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BEATING up betel nut vendors and then throwing their supply out on the street for the public to scramble for is no way of getting the message of cleanliness across to the society. The filth around the main bus-stop at Rainbow is a real eye sore.
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MAYBE the good NCD Governor or those responsible should consider building proper bus terminals where buses actually have to go out of the main highway like the one at Boroko.
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AND with the current road systems, authorities should come down hard on the bus drivers who fail to use designated bus-stop for set down and pick up.
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BUS drivers should not entertain requests and hail ride stops but instead stop at the correct spot. Those who defy this should be fined. And the same goes for taxis as well.
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TAXI and bus drivers in Port Moresby have the worst traffic manners. They will swerve in and out of traffic, they will hoot their horns at the slightest delay, they drive at the fastest or the slowest pace and nothing will move them to do otherwise.
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THE land transport division of the Department of Transport needs to move quickly with the proposed plan for PMV drivers and their crew to undergo proper training and certification to operate.
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THESE service providers need to be educated to a certain level and accredited in order to qualify them to operate anywhere in the country.
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INTELLECTUAL property is an umbrella term for the various legal entitlements associated with certain names, literary works, recorded media, and inventions. The holders of such entitlements may exercise various exclusive rights in relation to the use of their intellectual property.
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THE concept is controversial because it implies that intellectual works – so-called products of the mind – are analogous to physical property. What is the difference between a copyright, a trademark, and a patent?
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A TEENAGE runaway who spent three years living with Cherokee Indians, Houston went on to serve in the War of 1812 and was elected to the House of Representatives in 1823. Attracted to the struggle for Texan independence, he led the army of the provisional government of Texas to victory against the Mexicans in 1836 and served as the newly independent Republic of Texas’s first president.
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QUOTE of the day: Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth. – AESOP
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