Acting provincial police commander, George Bayagau, says he expects them to observe the law whilst celebrating.
“I will have police currently on operation to monitor the town and the province as well and if anything arises, we are prepared to deal with them according to law.”
The province, famous for its beautiful islands and peace-loving people, has been making headlines for the wrong reasons.
Criminal elements have been terrorizing town residents since the escape of notorious criminal Tommy Baker in 2016, as well as after the opening of the beche-de-mere season in August.
PPC Bayagau currently has additional police manpower in the form of Port Moresby’s mobile squad unit.
The unit will be in Milne Bay until January next year.