Papua New Guinea - The National - Editorial

Ebola can ‘ruin’ African economies

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The National, Friday September 19th 2014

 THE Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Bank says.

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Spare a thought for the rural folk

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The National, Friday September 19th 2014

 PAPUA New Guinea this week celebrated its 39th Independence anniversary.

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Just ask these children

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The National, Friday September 19th 2014

 By Amana Fontanella-Khan
 

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Public service needs a revamp

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The National, Thursday 18th of September, 2014

 GOVERNOR General Sir Michael Ogio’s message at the flag lowering ceremony on Independence Day in Port Moresby should be a wake-up call for the country’s public service.

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MPs must be transparent

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The National, Wednesday 17th of September, 2014

 IN an age where information is mass produced and accessible at the touch of a button what the public really must have is relevant knowledge. 

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A time for us all to take stock

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The National, Monday September 15th, 2014

 PAPUA New Guinea is a thriving democracy, one of the few among developing countries.

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State-owned enterprises struggling

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The National, Friday 12th of September, 2014

 This week’s announcement that the Papua New Guinea Government was selling off half of the country’s only electricity provider comes as no surprise.

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There must be tougher penalties

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The National, Thursday September 11th, 2014

 THERE is a saying in a certain village community that when a girl or a woman dies before her first child, she goes away with a sealed bilum bag denying her family and community the gifts mean

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Electoral system must change

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The National, Wednesday September 10th, 2014

 REFORMING the Papua New Guinea electoral system is an ongoing challenge. Due to the lack of widespread development in the country it is difficult to have uniform progress. 

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Good teachers shape our education

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The National, Tuesday September 9th, 2014

 A NATION’S most important asset is its human resource.

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Speak out against all sex crimes

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The National, Monday September 8th, 2014

 IT IS part of human nature that people will often be secretive and tight-lipped about sexual offences involving their immediate and extended family members.

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Airline must be worthy to investors

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The National, Friday September 5th, 2014

 THERE might have been a resounding sigh of relief across the country at yesterday’s good news but regular travellers would simply say, it is about time, Air Niugini.

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Meninga must earn his position

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The National, Thursday September 4th, 2014

 RUGBY league, the country’s number one sport, must decide whether having legend Mal Meninga is worth it. 

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Education reform no easy task

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The National, Wednesday September 3rd, 2014

 THE Government’s move to replace the much-maligned outcomes-based education (OBE) system with the tried and tested standards-based approach has hit a snag. 

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State puts emphasis on health

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The National, Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

 PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill has assured doctors, nurses and hospital administrators that his government will keep health as the number one priority throughout its term. 

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Now deal with criminal elements

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The National, Monday September 1st, 2014

 THE new K80 million market at Koki, which is scheduled to be completed in December, is good news for Port Moresby residents and visitors.

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Never repeat such destruction

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The National, Friday 29th of August, 2014

 ENVIRONMENT and Conservation Minister John Pundari’s comments earlier this week that Papua New Guinea’s longest river, the Fly, in Western, is so badly polluted that it is ‘

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NBC must get its house in order

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The National, Thursday August 28th, 2014

 THE National Broadcasting Corporation is a problematic government organisation. Successive boards and managements have messed it up since independence.

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Opposition to road illogical

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The National, Wednesday August 27th, 2014

 CENTRAL Governor Kila Haoda’s opposition to having a highway linking Port Moresby and Lae is unfortunate.

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State must find way to help PPL

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The National, Monday August 25th, 2014

 PNG Power Limited backed off from an unpopular decision to impose a 5.9 per cent across-the-board increase in electricity tariffs in January.

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State must pay all service providers

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The National, Friday August 22nd, 2014

 IN JUNE last year, service providers for the Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission threatened to disrupt local level government (LLG) elections over their outstan­ding payment claims for

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Our roads, our lifeline

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The National, Monday 20th May 2013

 PAPUA New Guinea has a poorly developed road network.

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Kapris makes good on threat

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The National, Wednesday 15th May 2013

 William Nanua Kapris, perhaps the most notorious felon in PNG right now, has made a laughing stock of the country’s penal system by escaping with relative ease from the biggest jail in

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Mystery sago palm disease

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The National, Tuesday 14th May 2013

 By TOSHIRO SHIGAKI 

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Focus on Education and Training - Mapex provides community based training

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The National, Friday 10th May 2013

A CALL by Enga Governor Peter Ipatas for Papua New Guinea and Australia to re­sur­rect the Enhanced Co­operation Programme (ECP) could not have come at a better time.

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Let common sense prevail in Lae

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The National, Friday 26th April 2013

 THE people of Lae city, the country’s industrial hub, are again experiencing ethnic tension and fearing an outbreak of violence following the horrific death of a young seminary student

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The National, Friday 26th April 2013

 THERE is a squatter settlement starting up between Pacific International Hospital and the 4-Mile traffic office. And it’s happening elsewhere on the hills.

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Give local expertise a chance

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The National, Thursday 25th April 2013

 THE energy needs of Papua New Guinea cannot be underestimated.
The exciting developments driving the economic growth of this country 
depend, to a large extent, 

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Govt must address autonomy

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The National, Tuesday 23rd April 2013

 THE Autonomous Region of Bougainville stands ready to become an independent state. That has been obvious since the day the PNG Parliament approved the region’s constitution.

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Grow and eat nutritious food

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The National, Tuesday 23rd April 2013

 By James Laraki
IN most (if not all) rural communities in Papua New Guinea, households eat what they grow. 

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