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15 Sep 2019 | 03:19 AM UTC

Papua New Guinea: Independence Day celebrations September 16

Papua New Guinea News Alert

Independence day celebrations to be held on September 16; anticipate transportation disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Port_Moresby). COUNTRY/REGION Papua New Guinea


Papua New Guinea will hold Independence Day celebrations on Monday, September 16, to celebrate the country's 44th anniversary of independence from Australia. Events will be held nationwide, with the largest celebrations taking place in Port Moresby and major urban centers. Business and traffic disruptions are possible throughout the country during the celebration.


Individuals in Port Moresby, and Papua New Guinea in general, are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.


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