ACP Condemns Actions Against Woman

Commander NCD/Central, Assistant Commissioner Anthony Wagambie Junior, strongly condemned the ill treatment allegedly meted out to an elderly woman from Simbu, who was allegedly beaten and held captive at Port Moresby’s Konedobu suburb.

The bruised and distraught victim was allegedly beaten and held captive for over two days.

ACP Wagambie said her captors accused her of causing the death of her own son through witchcraft.

Central Women Query Promised Funds

Following the passing of the 2022 milestone K365 million budget, the women expressed their distaste at why their allocated funds of K256,000 for this year was not given to them as allocated and why the Central Province Council Women representative did not raise this during the budget presentation.

Central Province Women in Agriculture President, Freda Magini, said they are still waiting for the allocated funding and the new budget has been passed.

Ranuguri road opens

This portion of the road had been blocked off since Monday, 4pm.

This was the result of a poor drainage system, which is quite common in the country.

This incident saw the existing culvert blocked by debris, causing the flood water to pave its own path through the few metres of packed soil between the culvert and ground surface.

Only about 3 inches of soil layer was holding the sealed road up.

Quick-thinking NCD youth prevent disaster

The road is the main link to the LNG Napanapa site, through the Ranuguri settlement.

An existing culvert located between the PNG Power distribution site and the tunnel was an accident waiting to happen.

Following the last few days of continuous rain in Port Moresby, debris had collected at the mouth of the culvert, laid some six meters below the ground surface.

Local youth at the scene said this culvert was blocked off, forcing the flood to pave its own path under the sealed road.

Leader raises concern on state of stadium

Winston Parascos is urging the Minister for Sports and National Events, Justin Tkatchenko, to come out publicly and truthfully inform the taxpaying public on why the incomplete Sir Hubert Murray stadium in Port Moresby has been abandoned.

He said the incomplete controversial stadium has become an eyesore for city residents and visitors.

“Justin Tkatchenko is not only duty bound, but has moral obligations to inform the taxpaying public why the condition of the structures are left to deteriorate,” he stressed.

Cancer foundation involves more people in screening process

Yesterday, the Foundation was at Lawes Road Clinic, in Konedobu, Port Moresby, continuing to involve more people in the screening process.

PNG Cancer Foundation is now targeting clinics to carry out awareness on cancer.

Mothers, including some fathers and youths, who turned up at the clinic, were lucky to have free access to information and screening.

The primary focus of the program was on cancer awareness and prevention.

Westpac’s new faster safer EFTPOS terminal

With the quickest response time of all available terminals, the new Westpac EFTPOS promises to take the stress out of shopping and improve business for retailers.

To be one of the first to use the new Westpac EFTPOS terminal, visit Shop N Stop Harbourside from 11am until 3pm on Wednesday 13 July.

Each customer who makes a purchase using the new Westpac EFTPOS terminal will receive a free sausage sizzle.