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Quality Education

Going by reports from across the country, there is increased morale among teachers after the recent pay hike. It is not only about the money, but also the realization of the respect and importance being given to their profession and the education sector. For teachers, the hike also comes with …

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A MP Vehicle Fund

Some MPs have come for two to three terms to Parliament but they still complain that Nu 1 mn is not enough to buy a decent vehicle. A little math is in order. An MP gets Nu 1 mn every term in cash to buy a car. But bigger than …

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The real threat to the media

The friday question and answer session in Parliament saw a Opposition MP saying that some media personnel went to the Opposition party with a couple of voice recordings of the PM, alleging ‘harassment.’ First off, the media must learn to fight its own battles. If some truly unpleasant incident has …

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MPs question making fronting a fourth degree felony

The new section fronting which was introduced during the 1st and 2nd reading session was re-discussed yesterday as well. An extensive debate took place on the offence of fronting, but it drew no conclusion as such and the issue will be discussed again in the coming week. Fronting definition states, …

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Walking the talk

For a long while, teachers and doctors have been talked up by politicians across political parties, but there was not as much to show when it came time to walk the talk. The DNT government must be commended for coming up with a visionary and long-term pay hike recommendation when …

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Second class citizens in the private sector

Dear fellow private sector friends, With 40,000 business licenses and up-to 160,000 people earning a living from it, you are second in size only to farmers and contribute the bulk of the national revenue. Your taxes (CIT, BIT, Sales Tax, PIT, Customs etc) fund the government and will also help …

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