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January 24, 2021
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Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television series. It is loosely based on the Arthurian legends of the young wizard Merlin and his relationship with Arthur Pendragon but differs from traditional versions.

 

The show is a reimagining of the legend in which the future King Arthur and Merlin are young contemporaries, however Arthur's father Uther Pendragon has banned magic in Camelot on pain of death. It showed the growth of King Arthur from a young, self-absorbed boy to the mighty king in the legends as well as Merlin's colossal role in the creating the powerful Camelot.

 

Stars:

John Hurt – The Dragon

Colin Morgan – Merlin

Bradley James – Arthur

Anthony Head  – Uther Pendragon

Eviction notices were issued to them to vacate within two weeks to make land available for a new proposed ring road linking Nine Mile to Gerehu.

 

The confused settlers today raised concerns about where they will relocate to, and whether the Government will compensate them for the destruction of their permanent houses and businesses.

 

These people living at Eight Mile, Momase Block, next to McGregor Police Barracks, have organised a peaceful demonstration to raise their concerns about the proposed new ring road that will run from Nine to Eight Mile, up to Morata and all the way to Gerehu.

 

About three quarters of people in this settlement are working in Port Moresby. However, many did not turn up for work today, because they were concerned about where they will resettle their families when evicted.

 

The two weeks eviction notice will end tomorrow, meaning on Saturday, the eviction exercise will begin.

 

A women’s representative, Stella Waki, said the two weeks’ notice to move out of the proposed road construction site, is too short.

 

She said they are not against the government’s idea to build this road, but want their local MP, Labi Amaiu, to visit them and clarify where the affected people will be relocated, and whether the government will compensate them.

 

AOG Pastor, Joseph Pohory, said the people have used their own money to bring in power supply and build permanent houses, which the government had failed to provide for its employees.

 

Other community leaders have also raised their concerns requesting their local MP to meet with them and address this immediately.

 

These houses, including the AOG Church, will be bulldozed as they are inside the new road boundary, which is 100 meters wide. Surveyors have already marked the boundaries for clearing.

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