Source: Bryan Kramer


(Geno seated second from the left)

Former Chief of Police and Ombudsman Illa Geno has formally joined Pangu Party as a strategic adviser on Internal Security.

Geno began his career as a police officer in 1968 as a detective under Australian administration. He served 25 years in the force, bestowed the top position of Chief of Police in 1992. After serving out his two year contract as Commissioner of Police he was later appointment Chairman of Public Service Commission in 1993. In 1999 Geno joined the Ombudsman Commission, two years later he was elevated to the top position of Chief Ombudsman.

During his term as head of Ombudsman Commission Geno holds the highest record of referrals of Members of Parliament to face the Leadership Tribunal. He was later forced to retire after meeting the mandatory age of 60.

Geno joins Pangu with the highest credentials in law enforcement as well as leadership and governance.

Pangu Party Leader Sam Basil welcomed Geno to Pangu’s impressive team of strategic political advisers. Geno now joins retired Chief of Defence Force Brigadier Major Jerry Singarock – (National Security) Bryan Kramer (Chief Political Strategist) Dulciana Somare Brash (International Relations & Policy)


Double murder in Madang

On the 05/09/16 around 1800hrs, unrest in Madang resulting from an ethnic clash at a settlement along Madang’s North Coast Highway known as Bilia Maus Rot. A fight was instigated in retaliation to the double murder of male and female Savalon Security Service employees on Saturday 3rd Sept. 2016 at a garden in the vicinity of Bilia Maus Rot. Armed settlers from the compound are defending against the attack from the people at Marap camp, Wagol settlement. Situation was tense, and police were monitoring the situation. The Madang Provincial Police Commander and his police officers approached the two community leaders that morning to let police handle the situation but high tensions between the two ethnic groups erupted into another clash later in the afternoon after police had left the scene.DMurder

It appeared that the suspects were after the woman. The deceased man tried to defend himself and his female counterpart but was over powered and killed. The suspects then abducted the woman and raped her multiple times before killing her; ultimately to stop any disclosure of the incident. The one thing they failed to do was hide the bodies which were discovered the next day in a garden, in the vicinity of Billia Maus rot and 26 bustop roundabout, next to a block of land where three recently constructed houses were situated.

Women from the settlement covered the deceased female in cloth and carried her out to the public to identify. Meanwhile, the deceased male counterpart was identified as Edward Kami who resides in a neighbouring settlement known as Wagol; who is from a mixed parentage of Sepik, Karkar in Madang and the deceased female was identified as a woman from Haven village also in Madang. Both were security guards with Savilon security services and they were killed on Saturday night.

Police and serious crimes investigation units attended to the double homicide case to find out what really went on that fateful evening. More than seven houses were burned and several people injured.  Police have not yet confirmed the number of houses that have been destroyed in the fighting.

Public transport has been affected with parents withdrawing their children from school. Provincial Police Commander, Jacob Singura is now calling on parties involved to refrain from fighting and handover the suspects. The suspects have been rounded up by Police and brought in for questioning.

Law and Order is on the rise in Madang. Something needs to be seriously done and soon. All these deaths and retaliations don’t just affect the victims or the perpetrators but also the Madang community at large. We are all affected when roads are blocked because of such fighting.   These pose a challenge to Madang people as well as other occupants within the province. What are the causes of these issues?

Maybe it is time now to take these matters into consideration in order to alleviate or completely put a stop to such activities by engaging possible alternatives.

#MSW_SettlementWatch Appeal to the travelling public along North Coast Road at the 26 roundabout and Bilia Maus Rot to be alert and report any incidents to the police. Contact: Madang Police Station 422 3233 or 422 3243 or text to 7 922 0023. Modilon Hospital 422 2022

DM female

Displaced Sialum Settlers seeking refuge

Source: #MSW_MomaseWatch
About 200 Sialum settlers were displace following an ethnic clash at Boundry Road in Lae, Morobe Province. They are taking refuge at the Morobe Province Governors Hill residence.

Murder suspect apprehended at top town, Lae City

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A murder suspect was on the run until he was spotted by an informant who informed Police. The suspect was allegedly involved with two others in a murder committed in January this year at Kamkumung settlement. The suspect was apprehended by police at Top Town bus stop in Lae, Morobe Province.
According to brief received, it was alleged that the three suspects and the deceased were all drinking steam or home brew together and when they had finished, the three suspects forced the deceased to go buy some more alcohol but when he refused, he was attacked by the three suspects and consequently died from injuries he sustained. All three suspects have been arrested, charged and remanded in custody at Buimo Jail.

PJV sees PV training for WiB Porgera branch

The Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) has facilitated personal viability training for 49 members of the Porgera branch of Women in Business (WiB).

Barrick (Niugini) Limited (“BNL) Community Development Senior Officer Yutha Wai­sa said the training was targeted at marginalised community groups on skills development to encourage efficient management of their own resources, knowledge, time and money to create opportunities for financial independence and self-reliance at the household level.

“The training aims to develop thinking skills and good habits to enable participants to realise their full potential, identifying and de­veloping useful and applicable skills to create meaningful liveli­hoods to sustain their family, com­munity and improve economic de­velopment for the district,” Waisa said.

The Porgera WiB members received certificates in PV Level One (1) at the completion of the two-week training delivered by Port Moresby-based Entrepreneurial Development Training Centre (EDTC) trainer Karen Moses.

Participants Jenny Pulawa from Yarik village located with the Special Mining Lease (SML) area of the Porgera mine, together with Jennifer Tanda and Naomi Tapo were satisfied that they had learnt the basics of managing their time and resources such as money, and the opportunity of self-reliance that this training had made them realise.

“PV training has helped us a lot because we used to spend mon­ey unwisely. When we do business (street-vending), we always think about spending the money, but PV training has helped us to save up to expand our (small) busi­nesses,” a very satisfied Tanda said.

The training covered topics basic in­come generating principles which included taking are of the family, how to engage in small street-vending business activities, budgeting time and money, as well as other basic life skills.

Porgera WiB president Elizabeth Iarume thanked BNL for recognising the need of the WiB members to acquire the training.

“You wanted us to get a good knowledge and facilitated with the trainer,” Iarume said.

BNL Corpo­rate Social Responsibility (CSR) Operations Manager Timothy Andambo and Community Rela­tions and Engagement (CR&E) Alternate Manager Meck Minnala were on hand to witness the certificate presentation ceremony.

“The decision you made to at least spend two weeks of your special time, I think it’s a quality investment. So congratulations to you all.

“BNL has a new di­mension, new change…what is there in the community is im­portant. We must give it (trainings) to them that they can look after themselves.

“Before it was like ‘we’ll do things for them. Now we will help them do things for themselves. This is called Change of Dynamics,” Andambo told the women executives of groups affiliated to Porgera WiB.

The Porgera miner has so far facilitated five Level One (1) PV training sessions for members of the Porgera community, local business entities, community-based groups and organisations.

UPNG Madang students receive K50,000 from Duban


50 self-sponsored University of Papua New Guinea students in Madang are set to return to Port Moresby, thanks to Madang MP Nixon Duban.

Duban, who is also the Petroleum and Energy Minister, today met with the UPNG and Divine Word University Madang students and presented them cheques of K50,000 and K10,000 respectively.

“The K10,000 was for the DWU Madang Students Association to host their Madang Day later this year,” UPNG Madang student Len-Desiree Mandie told Loop PNG.

“Before the presentation there was a small reconciliation ceremony between the UPNG MSA and Mr Duban,” said Mandie.

“The UPNG MSA apologised to Mr Duban for their actions and some words that were spoken during the awareness period in May. And they expressed their gratitude to him for showing support and helping the students despite what happened between them during the awareness.”

The UPNG MSA presented a bilum and a live pig to Duban to show their respect and prove how sorry they were.

Since priority was given to Madang district, the first 18 students there received their tickets. They will be flying out starting Tuesday morning.

The presentation and reconciliation ceremony was held at the DWU Kibung Area.

“World Class” Ramu Nickel Sacks Union Leader and All Union Members — Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Bismarck Ramu Group Ramu Nickel (MCC) Management continue with their oppressive abuse of Papua New Guinea workers. It appears if you speak out – and call the Chinese out for what they are and what they do – you have to go. Justine Mende, the President of the Ramu Nico Allied Workers Union was recently […]

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