Papua New Guinea - The National - Editorial

Society must condemn such action

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The National, Wednesday July 1st, 2015

 SENIOR magistrate Cosmas Bidar has been around the Papua New Guinea court circuit long enough to realise that “something has gone wrong with our society”.

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Kiwis have a point about Games

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The National, Tuesday June 30th, 2015

 THERE will be those in Papua New Guinea that will play down New Zealand soccer coach Anthony Hudson’s concerns that the Pacific Games will be played in “crazy” substandard c

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Control of illegal tuna fishing vital

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The National, Monday June 29th, 2015

 PAPUA New Guinea’s fisheries sector has been riding a huge wave of success in the past several years.

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Micah sets pace for ministers

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The National, Friday June 26th, 2015

 IT is imperative that cabinet ministers take the lead in driving the Government’s development agenda.

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More funds needed for SMEs

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The National, Thursday June 25th, 2015

 IN light of the recent Asian Development Bank report on small to medium enterprises in the country, we hope that Richard Maru does not relent or lose sight of the vision with which he hit the

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Too much misuse of public funds

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The National, Wednesday June 24th, 2015

 THERE is no substitute for personal freedom. 

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Fans must behave in Games spirit

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The National, Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

 Port Moresby’s 800,000 denizens will carry the Papua New Guinea flag over the course of the Pacific Games which starts in 11 days time.

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Kavo must step aside to await appeal

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The National, Monday June 22nd, 2015

 WE asked these pertinent questions recently: Why is convicted Gulf Governor Havila Kavo still holding office despite a direction from Deputy Prime Minister Leo Dion for him to step aside and

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No student should be forced out

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The National, Friday May 8th, 2015

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

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Banking, financial sector needs reform

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The National, Thursday May 7th, 2015

 IN light of the recent Asian Development Bank report on small to medium enterprises in the country, we hope that Richard Maru does not relent or lose sight of the vision with which he hit the

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Such senseless killing must stop

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The National, Wednesday May 6th, 2015

 PAYBACK or revenge killings and brutalities are becoming a daily occurrence in Papua New Guinea.

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League reigns despite Kumuls results

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The National, Tuesday May 5th, 2015

 PAPUA New Guinea’s first rugby league test against Fiji over the weekend ended in 22-10 loss that the majority of Kumul fans who were lucky enough to see it would describe as disappoint

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By-elections must go on as planned

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The National, Monday May 4th, 2015

 WHY do we get the impression that the by-election for the West Sepik Regional seat is headed for another disaster?

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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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