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Gary Juffa

Today we are besieged. The so called elites in power who do the bidding of the pirates that control our resources are fast selling PNG off, neither protecting nor promoting PNG interests.

Just walk into any business and ask yourself how is PNG protected here? A few genuine businesses and investors struggle while a many are merely here as vultures to take what they can while they can.

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Canadian Company Nautilus Minerals holds a PNG Government permit to undertake experimental seabed mining in the Solwara 1 area off the coast of New Ireland. The company has invested millions into developing and engaging contractors overseas to building heavy machinery and gigantic robots that will be used for this mine.

250 tonne monsters ready to chew up the seafloor in PNG. Picture courtesy of Chronicle.

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West Sepik youths holding playcards in demonstration against SABL. Picture courtesy: Gregory Suguman

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Wagsford Youths Soccer team

A local town soccer team in Madang, has a message to share at the Madang town soccer competition. The message on their jerseys reads 'Stop the Land Grab'.

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Source: NEWMATILDA.com

Image: Phillp Capper/Flicker

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It is no suprise that we are pointing fingers at the corruption in government departments. We are already losing customary land to corrupt official dealings, what else are we losing to corruption?

Source: Post Courier

The Lands and Physical Planning Department is corrupt and so too are other Government departments, Lands and Physical Planning Minister Benny Allen said in Parliament yesterday.

Mr Allen was responding to lands compensation claims during Question Time by Dei Westley Nukundj.

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14 government ministers from Vanuatu sentenced and jailed for corrupt practises. PNG needs to follow through with tackling corruption!!!

Angry at the speakers move while he was away, Vanuatu's President vows to 'clean up the mess'

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Thomas Pogge and Alnoor Ladha | OCCUPY.com

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The National Research Institute has published a discussion paper looking at how we can improve the currently very poor level of service delivery in PNG and the impact different systems of government can have on improving political governance.

The paper looks at the experiences of different countries around the world  to suggest some ways we can make improvements in PNG and concludes major changes like introducing a Presidential system of government are not needed.

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Alnoor Ladha | The Rules via Huffington Post

On 25th September world leaders signed the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They told the world that we’re on track to ending global poverty by 2030, and that we can do it by prioritising economic growth at all costs.

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