Manus Police: Common sense must prevail

As people prepare to welcome the New Year tonight, the Manus Provincial Police Commander Chief Inspector David Yapu said the people must celebrate the New Year peacefully and orderly without causing problems.

“They must remain in their yard or premises and celebrate New Year and not come out on the main road and street to block off the road or dump rubbish.

“Police will come hard on them if they break the law. Police will be working round the clock 6pm to 6am.

“Those people that are living in the small outer Islands of Manus, the same message applies to them.

“Although Police will not be present at your wards or LLG, we expect ward councilors, ward committees, peace officers, village court magistrates and other community leaders to take lead and control of any uprising situation and report to Police,” Yapu said.


Sally Pokiton