Central Province

Speeding costs lives!

This was the reprimand given by the Central police commander, Laimo Asi, when speaking about a fatal accident caused by speeding over the weekend.

PPC Asi says a woman was killed while 5 others were seriously injured when a 15-seater bus from Tubuserea was involved in an accident with a 15-seater bus from Rigo.

The accident took place on Thursday, May 4th, at around 6am around the City Mission area.

Police report that the Tubuserea bus was pulling to the side of the road to let off some passengers when the bus from Rigo collided into them.

VIDEO: Central police election operations progress

Operations have now progressed with police personnel moving onto the next stages of their duties.

Central Province order of draw

Contesting the same seat also are other big names like Ila Geno, Rigo Lua, Philomena Kassman.

Also back in the run is former governor Alphones Moroi.

The 36 candidates were issued their box numbers yesterday. See in table below is the order of draw:

Box Number

Candidate

Box Number

Candidate

Central police commander suggests partial buai ban

 

Central police commander Laimo Asi suggests that one area that the leaders in the province must support is the introduction of control measures for the buai trade.

Asi says he is suggesting for the provincial government to support his personnel and impose a “partial” buai ban.

The PPC says while he would ideally like to see the trade shut down realistically, this will not be the case as many depend on the thriving trade to make ends meet.

Central to beef up police presence

This will be from June 24 to July 8th.

An awareness is being conducted by police officers, and a briefing will be held this week on operations during the eight-week campaign period.

Provincial police commander, Laimo Asi, said his officers had a briefing to outline the respective areas in policing during the campaign period.

"My command will localise and monitor all campaigning activities to individual police stations."

Despite informal reports of early campaigning taking place, PPC Asi said no one has officially laid complaints yet.

New explosives facility in Papa

Officially called the ‘Orica Konekaru Site,’ the facility is located in Papa, Central Province, and is a few hundred metres from the Papa-Lealea Road and opposite the PNG LNG Plant Site.

The opening of the site follows from an agreement signed between landowners and Orica five years ago.

Chairman of Konekaru Holdings Limited, Morea Geita, said he was happy with the outcome of the agreement, as it will put Konekaru on the world map.

The Iaro Gaha clansmen said the investment by Orica will be used to their advantage, for the betterment of his people.

Contradictory reports see manslaughter case dismissed

The Central Committal Court on Tuesday dismissed the case against Joshua Gini David after he was arrested and charged on 18 January last year for unlawfully killing his step daughter, who was 16 years old at the time of her death.

Allegations brought by police before the court stated that David sexually assaulted the 16-year-old before she committed suicide by hanging herself on 2nd December, 2015, at her family home.

The deceased was the daughter of his partner at the time of the alleged offense.

655 eye patients treated at Kupiano

More than 2,000 people also attended health promotion sessions.

The land-based healthcare team, in partnership with local health workers and the Abau District Administration, delivered optometry services, dental procedures and health education at Kupiano's Health Centre.

One of the patients seen was a 35 year-old mother of four named Openi. Openi was considered legally blind and could only see two metres in front of her. YWAM’s optometry team fitted Openi with a pair of glasses which enabled her to read, and see half-way down the vision acuity chart.

Family plans Roger Hau'ofa Kidney Centre

The Roger Hau'ofa Kidney Centre will be set up to address the full spectrum of kidney disease, from prevention, treatment and care.

The late Hau’ofa passed on peacefully at 11.42pm on Saturday at his wife Pauline’s village, Iare in Kairuku District, Central Province, after suffering from kidney disease.

Daughter of late Hau'ofa, Michelle, said the family has walked that path and the vision that they had for their father is that his life will not be in vain.

Hau’ofa knew issues affecting PNG: Media council

The popular FM100 talkback show host passed on late Saturday night at Iare village, in the Kairuku-Hiri District, Central Province.

The show is the country’s longest running radio talkback program with the late Hau’ofa its host for close to 30 years.

Expressing sadness at his passing, MCPNG president Alexander Rheeney said his death is a blow to broadcasting in PNG and robs radio listeners throughout the country of a talk-show host, who knew the issues affecting citizens and held leaders to account on air.