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Maritime ports conference to address productivity -- http://giaman.com/pg/?375562
Pacific nations after bigger slice of the action -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f3832d
Greater Australian / PNG cop role no answer -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b0d64c
Sinasina Yongomul Signs Agreement with Air Niugini -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ae6fcc
Australian Immigration Minister Caught On Mic Joking About Rising Sea Levels In Pacific Islands -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0c3f8e
St Johns Ambulance resumes operation -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2298ff
Eruption brings more suffering to PNG islanders -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c1d9e0
PNG problems blown out of proportion -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6ed777
John Key front page news in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6be6d4
Only in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5176e1
Grand old Duke of York -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bbd6ee
Tribal quest to PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7ccd7f
Lelai elected as PNG Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission Chairperson -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0b16a3
$10 implants saving lives in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f5d6cd
Lowering the Australian flag for the last time at PNG Independence Day ceremony -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e1faf8
Independence -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c51c45
Gough Whitlam and Sir Michael Somare at Independence Day Celebrations in 1975 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d868fc
Independence Day 2014 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9MC5xQnx0U
The nation of Papua New Guinea achieved its independence from Australia on 16 September 1975. Officiating at the main ceremony held in Port Moresby were His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (representing Queen Elizabeth II, the British monarch); Sir John Kerr, Governor-General of Australia; Australian Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam; and Chief Minister of Papua New Guinea, Michael Somare, who became the country's first Prime Minister. The new country became a constitutional monarchy with membership of the British Commonwealth.
President Obama's message -- http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2015/09/246876.htm
Boroko Primary School Celebrates 40th Independence -- http://giaman.com/pg/?06c23e
Happy Independence Day PNG!
Justice Eludes Rape Victims
Cash settlements intended for women abused by gold mine security staff at Porgera, Enga province, has been claimed by wider family, while perpetrators get away scot-free.
Preserve Motuan Tattooing
Calls have been made to preserve the Motuan art of tattooing. This was expressed by the UNESCO team on Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage mission in the Pacific region. The team visited Pari Village outside of Port Moresby and were impressed but stated more effort is needed to keep this tattooing culture alive.
Malaysians Raise K1 Million
A staggering K1 million has been raised for charity by the Malaysian Association of PNG, following their annual corporate charity drive.
Asian Development Bank Ready
The Asian Development Bank is ready to work with all the countries in the Asia Pacific region to build connectively in the region.
A funding agreement of about K1.8 billion has been signed between PNG's Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Rimbink Pato and Japanese Ambassador Morio Matsumoto at the Sir John Guise Stadium indoor complex for work at Nadzab Airport.
The Yen loan was discussed in May between Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and PNG's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill at the 7th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting in Fukushima, Japan.
Youths in the Lae say they have been bashed by plain-clothed policemen. A source told the Post Courier the police were in the process of fining motorists for traffic offences and mistook the youths for offenders.
AE1 Submarine Search
Australia's most enduring maritime mystery - the loss of the navy's first submarine AE1 - could be solved in November when a hi-tech search is mounted in waters off Rabaul.
Yama Files K2.7b Lawsuit
Madang businessman Peter Yama has filed a lawsuit against Bank South Pacific (BSP), alleging that the bank has been involved in corporate fraud. The bank considers the further claim to be vexatious and all allegations of wrongdoing are denied.
Tribal Mistrust Hampers Drought Response
A disaster assessor in PNG says inter-tribal enmities in the drought-stricken Highlands region are preventing victims from migrating to other areas for help.
Madang MP, Nixon Duban, has attributed the high crime rate and subsequent lawless behaviour plaguing the town at present to weak family discipline. His comments come after Madang students at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) organised a forum last weekend to discuss possible solutions to the ongoing problems.
Urge Their Leaders to Rise Up For Madang -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4b5a61
United Pacific - Think-tank
An Australian think-tank says the Pacific Islands Forum communique presents a united front on climate change despite dissent over global temperature targets.
New Port Moresby Roads
NCD Governor, Powes Parkop said five more new roads will be constructed in Port Moresby once funding has been secured from Bank South Pacific (BSP). He announced this during his official tour of the newly constructed ring road linking nine mile to Gerehu roundabout, then through Baruni bypass and Hanuabada village.
Veterans Honour Fallen in PNG
Seven Australian World War II veterans will honour fallen comrades buried at Port Moresby's war cemetery. The group has travelled to the country to mark the 70th anniversary of victory in the Pacific over the Japanese.
More Disciplined and Ethical Police
Gary Baki, PNG police commissioner says he has taken note of recent public criticism and is determined to win back people's trust and confidence in the force.
PNG needs more Australian police says ex Aussie PM Tony Abbott -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9e4c29
Oil Search Rejects Offer
Oil Search Ltd. has rejected Woodside Petroleum Ltd.'s $8 billion takeover bid, saying the proposal undervalues the company as it seeks to expand in the liquefied natural gas industry in PNG.
League Official To Be Banned
Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, says a local rugby league official should be banned for life after attacking a referee at the end of the Digicel Cup final in Port Moresby.
The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) has recently installed security doors at Port Moresby International Airport.
Four installations were recently completed at the Airport, where ATDC's expandable security doors are being used to secure large retail tenancies. To address retailers' concern for the security of stock and property, Australian architectural firms are specifying ATDC's expandable security doors to meet their requirements for a cost-effective barrier capable of spanning very wide expanses across irregular shaped openings with no overhead support structure.
Indonesian Pair Detained
The Jakarta Post reports the Indonesian Consul in Vanimo, Elmar Lubi, as saying two men aged 28 and 30, who work in the logging sector, were captured recently while working in Skofro hamlet in Indonesia's Kerom regency. The Indonesian consulate in Vanimo, PNG, says that two Indonesian citizens are being detained in a village near the two countries' common border.
Refugee Assaulted by Guard
One of the youngest refugees on Manus Island - erroneously sent to the adult-only detention centre when he was still a child - has been assaulted by a guard at the detention centre and, when injured, was forced to borrow and buy his own pain medication.
Pacific Aid Pledge
Opposition Leader, Don Polye, says it will be very difficult for the Government to meet its pledge of millions of dollars of aid to the Pacific.
PNG Tree Kangaroo Visits Perth
A Goodfellow's Tree kangaroo from PNG is visiting Perth ZOO and looking for romance. He is one of only 14 males in the world. The main reason for that is habitat destruction in PNG.
Illegal Morobe Flag
Morobe Governor, Kelly Naru, has warned the Lae public and business houses against the sale of an illegal Morobean flag design. Naru expressed frustration during the independence expo when he saw booths decorated with the wrong flag.
Youth Games Success
Team PNG has returned home after a successful Commonwealth Youth Games campaign in Samoa. Boxer, Thadius Katua, made history by being the first Papua New Guinean to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games.
Drug Fact-finding Mission
Far North Queensland drug police have begun arming themselves with intelligence from inside Papua New Guinea as they work to stop the flow of illicit substances into the region. Drug squad boss Sen-Sgt Kevin Goan said ice was yet to take hold within Australia's northern neighbours.
Sports Foundation Worth a Billion+
Papua New Guinea's Sports Foundation is worth a staggering K1.1 billion after sports venues were revamped for the recent Pacific Games in Port Moresby and the PNG Games in Lae.
New Water Microbiology Lab
Eda Ranu has recently opened its new microbiology laboratory in Port Moresby for the Environment and Quality control division. This was made possible through the twinning program in partnership with Sydney Water Corporation and ADB. The laboratory now supports two fully kitted mobile labs bought in 2013.
President of PNG Institute of Directors (PNGID), Ian Tarutia, has said directors play an extremely important role in ensuring the success of an organization, yet they must also be held accountable for their actions, particularly if they sit on a board that deals with public funds.
Michael Varapik won the 2015 Male Director of the Year Award, for his role on the boards of landowner companies, in addition to his support for Catholic Church programs in PNG.
Lesieli Taviri, took out the 2015 Female Director of the Year, for her work within the energy sector, as well as for her work in championing the development of women in business.
Christopher Elphick was named Young Director of the Year, for his outstanding efforts in promoting PNG business, as well his leadership of Young Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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Goroka Show, September 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?dad899
PNG 40th Independence Day, Today 16 September 2015
Kutubu Kundu and Digaso Festival - mid-September 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?03c25f
Encounter First Conference - 24 - 26 September -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Morobe Show, October 2015
Alotau Canoe and Kundu Festival, November 2015
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2015
Christmas Day - 25 December 2015
Boxing Day - 26 December 2015
Trade Pasifika - 2016 in Port Moresby
2016 8th FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup tournament (Port Moresby) -- http://giaman.com/pg/?18525e
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
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