Madang Province

Woman bled for over 4 months: Foundation

She was part of the 177 patients who were seen and treated by the ‘Travel2Change’ trek team of Kumura Foundation at Snow Pass, Madang Province.

The ‘Travel2Change’ trek team of Kumura Foundation started their rural clinic at Snow Pass on Tuesday, December 14th, under the theme ‘A campaign against malaria’.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, 177 Snow Pass patients were seen and treated, while five patients were referred to the nearest health centres.

PX Resumes Madang Jet Services

The resumption of Fokker flights follows the completion of runway maintenance works by the National Airports Corporation (NAC).

Since the works on the airport runway commenced early this year, Link PNG has been operating to Madang airport using smaller Dash-8 aircraft, but with passenger numbers restricted to as few as 20 at times because of the shortened runway.

For a period of time in July/August, the runway was closed to even Dash-8 size aircraft.

Usino-Yal Road Progressing

Contractor JV PNG Director, John Bangkok said work is progressing as planned and adamant the road will be completed as scheduled. He said work is progressing well, with just little over 2 kilometers before it reaches the Madang side.

The provincial Works team led by District Administrator, Steven Biko, recently visited and inspected the work progress.

He is happy with the work progress and thanked contractor JV PNG for a job well done. Mr Biko said that it has been years since the villages at Gasual have seen a car driving through for the first time.

Teenager stabbed by thugs

The teenager was attacked with a screwdriver.

Madang Police Commander Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang said young boys acting as thugs are using offensive weapons such as screwdrivers and kitchen knives to attack people and steal from them.

Rubiang thanked the police officers who rescued the boy and brought him to Modilon General Hospital. He added that others have not been so fortunate, and have lost their lives because they did not get medical help quickly.

Future elites told to behave

Madang Police Commander Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang said this after his men arrested four students from the Madang Technical College, for being drunk and behaving in a disorderly manner amidst the public in Madang Town.

While the four students were firmly cautioned and sent back to school, Rubiang said he would like tertiary students, to behave like well-educated people both on and off campus.

He said there have been students who have come to Madang for tertiary studies, and have lost their lives.

Madang Leaders Must Unite

Sir Bob made this appeal in front of a capacity crowd during the Independence celebration in Madang.  

He said this is for the betterment of Madang and Papua New Guinea given the province stands to be one of the country's top economic hub.

The vice regal, who presented 340 Queen’s medals to Madang elites, including conferring one Knight and announcing Governor Peter Yama as another Knight, said it was vital for leaders to come together to develop the province.

New Vehicles for Sumgilbar LLG

The two new double-cab utility cars were given to Talidig Rural Police Post and the LLG administration respectively.

Sumgilbar LLG president, Brendon Kennedy, his vice Willie Malibun and over thirty council ward members were on end to receive the vehicles at Gibrin Council Chambers on Thursday 6th May delivered by the Sumkar DDA Deputy Administrator, Thomas Balanga.

Prior to the receiving of the vehicles, the ward members had gathered to receive royalty payments from the Ramu NiCo Project.

Bundi tribe pays compensation

This ‘wari pay’ was made at 5pm on Friday, January 22nd.

The payment was demanded by the Gegru tribe on January 1st following a tribal fight that occurred on December 28th, 2020, that saw the burning down of 10 Gegru houses, including the slaughtering of several pigs.

During the ‘wari pay’ payment, the Gegrus also gave a ‘brown paper’ or ‘compensation demand’ of K150,000 with 10 pigs to the Emigari tribe to be paid by the 3rd week of June.

Alcohol ban in effect in Madang

Madang PPC Ben Neneo says the town has been quiet and peaceful after the festive season and they will continue issuing the liquor ban notices to outlets in other parts of the province.

He also warned that any defaulters will be dealt with.

Police expect liquor license holders to respect the Provincial executive council’s decision, which was made for the common good for the people.

Last month the Provincial Executive Council passed a resolution to place a 5-year alcohol ban in the province.

A decision that has not gone down well with SP Brewery.


Pregnant woman killed in Ramu shooting

About five men, armed with a Magnum pistol, held up a staff from an Asian-owned shop – called Most Grace Limited – as he was trying to deposit takings in the nearby bank.

As the suspects were about to leave in a white 10-seater (Toyota Land Cruiser – DAB 851), bystanders grabbed stones and stoned the vehicle.

“In retaliation, the men fired into the crowd, killing the woman instantly,” leader of the Mobile Squad 15 unit on ground, Inspector Michael Yambun, told Loop PNG.