Papua New Guinea - The National - Editorial

Where is the respect for the court?

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The National, Wednesday April 16th, 2014

 DURING the hearing of an application by the State on Monday that challenged a court order reinstating Joel Luma as Works Secretary, Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia urged the concerned parties

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Sports on the cusp of something good

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The National, Tuesday April 15th, 2014

 SPORT remains one of Papua New Guinea’s most cherished past times. 

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Minister makes a valid point

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The National, Monday April 14th, 2014

 WORKS Minister Francis Awesa has raised a valid point about a downside in the country’s legal processes that caters for what he describes as “habitual or nuisance petitioners&rdqu

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Some control of social media a must

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The National, Thursday April 10th, 2014

 THE media’s job in maintaining equilibrium between truth and public perception and in ensuring always to re­main just and objective cannot be overstated.

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We must stop senseless killings

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The National, Wednesday April 9th, 2014

 LAE City is fast becoming the country’s centre for ethnic violence.

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Housing a perennial problem

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The National, Tuesday April 8th, 2014

 HOUSING for Pa­pua New Guineans, especially those in the low to middle income bracket, has seldom been an issue seriously looked at by the government. 

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We must rid the streets of drunks

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The National, Monday April 7th, 2014

 A VIOLENT attack on several school children by a group of drunken men at a popular market and shopping centre in Port Moresby last Friday must be condemned in the strongest possible way.

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Andagali brings hope for people

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The National, Friday April 4th, 2014

 DO workers of state-owned enterprises such as PNG Power Ltd have the right to go on strike and disrupt essential government services like electricity supply?

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A more humane approached needed

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The National, Thursday April 3rd, 2014

 THE forced evictions of tenants by the National Housing Corporation from its properties should be stopped and the state-owned entity urged to change tack.

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A new era for power supplier

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The National, Wednesday April 2nd, 2014

 THE appointment of a new chairman of PNG Power Ltd should ensure less turbulence at the much-maligned national electricity supplier.

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One stadium to rule them all

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The National, Tuesday 1st of April, 2014

WITH the Pacific Games 16 months away, Papua New Guineans will have the luxury of several stadia to view the Games from and that can only be a good thing for sports-loving citizens.

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Common sense must prevail at uni

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The National, Monday March 31st, 2014

 THE University of Technology (Unitech) saga took a new twist last week with the National Court decision to reinstate the previous council headed by Phillip Stagg that had removed former vice-

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To drink, or how not to drink

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The National, Friday March 28th, 2014

 DRINKING alcoholic beverages like beer, wine and spirits is an enjoyable pastime that helps people to relax or unwind.

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Time to restore proper leadership

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The National, Thursday March 27th, 2014

 THE tussle over the position of Secretary for the Department of Community Development seems far from over.

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We must stamp out ethnic violence

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The National, Wednesday March 26th, 2014

 ETHNIC violence is turning Port Moresby and Lae cities into tribal war zones and portraying Papua New Guinea as one of the last frontiers where uncivilised tribesmen still roam and kill at wi

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League’s new grassroots focus

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The National, Tuesday March 25th, 2014

 OVER the past four days two Australian rugby league’s finest and the head of the world’s leading competition were in the country promoting the sport.

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Someone must pay for land-grabbing

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The National, Monday March 24th, 2014

 THE illegal acquisition of land in our cities and towns has been an on-going problem since independence.

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A valuable lesson for all people

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The National, Friday March 21st, 2014

 THE Maprik District Court, in East Sepik, has found a Chinese man and Filipino woman guilty of indecent assault.  The two are employees of a trading company in Maprik.

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Unitech SRC must tread carefully

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The National, Thursday March 20th, 2014

 STUDENT leaders at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology (Unitech) will have themselves to blame if the O’Neill Government decides to close the country’s second largest un

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Depression can affect anyone

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The National, Wednesday March 19th, 2014

 DEPRESSION is a common mental disorder that causes people to experience changes in mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low en

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Abuse of children is despicable

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The National, Tuesday March 18th, 2014

 THE ill treatment of children is a topic that elicits strong emotions among members of the public. 
The abuse of minors is considered one of the most despicable acts. 

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Why must there be senseless deaths

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The National, Monday March 17th, 2014

 THE brutal murder of Divine Word University student Nigel Laki last Friday evening in Madang must be condemned in the strongest possible way.

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Free health care a nightmare

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The National, Friday 14th of March, 2014

A WOMAN suffering a fractured hand who was taken to the Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) last week is all the wiser now about what goes on in the accident and emergency unit and the hospital as

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Can coalition stand test of sackings?

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The National, Thursday March 13th, 2014

 CRACKS are starting to ap­pear in the 20-month-old government of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

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Students cannot dictate terms

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The National, Wednesday March 12th, 2014

 THE standoff between students and the administration of the University of Technology has posed a serious question on the use of activism. 

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Stop these terror squads now

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The National, Monday March 10th, 2014

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

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Hunters, the new rallying call

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The National, Friday March 7th, 2014

 TOMORROW Papua New Guinean rugby league fans will be doing something they rarely do when it comes to barracking for their teams. 

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Creating jobs is next challenge

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The National, Thursday 06th of March, 2014

A SENIOR bureaucrat in Waigani, who is well past the retirement age, is allegedly refusing to vacate office and give way to a younger successor.

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PM must set uni on right path

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The National, Wednesday March 5th, 2014

 THE controversy surrounding reinstated PNG University of Technology vice-chancellor Dr Albert Schram is far from over.

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Job vacancies at hospital a worry

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The National, Tuesday March 4th, 2014

 Revelations this week that the country’s largest hospital, the Port Moresby General, has 251 positions vacant is cause for great concern. 

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