Law and order issues

Rabaul To Restore Good Order

Deputy Provincial Administrator for Districts and LLGs, Nicholas Larme highlighted this concern to public servants during the handover takeover occasion of Rabaul district’s new administrator at Kurakakaul on Friday, 12 August.

Mr Larme said ongoing fights witnessed in a number of villages in the district including resettlement areas, have affected schools impacting many children.

Problem Districts In Morobe: PPC

Provincial police commander, Superintendent Jacob Singura, said they have noted a lot of criminal activities that have been fuelled by alcohol.

“A lot of murder, killings have happened,” he stated.

PPC Singura made this statement after addressing the settlers of Gavman Giraun, in the Wau Rural LLG, who suffered three deaths and damaged properties following a confrontation with another lot of settlers from Mumeng.

Porgera law, order issues concern CEO

“It’s disappointing to come here and see such conflict. We should be working to make sure that the community around this mine improves…to make this place a better place to come to work,” Bristow said during a ‘question and answer’ (Q&A) session with employees recently, at the Porgera Gold Mine.

On his maiden visit to Papua New Guinea, Bristow led a Barrick delegation to Port Moresby and up to Porgera, from 15 to 18 February 2019.

Law and order issues worry Opposition

Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch said it has been confirmed by the Central Bank’s December quarterly report that more than one in 10 people employed in the formal sector lost their jobs last year in the National Capital District.

Pruaitch released a statement saying in spite of the hundreds of millions of Kina spent by the National and NCD governments on roads and building projects in Port Moresby, employment in the national capital has fallen to its lowest levels in eight years.