Papua New Guinea - The National - Editorial

Do not bulldoze city commission

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The National, Monday February 16th, 2015

 SINCE the proposal to establish the Lae City Commission was first mooted, there have been mixed feelings about its status and functions within Lae district and Morobe.

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PM is showing his worth

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The National, Friday 13th of February 2015

 PARLIAMENT began its first sitting of 2015 on Tuesday amid moves, or rather murmurings of an impending vote of no confidence in the Government of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

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Hunters fans copping cost

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The National, Thursday February 12th, 2015

 PAPUA New Guineans will not be able to watch Hunters games on free-to-air television. 

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Remove thugs from police force

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The National, Wednesday February 11th, 2015

 POLICE brutality seems to be a never-ending story in Papua New Guinea. 

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MP must come out of her hotel room

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The National, Tuesday February 10th, 2015

 SINCE the beginning of the year, the people of Lae have been wondering where their Member of Parliament has been hibernating.

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Our great stride in education

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The National, Monday February 9th, 2015

 THERE is no doubt that the O’Neill Government’s free education policy has had a greater impact on Papua New Guineans than any other government initiative since the start of the ne

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Now for a free Papua for Melanesia

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The National, Friday February 6th, 2015

 PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill has made a bold and courageous stand by speaking out on the West Papua issue.

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Speaker heading in right direction

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The National, Wednesday February 4th, 2015

 PARLIAMENT Speaker Theo Zurenuoc received quite a bit of flak in 2013 from the media and sectors of the community over his plans to “reform, restore and modernise” Parliament Hous

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Agricultural potential still untapped

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The National, Tuesday February 3rd, 2015

 PAPUA New Guineans have worked the land for their subsistence over thousands of years. 

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Children, parents should not suffer

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The National, Monday February 2nd, 2015

 AS the 2015 school year begins today, it is more than likely that hundreds of government schools throughout Papua New Guinea are not going to receive their tuition fee free (TFF) funds in tim

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Halt illegal land-grabbing in city

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The National, Friday January 30th, 2015

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

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Give children a fair go to education

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The National, Thursday January 29th, 2015

 IN the 2014 national Grade 8 examinations a primary school in Markham Valley, Morobe, achieved one of its best results in its history. 

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Let common sense prevail

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The National, Wednesday January 28th, 2015

 THE National Capital District is facing a major fuel crisis because roadblocks set up by disgruntled Motuan villagers at Hanuabada, Tatana and Baruni since last weekend are stopping tankers f

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Do the honourable thing, Kavo

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The National, Monday January 26th, 2015

 IT’S now official – convicted Gulf Governor Havila Kavo cannot hold office while waiting for his appeal against conviction in the Supreme Court.

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Give the people what they need

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The National, Friday January 23rd, 2015

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

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Fix up the mess at Goroka Hospital

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The National, Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 THE Goroka Provincial Hospital is in a shambles.

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Water, sewerage need urgent work

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The National, Wednesday January 21st, 2015

 EDA Ranu is facing serious water woes.

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Investing in roads is necessary

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The National, Tuesday January 20th, 2015

 THE Government, through the Works and Implementation Department, has an­nounced funding of K1.5 billion to maintain the country’s road networks. 

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We live in a world we created

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The National, Monday January 19th, 2015

 I READ with interest David Kovoi’s letter “Corrupt leadership a reflection of society” (Jan 15). 
We live in a world that we ourselves create. 

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Stamp out ethnic violence for good

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The National, Monday January 19th, 2015

 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       tribesme

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Education faces hurdles to overcome

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The National, Friday January 16th, 2015

 IT seems the Education Department faces more challenges in its bid to improve and expand its performance in 2015.

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PPL must deal with internal woes

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The National, Thursday January 15th, 2015

 THE financially troubled electricity provider, PNG Power Ltd, has some glaring in-house matters to sort out from within just as much as it needs to recover the millions of kina owed it by err

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Putting smiles on people’s faces

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The National, Wednesday January 14th, 2015

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

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Air of optimism promises much

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The National, Tuesday January 13th, 2015

 ANY new beginning brings its share of optimism and expectations of bigger and better things. And 2015 is no different. 

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Police must sharpen investigative skills

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The National, Monday January 12th, 2015

 THERE has been another senseless killing, this time by cold-blooded murderers in the National Capital District.

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The unbearable waiting game

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The National, Thursday January 8th, 2015

 TWO men transporting four senior provincial public servants from Pomio to Kokopo, in East New Britain, disappeared without a  trace on Jan 31, 2012.

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Rogue officers getting out of hand

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The National, Wednesday January 7th, 2015

 TRIGGER-happy policemen are still roaming our streets and the country side.

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The storm after the quiet

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The National, Tuesday January 6th, 2015

 THE 2014 Christmas period around the country was relatively quiet. However the same cannot be said of the New Year and the tragedies it has brought.

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What a senseless waste of a life

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The National, Monday January 5th, 2015

 THE senseless slaughter of young mother Moanna Barnanga Pisimi in Lae on New Year’s Day must be condemned in the strongest possible manner.

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Make it a year of positive change

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The National, Friday January 2nd, 2015

 TWO days into a New Year and Papua New Guinea has a lot to look forward to.  

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