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Awaiting papers
Businessman Mahesh Patel who founded City Pharmacy in 1987 and has been in PNG since is still awaiting the processing of his “papers” to become a citizen. He revealed this to the Public Accounts Committee during the inquiry into the procurement, supply and distribution of medicine in the country. There were indeed some raised eyebrows in the room.
Too hot
The inquiry into the procurement, supply and distribution at the B1 conference room at the parliamentary complex had to be adjourned because it was getting too hot – not only the exchange of words but also the air-condition unit was malfunctioning.
Hot exchange
Deputy chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Gary Juffa during an exchange at the inquiry yesterday told someone being interviewed: “Don’t point your fingers at me, bro!”
Extra cash
Everyone wants the extra cash to spend during Christmas. It’s why there is a surge in petty crimes and illegal activities. Even street kids begging at the traffic lights in Waigani are getting more aggressive. They will give you the “finger” if you ignore them.
Move to Kokopo
Police in East New Britain are following up on information that some criminal elements are on their way from Kimbe to Kokopo to carry out armed robberies.
Annus horribilis
Missy Kwin cuts a forlorn figure on the grounds of Windsor Castle because there are so many things going wrong within the royal family. She last used that phrase in 1992.
Japanese wisdom
If it is not yours, don’t take it. If is not right, don’t do it. It that’s not true, don’t say it. If you don’t know, shut up!

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