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Dr Jambi Garap - Port Moresby Eye Specialist
Introducing Four Mile Medical Centre: EYE SURGERY CLINIC
Location: Old Steamships Hardware Compound, near Decor Galore
FYI - Dr Jambi Garap is now operating at this private clinic.
For anyone who has an eye problem, please phone her clinic and ask for an appointment:
Telephone: +6753254027 or mobile +67573734049
Dr Jambi Garap: +67572248204
They also have a 'Dentist and General Clinic' with referral pathways for specialist care at the Port Moresby General Hospital.
PNG Election - Oro Province 2017
On behalf of Kokoda Trekking, we would like to congratulate Hon. Gary Juffa, MP for retaining his seat as the Governor of the Oro Province. Much excitement when we heard the news. We would also like to congratulate Henry Amuli who won the Sohe seat. Some of you may have met Henry as he has a guesthouse area in Kokoda and has been a prominent figure at the Kokoda airport. Before Henry got his own facebook page he used to email me photographs to upload for him. One such photograph was one of him taken at the airport with our very own aussie icon Paul Harragon. Well done tupela, you have made KOKODA proud. On behalf of Management; our guides and porters and their extended families, we salute you both, well done!
Late Peter Loko - may he RIP - 12th July 2017
Papua New Guinea lost this week a highly intelligent hard working man by the name of Peter Loko. I am a friend on facebook with his wife Goini and I have read her previous posts of his time in a hospital in Brisbane, Australia. He was released from hospital and returned home to Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Such a shock for PNG to loose such a man who gave so much back to his country not only in his various roles of employment but as a volunteer of Rotary. I was lucky enough to work with his wife Goini Loko who I also have the utmost respect for. I feel for her and their 3 children, one of which walked the Kokoda Trail with us while attending Port Moresby International High School. RIP Peter, you have left behind large shoes to fill. Sincere condolences to family and friends. https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-loko-a67a152a
PNG Jobs Android App
PNGBD.com have just released an android app where Papua New Guinea companies can list their job vacancies, and sob seekers can upload their resumes for employers to view.
Please download it today and spread the word amongst your Wantoks.
PNGBD.com Android Mobile App
PNGBD,com has just released our own Android App on Google Play.
Save the date-culture and tourism workshop 22nd – 26th october, 2012
Save the Date Culture and Tourism Workshop 22nd – 26th October, 2012
Port Moresby: The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority in partnership with the Kokoda Initiative are pleased to announce our plans to hold a workshop on sustainable cultural tourism.
The workshop aims to equip communities and groups interested in developing cultural tourism with the tools for effective business planning, product development and marketing in a manner which is culturally sensitive and sustainable into the future. The workshop also aims to bring together government authorities responsible for the promotion and development of tourism in their own country.
PNGTPA hopes that including both community operators and government organisations in the workshop, will generate some ideas of how governments and communities can better work together to develop outstanding and reliable tourism products that allow them to share their culture with the world.
The workshop will include three days of facilitated sessions including:
examining case studies of best practice in indigenous cultural tourism from throughout the Pacific and Australia;
development of action plans or business plans for participants using tools and resources designed for the conference;
a session for government tourism authorities to come together and discuss opportunities for support and networking in the region.
The workshop will also include a field trip to examples of cultural tourism in the surrounding area.
Source : PNG Tourism Authority.
Japanese media visit on a dive and media familiarization trip
Port Moresby: PNGTPA Japan in conjunction with PNGTPA Head Office organized a Media Familiarization Trip from July 15th to 21st that took the participants- Mr. Takahiro Motonami and Ms. Yoko Ohata to Goroka, Kokopo and Rabaul and Port Moresby. Their trip to Kokopo included them attending the National Mask Festival, visiting Rabaul town, Yamamoto’s Bunker, Hotsprings and the Kokopo Museum. In Goroka, their activities included hiking, scenic, cultural and village visits. Both agents were engaged by PNGTPA Japan to cover the two provinces of Eastern Highlands and East New Britain.
A Dive familiarization trip aimed to further market penetration as well as strengthen the PNG diving presence in the Japanese market also took place from June 30th to July 7th where the eleven (11) participants visited the Walindi Plantation Dive Resort in West New Britain and Loloata Island Resort in Port Moresby.
Source : PNG Tourism Authority.
Australian teachers make a kayaking/cycling trip to new ireland province
Australian Teachers make a Kayaking/Cycling Trip to New Ireland Province
Kavieng: A total of seven teachers two males and five females from Australia, all independent travelers were in Kavieng during the school holiday period from 24th June to 4th July 2012 kayaking and cycling from Kavieng to Tsoi Island using TPA sponsored kayaks. Whilst others paddled back from Tsoi to Kavieng, two of the five females returned on a banana boat from Tsoi on the 28th of June and cycled from Kavieng to Dalom using the TPA sponsored bicycles.
The kayaks (3 singles and 3 doubles) were bought in 2010 from Australia for the Tigak kayaking project in New Ireland that TPA initiated. The kayaks are managed by Nusa Ireland Retreat as per an agreement with TPA. Since the introduction of the kayaks, there are many tourists doing the kayaking in New Ireland. The kayaks compliment the kayaking strategy that TPA developed.
A separate group of 26 students from Melbourne Grammar School were also in Nusa Island Kayaking. They then cycled from Kavieng to Namatanai on the 12th of July where they travelled by banana boat across to Kokopo in East New Britain.
Source : PNG Tourism Authority.