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THE church in Oceania and Solomon Islands and PNG is blessed to have one of its own son of the soil to be made Cardinal. A very humble man, yet a hard worker. Congratulations Cardinal Sir John Ribat MSC. Congratulations yet to the Chevalier Family in celebrations.
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WE acknowledge Bishop Rochus Tatamai also has continuous update since their arrival in Vatican.
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EVEN in government offices in PNG, we stand in queues to be served. Most times, those serving at the counters are quick to do their jobs, while others are not so quick. In most government offices, it is hard to locate where the client serving area in the office is.
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YOU will have to ask around and look for it. And if you do locate one, you will have to wait for the person serving at the counter to come.
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YOU are standing in line at the bank and someone asks “have you been served yet?” If I had been served, would I be standing here?
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A SUGGESTION has been made for Port Moresby to be named as the standing queue city. Everywhere people are standing in queues to be served. Wonder what is happening? At the airports for check-in, wharves, banks, schools, stores and even hospitals. Most times, those standing in queues, especially those in the banks, will start to grumble and say all kinds of things relating to the bank, the management or even the tellers.
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VIOLENCE against women in public places is now reaching a stage of despair. It is now time for neighbours to start taking the step to call the police, especially when a husband is hitting his wife. This is no show for spectators, do something.
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MANY vehicles should be pulled off the road, and they include those with broken headlights and tail-lights, plastered windscreen, bald tyres, etc. Very simply, these vehicles are hazardous to other road users. The authorities know this but they are not doing anything about it. Road checks provide the opportunity for them to act correctly, but instead the officers are more interested in trying to nail an expat in the hope of getting some pocket money.
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YOU would think by now the National Capital District Commission would have constructed parking lots in locations close to major office complexes to help with traffic flow and with congestion, but it is okay, we can all park wherever it is appropriate even if it means blocking others for our own convenience.
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QUOTE of the day: With Women, we speak of “love”, “duty”, “right”, “wrong”, “pity”, “hope”, and other irrational and emotional conceptions, which have no existence, and the fiction of which has no object except to control feminine exuberances. – Edwin Abbott (1838-1926)
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