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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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Social Concerns Notes – November 2016

Economic dip to hit PNG next year, Lupari says November 17, 2016 The National CHIEF Secretary Isaac Lupari says next year will be a tough one for Papua New Guinea due to the financial situation of the country. He reiterated … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – October 2016

Outlaw forced evictions Post Courier October 05, 2016 HARSH and oppressive eviction on citizens is a breach of International Human Rights law which unfortunately is becoming more prevalent in major towns and cities in PNG. United Nations resident co-ordinator Roy … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – September 2016

Australia & PNG warn Manus detainees: ‘No future for you here’ http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2016/09/australia-png-warn-manus-detainees-no-future-for-you-here.html AUSTRALIA and Papua New Guinea are escalating efforts to clear the Manus Island detention centre, telling refugees they must settle elsewhere in PNG, while warning they are preparing … Continue reading

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