a
Goroka in the 70's -- http://travelmag.co.uk/?p=7291
Masalai Blog -- http://giaman.com/pg/?45698a
What price national pride? The PNG solution -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2ecb75
Fun in Port Moresby -- http://www.sailblogs.com/member/mokisha/?xjMsgID=280018
More about the development contributions of mining and petroleum companies in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1061ae
Laloki Psychiatric Hospital
To help give you an insight into the Laloki Psychiatric Hospital just outside Port Moresby Jeffrey Alphonse a clinical supervisor at the Hospital goes through his typical day from start to finish.
The 19th National Mask Festival has ended in Kokopo, East New Britain province. The festival was staged simultaneously in West New Britain.
PM Orders Police Out
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has ordered the withdrawal of a police mobile squad unit after the death of a young man in Manus over the weekend. The Prime Minister in his capacity as Police Minister also instructed the Police Commissioner to replace the police mobile unit and discipline those involved.
The PNG government has bolstered its funding for disaster preparedness, strengthening the country's National Disaster Management Centre (NDC) to better respond to crises.
The PNG Government has allocated K30 million for a feasibility study on the rerouting of sections of the Highland Highway that are affected by continuous heavy rainfall and landslides.
H'way in poor state -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130722/news17.htm
Unit set to fight looting -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/53223
Air Niugini ATR's
Farnair Switzerland has dry-leased two freighters - an ATR 42-300(F), P2-PXY (c/n 87), and an ATR 72-200(F), P2-PXZ (c/n 198) - to partner Air Niugini. P2-PXY was previously wet-leased to the carrier but has now been transferred to the country's register.
Air Niugini to conclude code-shared agreement with Indonesia's Garuda Airline --
First Constitution Reading Passed
Parliamentarians have passed the first reading of controversial legislation on proposed amendments to the PNG constitution related to parliament. The opposition has labelled the amendments a violation of a very significant law of the constitution.
PNG Real Estate
Search for Port Moresby rental properties via Google Maps -- http://www.skerah.com/pngrealestate
The Real Estate Agents Association -- http://www.reia.org.pg
- http://www.realestate.com.pg (Inactive at the moment)
Arthur Strachan (Lae) -- http://www.arthurstrachan.com.pg
Century 21 -- http://www.century21.com.pg
Kohoy Real Estate -- http://kohoyrealestates.tripod.com
L.J Hooker -- http://png.ljhooker.com
Ray White Real Estate -- http://www.reia.org.pg/members/raywhite.htm
Strickland RE -- http://www.sre.com.pg
The Professionals -- http://www.theprofessionals.com.pg
Mobile phones continue to be confiscated from people in court despite warnings to switch them off.
About five kilograms of dried cannabis intended for Manus was recently discovered by security guards at the Madang Airport. The suspected culprit from East Sepik Province was escorted by Guard Dog Security officers to Jomba Police Station.
Tough Times Coming
Kostas Constantinou, one of Papua New Guinea's wealthiest property developers, is bracing for tough times. He has said "There's going to be a massive oversupply of hotel rooms and apartments it will be dog-eat-dog out there."
Papua New Guinea looks to entrepreneurs to escape 'resource curse' -- http://giaman.com/pg/?81190a
Police officers at Margarima station, in Komo-Margarima district, Hela, were assaulted by a group of drunkards while leaving for an election briefing in Tari. The drunkards, headed by a senior public servant and an LLG presidential candidate, almost knifed an officer who had to be quickly rescued by fellow officers and community leaders at the scene.
Remembrance Day Forgotten
PNG Remembrance Day was forgotten in the second biggest city in the country. Residents of Lae were disappointment over the non-staging of any event to commemorate Remembrance Day on the 23rd of July. Residents that turned up at the Lae War Cemetery found a deserted cemetery.
Kapris Shot Dead
Bank robber William Kapris has been killed in a shoot-out with police, ending a nearly three-month man-hunt. Kapris and his accomplice Raphael Walimini were shot and killed on Monday evening along the Hiritano Highway at Camp 48 between Gabadi village and Doa Plantation near Bereina government station, about 45km outside of Port Moresby.
The Central Provincial Government has won a major victory in the National Court that may see it get about K100 million from the National Capital District Commission and the Internal Revenue Commission.
Defence Minister Dr Fabian Pok says Papua New Guinea Defence Force soldiers who took part in last Sunday's rampage at the University of PNG's Medical Faculty will be court-martialled and dismissed.
Soldiers claim medical students incited stand-off -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/53083
Port Moresby Hospital resumes normal services -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ec8576
Former PNGDF commander partly blames Australia for ill-discipline -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d8ae8a
Australia unveils plans to send police to PNG a day after armed soldiers ransack Port Moresby hospital -- http://giaman.com/pg/?767987
Compensate Medfac students -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130724/news14.htm
New PNGDF Barracks
A small team from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force quietly walked into the West New Britain Provincial Government Office recently in a calculative visit to negotiate for a space to build an Engineering Battalion base in the province.
Water for Chivasing Villagers
The people of Chivasing, Wampar local level government, in Morobe have celebrated the installation of a water pump. PNG Water Drillers opened the tap recently watched by excited villagers who had been without good quality, clean water for over 28 years.
Kerema Water Project Funds Given -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRjeWXAZogk
Male Circumcision in PNG
A significant number of men in PNG are prepared to be circumcised once they learn that this can reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS, opening the door to future interventions, say experts.
State of Origin
A man is dead after two groups fought over the result of the Australian State of Origin Rugby League match between Queensland and New South Wales. Several properties were also burnt to the ground following a fight at the Bumbu settlement in Lae, Morobe province. Eyewitnesses said both parties were under the influence of alcohol.
Origin fight condemned -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/53152
Processing Centre 2 Years Away
Manus Island MP Ronnie Knight says he believes that it will take about two years to build a permanent facility on Manus. Mr Knight doubts Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's claim that approved refugees will eventually be settled in PNG.
Settlement to be Bulldozed
The ATS settlement, opposite Jackson's airport in Port Moresby, has been identified as a potential new site where genuine asylum seekers would be resettled in PNG. An estimated 3000 - 4000 people live on the site and may face eviction from their homes. The site is near the PNGDF's Air Transport Wing.
What about existing refugees from West Papua? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?61b384
Wycliffe Associates hopes to launch up to 100 new language projects in PNG. It's the largest and most comprehensive bible translation effort in the history of the country.
A total of 836 living languages are spoken in the South Pacific island nation, representing about 12% of the world's languages.
People attempting to seek asylum in Australia will now face being flown directly to Papua New Guinea within hours of arrival at Christmas Island. An option being considered for asylum seekers is to establish a large centre alongside Port Moresby's international airport in addition to the detention centre on Manus Island that can hold 300 people.
Risks for asylum seekers -- http://giaman.com/pg/?902a50
New deal for refugees -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20130722/news01.htm
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.
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://giaman.com/pg/?628db5
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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