Madang

Settler dies during alleged forced Madang eviction

This was a spill over from the protest by locals over being bullied in their own land.

The deceased, who was quite sick at that time, tried to escape when he heard police gunshots, but fell down a steep slope and died instantly.

They said on April 9 police came into the settlement, ordering everyone to pack up and get ready to board PMVs that would take them to their province of origin, mostly in the highlands region.

Yama blasts Madang-based journalists

Yama issued the warning to the journalists after receiving a petition from the people of Madang, especially from Bel, Ari and Wagi in the Madang District.

Governor Yama said most times journalists report inaccurate information, causing indifference among the community.

“Look at the current issues. Most times people, especially journalists, turn to social media for information, which is not right.

48-hour ultimatum from people of Madang

Locals from Bel, Ari and Wagi gave their petition to Governor Peter Yama yesterday (April 17).

Spokesperson Kamal Naus said four of their youths were shot dead by police and have demanded the provincial government, through their petition, to look into the matter and respond to the query by tomorrow.

Madang PEC to be sworn in

Madang Governor Peter Yama said this is very important as there were no PEC meetings because of court cases in relation to election petitions.

He said now that he is being cleared by the court, he will be concentrating in delivering services to his people.

“PEC members play a very important role in the province as they take part in important decision making during the PEC meetings.”

He added that normalcy has been restored in Madang.

Relatives deny involvement in Madang uprising

The late Sam Gawi, from Ialibu, was viciously attacked and killed on Tuesday, April 3.

The nine-member group made up of his immediate relatives, including two pastors, said they only went to Madang to repatriate the body of their loved one.

They had gone down to request that the head of their relative be returned for them to carry out a decent burial.

VIDEO: Yama calls for an amicable solution

Madang Governor Peter Yama has discouraged the removal of settlers from Madang, but to solve the issue amicably.

Madang update: Teacher’s head returned

The deceased, from Ialibu, was a teacher at Bau Primary School, Madang Province.

Madang MP Bryan Kramer said the man was viciously attacked and killed on Tuesday, April 3, between 8pm and 10pm while his headless body was found the next day along the road.

Following his death, his family members traveled down to Madang to collect the body, insisting on the recovery of the head as well.

Work underway to restore Madang water supply

Madang MP, Bryan Kramer, with representatives from Water PNG and PNG Power travelled up to the Water Plant at Panim village a 15 minutes’ drive out of Madang Town.

With assistance from Niugini Electrical, Sigma and Fimali Ltd, inspections are currently being made to assess the damages made.

In an interview with Mr. Kramer, he said, "We have arranged for contractors to come on site because water is a critical issue and we cannot wait for months to do the repairs."

Fimali Ltd. and Niugini Electrical have arranged for parts to come in this week.

Youth reportedly dead after Madang police assault

During yesterday’s protest at the Madang Four-Mile market, 13 youths were rounded up by police and taken to the station.

One of the parents, Julie Parr, told Loop PNG that her son texted her saying they were brutally beaten up in the cells after they were apprehended at around 2pm on Monday (April 9).

“One of them died from his injuries while only 12 remain in there.”

Kramer vows to resolve Madang situation

Three people have been confirmed dead while a police man is nursing very critical injuries at the Modilon hospital following a confrontation at Madang’s Four-Mile market between police and youths on Saturday.

Situation is tense following payback clashes over the decapitation of a Bau Primary School teacher from Ialibu.

“I am assuring the people that as soon as I get on the ground, this situation will be resolved,” Bryan Kramer stated.