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Social Concerns Notes – May 2020

PNG Heading for Recession 08 May 2020 https://www.pngattitude.com/2020/05/png-heading-for-recession-say-forecasts.html | Business Advantage PNG | Edited extracts PORT MORESBY – Economists are forecasting a recession in Papua New Guinea in 2020 as the country struggles to deal with the global crisis caused … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – April 2020

Vigilant Nurse Health system unprepared for virus 10 April 2020 Human Rights Watch SYDNEY – Even before the coronavirus, the fragile health system in Papua New Guinea was underfunded and overwhelmed, with high rates of malaria, tuberculosis, and diabetes among … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – March 2020

Disparity in a global pandemic. Patients per DoctorItaly – 240:1S. Korea – 300:1Spain – 300:1USA – 390:1Australia – 400:1New Zealand – 420:1China – 950:1Papua New Guinea – 20,000:1 Penalty rejected: Steven March 2, 2020The National ACTING Prime Minister and Minister … Continue reading

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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 Click to access 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 … 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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