PMV

Frustrated man steals PMV

The incident reported on the 14th of this month, took place between 5:30pm and 6pm at the Gordons bus stop.

The complainant by the name of Pora Paraka of 8 Mile, reported that his Public Motor Vehicle, was driven away by a man believed to be from Tari/Wabag.

The bus driver was accused of having bumped into a sedan causing a dent which resulted in the occupants of the sedan attacking him.

One of the male suspects then removed the bus keys from the PMV driver and drove the bus away.

Pom PMV Operators face uncertain future

Governor for NCD, Powes Parkop said that the recent turnout of events from private bus owners going on strike has left the city in turmoil causing inconvenience for the city residents to move about daily.

Parkop said the solution now lies with authorities to find a reliable, affordable and efficient public transport system in the city.

He said although the PMV owners and operators have done well for the city, commending them of their effort, they may not be part of the city’s future plans for public transport.

Bus runs over 15yo, chaos ensues

The teen died instantly, says Gordon’s police station commander (PSC) Toby Hamago.

This led to chaos at the area, where relatives of the boy retaliated and attacked more than ten PMV buses from different routes; some causing harm to the passengers.

About five taxi drivers were also attacked.

The PSC stated that around 7am today, the boy was on his way to see his mother, who is a contracted roadside cleaner. After seeing his mother, he crossed the road to go to school when the bus hit him.

Seven people busted for drugs

The suspects were caught by police during a road block at Eight-Mile in Port Moresby after traveling along the Hiritano Highway from Tapini on a PMV.

Gordon’s police confirmed that the men and woman were carrying dried marijuana stuffed in three 50kg bags of vegetables.

Police say they had walked from their village in Goilala before getting on the PMV along the highway.

The drugs were taken to the Gordons Police Station along with the criminals before they were brought to the drug unit to be weighed.

The suspects are now in police custody.

​One dead in Hit and Run Accident

The male victim, believed to be from Tabubil, Western Province was tragically hit by a route 16 PMV bus when he was crossing the road to the nearby bus stop opposite where he lives.

According to an eye witness Ato Hengepe, the man looked as if he had a knee problem and was struggling to cross the road quickly when he met his fate.

Highlands buai buyers warned to move back to LBC PMV stop

He said bulk betelnut buyers from the Highlands and travellers must not use or pile up their wares around the Handy Mart area because it is not a designated route 100 PMV stop.

Sorum said the designated PMV stop for route 100 buses and trucks is the LBC stop near Wagol.

Recently, the urban PMV stop near Handy Mart service station at Jomba is being used by Highlands betelnut buyers as their pick-up point. These bulk betelnut buyers are piling up their bags anywhere near the Handy Mart PMV stop  and is an eye-sore and a concern to the local authorities in Madang.