Papua New Guinea - The National - Editorial

Super dilemma for NHC, PPL

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The National, Wednesday October 22nd, 2014

 REVELATIONS that two state-owned entities owe almost K15 million in unpaid superannuation in cause for grave concern.

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Kumul programme picking up

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The National, Tuesday October 21st, 2014

 THE performance of the country’s national rugby league team over the weekend in a test match against Tonga was brutal and entertaining in spots. 

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Banning alcohol is not the answer

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The National, Monday October 20th, 2014

 IT took two horrific incidents of murder and rape to finally dawn on the police and National Capital District authorities and that the nation’s capital had been besieged by criminals an

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Hold city rangers accountable

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The National, Friday October 17th, 2014

 ALLEGATIONS of harassment of innocent people suspected of smuggling betel nuts into Port Moresby by the National Capital District Commission’s city rangers continues to be a major cause

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People deserve fairer tax system

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The National, Thursday October 16th, 2014

 WHAT many a wage earner may have only longed to tell the National Government was articulated by the director of the National Research Institute, Dr Thomas Webster, this week.

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Think carefully on death penalty

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The National, Wednesday October 15th, 2014

 DEBATE has been re-ignited on the introduction of capital punishment or the death penalty in Papua New Guinea.

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Police brutality, bullying not on

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The National, Tuesday October 14th, 2014

 THE recent bashing of university lecturer Francis Essy in Port Moresby by police personnel is yet another shocking example of the brutal and often times unnecessary use of force which has tar

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Housing worries being dealt with

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The National, Monday 13th of October, 2014

 MANY Papua New Guineans dream of owning homes in major urban centres like Port Moresby and Lae but few can afford the costs associated with home ownership.

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Ombudsman must fair to all

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The National, Friday October 10th, 2014

 PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill could feel justified in complaining that the Ombudsman Commission might be practicing double standard in a number of allegations of misconduct sent to the w

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Fight cheating in examinations

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The National, Thursday October 9th, 2014

 EDUCATIONIST and former bureaucrat, Dr Musawe Sinebare’s three-part commentary this week on cheating in the education sector must have left a rather sinking feeling.

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Make quality education the priority

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The National, Wednesday October 8th, 2014

 TEACHING is a demanding job that requires in-depth knowledge of subject content and many varied skills such as patience, leadership and creativity. 

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League, Kumul fans can hope

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The National, Tuesday October 7th, 2014

 WATCHING South Sydney end their four decade old premiership drought on Sunday was something to behold. 

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Students must concentrate on exams

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The National, Monday 06th of October, 2014

 THOUSANDS of primary and high school students throughout the country are taking their final examinations this month.

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Justices rule for Police Commissioner

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The National, Friday 03rd of October, 2014

 THE Supreme Court yesterday made a landmark ruling on three references in the matter of the powers, functions, duties and responsibilities of the Commissioner of Police in relation to warrant

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A grave danger to public health

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The National, Thursday 02nd of October, 2014

 THOSE in the medical profession have and would always be quick to alert the public against using alternative or traditional herbal remedies which have never been scientifically tested for the

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Respect everyone’s rights

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The National, Wednesday 01st of October, 2014

 A FAIRLY innocuous report in The National yesterday may have been a simple case of disturbing the peace but when religion is involved nothing can be taken for granted.

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Regulate fees across the board

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The National, Tuesday 30th of September, 2014

 LAWYERS’ fees, property rates, rental fees and a range of other charges that are imposed on the people must be regulated.

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Force needs greater professionalism

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The National, Monday 29th of September, 2014

 THE assurance by a senior Papua New Guinea Defence Force officer that the military will not be drawn into any political power struggle is heartening but hardly convincing. 

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National broadcaster at a crossroads

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The National, Friday 26th of September, 2014

 THE National Broadcasting Corporation is at a crossroads. 

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Exciting times for fisheries sector

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The National, Thursday 25th of September, 2014

 RECENT developments in Papua New Guinea’s fishing industry are both heartening and worrying.

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Find an answer to cults in schools

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The National, Wednesday 24th of September, 2014

 THE expulsion of several students from Keravat National High School this week for alleged cult activities raises some questions.

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Senseless death, unrealistic demand

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The National, Tuesday 23rd of September, 2014

 THE brutal and senseless killing of school teacher Albert Gibson last week set off a series of events that culminated in a K50 million compensation claim by the slain man’s relatives.

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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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