Revoke club’s trading licence: Police

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Commander, Perou N’Dranou, is calling on the National Capital District Commission’s Liquor Licensing Board to revoke the licence of the Five-Mile White House.

It seems there are now numerous complaints about loud noise coming from these premises. 

The White House Club has been known to facilitate after parties in Port Moresby well into daylight.

While well-established clubs close off at 4 or 5 in the morning, party goers who wish to extend their club hopping often end up there.

The club is situated at the settlement along the Five-Mile, Six-Mile area and the Gordon’s residential areas.

While business has been good for the club, residents are now complaining about noise pollution, which starts at dusk and continues throughout the night, well into sunrise.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Commander, N’Dranou, said he has received many complaints about the open air club.

He said police have intervened several times, asking the owner to minimise the noise, but to no avail.

The owner of the club has also been arrested several times, however, N’Dranou said because noise pollution is a summary or minor offence, its penalties are not that harsh.

But he is now calling on the NCDC Liquor Licencing Board to investigate the club and revoke the club’s trading licence.

Charmaine Poriambep