Port Moresby

Polye concerned over lack of police presence along highway

Polye expressed concerns over the absence and run-down police station at Malalaua in Gulf Province. This was after his surprise visit to the station on Wednesday, accompanied by Kikori MP Mark Maipakai.

“The lack of police presence and logistical support to those police officers on the ground in the district is worrying. Development is only taking place in Port Moresby and other major centres while places like Malalaua are in dire straits.

Mixed men’s ready for preliminary battles

After the semi-finals last Wednesday, the top four teams in each division battled it out with thirds playing the fourths and the first playing the second.

During the playoffs, in social A division, the PNFPs have secured the top spot and are now on stand-by for the grand final after beating BSP 2. The winner of BSP 2 and Vepunama 2 will meet PNFP in the finals today.

For the social B division, Lasi is on stand-by for the finals, awaiting the winner of Aura Netters and Graffiti in tonight’s game.

Airline company hosts women's meet

The luncheon was attended by one of PNG’s pioneer female engineers, Emma Waiwai , Air Niugini Chief Executive Officer , Simon Foo and 40 female staff.

The event was the first to be organized by Air Niugini as an initiative of the current CEO to motivate and empower women in the workforce.

Mrs Waiwai, who worked for 26 years in the aviation industry was the guest speaker at the event, encouraging women to strive for excellence by motivating, inspiring and empowering each other.

Hunters fry Magpies

The Magpies took a 12-6 lead at half time with tries to Marion Seve as early as the second minute, then again through Scott Doyle and Jack Joass.

The Hunters were right back in the game two minutes into the second half when Ase Boas crossed over.

Noel Zeming converted to level the score at 12-12.

The lead changed again just 7 minutes later when Joass grabbed his second of the match.

Doyle extended the score out to 20-12 for the Magpies in the 67th minute converting a penalty to put the margin beyond a converted try.

Atiyafa thanks disciplinary forces and people for successful ACP Meeting

He also heaped praise on city residents for looking after the international guests, adding that Papua New Guineans have always been culturally receptive. “We may have our own problems, but as Melanesians we have the tendency of looking after our guests. The hospitality accorded to our dignitaries attending the ACP meetings was truly commendable and therefore I must thank the people for being receptive and nice,” Atiyafa said.

PNG Opposition welcomes ACP delegation

In a media conference this afternoon, Opposition leader Don Polye said: “Our people are very friendly as we are the Melanesian people and accept our visitors and friends with open arms.”

He said PNG is an interesting place to visit as there are many business opportunities and friendly people.

This is the second time PNG is hosting the ACP.

Thousands swarm to pay respect to late Agiru at SJGS

Loop PNG’s Political and Business Editor FREDDY MOU reports on events after his death at the PIH.  This is part two of a four-part series.

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 men, women, children and politicians turned up at the Sir John Guise Stadium to pay their final respects to the late Hela governor.

Carjacking occurs near ATM

The man and his two passengers were forced out of the vehicle by three armed men who drove up to them in a CRV.

Police report that the man had just returned from a haus krai with his two cousin brothers when they went to the BSP ATM at Boroko.

The incident took place around 12am, with the matter reported soon after at the Boroko station.

K400 in cash and three phones, including an iPhone, was taken with the car.

Police are urging the general public to be cautious when travelling about during the late or early hours of the day.

Random act of Kindness

But who would have thought a school boy many, many years ago would be given a second chance in his adult life to finally say “thank you” to a kind hearted woman who spared him great humiliation in a bus full of school mates by offering to pay his fare and then offer him a little extra so he could enjoy a decent lunch.

The circumstances under which Frank Makanuey of Port Moresby met the motuan lady pulls at the heartstrings, but he was determined to return the favour, no matter what.

Read on as he recounts his remarkable encounter as a school boy many years ago.

NRI to launch report on development

The Institute had undertaken a review of the relationship between city growth and urban development plans of Port Moresby and Lae.

The report entitled, “Improving Urban Development in Papua New Guinea” (Discussion Paper No.145) presents a set of recommendations for reforms to the structure of urban cities and towns, urban planning and land administration legislations such as the Land Act 1996, Physical Planning Act 1989, Surveying Act 1969, Valuation Act 1967 and Surveying Coordination Act 1967.