Investigation

USP to enforce report on mismanagement and abuse of office

BDO Auckland was engaged to investigate alleged corruption at the university.

According to the Islands Business, the USP Council said in a statement the BDO report had resulted in a "range of findings and recommendations that will need to be addressed to ensure the sound operation of the university".

However, the council did not say what the BDO's recommendations are.

The allegations were raised in a paper by the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, titled Issues, Concerns and Breaches of Past Management and Financial Decisions.

Rape investigation into Ronaldo dropped

Ronaldo, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and plays for the Italian club Juventus, has maintained he is innocent of rape.

The allegation made headlines last year after Las Vegas police said they were investigating it.

The case stems from a June 13, 2009, call from a woman to Las Vegas police. She reported that she had been sexually assaulted and police took her to the hospital for an examination, the Clark County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.

But she declined to identify the person who she said assaulted her.

Wife allegedly wounds, kills husband: Police

The incident took place on November 2nd at about 10.30am at Munumb Village, Banz in Jiwaka Province.

According to police reports, the deceased, going by the name of Tonny Dua, was seriously wounded by his wife with a bush knife.

The victim was rushed to the Kudjip Nazarene Hospital but died later.

The suspect was apprehended and detained the same day.

Police say she will be arrested and charged formally.

 Investigations are still ongoing. 

Police pursue poisonous fish deaths

PNG Loop was alerted to the tragic deaths by a reader yesterday but was unable to get comments from the hospital or relatives about the circumstances of the deaths.

Central police commander Laimo Asi however says that he will get police to speak with villagers at Yule Island as well as relatives of the three men who died and the other three who are in hospital after they ate the balloon or puffer fish.

Asi would not pre-empt assumptions surrounding the deaths but said that they would look into the deaths.

Defence calls for joint investigations

PNGDF Chief of Staff, Colonel Mark Goina says that this will be to ensure that proper transparent investigations are made into the case and to also address the issue of this being a repeat occurrence of soldiers and police taking to the streets to vent their frustrations over issues of conflict.

Goina says that the PNGDF will ensure that all soldiers implicated in the Manu Auto Port rampage and damaging of police vehicles will  be handed over to police to face the normal process of discipline.