Madang

Ships turned away by Madang govt: Minister

The move has impacted essential services, and led to three ships carrying critical cargo, like fuel, being turned away at the Madang port.

Minister for Police Bryan Kramer said in today’s COVID-19 media briefing that the Marape-led government is only focused on closing provincial borders.

The security personnel were not able to reach the Governor for Madang to issue a letter regarding the impact of his government’s decision, instead they gave it to the Provincial Administration.

Triple killings mar festive celebrations in Madang

The deaths were reported along the North Coast Road. Two of those were double killings whilst one was alcohol related.

Acting PPC Mazuc said the double killings were reported in the Sumgilbar Local Level Government in the Sumkar electorate while the third one was reported in the Mambuan area of Bogia district.

“The double killings occurred at Biranis village in the Mugiar area of Sumgilbar Local Level Government where an elderly man of 70 years was killed. The deceased was returning to his house after visiting his daughter when he was killed.

Madang police vehicles set for festive ops

In saying that, Madang Provincial Police Commander, Acting Superintended Mazuc Rubiang, has applauded the Ramu NiCo Limited for sharing their fuel with police vehicles for the Christmas and New Year operations.

A number of police vehicles from different units were refilled on 23rd of December at the Ramu NiCo Operations Base in Madang town upon agreement by the general manager of corporate office, Charlie Hu, and PPC Mazuc Rubiang.

Over 1,500 liters were used.

Air Niugini Madang maintains top spot

It has been maintaining the top spot since the beginning of this year.

OTP is measured on the time taken for a scheduled flight to depart from a point of origin to the point of arrival.

Air Niugini Managing Director, Alan Milne, in presenting the award, congratulated Madang Port Manager, Henrick Senat, and his team for an excellent job in maintaining their performance.

He also encouraged the rest of the staff to continue to work smarter to achieve the 100 percent OTP mark.

Young woman’s corpse discovered

Gaubin Rural Hospital administrator Yang Letag said the corpse was discovered at 1pm yesterday and is currently at the morgue.

They are appealing to any relatives of missing persons to come forward and claim the body of the young woman, which will be moved to Madang on Thursday morning.

Letag said the provincial health office and disaster office have been notified, however there is no funding available to move the body.

The deceased has New Guinea islands features, has dark skin and was discovered in the open sea near a floater.

Madang in a political frenzy

Two attempts by Madang MP, Bryan Kramer, to address the crowd on Tuesday, responding to the Prime Minister’s remarks on service delivery at the airport project launch, and later at Bates oval, was downplayed by the government MPs.

The crowd that gathered to hear the leaders clearly had opposing views.

While it may all be politics, Madang town mayor Joe Yama, while speaking at the Bates Oval on Tuesday afternoon, appealed to the leaders not to fight amongst themselves.

“People want service,” he made the appeal on behalf of the 10 councils and people of Madang.

Madang airport project launched

The contingent was welcomed at the airport by Madang Governor Peter Yama where they proceeded to his first engagement of the day.

The ground breaking ceremony of Madang airport will pave way for an aircraft pavement upgrade, new terminal building and other associated works.

This is a project valued at K77.5 million under Civil Aviation Authority’s CADIP program – jointly funded by ADB and World Bank – and will be built by HBS and ASSAR contractors.

Construction will commence in March and is anticipated to be completed in August 2020.

Sumkar MP adamant to change district

The Sumkar district authority funded a facility to process roofing irons and metal walling.

The roofing iron and metal walling will be processed and distributed to every household on Karkar Island and the Sumgilbar local level government areas which make up Sumkar district.

Mr Nangoi aimed to build modern homes for every household in the electorate by 2030.

He said the Sumkar district development authority has rolled out the project under a tight funding of K500, 000.

Yama calls for transparency on PMIZ project

The Department of Commerce and Industry recently launched the PMIZ individual land titles in Port Moresby last November.

The 10 individual titles will be on the market to lease to 10 locators (tuna processing companies) within the PMIZ project site in Madang Province.

Madang Governor, Peter Yama, has raised grave concerns on the launching of the PMIZ individual titles last November in Port Moresby.

He said the titles were launched there while the project is in Madang.

Largest criminal class action to be reviewed

89 men who were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Madang National Court on 24 July will have their sentence reviewed.

These 89 were part of a group who attacked people they believed of practicing sorcery, in Sakiko village, near Ramu, in the belief of cleansing the community.

That incident also saw eight, who were directly involved in the wilful murder of seven men, including two boys, aged five and three years old, given the death penalty.

Doni Kakiwi and 88 others who received life sentences filed an application seeking leave to review their sentence.