P.N.G. Gossip Newsletter - 31 Oct 1998

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PNG Gossip Newsletter Meri Milne Bay

Welcome to the Papua New Guinea Gossip - 31 Oct 1998. A very special welcome is extended to any new readers. If you have comments or suggestions to make then please e-mail them to giaman@png-gossip.com

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Remember that this mailing list is mainly meant for people who have an interest and already know a little bit about the people and geography of Papua New Guinea. The PNG Kina, which is mentioned from time to time, is currently worth somewhere around 43 United States cents but varies on a daily basis.

If you are really keen on finding out what the Kina is worth a currency converter for most world currencies can be located at http://www.michie.net/pnginfo/moni.html

For those who are not so familiar with the geography of Papua New Guinea I suggest taking a look http://maps.expedia.com and then click on the find a map option. Go to this link for a quick start to a link to a map of Port Moresby.

Also remember that the accuracy of the information in this newsletter should not be relied upon - it is, after all, a gossip newsletter.

Recommended Site

A site worth visiting, especially if you are into diving is http://www.walindi.com

PNG Cabinet Ministers

Another spanner in the works for the PNG Cabinet. Pila Niningi, who had just been given the Public Service Ministry, has been ousted by a majority decision of a three-judge Supreme Court bench chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Sir Mari Kapi.

Interest Rates

PNGBC Term deposits
for K500 to K50,000


It is understood that vandals have sabotaged Telikom cables cutting PNG off from the rest of the world. Even WWW access was limited to PNG Wide Web for a while. Strange that there is an industrial dispute going on at the same time!

Radar project

The project, which is fast becoming a controversy, is a manufacturer-induced project with no proper government planning claims Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Kala Swokin.

Romanian Family

The family, who have illegally lived in PNG since 1995, were deported last Wednesday but were sent back from Singapore on Sunday. On arrival they were arrested for being in the country illegally.

Aitape Disaster

After umpteen weeks the national Executive Council is currently working on establishing a committee to be based in Aitape which will have the overall responsibility for formulating, implementing and monitoring the rehabilitation and reconstruction program.

Other PNG related lists

"George(s) Lessard" <media@citenet.net> has been kind enough to forward the following information for other lists which might be relevant to people interested in Papua New Guinea.

George has recommended the following lists - pacmedia and nius which are run by the list server at Pacific Media.

A summary of list processor commands for Pacific Media follows:

The correct email format is similar to this...

The command must be in the FIRST line of the message that you send to the list server - otherwise it will be ignored. All other lines in your mail message will be ignored.

For example, to join the mail list containing PNG news, you would send an email message to listserver@pactok.net.au with the following body:

JOIN NIUS youremaill@address

To join the other list send another email message to listserver@pactok.net.au with the body of the message containing
JOIN PACMEDIA youremail@address

Send email to listserver@pactok.net.au with the following in the body of the message.

HELP pacmedia pngnews@png-gossip.comt
The command above should give you a detailed help list for the relevant list.

It is not necessary to have a valid Subject for this message to work. Other examples are shown below.

Examples of pacmedia listserver commands.

JOIN pacmedia [<email-address>]

Join or subscribe to the list. A copy of each message sent to the list will be forwarded to the email address given.

DIGEST pacmedia [<email-address>]
Join or subscribe to the list. A single message will be sent each day containing an indexed summary of all the messages that have been sent to the list in the previous 24 hours.

LEAVE pacmedia [<email-address>]
Leave or unsubscribe from the list. If your address has changed since you joined the list, send your original email address.

LIST pacmedia [<order>]
Returns a list of all the email addresses currently on the list. These may be ordered by when they joined (default), alphabetically (ALPHA) or by domain (DOMAIN).

PNG media related sites

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