TUCK shops were banned in the 1980s as they were deemed illegal businesses in the National Capital District.
Such businesses were unlicensed, were trading beyond regulated time, were trading unlawful products, were selling products in the black market, or were doing business in areas they were not supposed to be in.
The tuck shop business is back again in National Capita District.
Almost all these businesses are now operating in residential areas.
One of the adverse consequences of this is that alcohol is now freely traded by these businesses.
Violence, rowdy behaviour, and loud music and noise associated with the consumption of alcohol sold by these tucker-boxes is now a serious concern.
The authorities and the National Capital District Commission should explain to residents of Port Moresby why the tuck shop businesses are back.