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Couple jailed for laundering PNG college funds -- http://giaman.com/pg/?527f73
Somare implicated in Singapore laundering case -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c767aa
Somare denies taking bribes -- http://giaman.com/pg/?047e57
Ovinou and Katua Return from Rio -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4f5890
EMTV Vocal Fusion Season 4 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0e0d52
UPNG Students leaders permanently excluded from studies -- http://giaman.com/pg/?751c9f
Basketball stars embark on trip of a lifetime -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e8c3a6
Security firm backs out of Australia's refugee camps -- http://giaman.com/pg/?85250b
Tourism Minister Kulang opens 49th APEC Tourism Working Group meeting in Kokopo -- http://giaman.com/pg/?34c138
Brewing and Consumption of Homebrew Fuels Crimes, Says Wagambie -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e92a12
Lae Police Catch Fraudsters -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bfc7f9
Officer in ‘condom case’ threatens TV crew -- http://giaman.com/pg/?25f8dd
Gold Mountain Ltd discovers visible gold in -- http://giaman.com/pg/?98ae75
Passport and Visa info for PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1b6ea5
Bilums -- http://giaman.com/pg/?04ec18
Air Niugini Facebook page -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c2269f
Air Niugini Paradise Lounge design wins award -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1a2537
Repsol Said to Weigh Sale of Gas Assets in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5206e0
Asylum granted to PNG man accused of sorcery -- http://giaman.com/pg/?547e71
Australian woman on mission to save endangered turtles in -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a08684
Independence 16 September
After being ruled by three external powers since 1884, Papua New Guinea gained its independence from Australia in 1975. Elections in 1972 resulted in the formation of a ministry headed by Chief Minister Michael Somare, who pledged to lead the country to self-government and then to independence. PNG became self-governing on December 1, 1973 and achieved independence on September 16, 1975.
-- http://giaman.com/pg/?11563d -- and -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e0e0b5
Lae Main Market
Fish vendors at the Lae Main Market will now have a proper place to sell their catch.
Samaritan Aviation is making a difference in the battle of the scourge of tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea. It is estimated that 25% of all TB patients in PNG are children and TB will prove to be fatal for 10% of these children.
East Sepik Cattle
Over one hundred cows have been shipped from Erap Farm in Morobe province to Maprik in the East Sepik as part of the district's cattle project. There are expectations of a further two more shipments of cows.
Hela Under Siege
The home of the K19 billion PNG LNG project, Hela Province, is under siege following an upsurge in fresh inter-tribal group fighting.
APEC Tourism Group
Delegates from APEC member economies have attended the 49th Tourism Working Group meeting in Kokopo, East New Britain province. The event is one of many international meetings leading up to the 2018 APEC Summit in Port Moresby.
Maprik MP Referred
The Ombudsman Commission has referred Maprik MP John Simon to the Public Prosecutor for alleged misconduct in office.
PNG Hunters Lose
The Papua New Guinea Hunters took on Sunshine Coast Falcons in the first round of finals at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby. This was the first time the Hunters hosted a home final -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fa2ecf
PNG Hunters season over after shock home loss -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4ea384
Third time lucky for Lae Tigers -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7a4f8b
PM Case Dropped
The Supreme Court has ruled that the referral of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for prosecution under the Leadership Code in relation to the K3 billion Union Bank of Switzerland loan was unconstitutional.
Court halts Namah tribunal -- http://giaman.com/pg/?edc46c
Over the past year, Airborne Logistics have started providing service flights to several isolated villages in Central Province, Papua New Guinea. The company has a novel way to make ends meet - by buying fruit and vegetables off the villagers and then selling their produce at market in Port Moresby, reports abc.net.au.
Morobe Coffee Production
Lae's Coffee Industry Corporation export control office has reported that coffee yields have increased in parts of the Morobe province.
Kagua Secondary School
A businessman who allegedly disappeared with K360,000 belonging to the Kagua Secondary School has appeared in the Mendi District Court charged with false pretence and misappropriation.
Rugby League Brawl
The second semi-finals of the Digicel sponsored PNG Rugby National Rugby League match at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby, turned into a bloody battle between spectators and officials after the Agmark Rabaul Gurias, secured a narrow win over the Wamp Nga Mount Hagen Eagles 19-points to 12.
PNGRFL condemns violence -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1dcbca
PNG Sports Minister wants Mt Hagen Eagles suspended -- http://giaman.com/pg/?937b5b
PNG man injured in league brawl dies in hospital -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1dcce7
Hagen Eagles team suspended for three years -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6b1894
United Church Women's Convention
Over 2,000 women from the United Church across the country are expected to participate in their 7th Regional Convention to be held in Kerema, Gulf province.
PNG has been encouraged to grasp the potential multimillion dollar benefits that cruise tourism could provide the country. A World Bank study said US$4.5 million was generated from the industry last year and that amount was likely to increase.
Gurney to Step Up
Gurney, the airport that serves Milne Bay and Alotau, will ensure standards at the main entry point for the province will be improved when international flights start arriving.
Fijian Trade War
The Fiji-PNG Business Council believes the trade war threats from Papua New Guinea have been escalated by politicians from PNG.
Former Australian test cricket stars Geoff Marsh, Geoff Lawson and Lisa Sthelekar have made the trip to PNG for the annual 20/20 Big Bash match in Port Moresby.
PX - Federated States of Micronesia
The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia has thanked the Government of Papua New Guinea for connecting both countries through air services that will be operated by Air Niugini.
Air Niugini Chief Executive Officer, Simon Foo, says the establishment of this direct service from PNG to the Federated States of Micronesia represents a major expansion of Air Niugini in the Pacific and for Port Moresby to become the Pacific's hub in the aviation industry.
Air Niugini's expansion could benefit many: Foo -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0c6489
Air Niugini employs expatriate cabin crew for safety reasons -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3b8ca8
Betel Nut Laws
New laws being implemented by the National Capital District Commission against people chewing betel nut in public motor vehicles will be revisited, city manager Leslie Alu says.
Special Agricultural Business Leases
The National Court has declared two Special Agricultural Business Leases (SABL) in East New Britain null-and-void because of the government's failure to follow correct processes.
PNG Govt. criticised for inaction over SABLs despite landowner's court victory -- http://giaman.com/pg/?621829
The Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC) will work with Government authorities to ensure there is competition in the rice industry market, chief executive officer Paulus Ain says. However, he could not give firm views regarding the allocation of the import quota, pricing or legal issues surrounding the implementation of the national rice policy.
NRI says PNG Government's rice import quota discriminatory -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b155ed
Abel against rice project -- http://giaman.com/pg/?05c7a0
Commercial rice concept 'not viable' -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f5eb33
Village Toilet Project
Manly Rotary and District 9685 are partnering with Friends Of Rambutso Inc to run workshops for villagers on the build, use and repair of composting toilets to improve health, gender, social outcomes.
PNG is going backwards. Despite significant international funding allotted to PNG for water, sanitation and hygiene combined - through the global WASH initiative - in percentage terms fewer people in PNG today have access to sanitation than 20 years ago.
Air Niugini is offering 41% Special Domestic Fares for Celebrating PNG's 41 Years of Independence.
This offer is valid for One Week only, starting on 1st September and ending midnight on Wednesday the 7th September 2016 (PNG Local Time). So, hurry and grab these special fares before they are sold out!
Browne Plays in Europe
David Browne, the son of cartoonist Bob Browne, has been drawing his own path in football since the day he started playing. From humble beginnings, living in the Kaugere suburb of Port Moresby, he has gone on to become the first PNG footballer to play professionally in Europe after he signed for Dutch Eredivisie team, PEC Zwolle last year.
The volcanic town of Rabaul in the East New Britain province is gearing up for at least three days of festivity that will start on the country's independence eve. The Frangipani Festival will include the joint celebration of PNG's 41st Independence and the 22nd anniversary of the twin volcanic eruption of Tavurvur and Vulcan.
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Port Moresby Craft Markets - Laguna Hotel - 1st Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), PNG Arts - 2nd Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), Holiday Inn - 3rd Saturday of the month (9 am - 2 pm), Ela Beach - 4th Saturday of the month (6 am to 12 pm)
Pacific Youth Leaders (PYL) Basketball Camp 2 - 11 of September 2016 in Port Moresby
52nd Medical Symposium - 4 - 9 September 2016 in Alotau -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e6e8c8
Goroka Show 2016 - Goroka: 16-18-September
Independence Day - 16th September
2016 8th FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup tournament 13 November - 3 December, Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?18525e
Christmas Day - 25 December 2016
Boxing Day - 26 December 2016
New Year's Day - 1st January 2017
Surfing Association PNG - World Surf League tour championship in January 2017
Good Friday - 14 Apr 2017
Easter Sunday - 16 Apr 2017
Easter Monday - 17 Apr 2017
Queen's Birthday - 12 Jun 2017
National Remembrance Day - 23 Jul 2017
Independence Day - 16 Sep 2017
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
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