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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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Every day the Tropical Gems can be seen taking charge of clearing and tidying civic spaces in Madang, a town on the north coast of the Papua New Guinean mainland. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPS

Source: Catherine Wilson

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Community, Relationships and Exchange are the three most significant values in a cuturally diverse country such as Papua New Guinea. We keep them dear to our hearts after land and life. Our system is a tradition that lives off extended relationships that survive on exchange within community for our social, economic and spiritual wellbeing. We are a spiders web conjoined by PNG culture for a 'Gutpela Sindaun' for everyone.

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For those of you who have'nt got a copy of the Ntional Census Report 2011, click on the document below to have a read.

 

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Education is said to be a tool to address corruption in PNG. However, our education system is in dire strait with numerous issues to address as institutional corruption is a reality for PNG.

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Gold and silver will give you money but nothing is richer than the happiness that comes without damaging the environment that sustains you. Agricultural has always been the best method of sustaining our families, providing cash incomes and driving economic growth.

Moreover, we can do it ourselves, we are experts of our own land. No wonder these people look far happier than those poor souls at Porgera.

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Opposition leader, Don Polye wants answers on the delay in set-up of ICAC. Why is the Prime Minister not prioritising to rid corruption?

Where is the K20 million if there is no Task Force Sweep?

Opposition leader, Don Polye. Picture courtesy of fijitv.

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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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