Port Moresby

NCD Police warn public

NCD Metropolitan police Commander Ben Turi says the proposed opposition forum is illegal and will not be entertained.

Turi said anyone gathered today at Jack Pidik park will face arrests and be charged under the peace and good order act.

Police have been tasked to maintain law and order.

Jack Pidik Park was devoid of people as police numbers increased around the edges of the park this morning with no show from representatives of the opposition.

France businesses to visit PNG

Business France which facilitate for French companies who want to invest off shore.

The companies will cover different sectors of the market from mining, agriculture, food processing, manufacturing, etc.         

Business France in a notice stated that, “it has a network of 1,500 professionals in 70 countries facilitating the international development of French companies to foreign markets.

“In November 2015, Business France is leading a delegation of French companies to Papua-New-Guinea for the first time ever.

NRL Premiership trophy arrives on PNG soil

The Provan-Summons trophy arrived this afternoon in Port Moresby accompanied by three officials of the 2015 NRL premiers  team, the North Queensland Cowboys.

Former Cowboys, State Of Origin Queensland and Australian representative Brent Tate proudly showed off  the trophy at the airport after walking out of the arrival launching.

The public at the airport including passengers, security guards and airport staff rushed over to get a glimpse and feel of the trophy.

Dance band Jamrock to perform at Ela Beach

The group will be supporting Governor Powes Parkop’s Walk for Life Healthy Living message with a free performance at Ela Beach on Sunday at 2pm.

Jamrock dancers will share their skills and teach some basic dance moves to the audience while sharing the message that exercise such as dancing, walking and yoga are fun and easy ways to stay fit.

Dancing helps not only with physical fitness, but also mental agility and is a great way to stay healthy.

Moresby’s new sewage system to be funded by Japan

The sewerage system is a result of a contract agreement signed for the Port Moresby Sewerage System Upgrade Project (POMSSUP) with Dai-Nippon – Hitachi (Joint Venture) of Japan on October 14th at the cost of K369 million.

Kumul Consolidated Holdings is the implementing agency for POMSSUP which involves the upgrading of the existing coastal sewerage system currently operated by Eda Ranu.

There are two main sewerage systems in Port Moresby, one for the inland area and one for the coastal area. The upgrade is for the coastal area.

Another car recovered on Kanage St

The car was reported stolen at a home at East Boroko earlier this week .

Police report that three armed men held up an Oro family who were trying to drive into their property at about  11 on Monday night.

The small Nissan car was reportedly spotted by a police patrol unit who were patrolling the street this morning.

The car is still in good condition and is now at Boroko traffic office while police are speaking with people in the Kanage St area to see if they can get any leads into who dumped the car.

City residents called on to support FIFA U20 World Cup

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop urged the public to keep the city clean and decrease law and order problems.

Parkop called on the people to welcome the visitors from the 15 countries that will participate in the tournament alongside PNG.

The tournament and will bring around 1,000 players and officials to PNG as well as spectators and will also be broadcast around the world to millions of fans.

“We can successfully host the tournament following the recent Pacific Games.

School fields to be upgraded for FIFA U20 World Cup

The upgraded playing fields will be used for team training sites for the 16 countries that will be attending the World Cup.

One of the criteria in the hosting agreement and FIFA stadium guidelines for the tournament is to have 16 team training sites and a training site for referees.

Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko said the playing fields will be upgraded to the highest standard and will be international accredited.

Tkatchenko said this development will leave a lasting legacy where the schools will benefit from it in the future.

City police chief warns taxi drivers and customers

Turi was responding to complaints about taxi drivers taking advantage of women that they pick up.

He  says that there are many good law abiding cab drivers and that these incidents, while isolated, should be a concern to other more genuine taxi businesses in the city.

Turi says that he is also trying to open talks with taxi representatives to see how best they can work with the police in curbing such matters.

He says  that while women and men had the right to movement they must not put themselves in harm/s way and risk getting into cabs wi

Basketball tournament set for this weekend

The basketball tournament will run for two months involving eight men teams and six women teams made up of Southern Flames Club players in the PNG Basketball League.

The competition aims to keep the players fit in preparations leading up to the 2016 PMBL season.

It will also give the opportunity to youths and other basketball players to be part of a mini competition which will run through to the festive season.