Monday, April 23, 2012

Madang mourns loss of soccer son

Post Courier

Madang town which is home to thousands of soccer talents is mourning the loss of one of its former top line players.
Madang representative and NSL franchise Madang Fox former striker Richard Lange died yesterday afternoon after he was attacked by armed men in Madang’s North Coast area.
It’s a great loss to for the small town where Lange as a former top striker was yet to impart some of his skills to to the young generation.
Lange, a quiet spoken soccer player was known for his deadly left footer which left many goal keepers stood motion less as the ball whisked past them.
Lange brought much glory to the quiet township as he helped Madang win two Momase Cup titles and one PNGFA Cup in 2003 as it was called back then.
As of last night the news spread like wild fire in the town of Madang as relatives, friends and soccer friends attended the haus krai at Kina Beach to pay their respect.
Lange was attending Diving Word University as a day student.
Lange was one of the pioneer students who were part of the DWU matriculation system where he attended Grade 11 and 12 after finishing from Tusbab High School as it was called back then.
After Grade 12 he went on to complete his Diploma in Business.
He returned to complete his studies and that’s when he met his fate yesterday.
“Poisii” as most of his friends call him is from Bogia, Madang Province.

Madang horror! Two dead after being slashed by criminals

Post Courier

THE beautiful township of Madang is in mourning today following the brutal killing of two men outside a popular Hotel outside of Madang Town.
The two men died later, while others including Madang’s Provincial Administrator Ben Lange are nursing knife wounds after they were attacked by armed criminals outside Madang town.
The two dead are Mr Lange’s younger sibling Richard and his driver.
Madang Provincial Police Commander Superintendent Anthony Wagambie (Jnr) said the incident happened yesterday afternoon at the Malolo Hotel.
Mr Wagambie said Mr Lange and about five others including his driver and brother had gone to Malolo for a picnic.
He said they were down at the waterfront but from where they were they saw a group of men headed towards his car. He said Mr Lange’s brother and driver had gone to investigate ,when they were attacked by the men numbering more than 10 and who were armed with knives and other weapons.
The two were then ordered down to the beach to where Mr Lange and the rest of his companions were. Mr Wagambie said they were ordered by the thugs to lie on the sand before they searched and stripped them of their valuables before slashing all of them all over their body. The criminals then ordered Mr Lange and his group on their feet and marched them back to the Provincial administrators vehicle where they opened the door and ordered them to lie on top of each other before driving off.
He said the person who was driving the vehicle may have been very inexperienced as he had lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. He said all escaped except one suspect from the scene.
The suspect who was caught had been captured by Mr Lange and a member of the group he was with. The injured men were rushed to Modilon but Mr Lange’s brother Richard died soon after arrival while his driver who was in a critical condition died hours later while the suspect is now behind bars at Jomba Police Cells.
A very irate Wagambie condemned the killings stating them to be “Unwarranted and that done by people I would brand as animals”. He said the loss of two lives and in the manner they died was very unnecessary and police will work to ensure that all those involved are brought in.
He said the incident was especially shocking as it had happened in known picnic spot and one which was known to be safe and frequented by many residents and visitors
He has since called on the community along the north coast to assist police by bringing in the suspects

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Children at Kubai recieve Gifts

The following pictures show the great work of Samaritan's Purse.

Samaritan's Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian humanitarian organization that works worldwide to assist people in physical need alongside their Christian missionary work. The organization’s president is Franklin Graham, son of Christian evangelist Billy Graham. The name of the organization is based on the New Testament Parable of the Good Samaritan, in which Jesus uses a parable to teach people the second great commandment - how to "love thy neighbour as thyself".
Samaritan’s Purse works in more than 100 countries around the world. International headquarters are in Boone, North Carolina, with additional U.S. facilities in Charlotte and North Wilkesboro, N.C. Affiliate offices are in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Field offices are located in some 20 countries across five continents.

The Children at the Christ's Ambassador's (CA) Church, along the Airport Road (Kubai)-Kerema Compound, were very delighted to have received gifts from their friends in New Zealand through Samaritan's Purse. The gifts arrived in containers and were distributed among churches in Papua New Guinea for handing to children. Children from the ages of 15 and below were placed into different age groups (infants, 1-5, 5-10, 10-15) and were given their gifts according to gender.

Pastor Charlie Kubai of Christ's Ambassador's (CA), a part of Save Our Souls (SOS) Ministry, expressed great thanks and gratitude for the gifts donated by other countries. He thanked Samaritan Purse for making the life of small children lighten with smiles and happiness. He praised God for the wonderful relationship and said that children are the future leaders of this nation and taking this gifts, parents must continue to bring their children to receive the word of God.