Papua New Guinea - The National - Editorial

Concerns over new tax increase

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The National, Friday August 28th, 2015

 PUBLIC reaction to the proposed increases in personal income tax and the goods and services tax is indicative of the Tax Review Committee’s insensitivity to the plight and well-being of

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A house divided cannot stand

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The National, Thursday August 27th, 2015

 YESTERDAY was the National Repentance Day, a day of solemn prayer; it was observed with many church activities throughout the country.

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PNG rugby union stirs

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The National, Tuesday August 25th, 2015

 RUGBY Union remains the “other rugby code” in Papua New Guinea but every once in a while it has its moments.

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Housing is a basic human right

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The National, Monday August 24th, 2015

 THE recent forced evictions of tenants by the National Housing Estate Limited (NHEL) in the National Capital District from its properties should be stopped and the state-owned entity ordered

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Tussle for West Sepik’s top post

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The National, Friday August 21st, 2015

 THERE were grave doubts earlier this year that the by-election for the West Sepik regional seat could be disastrous due to inadequate funding by the Government.

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We can learn from past disasters

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The National,Thursday August 20th, 2015

 THE adage, necessity is the mother of invention, has become unfortunately very relevant today as communities around the country brace for the worst.

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We need to be better prepared

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The National,Wednesday August 19th, 2015

 AS the El Nino-induced drought and frost conditions start to affect certain parts of Papua New Guinea, it is of little comfort to hear that the National Disaster Centre (NDC) has no immediate

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Hunters, league power on

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The National,Tuesday August 18th, 2015

 RUGBY league is the Papua New Guinea’s leading sport hands down.

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The cost of alcohol on the community

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The National,Monday August 17th, 2015

 ALCOHOL abuse is a contentious issue that poses many challenges for our society.

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An impetus for development

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The National,Friday August 14th, 2015

 WEST New Britain Governor Sasindran Muthuvel should be commended for his foresight and positivity when addressing the East New Britain-West New Britain Border Forum in Kokopo on Monday.

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Rehabilitate, preserve mangroves

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The National,Thursday August 13th, 2015

 A CONSERVATIONIST’s recent plea for more government intervention in preserving or rehabilitating mangrove forests is timely.

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A relief for church health services

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The National,Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 CHURCHES play a vital role in primary health care service delivery in Papua New Guinea.

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Time to reform our financial sector

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The National,Tuesday August 11th, 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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All SOEs must lift their game

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The National,Monday August 10th, 2015

 STATE-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) are generally considered liabilities rather than assets for the Government and people of Papua New Guinea.

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Need to regulate social media abuse

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The National, Friday August 7th, 2015

 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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Asking people to stay calm for what

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The National, Thursday August 6th, 2015

 Papua New Guinea may not be in the same league as the United States or members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries but its crude oil exports make up for a significant portion

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Aid rethink is long overdue

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The National, Wednesday August 5th, 2015

 PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill hit the nail on the head when he revealed plans to get rid of “middlemen and expensive consultants” who use development support funds provided b

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Kokopo spiritual home for Hunters

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The National, Tuesday August 4th, 2015

 EAST New Britain has been home to the Papua New Guinea SP Hunters since its debut season last year.

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Thank God for common sense

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The National, Monday August 3rd, 2015

 IT is most encouraging that Gulf leaders and resource landowners have put aside their differences to support the Papua LNG project in their province.

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Pay all or pay none

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The National, Friday July 31st, 2015

 THE Government has been exceedingly generous in re­warding its athletes for a successful Pacific Games campaign.

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Capital city back at its cruel best

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The National, Thursday July 30th, 2015

 THE festive, orderly atmosphere and clean environment spurred by the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby earlier this month has come to an abrupt end.

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Ombudsman faces more flak

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The National, Wednesday July 29th, 2015

 THE Ombudsman Commission continues to receive flak from the public and especially so by leaders under its spotlight. 

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State must get return on facilities

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The National, Tuesday July 28th, 2015

 THE XV Pacific Games has come and gone, bringing with it many changes.

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Parliament dignity, integrity at stake

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The National, Monday July 27th, 2015

 SPEAKER of Parliament Theodore Zurenuoc’s decision to allow convicted Gulf Governor Havila Kavo to attend the current session raises grave questions about the dignity and integrity of t

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Put differences aside, serve people

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The National, Friday July 24th, 2015

 DO the people of Lae deserve better?

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NHEL must adhere to directives

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The National, Wednesday July 22nd, 2015

 WHATEVER happened to Housing Minister Paul Isikiel’s decision to relocate the National Housing Estate Limited (NHEL) back to the National Housing Corporation (NHC) headquarters in Tokar

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The National, Tuesday July 21st, 2015

 IF you are in the habit of snapping racy selfies with your smartphone, you may want to think twice about reselling it when you get a new one.

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Funding concerns over by-elections

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The National, Tuesday July 21st, 2015

 IT is indeed worrisome to hear that Electoral Commissioner Andrew Trawen remains doubtful about the successful completion of the by-elections in West Sepik and Goilala because of inadequate f

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Happy ending but more to come

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The National, Monday July 20th, 2015

 THE XV Pacific Games are over and Papua New Guinea got the fairy tale ending it was looking for by finishing on top of the medal tally with 88 gold medals – 29 clear of New Caledonia.&n

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Court puts Ombudsman on notice

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The National, Friday July 17th, 2015

 THE Supreme Court on Wed­nesday made a watershed decision that places the emphasis squarely on the Ombudsman Commission to ensure that all leaders under investigation for alleged breaches

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