Papa village

Papa LOs demand stop-work

The villagers claimed that the work site, which is on a piece of disputed land, was still in court and developers should not be there carrying out any activities until the land issue is cleared.

Joseph Baeau, Chairman of the Papa Delegation Committee dealing with controversial land issues, and his committee led a group of people to the work site to demand a stop work from contractor Curtain Brothers.

LOs halt work on their land

Concerned landowner Vani Koiari told this newsroom that they noticed the area had been fenced some weeks ago and later this week saw contracted workers of curtain brothers move in to do the earth works.

Yesterday (April 20) morning, work came to a standstill for the contractors as some landowners of the Kone Karu land border walked into the fenced area to stop the excavators from removing any more mangroves and grassland from the area.

Koiari said this was their customary land used for gardening and they were not aware of any deals taking place on their land.

Free cancer screening ends on high note

Working in partnership with ExxonMobil PNG, the event’s main focus was on cancer awareness and prevention.

Free mouth and breast cancer screening was done hands on by PNGCF team with the help of some final year medical students from the University of Papua New Guinea, as part of their practical.

Participants were also surveyed to better understand their general knowledge of cancer, habits and behavioural trends within the province.