Port Moresby

Erima youth saying no to crime

With the support of the Youth Mobilization Program (YMP) and the National Narcrotics Bureau (NNB), the youth of Erima have put their hands up to say no to crime and bring back a good image to the community.

Erima Youth Association Inc. Chairman Evan Jackpohai, said there is a huge gap with access to education and unemployment.

Jackpohai said this year they are working collaboratively with the two agencies to change the situation and create a more positive community with more opportunities to better the lives of the youth.

Citywide recovery effort

The program aimed to extend support to local businesses and restore normalcy after the unfortunate events of mayhem, destruction, looting, and burning that occurred in the city on January 10, 2024.

Emphasizing on the initiative’s significance in rebuilding trust and confidence within the city, Governor Parkop expressed his gratitude to ACDP volunteers for this crucial clean-up endeavour. He also thanked all the city residents, volunteers, communities, and everyone who came out within their areas to clean up. 

Brian Bell clears rumors of individual donations

This is following false reports being circulated regarding the donation of items to individuals at the Gerehu warehouse site. The company clarifies that such information is untrue.

The group says a structured process for future donations will be implemented, and visitors are advised to follow the designated procedure.

Brian Bell also advised that its warehouse is now closed. This closure follows the unfortunate events that unfolded on Wednesday, January 10th, when the warehouse suffered extensive damage due to a deliberately started fire.

20 shops reportedly looted

Opportunists took advantage of a gathering of the police personnel at Unagi Oval, seeking to address discrepancies in their salaries.

While waiting for their concerns to be addressed by relevant authorities, opportunists seized the moment leading to widespread looting and burning down of shops in the city.

Two of the well-known family shops that were burnt include Stop N Shop and Papindo. Brian Bell group also lost their warehouse at Gerehu  Stage 6.

Iduhu shock and ashamed

Iduhu, who has also expressed his intention to resign from government following this, said “The violence, looting, and total disregard of the rule of law was not reflected of a democracy we (pride) ourselves on upholding.

“With just over a year to go until our country marks 50 years of Independence, our country should not be experiencing civil unrest, not to mention on an unprecedented scale,” expressed MP Iduhu.

Work on K12million Moresby South hospital restarts

Member for Moresby South, Justin Tkatchenko said the first-of-its-kind K12 million Moresby South District Hospital project was planned for completion by December last year was stopped due to a court order by the landowners from Mahuru village disputing the land on which the hospital will stand.

He said now that NCDC and Moresby South won the case, construction work has resumed.

The hospital will cater for an 8-bed maternity ward, emergency centre, 10-bed in-patient, dental clinic, x-ray unit, pharmacy, anti-natal clinic, offices and conference rooms.

Children show creativity in Christmas camp

More than 60 young participants from Sabama, Gabutu, Badili and Serokone, who are members of Mary Help of Christians (MHC) Parish, Sabama, went to camp to prepare spiritually for Christmas.

The camp was hosted by Don Bosco Technical School (DBTS), Gabutu.

The camp had three objectives.

1.     Understand the Spirit of Christmas and spiritually prepare for the Birth of Christ

2.     Engage in a variety of educational and artistic activities that allow children to use their imaginations, creativity, and express ideas through a variety of mediums.

Wanigela embraces Christmas with sport

The festive sports program was launched today at the Koki Fitness Centre. The sport program was through a shot of basket marking the beginning of the eight-week games.

The sporting event will consist of eight teams from the men's and women’s divisions, participating in the A and B grades respectively.

When officiating the games, Tkatchenko said the launching of the tournament is to ensure the community engage through sports this festive season and at the same time they are kept fit and live healthily.

PwC Corporate Challenge raises K176,000

The event, featuring a five-kilometre run or walk, aimed to inspire community action, bringing together businesses and communities for a common cause.

Staying true to its commitment, the run sought to raise funds for local charities and non-profit organizations focusing on health, education, women, and children. Notable beneficiaries included the Port Moresby General Hospital, Ginigoada Business Development Foundation, WeCare, and ChildFund.

Kimbe, Lae join Steamies 7s

The Lae Consort Express Lines (CEL) and Kimbe STC Logistics managed to join the one-day event for the first time, which makes the 7s and touch tournament more interesting. This was just a glimpse of what to expect in the coming years.

Steamships General Manager Vele Rupa said the event is expected to bring in teams from provinces outside Port Moresby by 2024, because it will be Steamships’ 30th year of tournament since its inception in 1994.