Lae Authorities Address Illegal Settlements

Lae Police Boss Anthony Wagambie Jnr has reiterated that the working committee setup to address illegal settlements, will concentrate on the new settlements in the city that have been contributing to law and order issues.

Over the past few years, a number of new and illegal settlements have been formed; some of them occupying state land.

Wagambie said this was a concern, because they are often responsible for inciting law and order problems in the area.

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Lae Journalists Reflect on Media Freedom Day

Over the last 30 years, Papua New Guinea has been faced with its own media freedom challenges. Assaults and intimidation have become regular with journalists, camera crews and photographers bearing the brunt of the assaults.

Journalists in Lae have been the focus of international attention in the last year after one was assaulted and another threatened.

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Lae Biscuits Supports Lae Netball and Hockey Associations

The Lae Biscuit Company has jumped on board to support the Netball and Hockey Associations in Lae this year, with a cash contribution of K25, 000 for each association. The Company’ Chairman Ian Chow, hopes this sponsorship can be used well to develop these sporting codes in the Province. He said being a Morobean based company, they are proud to support sporting codes in the Province.

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Fake Pall Mall Red Cigarettes Found

Lae Metropolitan Commander, Anthony Wagambie Jr, says the large amount seized today confirms suspicions of counterfeit cigarettes being widely soled on roadside markets. An official from the British American Tobacco (BAT) who was called in to verify the products confirmed that the cigarettes found were fake red label Pall Mall.

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