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2008-11-03 09:00:23

Pacific Blue, the New Zealand-based subsidiary of Australian airline Virgin Blue, has launched regular services from Brisbane, Australia to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The airline will operate four direct return flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays between Brisbane and Papua New Guinea, in the future under codeshare with Airlines PNG, using a fleet of Boeing 737-800 jet aircraft. Brett Godfrey, CEO of Virgin Blue, said: "There has been a strong economic and...

2005-11-13 01:29:52

By Michael Perry PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - The United States may be the home of gangster rap, but in this crime-ridden South Pacific city the gangsters really are rockin' the jails and the music charts. Some of Papua New Guinea's biggest selling music stars have had their careers interrupted by a stint behind bars for bank robbery, armed hold-up or theft. Their chart-busting songs tell of a life of crime, often in Port Moresby where raskol (criminal) gangs rule a city which has had...

2005-11-12 19:51:43

By Michael Perry PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - The United States may be the home of gangster rap, but in this crime-ridden South Pacific city the gangsters really are rockin' the jails and the music charts. Some of Papua New Guinea's biggest selling music stars have had their careers interrupted by a stint behind bars for bank robbery, armed hold-up or theft. Their chart-busting songs tell of a life of crime, often in Port Moresby where raskol (criminal) gangs rule a city which has had...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'