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Washing hands saves lives: WaterAid -- http://postcourier.com.pg/washing-hands-saves-lives-wateraid/
Profiting from Sickness: The Dark Economy of Public Health in PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/gk
Sport: Rugby League Tri Series a perfect test for Fiji, PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz027 -- PNG Kumuls vs Aussie Kangaroos final score. PNG 4-20 AUS
PNG fish factory unattended as 2K workers continue strike -- http://giaman.com/s/gr
Kiwi walking Te Araroa Trail for PNG women's refuge -- http://giaman.com/s/go
Police Graduate from APEC Motorcycle Motorcade Training -- http://giaman.com/s/loop58
Besta FA Cup finals set for this month -- http://giaman.com/s/loop57
Man awarded K40,000 in landmark court decision for outlet's failure to pay winning jackpot -- http://giaman.com/s/pc210
PNG Telecommunication Plans compared -- http://giaman.com/s/gf
Challenges of Rural Schools -- http://giaman.com/s/loop60
Inspirational Papua New Guineans -- http://giaman.com/s/gg
Troops yet to be deployed to Mendi -- http://giaman.com/s/loop62
Is the traditional chewing of Betel nut killing PNG? -- http://giaman.com/s/ge
WaterAid -- http://giaman.com/s/wateraid
PNG LNG -- http://giaman.com/s/lng
PNG Holidays -- http://giaman.com/s/gj
Legend FM News -- http://giaman.com/s/gl
PX Baggage Allowances -- http://giaman.com/s/px05
Nabak locals want airstrips reopened -- http://giaman.com/s/pc209
The people saving 'lost' words -- http://giaman.com/s/bbc002
Miss Scuba PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/pc211
Olympic Values Program
ExxonMobil PNG Limited has come on board for the second consecutive year as the major sponsor of the Olympic Values Education Program (OVEP).
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc217
Hockeyroos Thrash PNG
The Australian Womens Hockey team, the Hockeyroos, have opened their Oceania Cup campaign in Sydney with a 23-0 wipe-out of minnows PNG.
SBS -- http://giaman.com/s/sbs002
France have qualified for the next edition of the men's Hockey World Cup in 2018 after a gap of 28 years thanks to favourable results at the Oceania Cup, International Hockey Federation (FIH). France's place was confirmed when New Zealand defeated PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/gs
City Mission Gives Blood
Lae City Mission came in numbers to donate blood to Angau General Hospitals Blood Bank Unit recently. 49 bags were collected from people at 11 mile who were more than happy and eager to donate blood.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc218
Scam Nets Over K100,000
A simple scam netted ex library boss, Jacob Hevelawa and his wife K118,000, but if the scheme had not been uncovered they could have gotten away with K1.3 million. Hevelawa's official title was Director General of the Office of Library and Archives (OLA).
PNG Investigate. Analyse. Expose -- http://giaman.com/s/gi
International Day of the Girl
International Day of the Girl features 14 year old Vuina Guria from Port Moresby. Hear her tell how she would change the world. This video will be available until 12 Oct 2018.
ABC Australia -- http://giaman.com/s/gm
BOC South Pacific
BOC, a member of The Linde Group, has opened its new K1.2 million Gas & Gear facility in Lae at an official ceremony attended by local dignitaries, customers and staff. Celebrating its 50-year anniversary in Lae this year, BOC has a strong presence in the region with other sites that include its national head office, oxygen filling and storage facilities, and a cylinder testing shop.
Gas World -- http://giaman.com/s/gp
Education a Priority
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said that Education and Health was a precedence that the Government would continue to project money into the country whilst also ensuring the children of this country receive the best in education and health care.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc212
Diplomat Robbed in Moresby
A US Embassy official has been robbed at gunpoint in Port Moresby after being stopped at a police roadblock. A man in civilian clothes, who was with the police, got into the car, produced a pistol and took the American's phone and watch. The official was then forced to drive to an ATM and withdraw cash from his bank account.
Australian ABC -- http://giaman.com/s/gn
The heavy downpour of rain in the Nation's Capital District on the 10th of October came as surprise as many scurried to find shelter under bus stops and shop fronts. Residents awoke to inspect damages caused by heavy flooding. Several septic pipes and water sources within a number of houses in Badili were destroyed.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc219
Western Highlands and Simbu, like other Highlands provinces, are prone to many different hazards including floods, landslides, droughts and frosts. Communities in these provinces are regularly impacted by floods especially those living along the rivers and the flood plains. Infrastructure including the Highlands Highway is also regularly impacted by landslides and other calamities. In 2015/16, both provinces were affected by El Nino-induced drought and frost, especially people living in high altitude areas.
Relief Web -- http://giaman.com/s/gq
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers
Two women are among the 21 Air Niugini aircraft maintenance engineers who have received their United Kingdom, European Aviation Safety Agency licences after completing five years of training. The license granted by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority is recognised worldwide.
Air Niugini -- http://giaman.com/s/gh
Air Niugini, along with the introduction of the new Sabre Corporation Passenger Services System, has implemented a mobile friendly website for booking flights.
Australia-Pacific Technical College
Over 200 Papua New Guineans proudly celebrated their achievements during the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) graduation ceremony held at Port Moresby recently. The new graduates, including 53 women, join the 2500 Papua New Guineans who have graduated from APTC since its inception in 2007. The graduates received certificates in 17 different programs including carpentry, catering operations and early childhood education.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc220
Eda Ranu and PNG Water
The Minister for Planning and Implementation, Richard Maru will be making a submission to the National Executive Council for the merger of Water PNG and Eda Ranu.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop59
Low-cost Housing in Demand
The high demand for affordable housing and accommodation in Port Moresby has resulted in the high costs houses, Professor Eugene Ezebilo says. Ezebilo is a Senior Research Fellow with National Research Institute.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn094
Sunday Polling Petition Withdrawn
The election petition against Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has been withdrawn by the counsel QC Greg Egan representing petitioner Stanley Liria. This means that the Prime Minister can now concentrate on running the country and the district without thinking to worry about any election related matter before him. Mr O'Neill's win for the Ialibu-Pangia open seat in the Southern Highlands province was challenged by runner-up Stanley Liria, who claimed that the election was conducted on a Sunday that is not allowed by Law.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc221
Miss Pacific Islands Pageantry
The National Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has donated K250,000 to the Miss Pacific Islands Pageantry (MPIP) PNG contest. Miss Pacific Islands PNG chairperson Molly O'Rourke thanked the NGCB for seven years of partnership.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn093
PNG Ready for APEC
PNG has asked Australia to provide air security during next years APEC meeting in Port Moresby. In preparation, the Australian Air Force flew two F18 Super hornets into Port Moresby last week. The fighter planes flew back to Australia on Thursday after circling the city three times.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz026
PNGDF Commander's Cup
Soldiers from around the country have converged at Murray Barracks in Port Moresby to participate in the PNGDF Commander's Cup. They have come from as far as Lombrum Naval base in Manus to Moem Barracks in Wewak, East Sepik down to Igam Barracks in Morobe then over to Goldie Training Depot, Taurama Barracks, Air Transport Wing and Murray Barracks.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc213
Remote Areas a Challenge
Speaking to the 10th APEC Transportation Ministerial Meeting in his district, Deputy Prime Minister and Member for Alotau, Charles Abel, highlighted relevant transportation issues in Milne Bay Province that are a reflection of transport issues around the country and the region.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop61
Pocket Knife Law Needed
Sergeant Pirika Eafeara, a prosecutor at the Waigani Committal Court in Port Moresby says the government should implement strict laws to stop the sale of pocket knives in public markets and on the streets due to increasing crimes of wounding and murder before the court.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn092
PNG Film Festival
The 8th annual PNG Human Rights Film Festival will be dominated by PNG films. The theme for this year's 8th festival is "Look. Know. Act" (Luksave na Kirapim wok) which aims to challenge the public to take action to increase respect for human rights in the country, in an individual capacity as well as in association with other.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc214
Manus Island Detainees
Manus Island detainees have written to PNG authorities pleading not to be forcibly resettled in PNG. With Australia closing its immigration detention centre at the end of the month, about 800 men will seemingly become the responsibility of the PNG government.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz028
New Cabinet Ministries
Pangu Pati Leader Sam Basil has been rewarded a Ministry and his two party members are vice ministers for their move to join government.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/pc215
It has been rumoured that Basil may also be handed the Deputy PM role.
Abel's 100-day Plan
The PNG treasurer says significant progress is being made towards restoring discipline and containing costs within government spending. As the halfway mark of Mr Abel's 100-day plan was reached recently, the treasurer told the newspaper, The National, that government salaries were now being reviewed.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz030
Steamships MD's Cup
The Coral Sea Pirates lost 12 - 15 to the TPS Truckies after the Truckies sank two more tries in the final seconds, marking their first win record in the Steamships Managing Director's Cup at the Bava Park.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc216
Minister Targets Illegal Weapons
Police Minister, Jelta Wong, says the government is aiming to strengthen laws to prevent the build-up of illegal weapons. He said hundreds of extra police officers had been deployed to Southern Highlands and Enga to contain lingering unrest. Meanwhile, former PNG military commander Jerry Singirok said the solution to the country's gun problem was to empower the community.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz029
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.
War Canoe Festival - 27th and 28th of October, Alotau, Milne Bay Province
Rugby League World Cup 2017 - Wales vs PNG in Port Moresby - 28 October 2017 -- http://giaman.com/s/rlwc001
PNG Games have reportedly been postponed to 18 November 2017
Christmas Day, Monday 25 December 2017
Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December 2017
New Year, 1 January 2018
Good Friday, 30 March 2018
Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018
2018 - APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
Oceania Men's and Women's Continental Hockey Qualification in Port Moresby in May 2018
Queen's Birthday, 11 June 2018
Remembrance Day, 23 July 2018
Mount Hagen Cultural Show -- https://www.everfest.com/e/mount-hagen-cultural-show-mount-hagen-papua-new-guinea
Independence Day, 16 September 2018
Goroka Show -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goroka_Show
World Tourism Day 2018, 27 September 2018
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