Leave matters to me, MP tells residents

“I will deal with the situation in finding out the cause behind the deaths of the four youth, and also to acknowledge those who were killed,” he stated.

Four youth were allegedly killed by police during the Madang unrest, which started with an April 7 confrontation at Four-Mile market.

Youth Job Corp site visits this week

Their visit was specifically to see the city's infrastructures done by trainees under the Youth Job Corp (YJC). 

The Team from DPM comprised of senior monitoring officers including Senior Public Works Engineer of the project, site supervisors, contractors of the various sites in suburbs and project staff.

The visit started off at North Waigani, then to Gerehu and Bomana and other parts of the city where the youth teams are located.

Programme aims to help youths make a positive decision

The integrated mixed martial arts club in Port Moresby has taken the initiative to address this population.

“Why not? Nobody else is doing it…” said Jamie Pang when asked by Loop PNG why he chose to.

Pang is working together with Lawrence Tau from the National Youth Development (NYDA) to impact youth for a positive change.

The first under this program was a visit to the Bomana prison last week, to talk to juvenile inmates about drugs, alcohol, homebrew, sexual violence and cult activities.

International Youth Day today

There is growing recognition that as agents of change, young people are critical actors in conflict prevention and sustaining peaceful partnerships between stakeholders, including youth organizations.

To commemorate this important day, UN Women together with the Sanap Wantaim youth and partners including NCDC and Youth Organizations will celebrate the event at Stop & Shop Waigani Central from 9am to 2pm.

There will be; painting, photo exhibitions, performances by young singers and dancers, quiz games and lots of other entertainment

'I had no idea Instagram had porn': Keeping kids safe on social media

But for Sydney-based online safety expert Leonie Smith, it was business as usual.

"I've seen more porn, more drug paraphernalia, more violence, more sick behaviour on Instagram than any other app," Ms Smith said of the platform, which the Royal Society for Public Health report found was more likely to leave users feeling anxious, depressed and lonely than Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter or YouTube.

Hat business in the business to assist youths

Were you also wondering what #laesbeed17 stands for?

The secret was revealed yesterday when the “baratapng cap and hat range” announced Lae’s first ever spelling bee & debates competition.

What makes this event special? It’s an event organised by youths to provide a platform for other youths to voice their opinions on issues they face, from the youth perspective.

Kanaka Outlaw: Hip hop crew throws pool party

Kanaka Outlaw, a hip hop crew is throwing a pool party bringing out raw hip hop on street!

The crew of 6, backed by one of PNG’s hottest Disk Jockeys – DJ dirtyfingerz will keep it real.

“There will be rap battles, rap cyphers, basically just everything hip hop. PNG music industry has recycled music so we want to do something different for fun. It was initially planned for April 1 but due to another activity hosted on that day, we had to postpone it to now,” Desiz – the crew leader said.

Youths take fresh approach in staging Gospel concert

A group of youths are bringing a fresh approach to reaching other youths in communities.

Judah Memafu and a few others have decided to ride on the changing trend in gospel music to capture the interest of the other majority.

They will be staging a two night concert which begins tonight, capturing a diverse line-up including songs, dances, skits as well as a beatbox performance by one of the Yu Em Khax winning duo.

The gospel oriented concert is the initial inaugural project which Memafu says is a community youth initiative.

The daredevils feeding a dangerous Russian craze

What drives these extreme selfie daredevils?

He's got a camera strapped to his head and he teeters on the edge of the roof in a nine story apartment block in Siberia.

"Are you filming?" he asks, as a friend hands him a flaming torch. Orange flames engulf his legs and suddenly he jumps, somersaulting in the air like a stricken warplane before landing with a thud into a deep pile of snow.

T-levels: What are they?

Chancellor Philip Hammond has set out plans for them in the Budget.

He says these type of qualifications have not always been on an equal footing with academic ones - and wants that to change.

T-levels will allow 16 to 19-year-olds to study in 15 sectors in subjects like hair and beauty or construction.

The courses will replace thousands that are currently on offer and it's claimed they will make access to the job market easier.

Students in further education or technical college will also be eligible for maintenance loans.