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Illegal mining
From a reader referring to yesterday’s item on illegal logging: “While there is illegal logging in the logging areas, there is also illegal mining in the mining areas. Everyone wants to make money and have fun on the side.”
Face masks
An update on the coronavirus preventative measures will mostly likely be tabled in Parliament during its session starting today. But it is most unlikely that the MPs will be required to wear face masks as there is no confirmed coronavirus case in PNG, according to officials.
Super spreader
They call the British businessman “super-spreader” after he caught coronavirus at a Singapore hotel last week then flew to London via a French ski resort, had a pint at his local English pub, leaving up to seven infected and hundreds tested.
More killed
Coronavirus’s deadliest day yet: 97 people are killed in 24 hours in China, bringing the global death toll to 910, smashing hopes that disease control measures were working. It comes as millions of people return to work today after the Lunar New Year break.
White House
There is the Obama Guest House in Waigani North and a White House at Erima in Port Moresby. They both trade in Kina, not US dollars.
Two extremes
Bushfire-ravaged Sydney is bracing for another calamity – heavy rain, the heaviest in 20 years, according to weather experts. Some areas in the city are without power as residents struggle to cope with a new disaster. Nature and climate change at work.
Dirty hands
Dirty hands are a sign of clean money. Respect those people who earn less, but with honesty.
Thought for today
Always be kind. If you see someone falling behind, walk beside them. If someone is being ignored, find a way to include them. If someone has been knocked down, lift them up. Always remind people of their worth. Just one small act of kindness could mean the world to someone.

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