Papua New Guinea - The National - Editorial

Much work left before referendum

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The National, Friday December 19th, 2014

 BOUGAINVILLE’s poli­ti­cal destiny is something that cannot be arrived at simply by a strong desire for autonomy and self-determination devoid of any evidence of fiscal self-rel

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State must boost national security

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The National, Thursday December 18th, 2014

 THE siege in Sydney’s central business district, which ended in the death of two innocent people along with the criminal involved, has unfolded far too close to our shores and cannot be

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Give Jiwaka elders due respect and dignity

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The National, Wednesday December 17th, 2014

 YEARS have passed quickly, and the gift of Jiwaka Province, for all the effort and pain it involves, has no value in Jiwaka Provincial Governments’ eyes.

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Teach entreprenurial skills in schools

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The National, Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 THE call by National Development Bank board chairman Moses Liu for a greater emphasis on teaching students to do business and practical skills certainly has merit.

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A double worthy of celebrating

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The National, Monday December 15th, 2014

 THE O’Neill Government has scored a double century with the reopening of Aropa Airport in Central Bougainville on Friday and the decision to give 33 per cent free equity in Ok Tedi Mini

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Education always trumps sports

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The National, Friday 12th of December, 2014

 THE idea that sports is the be all and end all for unemployed and idle youth to do something worthwhile with their lives is a popular idea in Papua New Guinea.

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Holding leaders accountable a must

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The National, Thursday December 11th, 2014

 THE conviction of three MPs so far could be a triumph in the battle against misappropriation but at the same time raises other questions. 

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Banning alcohol is not the solution

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The National, Wednesday December 10th, 2014

 THE imposition of an indefinite alcohol ban in the National Capital District seems like a knee-jerk reaction by the Parkop administration to the unrest in the city last weekend.

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Children need better examples

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The National, Tuesday December 9th, 2014

 THE chaos that engulfed parts of Port Moresby over the weekend because of a standoff between Police and Defence Force personnel was completely unnecessary and avoidable.

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Alarming turn of events shocks city

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The National, Monday December 8th, 2014

 SENIOR officers of the De­fence and Police forces should be commended for their quick actions in quelling a highly volatile situation in the National Capital District on Saturday.

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Soso takes up the good fight

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The National, Friday December 5th, 2014

 THE appointment of a new provincial administrator for Eastern Highlands has been a contentious issue for the province’s leaders and people.

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City MP must wake up, fix roads

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The National, Thursday December 4th, 2014

 THE festive season is upon us again and so is the wet season.

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Works Dept sets new standards

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The National, Wednesday December 3rd, 2014

 EARLIER this year, Works Secretary David Wereh directed his project managers to undertake first quarter reviews and provide reports on all infrastructure projects.

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Way to go, Governor Parkop

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The National, Tuesday December 2nd, 2014

 NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop has thrown down the gauntlet on the rights of sex workers and the transgender or gay community in Papua New Guinea.

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Hosts claim Games boasting rights

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The National, Monday December 1st, 2014

 Morobe are the 2014 PNG Games champions with a 65 gold medal haul to round off the sixth edition of the event. 

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Good new for Manam Islanders

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The National, Friday November 28th, 2014

 MADANG Governor Jim Kas has done something the people of Bogia and Manam Islanders in particular will remember him for later.

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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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