Daffodil Charity Golf raises K117,372 in Lae event

The Friday event was far better than the fundraising last year.

Mapai Transport was the main sponsor of the charity event. Their partnership with Oil Search successfully brought the event to the Morobe capital. 

The Oil Search Daffodil Golf Challenge is the longest running charity golf event for the past 14 years.

Mapai owner Jacob Luke applauded those who stood by him and thanked those new companies who have joined in sponsorship in cash and kind, including, Badili Hardware, Casa Supermarket, Labu Holdings, Motorist Discount Centre and Toby Coffee.

Oil Search and Mapai sponsor Lae Daffodil Golf Challenge

The event was launched with a K50,000 sponsorship from foundation sponsor Oil Search Limited (K25,000) and Lae-based Mapai Transport Limited (K25,000).

This is the sixth year that the event will be hosted to support the work of the PNG Cancer Relief Society in Lae.

The corporate challenge will be held in Lae on August 19th.

Oil Search PNG communications manager, Ruth Waram, said the sponsorship covers the hosting of the event, whilst 100 percent of the funds raised from the  event will go directly to the PNG Cancer Relief Society to assist their work. 

Foreigner on sexual abuse charge of minor in Lae

Police said the male foreigner of Asian origin was in the company of a married couple, who arranged for the sexual penetration of a 15 - year old girl.

According to police reports, the middle-aged Asian sexually penetrated the girl from Salamaua LLG in the Morobe Province after she was arranged by her uncle and his wife.

It was alleged that the victim was taken into town by the couple in the pretext of looking after her and help her with some cash.

The Asian suspect sexually penetrated the victim five times within two days last year.

Track and Field championships set for this weekend

Although several teams have yet to formally submit their entries and pay the required fees, Secretary of Athletics PNG (APNG), Philip Rehder confirmed that there has been strong interest from around the country.

“Teams are expected to fly in from Port Moresby, Popondetta, Manus, New Ireland, East Sepik and from both East and West New Britain.

“Large teams are expected from Simbu and Madang plus a good number from Western Highlands and from Enga Province following the staging of a Provincial Championship in Wabag last weekend,” said Rehder.

PMV looted of goods along Four-Mile stretch in Lae

The truck was reported to have reached Fou-Mile when it was held up and emptied of all its belongings by criminals along the road.

Police were alerted via mobile phone of the incident but upon arriving at the scene, the suspects had already gone into hiding with the good and belongings.

Lae Provincial Police Commander Anthony Wagambie Jnr says that it was an isolated incident of which criminals had planned to hold up any PMV and run away with the goods.

Big Mountain thanks fans in Lae

The band performed on Thursday night for the first time in Lae at the Ascots Nightclub and will perform for the second time in Port Moresby at the Lamana Gold Club tomorrow.

The band’s lead vocals Joaquin "Quino" McWhinney said it was great and they loved the fans that showed a lot of support and sang along to the songs.

Quino said the visit to Lae was very eye opening as they come from Southern California where all you see is concrete so coming to see how people deal with the type of environment they live in was very interesting.

Lae Easter operations quiet

All units were out in full operational mode including a few CS officers to assist in instances of Buimo escapee sightings or apprehension.

Lae Metropolitan police commander Anthony Wagambie  Jnr informed PNG Loop that generally the city was quiet with no majors incidences to report.

Normal operations were conducted with the presence of foot beat patrols into areas of concern with incidences attended to promptly by police.

Wagambie commended the support of the community in helping police maintain a good Easter period in Lae.

NRI to launch report on development

The Institute had undertaken a review of the relationship between city growth and urban development plans of Port Moresby and Lae.

The report entitled, “Improving Urban Development in Papua New Guinea” (Discussion Paper No.145) presents a set of recommendations for reforms to the structure of urban cities and towns, urban planning and land administration legislations such as the Land Act 1996, Physical Planning Act 1989, Surveying Act 1969, Valuation Act 1967 and Surveying Coordination Act 1967.

Locals kill escapee and friend

The incident took place between 10.30pm and 11pm last Saturday (March 19th) at Busurum along the back road of Lae city (Malahang).

The two deceased earlier in the afternoon were under the influence of drugs and alcohol and were terrorising the market women and their children.

They went about Taweng market destroying market tables and stealing money and personal property from vendors and customers there.


Australia to open Consulate-General in Lae, PNG

Lae is PNG’s commercial capital, home of its largest port, and the gateway connecting PNG’s island regions and the highlands, where the majority of Papua New Guineans live.

Lae is integral to Australia’s $19 billion investment in PNG. The Consulate-General will strengthen Australia’s presence in PNG’s commercial capital and bolster the growing trade and investment relationship between the two countries.