Angau put under strict curfew after breakout

This is because of the escapees that were gunned down by police and CS officers and are still recovering in the hospital.

Angau Memorial Hospital CEO Dr Christopher Kenyhercz issued the ban following talks with police hierarchy and the Correctional Service Commander of Buimo Jail.

The Lae public is advised that only genuine patients with clinic books and immediate family of very ill patients will be allowed in during normal visiting hours.

There is no second breakout at Buimo - Police

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr confirmed with Loop PNG that there has been no breakout as rumours had alleged.

The rumours  had circulated throughout Lae City alleging there had been a second break out at Buimo Jail  which had Lae residents flipping out again.

However,  Metsup Wagambie Jnr confirmed otherwise. 

He said he did not know how the rumors started but Lae residents shouldn’t believe such speculations, but  only when the police or the CS confirm it.

Digicel gives special rate for Madang-Lae highway

The rate will apply to all calls made only on Friday from Madang Province between Digicel account holders.

Digicel PNG CEO, Maurice McCarthy, said it was incredibly important for Madang locals traveling along the affected area to be able to keep communication with local authorities and with family and friends.

“We hope that by reducing the cost of calls in the area we can provide some relief to the region affected,” he said.

Penalize China Harbour Engineering - Polye

Polye says according to an advisory report on the design and construction of phase one, the work is substandard.

The first phase completed last year  boosts the safety and efficiency of port operations with new facilities including a tidal basin, a multipurpose berth, and terminal works including buildings, storage areas, roads, drainage, water, electricity and sewerage services.

The construction cost K750million.

Angau receives new equipment and infrastructure

Working in partnership with the ANGAU Memorial Hospital, this will provide much needed supplies, maintenance and additional infrastructure to improve service delivery and health outcomes.

Items to be delivered over the coming months include medical equipment; a portable ward and surgery theatre; a new dental clinic; ward improvement works; extension of the Intensive Care Unit; alongside essential services infrastructure modifications including a new stand-by generator and uninterrupted power supply solutions.

Lae electricity restored

“The Ramu Hydro power station was shut down last weekend as advertised so hydro unit No.2 could be isolated for refurbishment work, and was restored on Sunday,” a PPL statement read.

The supply to Lae residents was maintained by the thermal generators at East Taraka and gas turbine at Lae Wharf.

“However, over the weekend the gas turbine continued to experience technical issues with its fuel filtering system and was shut down on Monday for maintenance.

“The gas turbine was restored on Tuesday February 09 and power supply was back to normal ever since.”

PNG girl in the running Golden Boot

The Rising star, who is based in Lae, has been performing very well with the highest number of goals scored in every game.

The Morobean has scored a total of eight goals so far in the tournament, four goals against Vanuatu, two against Cook Islands and another two against Fiji today.

Giada has represented PNG in a number of tournaments including the 2015 Pacific Games and 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

She has lived up to expectations with her attacking ability and is a strong contender for the Golden Boot Award.

Locals offer discount on boat fare

A boat owner with  75 horse-power engine, Elizabeth Posa said all operators agreed to charge K80 per person, rather than the usual K100.

The Morobeans have not taken advantage of the situation to charge more.

This morning her boat (pictured) ferried 17 passengers in the first run. They are members of the Madang and Goroka districts.

"I am standing here organising the delegates to get on my boat, so when the operator returns he will make two more runs before the end of the day," said Posa.

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Policeman charged with sexual penetration of a child

A Port Moresby based policeman has been charged with sexual penetration of a minor.

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MPG vehicle involved in Lae death

The incident involved a Morobe Provincial Government vehicle and happened in the early hours of last night.

The driver, an employee of the MPG allegedly died instantly while a female companion is in critical condition.

The double-cab Hilux hit a rain tree, along the road between the Salamanda estate and Lae Golf course, causing the vehicle to rollover.

On impact, the vehicle was badly damaged with the trailer torn apart.