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Corruption Against Civil Societies In PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?36b172
International Mixed Martial Arts Seminar Ends -- http://giaman.com/pg/?57b4aa
Strong quake strikes near Solomon Islands -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5bb34b
Massive earthquake off the coast of New Ireland -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c7a116
Mt Hagen Frontline Policing Workshop to curb Police brutality cases -- http://giaman.com/pg/?00458d
Madang leaders needs to set priorities, province needs roads -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c4c2b7
Be wary of 'gifts' so close to election time -- http://giaman.com/pg/?04d1e2
Kokopo To Become Police Metropolitan Command -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ada964
Caritas Technical Secondary stages Hamamas Krismas concert -- http://giaman.com/pg/?612080
Diplomats Briefed on Upcoming PNG Events -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f9089c
Second charge for Malaysian woman in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b95e20
Even with snow, Ipswich pair take on the world -- http://giaman.com/pg/?4feda6
Port Moresby Family Homeless After House Demolished -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1e05ca
Old PNG Income Tax Calculator - last updated in 2012 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f6d98e
Who is the amazing priest bringing the Gospel to rural PNG? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7c0bd7
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NBC PNG TV Schedule -- http://giaman.com/pg/?61da99
HiTRON MMDS TV and Stereo Radio Channels - Choose from 117 TV and 15 Stereo Radio Channels -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8d06b7
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Haus & Home - Episode 51, 2016 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e6bcd7
Business PNG - Episode 45, 2016 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3f709b
Getting around PNG by car and motorcycle -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d5d52a
PNG Motorcycle Adventure -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2a5a74
Big Rooster -- http://bigrooster.com.pg
Olympics Committee's Achievements in 2016 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0c5e95
Dika Toua Graduates
Renowned female weightlifter Dika Toua was among 372 students who recently graduated from the Institute of Business Studies.
Air Niugini has ended the year on a high note with the launching of its latest subsidiary - the Business Travel Centre. The airline was also able to present a dividend cheque of K20 million to the Government.
Air Niugini perseveres its obligations: Sir Frederick -- http://giaman.com/pg/?85628a
Business Travel Centre
Air Niugini has another subsidiary company called, the Business Travel Centre. Board Chairman, Sir Frederick Reiher says the business travel centre reflects Air Niugini's critical partnership with its corporate clients.
An Australian economist says the Papua New Guinea central bank is risking serious inflation by effectively printing money. The Australian National University's Paul Flanagan, who used to work with the PNG Treasury, says the Bank of PNG is buying up surplus government securities that could not find a buyer on the open market.
Prouds Celebrates 18 Months
Fijian retailer Prouds is celebrating its '18-month anniversary' since it expanded its operations and opened its first overseas duty free shop at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
The stores are currently featured 'prominently' in the airport's arrival and departure areas after they were originally opened by Prime Minister Peter O'Neill in July 2015.
The Government has indicated strong support for Paga Hill Developments Construction of a major Tourism city on the outskirts of Port Moresby City. The Government has agreed to provide support in terms of necessary incentives to speed up the process. Tourists will be able to access war relics, and a breath taking view of Port Moresby's coastline.
Troops to Protect Gas Project
The government gas announced that it will deploy military personnel to stop "violence" near the country's biggest resources installation, the Exxon-Mobil Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project.
New Aussie Consul
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced the appointment of Mr Paul Murphy as Australia's Consul-General in Lae. The Consulate-General will boost Australia's presence in PNG and bolster the growing trade and investment relationship between the two countries. It will also offer consular and other services to the thousands of Australians living in the area.
New NZ High Commissioner
New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, has announced the appointment of Sue Mackwell as High Commissioner in PNG. As High Commissioner, Ms Mackwell will be responsible for overseeing our aid and development effort in Papua New Guinea, which is New Zealand's largest development assistance programme
In keeping with the Christmas Spirit, PNG Ports Corporation, has given timely support to the country's largest referral hospital, Port Moresby General Hospital.
Grade 10 Results
The PNG Education Department has announced the Grade 11 Selection list for 2017. This list has been made possible by the Grade 11 selection team of the General Education Services Division with the support of their Wing the Provincial services and all others who have contributed in this exercise. This listing also covers students from FODE centres going into Grade 11.
>> Download 2017 Grade 11 Selection PDF List -- http://giaman.com/pg/?74ae8a>> Download 2017 FODE Selection PDF List -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2d90a4
Gun Amnesty in PNG
Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, has announced a temporary amnesty for the surrender of unlicensed firearms. He said the amnesty will run until the 28th of February, and will allow the surrender of unlicensed firearms to local police.
Gulf Provincial Police Commander
Police Commissioner Gari Baki has confirmed the death of Gulf Provincial Police Commander, Chief Superintendent, Silas Wayagure.
Police Commissioners in Jail
Supreme Court has acquitted the former police commissioner Geoffrey Vaki of two counts of contempt of court and quashed his jail sentence. Meanwhile, another former police commissioner Sir Tom Kulunga will serve seven months at Bomana jail after the Supreme Court dismissed his appeal against contempt convictions.
Australian MP Visits Alotau
Concetta Anna Fierravanti-Wells, an Australian politician, serving as the Minister for International Development and the Pacific, in the Turnbull led Australian Government has visited Alotau, Milne Bay province.
Samarai-Murua MP Gordon Wesley says he has talked to Prime Minister Peter O'Neill about removing Milne Bay police commander Superintendent Joseph Morehari because of the breakdown in law and order in the province.
Yokomo Softball Club
The Yokomo Softball Club was formed in the early 1970's in Port Moresby. The club has recently announced a sponsorship deal with Lamana. The Club has grown from a small family club, to now being on the national front.
A new bridge has been opened at Kasing in the Nawaeb district of Morobe province thanks to funding from the National Government.
Army in Hela
A Defence Force call out into Hela province, to end the continuous tribal fighting and general lawlessness, has started. The Defence Force is being assisted by members of the police force.
Church Contributions Recognised
A new Office of Religion has been established under PNG's Department of Community Development, Youth and Religion. Community Development Minister Delilah Gore said the Office of Religion was established as the Government recognised that churches contributed to the country's development.
Two Suspects Captured
Two suspects, involved in the K1.2 million Robbery at the Jacksons Airport in Port Moresby, have been captured in Rabaul.
Asylum Seeker Riot
Asylum seekers held at a detention centre in PNG briefly took control of two compounds and expelled guards following the death of a refugee who fell ill at the centre. Senior Sergeant Thomas Lelepo, from Lorengau Police Station on Manus Island, said guards at the Manus Island regional processing centre were expelled by residents over the death of a resident.
According to the West Sepik Governor, Amkat Mai, the people of the West Sepik province will gain access to jobs and economic opportunities from two planned industrial parks in the province. The Governor said although the similarly large-scale Pacific Marine Industrial Zone along the coast in Madang has never really got off the ground after many years in the planning, the parks planned for his province were different.
The Public have raised concerns about the number of potholes around Madang Town. In a recent interview with the Madang Governor, Jim Kas, he states that he is fully aware of the public's concerns about the road conditions, and assured that his government is ready to prioritise in that area, come next year.
Police in Lae have successfully completed their Christmas Day operations without major disturbances last night into the early hours of the Boxing Day morning.
Milne Bay Budget
The Milne Bay provincial assembly has approved a budget of over K200 million for the 2017 fiscal year - an increase of K6 million from 2016.
2017 Research Cadetships
The National Research Institute (NRI) of PNG is calling for applications for 2017 Research cadetships. The institute is looking for candidates who are passionate about the future of the country and who will enjoy doing research and solving problems in the public policy to make a difference.
Hope After the Drought
Every now and then, Mother Nature reminds us of her palpable force-the recent El Niño was one of those reminders. When this phenomenon hit the Highlands Region of PNG, it unleashed an unsympathetic weather change, bringing droughts and frosts to the country. Many were unprepared to lose subsistence farming, the 'backbone' of societies in the country, as a major source of income. One can imagine the devastating impact this had on crop production and, in turn, on communities' food security.
The PNG Hockey Federation has announced the staging of the 2018 Oceania U18 hockey youth qualifiers, after winning to bid to host the event. The championship will be in April of 2018 however, the actual timing will be determined by the OHF Competition Committee in consultation with PNGHF.
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Boxing Day - Today 26 December 2016
New Year's Day - 1st January 2017
Men's and Women's Longboard World Championship Tour Tupira Surf Resort, Madang province - 18th - 25th March 2017
Petroleum and Energy Summit - 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
Christmas Day, Monday 25 December 2017
Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December 2017
2018 Oceania U18 hockey youth qualifiers - approx. April 2018
2018 - APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
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