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A JOLLY Friday to each and every one.
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IT is about time road authorities put forward a proposal for approval to increase the speed limit on certain sections of the freeway to 80km/h to match the average speed of cars.
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IN Port Moresby, from the Courts roundabout to Kone, for example, make it illegal to drop below 60km/hr on the inside lane, below 40km/hr on the second lane and the outside lane can be anything less than 40km/hr and for trucks/semi-trailers.
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MAKE it illegal to leave a vehicle broken down in the middle of the road without hazard lights on or some sort of flare warning to other approaching drivers.
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AUTHORITIES should really put in place laws to stop people burning rubbish in the neighbourhoods and on the hills whenever they want to. It really is an ugly site, flying into the capital city of Papua New Guinea and the first thing that greets you is smoke from up in the air.
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YOU see black scarred mountain tops and even flat land stretching over miles, just black.
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THEN the fire by inconsiderate neighbours burning their rubbish within the residential area really pollutes the air, especially with the current winds.
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THE main role of a shop assistant is to help customers with their queries from what they sell in the shop; where customers can locate a particular product and to offer assistance by way of greeting customers. Walk into the major shopping outlets in Port Moresby and try asking for assistance and you will be appalled at the feedback you get from some of the sales assistants. Who do we blame for the poor feedback?
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VISIT the Rainbow bus stop and it’s an ugly sight with vendors doing brisk business. Rather than continue this cat-and-mouse game, the city authorities may want to consider conducting some education programme as it looks like the vendors are not prepared to give up the opportunity to earn some good money simply by setting up a table outside their homes.
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THE people we pity most are the street cleaners engaged by the NCDC and eventually, motorists who will be inconvenienced by the vendors’ customers.
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QUOTE of the day: Reason itself is true and just, but the reason of every particular man is weak and wavering, perpetually swayed and turned by his interests, his passions, and his vices. – Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
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