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ActNow staff presenting shirts to PNG Touch rugby Manager, Ian Yaro

Source: The National

ActNow, a non-governmental organisation, has backed the national touch football squad to the Pacific Games with the apparel promoting its cause.

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Maladina is nailed for the NPF Saga.

But the 2010 Department of Finance Commission of Inquiry found more than K780 million stolen and the report has sat for more than 5 years collecting dust without the recommendations being implemented and those responsible brought to justice.

In the COI report, more than 50 plus senior bureaucrats, businessmen and lawyers were named to have eaten a piece of K780 million and are still walking freely in PNG while others have put the money on good use living and enjoying thei

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Picture: Secretary for Justice, Lawrence Kalinoe. Photo courtesy of emtv.com

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Recommendations in an NGO joint-submission to the International Seabed Authority (ISA) include best practice decision-making and that the ISA should not issue any seabed exploration licences if, most importantly, there is evidence of no free, prior and informed consent of indigenous people; or, there is broad lack of support; or there is minimal peer-reviewed research on the potential environmental impacts; or on potential impacts to the health and economy of human communities; or on the cumulative impacts and the mechanisms and strategies to address any problems that

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Any action by the government to address the SABL land grab and illegal logging is very welcome - but landowners have been waiting two years, not six months as the Chief Secretary claims...

By Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV, Port Moresby

The inquiry into the Special Agriculture Business Leases (SABL) has been taken over by an Independent Task Force Team.

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For those of you who are keeping track, this is an update on the Papua New Guinea members of Parliament who have been charged or found guilty and await sentence or have been imprisoned to date.
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This is a beautiful piece illustrating two-folds of Africa that the world percieves, a continent teeming with life and overflowing with resource - rich, fertile land, and a continent ravaged by disease, poverty, war and corruption. These similar sentiments are a farmiliar sentiment many in the world share about Papua New Guinea. You be the judge, who is suffering, are we really being manufactured to become rich or manufactured for the rich?

Source: Oakland Institute

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