Papua New Guinea - The National - Editorial

Budget reply far from credible

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The National, Thursday November 27th, 2014

 THE Opposition’s reply to the Budget was just as Prime Minister Peter O’Neill described, “a political slideshow with no credible facts or data to support their claims”

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Archbishop makes a valid point

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The National, Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 THE chairman of Catholic Health Services, Archbishop Stephen Reichert, has voiced concern about a long standing issue – the Government does not release funding to church health service

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Governor’s call make sense

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The National, Monday November 24th, 2014

 ENGA Governor Peter Ipatas’s call for the National Gov­ernment to allow the provinces and districts to take ownership of development makes a lot of sense. 

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Stop such senseless killing

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The National, Friday November 21st, 2014

 PAYBACK or revenge killings and brutalities are becoming an everyday occurrence in Papua New Guinea.

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Building a safer, secure society for all

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The National, Thursday November 20th, 2014

 THE Government’s plan to spend K1.6 billion on law and order, including about half of that amount coming from donor sources, indicates how serious it is to improve the sector.

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Compensation undermines laws

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The National, Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 A MAGISTRATE in a committal court in Port Moresby felt compelled to tell law en­forcement agencies to discourage the use of compensation to avoid prosecution for serious criminal charges.

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The right decision by our PM

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The National, Monday November 17th, 2014

 PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill has made a bold decision not to step aside following his referral by Public Prosecutor Pondros Kaluwin to Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia for a leadership tr

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All people must protect our children

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The National, Friday November 14th, 2014

 BEWARE, all you mindless persons and organisations that employ under-aged children in the formal and informal employment sectors in this country.

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Hela must wake up to its potential

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The National, Thursday November 13th, 2014

 WHAT can possibly be justification for slaying 21 human beings? Truth is, there is absolutely none. 

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Public service needs drastic change

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The National, Wednesday November 12th, 2014

 PUBLIC servants, as government workers are known in Papua New Guinea, are among the better paid workers in this country.

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Cricket winning on and off the field

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The National, Monday November 11th, 2014

 THE Barramundis’ two victories over Hong Kong in Townsville over the weekend showed that Papua New Guinea can be a force in regional and world sport. 

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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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