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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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Social Concerns Notes – April 2019

The rigging of the 2017 election: (4) Money politics & corruption01 April 2019 https://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2019/04/the-rigging-of-the-2017-election-4-money-politics-corruption.html You can link to the full ANU report here Money politics, the use of criminal elements and the engagement of security forces are a feature of … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – March 2019

Mum, baby spared March 7, 2019The National ARMED pirates attacked a dinghy but left a mother and her baby, a 13-year-old girl and eight others unharmed. However, two others are still missing after they were forced to jump into the … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – February 2019

PNG government’s appalling human rights scorecard 19 January 2019. https://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2019/01/png-governments-appalling-human-rights-scorecard-in-2018.html Despite an economic boom led by extractive industries such as mining, an estimated 40% of people in Papua New Guinea live in poverty. The government has not taken sufficient steps … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – November 2018

The Catholic Church and APEC https://www.pngsicbc.com/press-release-4-apec The primary task of the Catholic Church in PNG is to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of PNG. As such the church adopts no particular position on political or economic … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – October 2018

K200-K600 pay deductions for teachers all over the country and they want to know why https://mylandmycountry.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/k200-k600-pay-deductions-for-teachers-all-over-the-country-and-they-want-to-know-why/ This morning, I was informed that  a number of teachers in Lae had not received their full salaries.  On average, each teacher mentioned had about K200 deducted … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – September 2018

Couple mark 50 yrs of marriage Post Courier August 31, 2018 Lina Koro and Gabriel Yombonakali met, strange as it might seem in the days of no mobile phones and ‘selfies’, via a photograph without ever setting eyes upon each … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – July 2018

Church: DSIP, PSIP Funds Encourage Corruption and must be abolished. Post Courier July 19, 2018 ONE of the oldest and biggest churches in the country, the Catholic Church through its powerful mouthpiece, the Catholic Bishops Conference, has called on Parliamentarians … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – June 2018

Food shortage a worry in jail May 30, 2018 The National WARDERS at Wewak’s Boram Prison in East Sepik had to release 35 prisoners on Sunday to go and look for food to feed themselves because of the shortage at … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – May 2018

PNG is running out of vital HIV drugs and people could die http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2018/04/png-is-running-out-of-vital-hiv-drugs-and-people-could-die.html PORT MORESBY – Advocacy groups have warned HIV-positive Papua New Guineans could die if the country’s dwindling anti-retroviral drugs supply is not replenished soon. Papua New Guinea … Continue reading

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