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July 28, 2021
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J-Mart reopens after one week oflosure

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By Theckla Gunga – EM TV, Port Moresby

Port Moresby’s J-Mart shopping centre has resumed business after a week of closure.

The shop had lost almost its entire stock of good,s worth thousands of kina, to looters a week ago during the standoff between police and army personnel in Port Moresby.

The shop was reopened on Saturday following public demand.

Its closure has affected both vendors and the buying public, forcing nearby residents to travel to Manu Auto Port or Boroko to shop.

The shop lost most of its goods like mattresses, stereos and cooking wares.

Its entire alcohol section was ransacked in the looting.

Shop mangers have refused to comment on camera but said it was the worst looting in the history of J-Mart’s business operations.

They said the total damage is in the hundred thousands, and will them take months to recover all that was lost. 

Today is the fourth day of business and most of its shelves are still empty.


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