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Social Concerns Notes – February 2020

So PNG, What is a Fair Deal https://www.pngattitude.com/2020/02/so-png-what-is-a-fair-deal.html PORT MORESBY – The politics of bigman, the economy of wastage and a public service that has become ‘private service for a tip’ all combined to deliver prime minister James Marape’s ground breaking announcement last … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – January 2020

Centuries-long Hela war gets deadlier 08 January 2020 https://www.pngattitude.com/2020/01/a-violent-centuries-long-war-gets-deadlier.html Tribal fighting in the last 30 years has become more akin to conventional warfare on the battlefields of the Middle East or sub-Saharan Africa than the pitched battles using the bows … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – December 2019

01 December 2019 https://www.pngattitude.com/2019/12/png-we-cant-go-on-like-this.html#more In the National Housing Corporation corruption is rife. The stench from those who feed off the misery of evicted  Papua New Guinean families is sickening  SCOTT WAIDE LAE – All the systems we put in place … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – November 2019

Cardinal Ribat: Let’s protect our islands https://www.pngattitude.com/2019/11/cardinal-ribat-we-must-protect-our-islands.html#more 02 November 2019 Pope Francis and Cardinal Ribat, who asks: ““Where will we be after all these islands are gone?” Cardinal Ribat, the Archbishop of Port Moresby, said that there are many similarities … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – October 2019

PNG Demographic and Health Survey Report https://www.nso.gov.pg/images/DHS2016_2018/PNG_DHS2016-2018_KIR.pdf The Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Statistical Office (NSO) recently released the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2016-2018 key indicators report. The survey on which this report is based was implemented by the NSO, … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes, September 2019

Chinese-owned Ramu Nickel plant spills 200,000 litres of ‘toxic’ slurry into the sea https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-30/chinese-owned-mine-in-png-spills-200000-litres-of-toxic-slurry/11464108 A Chinese nickel mine operator has apologised after accidentally spilling an estimated 200,000 litres of toxic slurry into a bay in Papua New Guinea’s Madang province, … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – August 2019

S ‘Shocking’ levels of child violence in Pacific, says new report https://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2019/08/shocking-levels-of-child-violence-in-pacific-says-new-report.html AUCKLAND – A report has detailed shocking levels of physical violence and neglect towards millions of Pacific Islands children, sparking calls for better-targeted aid programs from countries like … Continue reading

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Social Concerns – July 2019

Jiwaka police gets training to deal with sorcery violence July 1, 2019 The National PERPETRATORS of sorcery accusation related violence (SARV) in Jiwaka are increasingly likely to face the law after local police received some intensive training. Thirty-two police officers … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – June 2019

My message to prime minister James Marape 01 June 2019 Scott Waide – As the new prime minister, you have your work cut out for you. You have to try to get a lot of it done within two years … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – May 2019

Press Statement from Catholic Bishops Conference 30 May 2019 An appeal to the new government of Papua New Guinea The Catholic Bishops of Papua New Guinea appreciate the peaceful development of the political debate on the floor of Parliament and … Continue reading

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