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Wife shocked that dead hubby still on payroll -- http://giaman.com/s/pc302
26th Joint Advisory Council Meeting Commences in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv112
Water PNG going into Goroka -- http://giaman.com/s/tn146
Reliable Power for Lae City is top priority for New PNG Power leadership -- http://giaman.com/s/n7
Kokopo welcomes online school -- http://giaman.com/s/pc303
Beware Of Fake News In Elections: PNG Editor -- http://giaman.com/s/my
Dekena intends to appeal dismissal -- http://giaman.com/s/pc400
What to expect at the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) summit -- http://giaman.com/s/nc
West Papua seeks full MSG membership -- http://giaman.com/s/loop035
UN rights chief calls on PNG to safeguard Australia camp refugees -- http://giaman.com/s/na
Taiwan says 'insensitive' China playing politics with PNG move soon after quake -- http://giaman.com/s/n9
Anthrax outbreak in PNG's Madang -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz081
Nine PNG fishermen rescued after six days adrift in Torres Strait -- http://giaman.com/s/n8
Australian company moves to start coal industry in PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/abc005
Independent Consumer and Competition Commission launch redesigned website -- http://giaman.com/s/iccc
Kali wants Aussies to teach English in PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/tn144
PNG National Airports Corporation Closer to 2030 'Smart Airports' Goal with Rockwell Collins Contract Renewal -- http://giaman.com/s/mx
'Missed a call from PNG? Don't call back' - Royal Gibraltar Police -- http://giaman.com/s/mz
Are we too late to save the elusive birds of this PNG Island? - Ornithology Exchange -- http://giaman.com/s/n0
Wikipedia - Prostitution in PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/n1
Kingston Resources raises $4.3 million to advance gold project in Papua New Guinea - Mining Capital -- http://giaman.com/s/n2
World Urban Forum
The Ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the 7th to 13th of February 2018. The National Capital District Governor Hon. Powes Parkop and his delegates represented PNG at the forum.
One PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/n3
Billiards and Snooker
The Port Moresby Billiards and Snooker Association (POMBSA) has put a call out or more sponsors to come on-board for the 2018 season. The POMBSA also acknowledged the commitment of long-time sponsor Pacific MMI.
Goroka University Dates
University of Goroka (UOG) is set to conduct its orientation next week with registration the following week, Chancellor Joseph Sukwianomb, says.
The National -- http://giaman.com/s/tn145
Port Moresby General Hospital
Chinese Ambassador Xue Bing has shown China's continuous support in PNG by donating medical equipment to Port Moresby General Hospital. An endoscopic, worth around K100,000, was recently handed over to hospital staff by Mr Bing and the eighth China medical team in PNG.
Mr Bing said that in the health sector alone China provides annual grants and preferential loans to Papua New Guinea and co-operation in health was just only part of the overall relations that China has with PNG.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc304
10 Things to do in PNG
1 - Port Moresby
2 - Port Moresby Nature Park
3 - Varirata National Park
4 - Rouna Falls
5 - Kokoda Trail
6 - Rabaul
7 - Tufi
8 - Asaro
9 - Kanganaman
10 - Mt Giluwe and Mt Wilhelm
Travel starts at 60 -- http://giaman.com/s/mw
Land Giveaway Program
The Department of Lands says its part in the free land giveaway program initiated by the National Planning Department has been completed when it signed 300 titles for citizens selected under the scheme.
Lands Minister Justin Tkatchenko said this when asked about the project that was announced by the then Minister for National Planning and now Treasurer Charles Abel in 2015, on the first few hundred selections made from the 2000 allotments set for Port Moresby.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc305
PNG Milk to Compete
PNG is reducing its reliance on imported milk with the availability of a new local supply. Ilimo Milk has arrived on Port Moresby supermarket shelves and free tastings were offered in selected stores. The milk is produced and processed at the Ilimo facility outside Port Moresby.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz071
PNG and Kiribati have entered discussions into a bilateral air services agreement, permitting direct flights between the two states, as well as using the Federated States of Micronesia as an intermediate point.
Blue Swan Daily-- http://giaman.com/s/n5
The PNG judiciary needs between 80 and 100 judges to deal with the increase in the number of cases coming before the courts, says Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia. He hopes that courts will undergo a restructure in the next two years.
Pacific Islands News -- http://giaman.com/s/n6
New Sewerage Project
As a sign of appreciation and collaboration with the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Leaders' Summit calendar, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to open the Port Moresby sewerage system upgrading project alongside Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc306
62 Year Old Sentenced
A 62-year-old man from Aitape in the Sandaun Province will spend the next five years in hard labour at Buimo jail for sexually assaulting a minor. The man was 60 years old on 26 June 2016 when he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl in Lae, Morobe Province.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop033
Landowners have closed off the famous Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea in protest against management of the historically important area. According to the newspaper, The Australian, a blockade was recently mounted at Sogeri, the start of the iconic World War II battlefield trek.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz972
Landowners battle over whether to reopen the famous trek - ABC Australia -- http://giaman.com/s/abc004
PNG PM intervenes in Kokoda trail dispute -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz082
Minister for Mining Johnson Tuke is firmly committed to the National Government's decision to go ahead with the Solwara One project. Mr Tuke maintained the government has done its due diligence to the latter and Nautilus Minerals has complied per government regulations. He said this in response to what he termed were external groups that continue to undermine the decision made by the country.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc307
SABL Files Missing
Sixty special agriculture and business leases, SABLs, have gone missing from the archives of the PNG Department of Lands. The SABLs were found to have been illegally established three years ago but they have continued to operate, despite an outcry from landowner groups and community organisations.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz072
Aliko and Ambai
Local PNG production, Aliko and Ambai is set to be shown on EMTV on the 18th of February. The story line tells of the lead character, Aliko, who lost her parents in an ambush attack and had her house burnt down in a tribal fight. She goes to live with her mother's brother in Goroka. Her wicked aunt and cousin, similar characters plucked from a Cinderella tale, soon force her to do all the work around the house and her only support is her new friend Ambai, and a young street-seller, Ethan.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv020
Births and Deaths Registrations
A new health initiative is aiming to improving the civil registration system in PNG. The philanthropic agency, the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative, is working closely with the PNG government to make registering details of births, deaths and marriages accessible for the vast majority of the population which lives in rural areas.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz073
Refugees Return to Manus
Eleven refugees are now back in Manus province after receiving medical treatment in Port Moresby. According to reports, there were supposed to be 15 of them, however four of them absconded and remained back in Port Moresby.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc308
Opposition Contempt Case in Court
The cases of five opposition MPs in Papua New Guinea charged with contempt of court has begun in the Supreme Court. Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch and his fellow MPs Sir Mekere Morauta, Brian Kramer, Kerenga Kua and Belden Namah are all being accused of discussing the details of the case
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz074
SITA Improves Jackson's
Air transport IT provider SITA has deployed its AirportHub shared connectivity platform at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The new solution provides airlines, ground handlers and other airport tenants with secure and reliable bandwidth, including wireless connectivity to access off-airport applications.
SITA AirportHub is currently operational at more than 440 airports and provides 7,000 customer connections around the world.
Passenger Terminal -- http://giaman.com/s/n4
Airstrip Cone Markers Delivered
Rural Airstrip Agency says it delivered more than 500 airstrip cone markers to rural airports last year. The cone markers, coloured white and yellow, help pilots of small planes navigate PNG's many remote airstrips when landing and taking off.
Airstrips that received the cone markers include Fuma, Honinabi, Yehebi, Hesalibi, Kapal, Mougulu, Lake Campbell, Gubam, Kiriwo, Kondobol, Waiwoi Falls, Debepari, Elem, Fane, Woitape, Sopu, Esala'a, Wayao and Misima.
Radio New Zealand -- http://giaman.com/s/rnz080
Trukai Fun Run
The 19th annual Trukai Fun Run has been officially launched by the Vice-Minister for Sports Wesley Raminai at the Royal Papua Yacht Club in Port Moresby. Raminai encouraged other corporate sectors to be involved and give their support to the Fun Run. Funds raised from this year's run will go towards sending Team PNG to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April this year.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc402
Parliament has been told the K100 million Gulf-Southern Highlands highway is on hold because of disagreements between two landowner companies over who should be contracted to construct the road. Apparently there are only 12 kilometres of road to be completed.
Post Courier -- http://giaman.com/s/pc401
Ijivitari Petition Dismissed
The National Court in Popondetta has dismissed the petition disputing Richard Masere's election as Ijivitari member. It was dismissed for being incompetent. It was filed by losing candidate Sheldon Deilala, who alleged seven counts of bribery against Masere.
Loop PNG -- http://giaman.com/s/loop034
Oil Palm Roads
The National Government has for the first time allocated K20 million for roads in provinces developing oil palm. Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister, Charles Abel, says the funding will be parked under the agriculture sector. He says this is to help the oil palm sector. Abel says the funding will cater for about 1,250 kilometres of roads identified around the country.
EMTV -- http://giaman.com/s/emtv021
NFP Man Accused
Serious allegations have come to the fore about a provisional election candidate of the Fijian National Federation Party. A woman, who worked for former top Police officer Romanu Tikotikoca when he was the High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, has alleged Mr Tikotikoca raped her.
Fiji Sun -- http://giaman.com/s/nd
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11th March - 1st round QRL 2018 season. PNG Hunters kick off premiership defence against Ipswich Jets -- http://giaman.com/s/qrl2018
PNG Petroleum & Energy Summit - 19 to 21 March 2018 in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/s/ki
43rd National Game Fishing titles from 23 March to 1 April 1 2018 in Lae, Morobe province.
Good Friday, 30 March 2018
Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018
Commonwealth Games - 4 April 2018 - 15 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, Monday 11 June 2018
July 2018 - 6th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture - Solomon Islands
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco - 20 - 22 July 2018
Remembrance Day, Monday 23 July 2018
Mount Hagen Cultural Show -- https://www.everfest.com/e/mount-hagen-cultural-show-mount-hagen-papua-new-guinea
Independence Day, Sunday 16 September 2018
Goroka Show -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goroka_Show
World Tourism Day 2018, Thursday 27 September
Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December
Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December
New Year, Tuesday 1 January 2019
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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