Port Moresby

Bus overturns at Eight Mile

According to Nine-Mile police, the bus driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to give way to a fast-moving vehicle but ran it straight off the main highway into a drain nearby.

Witnesses who were at the scene described the bus as being old and should not be used to transport passengers to avoid these situations.

Police said although the bus capsised into the drain with passengers on board, no one was hurt or injured.

The passengers were pulled out of the bus and the bus was removed from the drain later.

Seventh Day Adventists Congress drawing to a close

This message by NCD Governor Powes Parkop was directed  to Seventh-Day Adventists followers who have gathered in Port Moresby for the one-week ACS (Adventist Community Service) congress.

He addressed the congregation during the hand-over of a staff room to the Gordon Secondary School this afternoon.

As part of their community service project, the SDA Central Papuan Conference funded the renovation of the staff room over the past three weeks.

The facility was handed over to the school today, also winding down the congress which had started early this week.

Brothers in court for selling land to different buyers

Charged with seven counts of obtaining monies by false pretense and fraudulent trick, the three brothers appeared at the Waigani Committal Court on Thursday (yesterday).

Elderly men Ulea Baeau, Keno Baeau and Uruba Baeau allegedly collected a total of K34,600 from seven different people between 2012 and 2016 for the same of a piece of land at Kaugere.

They pretended to be the customary land owners of section 43, allotment 8, at Kaugere.

They appeared in court without a lawyer, where their charges were read to them by Magistrate Cosmas Bidar.

Prime Minister's XIII ready to take on PNG

The team trained well, in stifling conditions mid-morning, and the training session was followed by a coaching clinic with almost 400 school children from local schools in Port Moresby.

‘Dream’ to awaken Port Moresby

The play will feature mischievous imps and elves, jealous fairy kings and envious fairy queens, star-crossed lovers, dukes and duchesses, magic spells, sleeping potions, enchanted forests, and a troupe of country bumpkin minstrels.

Performed by the Moresby Arts Theatre (MAT), A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a family show. It will enthral the little ones with its magical spirits, enrapture the romantically inclined with its tale of confused but happy love, and draw guffaws of laughter from everyone with its band of misfit yokel actors. 

Woman still repaying over K66,000 taken from cancer society

Margaret Ani of Pari village, Port Moresby, appeared in court before Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika today and gave an update of her repayment progress.

Her lawyer told the court she has repaid K5,000 so far and is expecting her Nasfund savings to be released by the end of the month.

She has an outstanding K61,000 to repay within the next five months.

“You continue to make your repayment. You honour what you told the court at the time. You still have five months to go and I urge you to make those payments,” Sir Gibbs told Ani and her lawyer.

Independence Day fever building up in Port Moresby

Black, red and gold merchandise can be found at every turn of the corner, coupled with the flags of the 22 provinces in various sizes.

A good number of young boys are seen walking around, some standing at traffic lights along the Waigani drive, bus stops and main market areas, giving commuters the opportunity to get a flag for K2 or K5.

Spotted along the Waigani traffic lights outside Vision City was 17-year-old Joe (just Joe) from Six-Mile.

DBTI third year students start practice teaching

The third year bachelor students at Don Bosco Technological Institute attended the practice teaching orientation on September 2 at the institute’s main library in preparation for the six-week practical training.

Fr. Ariel Macatangay, SDB, principal, shared with them the DBTI’s core values and its application in practice teaching. Servant leadership, rapport and loving kindness, life-long learning, spirituality, honesty, respect and solidarity were a few of the core values that he discussed.  

The many interesting faces of Port Moresby

The city is located in an area called the National Capital District or NCD, on the southern coast of the country, surrounded by part of Fairfax Harbour.

In contrast to the outer-lying provinces, NCD is usually dry, dusty and brown during the winter months and wet, humid and overgrown during summer.

But don’t give up just yet; every place has its own wonders, right?

 Just a few more nights may give you a different impression; despite its less attractive appearance, Port Moresby in fact opens the door to the land of the unexpected.

Cancer foundation involves more people in screening process

Yesterday, the Foundation was at Lawes Road Clinic, in Konedobu, Port Moresby, continuing to involve more people in the screening process.

PNG Cancer Foundation is now targeting clinics to carry out awareness on cancer.

Mothers, including some fathers and youths, who turned up at the clinic, were lucky to have free access to information and screening.

The primary focus of the program was on cancer awareness and prevention.