Settlers’ houses torched following local’s death

Youths from Butibam village have set more than 5 houses at Bumbu alight following the death of their wantok, allegedly at the hands of settlers.

According to reports on ground, the young man from Butibam had just returned from a night out and accompanied by his friend, were waiting for a shop at 8th Street to open so they could get something to eat. This was around 6-7am on Saturday, September 8th.

Butibam wins convincingly in Lae basketball

The win places the premiership hopeful’s joint leaders with NS Busu on the competition point’s ladder.

 NS Busu continued their winning spree adding Unitech Bulls to their list of victims with a 65—46 beating while Red Beach edged out Exodus 39-38 in the other matches played on day.

Butibam under the guidance of former star player Casey Stafford had the match in their hands from the start of the whistle as the young side went into break at half time with a comfortable lead despite the first quarter cancelled due time factor.