AFL coaches certified

Eleven male, and 8 female school teachers completed the Level Zero orientation to Coaching Certificate at Pilapila Primary School recently.

East New Britain Development Officer Kayly Kelson taught AFL Basics to the 19 eager AFL students!

The Certificate involves learning AFL Rules and Scoring, AFL Skills like Kicking, Handball, Marking and Bounce; Basic Gameplay and Umpiring which involved signals and communication.

Each coach received a whistle and Youth Rules handbook, so that they can coach the sport in their own school.

ENB members-elect show solidarity

In a show of solidarity and unity, the elected MPs on Sunday attended a church service at the Reimuela United Church at Tavui, Rabaul district.

All the five ENBP members-elect came together for Sunday service regardless of party affiliations.

Gazelle elect MP Jelta Wong told Loop PNG that unity among the ENB leaders is what will be driving them forward.

“I want to show my support for Dr Marat with Governor-elect Nakikus Konga.

“We believe in the unity of the province,” says Wong.

“For so long we have been divided.”

ENB Police to monitor counting venues

A total of 290 Security personal, including the Rapid Response Unit will be assisting to provide security at the five counting venues.

EÑB Provincial Police Commander, Joseph TABALI, says his security officers are ready and set to ensure counting runs well without any major security concerns.

He further added that a total of four arrests have been made in relation to the election during the polling period in the province.

Tabali has assured police presence to be at the counting venues for the open and regional seats.

ENBP counting update

Counting teams will commence night shift at the Regional Count centre before rolling out to other count venues.

DAY 1 results (Preliminary Results)

ENB Regional Seat- after Count 1

- Sir Leo Dion – 291

- Sinai Brown – 287

- Gershon Passingan – 151

Counting resumes today at Kokopo Secondary School

Gazelle Open- After Count 3

- Bernard Lukara – 918

- Malakai Tabar – 908

- Urai Henry – 41

Counting resumes today at St Mary's Vuvu.

45 in ENB to graduate from IPA

The Islands Regional Training Centre's 2nd graduation, at the Vunadidir campus, will see two batches receive their certificate in middle management.

Registrar Joe Penias told Loop PNG that it took three months to complete the management program, which consisted of 5 units.

 "Most of the students here are from the public service, as the program is to do with management within the government sector," he said.

If they wish to continue, it would take them one year to get a diploma. "From there they can apply to universities to get a degree."


Air Niugini staff arrive in Kokopo to celebrate 43rd anniversary

This year Air Niugini choses ENB to stage the anniversary as It’s a way of bringing Air Niugini to other parts of Papua New Guinea instead of having all anniversary celebrations centered around Port Moresby.

Last year, the anniversary celebrations were held in Mt Hagen and the year before in Lae.

From an humble beginning, Air Niugini took to the skies in 1973, taking over Papua New Guinea’s established domestic routes and opening up previously inaccessible areas to locals and tourists.

Jacquinot Bay airport redevelopment MOU signed

Member for Pomio, Elias Kapavore, said this today when signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the East New Britain Provincial Government, and the National Airports Corporation. The historical Jacquinot Bay Airport, a World War II relic, has seen very little development over the years.

However, with increasing travel to and from the area, urgent attention was required.

“We are beginning to see an increase in the number of people travelling in and out of Pomio.”

ENB partners in proposed solar farm project

The solar farm project will provide power supply for a  proposed 400 room Resort, Golf Course and associated facilities with surplus power to be offered to PPL.

PNG Power Ltd (PPL) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the East New Britain Provincial Government (ENBPG), and a US-based contractor, Lenape Development Group to carry out a study for that proposed solar farm project in the province.

ToBaining applauds ENB leaders for working together

“The journey was not easy. Great leaders from the province have laid the foundation of what we have been enjoying today.”

ToBaining told Loop PNG that ENB, being the model province in the country, has gone through tough times and proven to be the best.

He said one of the contributing factors to the success of the province is unity among the leaders. Without unity, the province will not be in its current stage.

ToBaining added that after the volcano eruptions in 1994, the province suffered and lost all its development.

Experience Kokopo like no other place

That's because it is different!

That’s how the capital of East New Britain in Papua New Guinea is described.

Some describe it as an opportunistic town given the history that it literally raised from ashes.