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Social crisis looms over election -- http://giaman.com/s/ay
Ballot papers already in the provinces -- http://giaman.com/s/av
Madang and Besta PNG United notch up wins -- http://giaman.com/s/pc067
Air Niugini meets Lae Chamber of Commerce -- http://giaman.com/s/ax
Lupari and Gamato speak in Wabag -- http://giaman.com/s/pc068
Air Niugini upgrades Nadzab Paradise lounge -- http://giaman.com/s/tn011
PNG Football Academy to host three NSL matches -- http://giaman.com/s/loop002
Group assists clinic in Kimbe with funds for renovations -- http://giaman.com/s/tn012
Digicel Cup -- http://giaman.com/s/pc071
Vandals will pay total cost of power outage -- http://giaman.com/s/loop004
Thousands Celebrate World Yoga Day in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv58
YWAM Medical Ships acknowledged by the Queen for service to PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/au
Bob Hoad 1966 Kiap Patrol in the Southern Highlands -- http://giaman.com/s/an
Welcome to Rigo, a PNG election story -- http://giaman.com/s/ao
Adventure Cut Short -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv56
Preserving the art of weaving for tourism -- http://giaman.com/s/pc065
Landscape of Ramu River and Valley at Madang -- http://giaman.com/s/aw
Unity in diversity -- http://giaman.com/s/az
It seems there is nothing but news about the elections at the moment. Some of it is nothing but "fake news" - the trouble is sorting what is real and what is an absolute fake or somewhere in-between. Polling for the 111-seat parliament runs for two weeks until the 8th of July with staggered voting across the vast and remote country. A result is not expected until late July.
Voting underway in sprawling PNG elections -- http://giaman.com/s/ar -- More than 10,000 security personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order.
Commonwealth Observer Group in PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv53
Time off for civil servants to vote -- http://giaman.com/s/ai
Polling in New Ireland to go as planned -- http://giaman.com/s/tn010
Helicopter firms locked in to ferry polling officials -- http://giaman.com/s/tn004
PNG goes to polls looking to write new chapter -- http://giaman.com/s/aq
New Ireland Polls -- http://giaman.com/s/pc060
Sir Reuben Taureka: Serve the people according to their wishes -- http://giaman.com/s/ap
Madang set to conduct polling in 108 different locations -- http://giaman.com/s/tn008
Over 200 Police and Prison Officers for Simbu Elections -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv57
Liquor ban in Port Moresby for polling -- http://giaman.com/s/b0
Bill Skate Highway
A new highway from Badihagwa, through Baruni to Gerehu, in Moresby Northwest, and then to 9-Mile in Moresby Northeast has been opened. The highway is estimated to have cost in excess of K300 million. The highway has been named in honour of former Prime Minister Sir William Skate who died on the third of January 2006.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc058
See also -- http://giaman.com/s/ak
Central regional candidate Robert Agarobe says his strategy and yardstick to measure how the province journeys with him as governor will be the success of his aviation business, Helifix Limited. Agarobe said Helifix's success was a testament to a "smart business concept" and that is how he will manage the province. "Having led a successful corporate life, I now put up my hand to serve you, the people of Central, if you will accept me," he said.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn005
Developing Countries Scholarship
A scholarship for a development-oriented postgraduate study program is available in Germany for people from developing countries.
1 You are graduates that have at least two years professional experience 2 There are different courses to be chosen, and they are available in a file available in the official website. 3 You have to meet essential requirements of the program.
ASEAN Opportunities -- http://giaman.com/s/al
Governor-General, Bob Dadae, will travel to London for his investiture by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace. A statement from Government House said Dadae would be bestowed the Knight of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG). Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia will be acting governor-general while he is away. The former Kabwum MP is the country's 10th vice regal.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn006
Western Pacific University
The new Western Pacific University, in the Ialibu-Pangia district, will be able to enrol over 6000 students when opened. Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill said the Western Pacific University will make a massive difference for families who will no longer have to send their children away for university. "This university will take the burden of concern away from parents that comes from having their sons and daughters studying away from home".
PM Government Website -- http://giaman.com/s/am
Western Pacific University will become Papua New Guinea's 5th State-owned university and the 7th in the country.
ENB Medical Stocks
East New Britain is managing to "keep its head above water" regarding its medicine stock, as it awaits its supply from Port Moresby, provincial health adviser Ben Mode says. He said an "emergency supply" received in the first quarter of the year was keeping health facilities in the province going and they were "fine".
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/aj
PNG hospital drug crisis eases - Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz002
Various sports gathered recently at the Rita Flynn Courts in Port Moresby to join the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee in celebrating Olympic Day. June 23 is celebrated worldwide as Olympic Day where different activities to commemorate the Olympic Movement are held. The Olympic Day pillars of 'Move, Learn and Discover' are promoted by events held on the day.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc066
National Agriculture Research Institute
Dedicated funding of the National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI) is important to combat food insecurity and malnutrition in the country, its deputy director-general Dr Ramakrishna Akkinapali says.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn007
Boroko Rotary Club has vaccinated 15,000 girls against cervical cancer in the past six weeks, and the first round of vaccinations was completed last week by well-trained NCD health workers headed by Dr Lutty Amos. According to club president Russell Jackson, "this has been a proud achievement for the Boroko Rotary Club as we have struggled to raise the money through the past four years of Melbourne Cup events. Now, the project is finally happening. This is great.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc059
Election Media Centre Opened
2017 National Election Media Centre has been officially opened by Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato. It is located at the Electoral Headquarters in Port Moresby, the centre will function as an information hub for accredited journalists throughout the polling and counting period.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv54
Top 12 Airline Liveries
PNG Air's brand was recently selected as one of the world's top 12 airline liveries by CNN Travel. The recognition earned it a place among major airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Iceland on CNN's list.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc061
The PNG Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC), is warning all fuel stations to comply with the approved fuel rates or be dealt with. This comes after a successful case the Commission took against a fuel station (unnamed) in Port Moresby back in May for breaching the Prices Regulation Act.
PNG Today -- http://giaman.com/s/at
Papua New Guinea's only oil and gas company, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (KPHL) has grown from strength to strength and now has a net asset position of US$1.76billion (K5.83billion). According to KPHL managing director Wapu Sonk, its biggest asset is the PNG LNG project's 16.6 percent interest. Apart from that, the portfolio also comprises stakes in the Hides Gas to Electricity project, the South East Gobe field (which is not part of the PNG LNG project, and its 10 percent shareholding in Oil Search Limited.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc062
Wartoto Jail Time
Kokopo Businessman Eremas Wartoto has been sentenced to 10 years in prison today over the misappropriation of K6.4 million. This case involved the misuse of funds allocated and paid to Sarakolok West Transport (SWT) for the renovation of facilities at the Kerevat National High school back in November of 2008.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop001
Polling Officials Sidelined
As the two final two days approaches for the polling to commence in the entire country, the Kavieng district is still reeling in confusion about the actual confirmation of the polling officials as the Acting Provincial Administrator informed the Electoral Commissioner he would not release the ten officials for duty.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc063
Maternal Healthcare Partnership
The Australian Government has partnered with Newcrest Mining Limited to improve the delivery of maternal healthcare in New Ireland and Morobe Province. This will be made possible by covering the cost of tuition and boarding, travel and medical insurance for nurses who are awarded an Australia Awards-Newcrest Mining Limited scholarship to study midwifery.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv55
Newcrest Mining has confirmed PNG Air as their Fixed Wing Aviation supplier for all services to Lihir Island from 13 August following a tender process for those services. Newcrest Mining staff are drawn from throughout PNG and PNG Air offered the domestic network and connections through the major ports needed to reduce travel times and give scheduling options to Newcrest.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc064
Extra Polling Papers a Worry
The National Alliance party is concerned that the general election will not be conducted in a manner that will reflect voter intentions accurately, its campaign director Arthur Somare says. "Initial concerns had arose among the electorates when the Electoral Commission decided to print ballot papers in Indonesia rather than in PNG, lessening the level of scrutiny," Somare said in a statement.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn009
Meri Seif Bus
The two distinguishable Meri Seif buses in Port Moresby ferried 220,000 women and girls safely and free of charge to various city destinations last year. And the figure is expected to increase even further with an additional 10 to make it 12 in total by the end of the year. Mr David Conn, who is the chairman of the Ginigoada Business Development Foundation which runs the Meri Seif bus service, revealed this following the National Capital District's announcement of a donation of two of their big buses to the foundation.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc069
City Pharmacy Fire
In a statement City Pharmacy said CPL, a home-grown retailer of 30 years, has sadly lost their head office and warehouse in a recent fire at Uduka St, Gerehu. No one was harmed in the blaze. Fortunately all CPL stores (City Pharmacy, Stop N Shop and Hardware Haus across the country, including Port Moresby, are still able to operate and are open for normal trading.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop003
2017 Medical Symposium
A key focus during the annual medical symposium that will be held in September this year will be to get a National policy in place on Surgery and Anaesthetics. This was confirmed by executives of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea during a recent press conference in Port Moresby.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc070
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.
The popular "Kids for Conservation" school holiday program at the Port Moresby Nature Park is back again. 27 - 28 June 2017.
National Remembrance Day - 23 July 2017
PNG International Business Summit - 22 and 23 August - will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia
National Darts Championships Alotau from 8 September through to 18 September 2017.
Independence Day - 16 September 2017
The FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup from 24 September to 1 October, 2017.
PNG Games have been postponed to 18 November 2017
Christmas Day, Monday 25 December 2017
Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December 2017
2018 - APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
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)
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