PNG Defense Force

PNGDF to boost election security for Madang

The Assistant Commissioner of Police Northern Command Peter Guinness said a section of the Mobile Squad in Lae will also be deployed to Madang to boost security manpower in the province. He said soldiers and the MS will be deployed to various parts of the province.

Madang Province has six districts - Madang, Sumkar, Bogia, Middle Ramu, Rai Coast and Usino Bundi. According to the Electoral Commission’s polling schedule, voting will start in the province on Monday 4th July.

Soldiers move bail application in mutiny case

Commissioned lawyers to the military ranks of captain, Leslie Mamu, Edward Sasingian and Wesley Dickson moved the application for their clients, the 11 officers of the Defence Force today (Jan 9).

They moved the bail application of K500 each or an amount at the discretion of the court and pledged an amount of K300 each for two guarantors to the 11 officers. 

Deputy Defence Force Judge, Justice Allan David, after hearing the application reserved his ruling for Monday morning January 11 at 9:30.

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Komo soldiers charged for mutiny

The 11 Komo-based PNG Defense Force soldiers who were brought into Port Moresby from the Komo airport base on Monday have been formally charged with mutiny.

Duban aims to curb crime in Madang

Taurama locals clean up mangroves at Tuna Bay

Close to 100 people were involved in the first ever National Capital District Mangrove Cleanup Campaign Program today (Saturday 7 November).

The program was initiated by CFDA in partnership with the Office of Climate Change and Development (OCCD), NCDC Waste Management, University of PNG and Nambawan Super.

The participants picked up plastic bags and any non-biodegradable materials in the 5 hectares of mangrove environment.

The aim of  the campaign program is to inform the local communities about the bio diversity of the mangrove habitat environment.

Police boss condemns soldiers’ attack on policemen

About 10 soldiers in civilian clothes arrived in a Toyota Land Cruiser ute, bearing the registration plate BER 058 and stormed into the Waigani police station and assaulted two duty policemen.


DCP (operations chief) Andrews said the policemen sustained serious injuries on their head and limbs, were treated and released from the Port Moresby General Hospital last night.


He said the soldiers, apparently frustrated over delays by police to settle a feud between members of the two forces, had decided to take matters into their own hands.


Prince Andrew visits Bomana

He laid a wreath during a short memorial service led by PNGDF chaplain Lutenant Colonel Maisel Boude.

The Duke laid his wreath with the message 'In memory of British and Commonwealth servicemen giving their ultimate sacrifice for our freedom'.

There was a flag raising ceremony, then a moment of silence before the Prince toured the cemetery along with Brigadier General Gilbert Toropo and manager of Australian War Graves Robert Evans.

After the 20 minutes, Prince Andrew signed the visitor's book before departing Bomana.