Kaugere community receives sporting facilities

Sponsor for the facility was Member for Moresby South, Justin Tkatchenko and the District Development Authority (DDA).

National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop, who officially opened the Muri Courts, urged the people to take care of the facilities. Governor Parkop said one way of transforming the community is through sports.

“From this humble beginning of this courts, we are supporting these facilities as a pathway to create opportunity for the young people,” said Parkop.

​Empty Pom streets, markets

And for others who prefer otherwise, it's playing a game of tag with the police.

Joe Koro, a local resident of Manu, decided to visit the Koki Fish market before heading to Kaugere to vote.

He arrived at the seaside to an empty market where he had a run-in with police. But not before buying a string of fish at a doubled price.

"I came here to buy fish but the market was closed. Luckily, villagers from Roku arrived here with some catch,” he tells Loop PNG.

Moresby South candidate Anna Skate stages first campaign rally

The daughter of former Prime Minister the Late Sir William Skate said she decided to stage her first campaign rally where her late father grew up.

The Rabia settlement is made up of mostly settlers from the Baimuru area of Gulf Province.

Ms Skate is the only female candidate running against 40 male candidates including sitting member Justin Tkatchenko in the 2017 National Elections for Moresby South.

She said that she is not afraid to challenge the men in this election.

Raiders defeat Sons in Moresby South comp

In the first half of the Moresby South Rugby League grand final match at Kaugere, both teams battled through bone-crunching tackles and stiff defences to have them level nil-all at half-time.

A push in the opening minutes of second half saw the Raiders pull through to lead 4-0.

Raiders held onto the four-point lead despite several skillful attacking plays from the Sons.

Raiders made a mark in their first appearance in the competition final as they walk away with the trophy and K4,000 in cash.

​Kaugere Oval Gets a Facelift

Global Construction Company has begun construction on the new facilities with the practice ground and the carpark area which has a capacity to hold 80 cars already sealed and ready for the first coat.

Moresby South MP and Minister for Sports and National Events Justin Tkatchenko said this infrastructure is to fulfill his desire to bring sports in the community to the next level.

“The 80 car park will be fenced and on the other side will be the brand new oval which will be utilized for practice purposes.

Brothers in court for selling land to different buyers

Charged with seven counts of obtaining monies by false pretense and fraudulent trick, the three brothers appeared at the Waigani Committal Court on Thursday (yesterday).

Elderly men Ulea Baeau, Keno Baeau and Uruba Baeau allegedly collected a total of K34,600 from seven different people between 2012 and 2016 for the same of a piece of land at Kaugere.

They pretended to be the customary land owners of section 43, allotment 8, at Kaugere.

They appeared in court without a lawyer, where their charges were read to them by Magistrate Cosmas Bidar.