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Bad public investments stand in the way of PNG's great Asian future -- http://giaman.com/pg/?563ea4
DWU - Madang Year 4 students "sent into the world" -- http://giaman.com/pg/?764289
West Papua asylum seekers taken to PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c662f6
Ex Bishop of Wewak Tony Burgess, 75, dies in Sydney -- http://giaman.com/pg/?46b29c
Rabaul Queen disaster trial dates nearing -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e8de61
Buai cause of mouth cancer: Dept -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/58420
Oceania Football President on PNG mission -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c4f9f0
The rise and rise of Harbour City -- http://giaman.com/pg/?19e4e9
PLWDs want fair airport treatment -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20131023/news06.htm
Foundation gives to PLWDs -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20131022/news08.htm
Bulldogs PNG Visit: Day 1 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a160bd
Ramu NiCo Achieves 84% of Designed Capacity -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9ff03f
A call for PNG to focus on jobs in agriculture instead of mining -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7bb3d1
PNG youth work experience scheme changing lives -- http://giaman.com/pg/?43d25c
Fijian vessel heads to PNG for repairs -- http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=248391
Aussie High Comm Facebook Page -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e0ae2d
Port Moresby Pictorial History -- https://sites.google.com/site/moresbyhistory/
Birds-of-Paradise -- http://giaman.com/pg/?86765c
A pictorial record of recent New Guinea life -- https://sites.google.com/site/harimtok/
PNG arrive in Hull for Rugby League World Cup -- http://giaman.com/pg/?294b83
Tyler and Emily in PNG - Wewak Getaway -- http://tylerhewitt.com/2013/10/19/wewak-getaway
The Goroka Show -- http://giaman.com/pg/?79113c
Australia and PNG: near neighbours but worlds apart -- http://newint.org/blog/2013/10/17/png-maternal-infant-health
PM Plants a Tree in Jerusalem
"Planting a tree symbolizes that the world has a future and that we all have life," said the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neill at the planting ceremony in Jerusalem's Grove of Nations. Prime Minister O'Neill has now joined the august ranks of dozens of leaders from all over the world who have planted olive trees in this special plot in Jerusalem Forest.
Treasurer Don Polye says there will not be any major changes in next year's budget compared with this year's.
Huawei's National Broadband Network
A major role of Chinese telecommunication systems giant, Huawei, in PNG is to install a national broadband network (NBN) for the country - a role the company was denied by Australia, citing "the national interest".
Air Niugini Incident
An Air Niugini ATR-42-300, P2-PXY freighter on a flight from Madang to Tabubil with 3 crew, rejected take-off from Madang's runway 25, but overran the end of the runway and came to a stop in the waters of the Meiro Creek at about 09:00L (23:00Z Oct 18th). All three crew, from Farnair Switzerland, were able to exit the aircraft through the cockpit escape hatches, one received minor injuries, all three crew have been released from hospital. The aircraft received substantial damage and some reports say the plane will be a write off.
Spanish engineers will help lift plane -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/58429
Madang plane crash investigations underway -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20131025/news04.htm
Airlines PNG Loss
Airlines PNG annual report has revealed a net loss of 7 million US dollars last year, after making a 700 thousand dollar profit in 2011.
PNG has been accepted to play in the Intrust Super Cup (Queensland Cup) in 2014. Security concerns for travelling teams remain a stumbling block, especially in the wake of the deadly attack on the Black Cat trail. The Port Moresby Vipers played in the Queensland Cup in 1996 and 1997, but pulled out due to financial issues.
Queensland Cup -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensland_Cup
PNG impress against Scotland -- http://giaman.com/pg/?05c0f8
Hull Kingston Rovers
The Hull Kingston Rovers have picked up PNG international players Enoch Maki and Francis Paniu. Maki, a hard hitting prop, and Paniu, a versatile second rower, are from Papua New Guinea's domestic competition and join the Robins on the recommendation of former Kumuls favourite, Stanley Gene, who joined the Robins after impressing at the 1995 World Cup and is now on their coaching staff.
Both signings are subject to international clearance.
The value of Nambawan Super Ltd's assets soared to K4 billion (US$1.5 billion) last year, up nearly half a billion from 2011, board chairman Sir Nagora Bogan said.
NZ Apprentice Secures PNG Job
A building apprentice from Hawke's Bay in New Zealand has secured a two year job with Fletcher South Pacific working in PNG. Adam Knott went up against 90 applicants from all over the world to secure a role on a high-profile $60 million project with Fletcher South Pacific.
Based in PNG for two years, Adam will supervise the building of a swimming complex for the 2015 South Pacific Games.
Angau Memorial Hospital
The National Executive Council in a recent meeting has approved a state of emergency for the Angau Memorial Hospital so that urgent repair work can be fast-tracked at the hospital. The Prime Minister said the NEC has also authorised the Minister for Finance to waiver all tender procedures for supplies and contractors, consistent with the Financial Management Act.
BPNG Governor Loi Bakani says the country can easily weather the storm of the depreciating kina. He said this to dispel fears that the value of the kina, which had been on the downslide, would continue to weaken and affect the government, businesses and individuals.
Asylum Seeker Violence
A Papua New Guinea MP says the recent security incident outside the Manus Island asylum seeker processing centre was sparked by bad morale within the PNG defence force and he warns it may happen again.
The Papua New Guinea MP representing Central Bougainville, Jimmy Miningtoro, says the people living near the Panguna mine do not want it re-opened.
PM Defends Israeli Visit
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has defended his visit to Israel last week with a government delegation, saying it generated many positive outcomes for the nation. O'Neill said the trip was at the invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and as a result, PNG had an excellent chance of strengthening its defence and security capabilities.
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Real Time Gross Settlement
The Papua New Guinea Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system has gone live on SWIFTNet. The RTGS system links the Bank of Papua New Guinea with participating banks, providing real-time electronic clearing and settlement of high-value, time-critical payments, which eliminates the risks associated with deferred net settlement systems.
Unroadworthy Taxis and PMVs
According to National Road Safety Council chief executive officer Nelson Terema over 75 per cent of the taxis and public transport (the PMVs) running in the nation's capital, Port Moresby, are un-roadworthy and illegal.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) are tipped to arrive in the country in early November and will be used to help with law and order problems. The deployment was announced by former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and PM O'Neill earlier this year in Brisbane. A similar agreement in 2005 saw the offer of assistance from Australia withdrawn after a constitutional challenge by Luther Wenge (Morobe Governor at the time).
Maternal Infant Health
Australia's closest neighbour, a tropical oasis in the middle of the South Pacific, is Papua New Guinea. However, this jewel of Melanesia is also a place where 40 per cent of the population lives in absolute poverty and for women, complications in labour mean a death sentence.
A disconnection exercise by Port Moresby's Eda Ranu has resulted in a reduction in the consumption of non-revenue generating water. Eda Ranu currently has a debt of about K5.5 million due to the non-payment of water bills over the past ten years.
Almost K1 Million Recovered
Police have recovered almost K1 Million from a recent robbery where K6 million was stolen.
Canadian company Nautilus Minerals hopes to be the first in the world to mine copper and gold from the deep ocean at its site in the Bismark Sea in PNG.
Pride of PNG Awards for Women
Young PNG - Joanna Oala
Environment Award - Jennifer Baing
Educational/Role Model Award - Martella Kuman
Bravery & Courage Award - Mato Posu
Care & Compassion Award - Nara Keti
Community Spirit Award - Ruby Matane
Bulae Primary School
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Rugby League World Cup - Monday Oct 28, 3am AEDT (2am PNG) PNG v France
Air Niugini 40 Year Anniversary Staff Reunion, Brisbane - 2nd November 2013. -- http://www.angreunion.co.nr
Rugby League World Cup - Tuesday Nov 5, 7am AEDT (6am PNG) PNG v Samoa
National Canoe & Kundu Festival - November 2013
ICC tournament, Dubai - November 2013
Ali Campbell's UB40 PNG Tour - Possibly 12th and 13th December 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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