SDA women converge in NCD for congress

The Congress started on Sunday with Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry Richard Maru officiating, while Minister for Community Development Delilah Gore officially opened the event.

Invitations were extended to Northern Milne Bay Mission, South West Papua Mission, Morobe Mission and the Northern Territory Conference in Australia to attend the Central Papua Conference Adventist Community Services Congress.

The theme “Arise, Shine and Serve, Jesus is Coming”, gives the believers an urgency of giving oneself fully to the Master for the mission.

Clan undergo NID requirements for ILG

This is by getting registered with the Papua New Guinea National Identification (PNG NID) and obtaining a birth certificate and National Identification (NID) card.

The process is now underway and the NID officers issued the first 87 NID cards yesterday along with 200 birth certificates.

The clan of 5, 000 members is made up of six villages: Kirakira, Mahuru and Korobosea located in NCD and Madouate, Vaiagai and Furumuti located at Koiari.

NCD police on alert

NCD Metropolitan police commander Ben Turi says his personnel will be out and about today to monitor the streets of the capital. This is to also ensure that opportunists do not take advantage of the situation.

The streets of Port Moresby are quiet this morning however, it is anticipated that the unions will gather at the Jack Pidik Park to go over some outstanding issues that they want the government to address.

Contractors case in court says Kuman

Kuman made the comments yesterday after contractors last Wednesday staged a protest outside the education office demanding the Prime Minister to intervene. 

“My only comment is that I think the matter is now before the court. We’ve got almost over 100 court papers for court before us and we will deal with these issues before the court.

“We allow the court system to adjudicature on it; the Government has taken position on this already. They are legal issues and the police are also working on the case,” Kuman added.

Parkop launches pilot photo IDs for NCD

Parkop who is also the NCDC chairman presented a cheque of K197,100 to the PNG Electoral Commission yesterday, for its electoral photo roll-out pilot project at Gerehu commencing at Keisu Block (Stage 2).

The pilot project will be done in February.

PNGEC Commissioner Patilias Gamato said the electoral photo helps to eliminate gross abuse which is a common knowledge during elections in the country.    

“To try and identify people when they want to come to vote in election time because in urban centres it is very difficult to identify people,”

NCD residents take part in carols by candle light

They gathered as early as 6pm for the carols by candle light main program that commenced at 8pm.

The Carols by Candle light is sponsored by NCD Powes Parkop in conjunction with SP Brewery.

It is an initiative of the Hospital Poroman Foundation.

City police chief warns taxi drivers and customers

Turi was responding to complaints about taxi drivers taking advantage of women that they pick up.

He  says that there are many good law abiding cab drivers and that these incidents, while isolated, should be a concern to other more genuine taxi businesses in the city.

Turi says that he is also trying to open talks with taxi representatives to see how best they can work with the police in curbing such matters.

He says  that while women and men had the right to movement they must not put themselves in harm/s way and risk getting into cabs wi

PM defends flyover cost

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill warned.parliamentarians yesterday to.argue.with.facts.and.evidence and not emotions.

O'Neill stated that at times leading the country was.not.always social media friendly but he said that parliament needed  to run on facts.

He says that despite.unpopular feedback.on the funding.of the.flyover, members should take.heed.of the recent.issue.such as the.funding. controversy.and.ask.the right people to get the.right.funding amount.