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News Bytes for 20th August, 2014

“PNG AUTHORITIES FACE RISING METH IMPORTS” – Scott Waide

 

PNG customs officers have raised concerns about the inability of PNG’s law enforcement agencies to clamp down on new drugs coming into Papua New Guinea.

 

The drugs include crystal methamphetamine, known as “ice. Their difficulty is largely due to weak drug laws and regulations that do not specify the names of some newer drugs.

 

Intelligence sourced by various government organizations, including PNG customs, show that Asian drug smugglers are using Papua New Guinea as a transit point for smuggling hard drugs into Australia as a final destination. 


“ILLEGAL FIRE CRACKERS DESTROYED” – Sylvester Gawi

 

More than 400 boxes of illegal firecrackers were destroyed by police and Customs officers in Lae this morning.

 

The firecrackers were imported by a Chinese distributor without legitimate documents.

 

This comes after several calls by Lae police for the public to refrain from distributing or using illegal firecrackers.

 


“KOUZA MAINTAINS STAND ON CITY COMMISSION” – Edwin Fidelis

 

The Lae MP, Loujaya Kouza has maintained her stand in support of the Lae City Commission.

 

She said the Lae needs a city commission to cater to the needs of the growing city.

 

Ms. Kouza has come under fire from the public and members of the Morobe Provincial Government who have opposed the idea of establishing city commission.

 


 

“NCD SCHOOL RUGBY” – Skola Sengi

 

After the conclusion of their respective school rugby festivals in term two, National Capital District School Rugby is now entering week three of competition.

 

Port Moresby International, Port Moresby Grammar, Boroko Primary, St Joseph’s International Catholic College and Kopkop College are competing for the 2014 NCD School rugby shield.

 

All girls divisions will be playing ten-a-side while all boys divisions will be playing fifteen-a-side.

 

Due to Monier Rugby Park undergoing renovation in preparation for the 2015 Pacific Games, all schools playing against Port Moresby International School will be played at the Pomis (Port Moresby International High School) ovals.

 

This has affected the number of schools participating in this year’s competition. An alternative venue is yet to be confirmed for other upcoming matches.


 

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