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Social Concerns Notes – March 2018

Death Toll Rises Post Courier March 6, 2018 People of Hela have been living in fear since the magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck on February 26 followed by more than 50 aftershocks, Tari-Pori MP James Marape said yesterday. “People in the … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – February 2018

7000 positions still unfilled at government health centres February 12, 2018 The National PAPUA New Guinea has more than 7000 positions still vacant at Government-run health facilities in the country. According to the 2016 annual health report tabled in parliament … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – January 2018

Compulsory SIM card registration in Papua New Guinea By Amanda H A Watson on Jan 24, 2018 Devpolicy The SIM card registration deadline in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has now been extended to April 30. The deadline was to be … Continue reading

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For Justice. For an end to gender violence. It’s our responsibility http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2017/11/for-justice-for-an-end-to-gender-violence-its-our-responsibility.html#more Friday 17 November a six year old Papua New Guinean child was tortured, sustaining wounds and burns all over her body. This child is the daughter of Leniata Kepari. … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – November 2017

Govt team exposes 168 foreign-owned businesses in NCD October 30, 2017The National A GOVERNMENT team has exposed 168 foreign-owned businesses in Port Moresby reserved for locals. Immigration, Border and Security Minister  Petrus Thomas said some were even setting up trade … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – October 2017

25,000 estimated to be HIV/AIDs carriers October 2, 2017 The National THE HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to be a challenge for the country with more than 25,000 people affected and receiving treatment, an official says programme manager of sexual transmitted disease … Continue reading

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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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