Goldie Training Depot

New soldiers told to master skills

More than 75 new recruits who passed out from Goldie Training Depot have been challenged by PNGDF Chief of Force Preparations, Colonel Sialle Diro, to take their training aggressively as this is their lifetime skill.

Colonel Diro made this statement last Monday at the 1st Royal Pacific Island Regiment in Port Moresby.

The new soldiers will go into 12 weeks of their Initial Employment Training (IET). They now complete the Bravo Company of the 1st Royal Pacific Islands Regiment.

Police report major incidents in NCD

On Monday August 1 between 11: 30pm and 12 midnight at the Goldie Training Depot, a woman was sexually abused by a known suspect who is an ex PNG Defence Force member.

The suspect while here for his final entitlements was alleged to have lured the woman with some money before sexually penetrating her.

The ex-soldier has gone into hiding and police investigations are still ongoing.