The marriage, of convenience some would say, between the Pangu and National Alliance parties to run the Government is nothing new in PNG politics since independence 44 years ago. The only thing that has been changing are the party leaders. And Sir MTS was once the leader of both parties.
Each time we approach the Independence Day holiday weekend, Governor Powes Parkop reminds city residents to fly only the national flag. No provincial flags. This year he has been rather quiet. Maybe he is still busy with the West Papua march.
City residents are still waiting too for Governor Powes Parkop to come good on his promise to introduce free bus services in the city. No word yet from City Hall.
Water trucks stopping in the middle of the busy highways in Port Moresby at night for workers to water the roadside gardens pose a big risk to motorists. A cop and a taxi driver died on Monday when they ran into one such truck. Can’t they water the gardens in daylight so that drivers can see them parked around the bend?
On the job
A French court has ruled that a man who died from a heart attack while having sex on a business trip was the victim of an industrial accident and his employer is liable for damages. Xavier X, was an engineer working in central France for his Paris-based employer when he met a local woman on a night in 2013. He was later found dead in his hotel. The ruling means that the employer will have to pay a hefty compensation to his family.
“Everything is theoretically impossible until it is done.” – Robert A Heinlein