Beon correctional facility

Inmates get Independence surprise

Special Project Officer Francis Tavatuna on behalf of the Governor’s Office called on all that gathered to reflect on how PNG gained its independence, 48 years ago.

He said PNG can achieve change and development, and the onus was on everyone to contribute meaningfully in nation building.

Tavatuna encouraged people to change their mindsets and start to show change personally, within their families and through communities to foster a bigger change within the country.

Beon gets facelift

This building is funded by Correctional Service, who have sourced materials from Atlas Steel in Lae. The building is currently being constructed by Atlas Steel Ltd with an agreement which included seven local men and three detainees, this is according to Beon Correctional Service Commander, Jackson Gubag.

The building has been demolished with new interiors built. Today, they have started putting up the iron roofing, a significant phase of the development for CS and its officers, as the building takes shape.

Police apprehend one more escapee

Police stated that Jordan Sau from Yanchen Village in East Sepik was convicted by the National court on July 14 2022, to serve 12 years in prison for arson and burglary.

The police report stated that after Sau escaped, he was hiding out at Kerema Compund/Independence Drive when police conducted a dawn raid on Monday December 12 and apprehended him. He was escorted to Jomba police station and is now detained there.

Sau will be charged for escaping lawful custody.