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Social Concerns Notes – September 2017

MP emphasizes need for more role models to help youngsters August 24, 2017 The National The country faces a crisis of bad role modelling by older people towards youths and this must change, Madang MP Bryan Kramer says. Speaking at … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – August 2017

Flight into the night: saving a precious Bosavi baby 1 August 2017 http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2017/08/flight-into-the-night-saving-a-precious-bosavi-baby.html#more I RECEIVED the call from Keith Kedekai in Tari at 2.30pm. A woman was in labour at Mt Bosavi. The people there wanted a doctor’s opinion about … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – July 2017

No Women in PNG Parliament   NBC News With the remaining 23 seats yet to be declared, it looks almost certain that Papua New Guinea will not have any women representation in the upcoming Parliament. Two of the three first-time women … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – June 2017

Electoral corruption in PNG: caught between the law and a hard place http://devpolicy.org/electoral-corruption-png-caught-law-hard-place-20170619/?utm_source=Devpolicy&utm_campaign=4974601b56-ANUUPNG_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_082b498f84-4974601b56-227683090 by Sam Koim, Grant Walton June 19, 2017 Papua New Guinea (PNG) is about to go to the polls. From 24 June 2017, voters will line up … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – May 2017

Nun assists 87 detainees home May 1, 2017 The National A CATHOLIC nun has helped over 130 detained Vietnamese fishermen in a number of prisons in PNG to return home. Sister Ma Theresa Trinh Vu Phuong looked after the needs … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – April 2017

Cash Aid or Program Aid – A Delicate Balance – Sam Koim http://www.pngblogs.com/2017/03/cash-aid-or-program-aid-delicate-balance.html?m=1 At the 25th Papua New Guinea–Australia Ministerial Forum held recently in Madang, the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) surprised the Australian Government Ministers in attendance by … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – March 2017

Yuri peace building activities focus on mobilising youth 01 March 2017 http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2017/02/yuri-peace-building-activities-focus-on-mobilising-youth.html#more AT the heart of all the activities of the Yuri Alaiku Kuikane Association (YAKA) are the 4Rs – reunion, reconciliation, rebuilding and restoration. YAKA – established to bring … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – February 2017

Call for govt to clear confusion on school fees Post Courier, February 08, 2017 INADEQUATE funding from day to day management of Catholic Agency schools had been brought to the attention of the Government last year. The National Catholic Education … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – January 2017

A love letter to PNG, where it was my destiny to be born http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2017/01/a-love-letter-to-png-where-it-was-my-destiny-to-be-born.html#more  by Emma Wakpi MY motherland, I am writing this letter on the eve of Christmas to let you know how much I love and appreciate you. … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – December 2016

Respect builds safe society, says Parkop December 13, 2016 The National NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop says respect is the value that can build a safe society. “In the past, men respect women as it is part of our … Continue reading

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