Madang

Madang man convicted for killing policeman

Jeremmie Iko from Giri village, Bogia, Madang Province was found guilty by Justice George Manuhu last week for assaulting a policeman in his sleep.

The assault resulted in the rupturing of the policeman’s spleen, causing his death.

The court found that Iko on April 12, 2012 at East Boroko attacked the officer who was sleeping while he was under the influence of alcohol.

The court found the victim had owed Iko some money and the attack was in relation to the debt.

Manuhu said both the victim and Iko met while living in Kimbe.

Children falling sick, no help for PNG volcano victims

The volcano which dominates the island erupted two weeks ago but the island's residents are yet to receive any aid.

World Vision says at least a thousand Manam Islanders who were living close to the volcano have been evacuated to Bogia on the mainland but several thousand people remain on the island.

The Madang area programme manager Reuben Lulug says his team on the ground has reported back to the head office in Port Moresby but help is yet to arrive.

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4 year old killed as parents flee attackers

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A four-old boy was burnt alive by angry relatives as his parents fled to safety in a violent pay pack attack at Haven village, Ambunti in the East Sepik Province on August 1.

 

Police prosecutor objects to bail application for soldiers in student bashing

Minister urges colleague over controversial canneries deal

Member for Madang and Minister for Petroleum and Energy Nixon Duban told PNG Loop today that he had not been shown any of the project’s designs or plans on how they will establish the project in his electorate.

“The project is in my district and I am not aware of any of the scopings or designs by the developer of the project. I am in total darkness, and yet the project is in my place,” a confused Duban said.

Famed lawyer backs anti-cannery protest

An email from longtime Madang resident and environmentalist Nancy Sullivan was answered this week by Mr Robertson, who is known to many as the leading player in a series of TV debates called ‘Hypotheticals’.

He is also renowned for his involvement as a lawyer in celebrity rights cases.

He has replied, not to say he will get personally involved, but voicing his strong opinion on the issue.

The email is as follows:

Anti-PMIZ politician bids for celebrity lawyer’s help

Mr Fairweather says he has emailed famed human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson, asking if he will take up the cause of Madang landowners in their dispute with the PMIZ (Pacific Marine Industrial Zone).

The MP, a member of the PPP group in government and Member for Sumkar, is named among 11 defendants in a case lodged in the court by Trade Commerce and Industry Secretary John Andrias.

Mr Andreas is seeking to prevent the defendants from meeting landowners and doing anything to hinder the US$300 million fisheries project.