Namah calls for Govt’s intervention

Namah called for swift and urgent government intervention after the media reported the laying off of 5,000 workers at the Majestic Seafood processing plant in Lae two weeks ago due to "lack of fish".

Earlier this year, it was reported that RD Tuna in Madang also laid off hundreds of workers at its processing plant for the same reason.

Both Majestic Seafood and RD Tuna are foreign owned companies given license to operate in the country.

Their processing facilities are among six fish loining and canning plants that currently operate in the country.

More people losing jobs during SOE period

The company has reported a significant decline of up to 70% in sales which has directly placed more than 3,000 families in serious hardships.

The Vitis company directors are faced with a serious dilemma as business uncertainty sets in; they wonder what the “new normal” will look like and how it will affect business continuity.

Vitis Industries general manager Dr Sergey Mosin said other major corporations might withstand such losses in sales revenue and profitability due to their strong cash flow positions.

California lawmakers want to mandate internet for kids in juvy

But youth in the criminal justice and foster care systems often don't have access to it. That's why some lawmakers in California want to make it their right.

Earlier this year, Democrat Assemblymember Mike Gipson introduced legislation that would mandate "reasonable access to computer technology and the internet" for kids in juvenile detention programs and foster care.

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Landowners wait to see PMIZ jobs promise fulfilled

One of the vibrant leaders of Riwo, Hood Kasses, says the landowners are waiting every day to see if the promised 30,000 jobs will be advertised.

Mr Kasses says they will not give up and will wait to see the government promise of jobs come to pass and all the landowners get employed and involved in business development activities.

He says despite the waiting he urges the landowners not to sell their land to outsiders coming in and taking advantage of the PMIZ and wanting to buy  land to set up business or settle.