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Published: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:23:04 -0700

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New Guinea: Editorial: Drug Abuse Is A Serious Problem

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 07:00:00 GMT

The National, 26 Oct 2009 - HEALTH Minister Sasa Zibe's definition for the mentally ill must be different from his own department's understanding of the same. At least that is what he seemed to be telling Parliament when answering questions from Telefomin MP Peter Iwei last week.

New Guinea: Drug Trade Spilling Over To Addiction

Mon, 22 Sep 2008 07:00:00 GMT

The National, 22 Sep 2008 - BISSAU // Now the epicentre of an expanding West African cocaine trade, Guinea-Bissau is confronting an entirely new problem that threatens disaster for its fragile health, law enforcement and justice systems - a burgeoning population of home-grown crack addicts. Unheard of until recently in this tiny former Portuguese colony, use of crack cocaine is a spillover effect of the transnational cocaine trade.

New Guinea: Legal Groups Need More Funds - Kidu

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT

The National, 30 Jan 2008 - TWO statutory organisations, the National Narcotics Bureau (NNB) and the Censorship Office-have not been adequately funded, Community Development Minister Dame Carol Kidu said. She said that both organisations deal with extremely important social development issues and problems.

New Guinea: Kakagl Villagers' Move Praised

Thu, 17 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT

The National, 17 Jan 2008 - The people of Kakagl village one, two and three in Gembogl district, Simbu province, have been praised for their move to quit cultivating and consuming marijuana. Simbu provincial police commander Supt Joseph Tondop heaped praise on members of Kakagl one, two and three villages, located near the Gembogl district office, for being the first villages in Gembogl to say no to marijuana.

New Guinea: Get tough on penalties - Ex-MP

Mon, 12 Nov 2007 08:00:00 GMT

The National, 12 Nov 2007 - A FORMER politician in Goroka has urged the Government to get tough on the penalties for marijuana-related offences, saying that the drug was the cause of many other crimes. Francis Harokave said marijuana had become a serious problem among youths nationwide.

New Guinea: Youths End Drug Abuse

Mon, 29 Oct 2007 07:00:00 GMT

The National, 29 Oct 2007 - YOUTHS in Gohi village in the Selau district in North Bougainville destroyed a cache of marijuana with a street value of K10,000 at a ceremony to signify the end of drug abuse. The youths also signed a memorandum of understanding with their elders.

New Guinea: Inmates, Families War On Drugs

Mon, 22 Oct 2007 07:00:00 GMT

The National, 22 Oct 2007 - PRISON inmates, Correctional Service officers and families are now prepared to take the fight against drug abuse head on. This comes after a successful two-month course on character development, drug, education and awareness which saw 73 participants including 64 juveniles and four female prisoners graduate with certificates last Friday at the Bomana CS Institute, outside Port Moresby.

New Guinea: Swamped With Drugs

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 07:00:00 GMT

The National, 16 Oct 2007 - POLICE are stepping up enforcement activities against drug trafficking, which usually increases at year-end. People in the rural areas harvest more marijuana to sell during this period to raise money for festivities and to pay for next year's expenses, including school fees.

New Guinea: Marijuana Peer Pressure

Mon, 06 Dec 2004 08:00:00 GMT

The National, 06 Dec 2004 - Doctor, how can I resist peer pressure at school when everybody is smoking marijuana? First, it is not true that everybody is smoking marijuana. The smokers will try and convince you that you are the only one not smoking, in order to make you start, but this is not true. There is no school where 100% of the boys are smoking marijuana. There are always some strong students who resist, no matter how many of their classmates are smoking. You need to become one of them.