Kaupa’s supporters create mayhem at Six-Mile

Excited but drunk supporters of the new Moresby North-East member-elect got themselves into a fight earlier today, disrupting traffic in the Six-Mile area.

NCD Superintendent for Operations, Fred Tundu, confirmed with Loop PNG that the fight erupted among Kaupa's supporters who got drunk in the early hours of the morning following the declaration.

Tundu also said most shops at Six-Mile, especially the line of stores past the Catholic Church, have closed their doors as some supporters had attempted to loot them.

Journalist threatened over election coverage

Journalist in-charge of NBC Manus, Reilly Kanamon, was threatened on Monday afternoon outside his office over alleged rumours of seven ballot boxes being smuggled into the province.

Kanamon was confronted by two supporters of a candidate in the province and threatened to break open the NBC Manus office and beat all the staff.

This comes after speculations and rumours went viral on social media regarding the ballot papers.

However, Manus Police and Election officials ruled out those Facebook rumours on Monday.

Traffic makes way for supporters

Residents, numbering in thousands, dressed in green as they walked to the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.

Justin Tkatachenko will be addressing his supporters at Sir Hubert before his nomination at 4pm.

More to come from Loop PNG today.

Team USA applauds local supporters

USA coach Michelle French admitted that her players have consistently talked about how incredibly the fan’s support has been.

“When you’re coming in for a game you never know if anyone will be out there cheering for you.

“The supporters always motivate the players when they start chanting their names.

“We tend to feed off the energy of the crowd so it’s been an absolutely fantastic experience so far playing in front of the local people and we look forward to the next game,” French said.

PNG coach Cole slams rowdy supporters

PNG lost to Brazil 9-0 last night in their first FIFA U20 Women's World Cup match at the Sir John Guise (SJG) stadium in Port Moresby.

PNG did not qualify on merit for the World Cup but are required to take part as a host nation.

Cole admitted that she was disappointed in some of the fans who displayed bitterness towards the PNG side.

She said two young players were put on the bench in the second half after been sworn at by the fans which is not acceptable.

Public gather in numbers to receive decision

Court room 1 was packed to capacity as the public quietly sat to hear the decision that was handed down after 10am.

Outside the courtroom, the public stood around the foyer, others waited outside the main car park for the outcome of the decision.

“Victory for Papua New Guinea! Victory for Papua New Guinea!” They shouted in excitement over the decision today.

Media personnel had to squeeze their way through the crowd of supporters to get an interview with Deputy Opposition Leader Sam Basil and lawyer representing the Opposition, Loani Henao.