Joint Service College launched

It was launched after 36 years in hibernation and 40 cadets will be first to undergo 24 months of training with the last six months at their respective colleges.

Defence Minister Dr. Fabian Fok and Police Minister Robert Atiyafa launched the JSC. 

Five of those young cadet officers unattached were from the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC), including two women, eight from the Correctional Services (CS) and the rest were from the Defence Force.

The furzt classes will commence on tomorrow.

New police positions to uphold standards

During the Commissioning of the deputy police commissioner of operations Jim Andrews and the deputy police commissioner administration Raphael Huafolo this afternoon at police headquarters, Konedobu.

Baki said with these two positions now confirmed, these two seasoned officers will help him in dealing with the issues of command and control that is needed in the RPNGC.

Commissioner Baki says there is a need for the two positions to be filled so that they  could help in addressing the issues from their level down to the operational personnel in the field.


Hanuabada issue ultimatum over deaths

Chairman of the Motu-Koita The Way Forward group, Lohia Boe Samuel told LOOP PNG, “we will demand a timeline from police see arrests or resort to the unthinkable again. Setting up roadblocks.”

A planned get together by families and sympathisers of the two young men killed when police fired into the betelnut market at Hanuaba village on Saturday to be led by Lohia and his team did not eventuate.

This was to have taken place the final resting places of both men, beside Hanuabada village to commemorate their first anniversary.

Women in cell for assault

 The woman aged 29 bashed up her Madang neighbour after she suspected the 34-year-old woman of gossiping about her.

The suspect was picked up outside the Yakapilin second hand market at the Four-Mile area.

Police say the woman will be charged with assault and threatening words.

The initial attack took place on Monday January 18 at the woman’s East Boroko residence.

The victim had to get treatment for a bruised jaw and a dislocated shoulder after the suspect severely based her up.

The suspect is now at the Boroko Police Station.


Police nab youths selling drugs

Mark Yape and Tom Ipe aged 16 and 17 were arrested with about 10 kg worth of marijuana near the car wash area.

The two were intercepted by police who have been monitoring the drains outside of the Kone Tigers oval area.

The area has been under surveillance after tip-offs that there illegal drug sales were being carried out there.

Police picked them up with prepacked drugs around 10am this morning.

The two are now at the Boroko juvenile cells waiting to be charged.


Gordons police receive new tyres

The Station was given  10 tires by Country Tours Limited as part of the company’s community service obligation.

Wako Napasu Managing Director of Country Tours says that the tires were given to the station as a good will gesture to help officers work effectively.

Napasu says  police are a vital part of helping to ensure the good business environment in their area of operations.

He says that this is something that they company values and looks to help by continuing this gesture as they carry out a re-fleeting of  their vehicles.

Kimbe police compromising jobs: Muthuvel claims

Muthuvel told Loop PNG in an exclusive interview  claiming that some police officers  in Kimbe had connections with Asians doing business in Kimbe and it was very hard to report any wrong doings from the Asians.

He said it is a concern from long term operating local retail businesses that whether or not Asian businesses are properly registered with the Investment Promotion Authority, Internal Revenue Commission and whether they have proper work permits, visas and whether all of them have proper bank accounts need investigation by the authorities.

Andrews livid over delay in condom saga arrests

LOOP News understands Andrews is very angry as he has not received any reports on the incident and is now preparing to send a strong directive to NCD Police Commander Sylvester Kalaut and Metropolitan superintendent Ben Turi for an explanation.

Andrews believes the case should not be dragged on as there is strong evidence against Boroko policemen.

Andrews also informed Loop News was  that there is no need for the young lady to lay a complaint and that the policemen should already have been identified, arrested, charged and suspended from duty.

Police pursue poisonous fish deaths

PNG Loop was alerted to the tragic deaths by a reader yesterday but was unable to get comments from the hospital or relatives about the circumstances of the deaths.

Central police commander Laimo Asi however says that he will get police to speak with villagers at Yule Island as well as relatives of the three men who died and the other three who are in hospital after they ate the balloon or puffer fish.

Asi would not pre-empt assumptions surrounding the deaths but said that they would look into the deaths.

PM tells police: One strike you’re out!

In his New Year message O’Neill says the Government will introduce a “one strike and you are out” policy.

“The people of our country have had enough of ill-discipline from police,” he says.

He also assures this policy will come with a new structure which will hit policemen and women hard.