IN FAST growing cities such as Port Moresby and Lae, weekends are no longer safe and peaceful.
This is particularly the case for settlement residents. A typical weekend in settlements in major centres around PNG is often characterised by alcohol and drug-fuelled nuisance and violence.
In Lae, this dangerous lifestyle sees regular fights among different ethnic groups which have led to the loss of life and destruction of property worth millions of kina.
Recent confrontations between Sepiks and Western Highlanders brought the once peaceful Madang to a halt.