East New Britain

ENB call for support of agro programs

East New Britain provincial administrator, Levi Mano made these remarks during the opening of the Division of Agriculture and Livestock industry annual conference at the Malapau Beach resort on Monday.

Mr Mano stated that agricultural programs must be effectively supported for people to progress the agriculture sector's objectives.

“We must change the way we conduct ourselves as an administration. To reduce the burden of executing our plans, we must collaborate and include private service providers,” he said.

Kokopo market declared as healthy marketplace

The declaration is based on the World Health Organization's (WHO) and National Department of Health's (NDoH) Healthy Island Concept (HIC).

WHO Representative Nola N'drewei said Kokopo market is currently modelled as a healthy marketplace after fulfilling several HIC standards.

The standards include water and sanitation, waste management, and general layouts and operations of the market.

She lauded the ENB provincial market authority for the careful management of market infrastructure and the overall layout of the market.

Safety at sea training vital in maritime industry

The training in Kokopo was delivered in partnership with the ENB Provincial Administration through the Provincial Fisheries Division under the ENB Provincial Government and National Fisheries Authority MOA for fisheries development and management in the province.

This comprehensive course equipped participants with essential skills and knowledge to ensure the safety and well-being of crew members and passengers aboard ships.

Lawlessness places strain on hospitals

Dr Kauve Pomat, a Paediatrician with the Rabaul Provincial Hospital highlighted this recently when expressing his concern on the recent upsurge of lawlessness in Rabaul District.

He said the escalation of lawlessness in the province, has placed a strain on the Rabaul Provincial hospital in terms of a surge in trauma cases, overwhelming their resources and personnel.

“The surgical unit is receiving trauma cases daily. The trauma is human inflicted and is something that can be stopped if there is a collaborative approach,” Dr Pomat said

Rarongo Theological College graduates inspired

The event on Sunday November 19 in East New Britain was attended by distinguished guests, proud parents and the 45 graduating students.

76-year-old Sir Moi Avei, known for this wisdom, integrity and dedication to serving the nation, captivated the audience with his powerful works. He commended the hard work and perseverance of the graduates and emphasized the significance of their chosen paths

Works planned for Tokua

This is to ensure the return of jet services by Air Niugini (ANG), as currently the defects on the runway can only allow ANG’s Q400 and Dash 8 aircraft to land.

Apart from Air Niugini, PNG Air’s biggest fleet – ATR, which is similar in size to ANG’s Q400, are using the airport.

NAC Tokua Airport operations manager, Russell Paliai, said there are three phases of work that are planned for the airport, beginning with the post emergency works on the terminal facility.

He said this is to repair damages done after the September break in by a group of armed men.

ENBPA signs deals with local firms

The programs are being rolled out under the ENB Provincial Administration’s divisions of community development and lands and physical planning.

The 14 service providers were at the Kokopo Primary School hall on Wednesday, November 15th, to sign their service level agreements (SLA) with the Acting ENB Provincial Administrator, Levi Mano.

ENB doctors threaten to withdraw services

President of National Doctors Association East New Britain branch and senior surgeon, Dr Kevin Lapu, presented a petition to the Member for Rabaul Dr. Allan Marat, Acting Provincial Administrator Levi Mano and Provincial Police Commander Chief Inspector Januarus Vosivai yesterday in Rabaul.

This is following the recent violence that has left three people dead, homes burnt, and the town still under threat of reprisal by conflicting parties.

Provincial authorities have been given a deadline of Monday 20 November 2023 to respond to the petition.

Kokopo mayor sent to two years imprisonment

Bonga was found guilty by the Kokopo District Court for dangerous driving causing death.

The defendant, 43 years, from Takubar village, Kokopo Vunamami Urban LLG in East New Britain Province was charged with one count of dangerous driving, causing the death of Jack Livuan, father of three on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at about 4 am along the Vunamami Bitawawar road.

K10,000 for PNG athletes

Athletics PNG is responsible for flying athletes into Port Moresby as well as payment of the levy fees of K2000 per person and the costs of their lead-up preparations.

NSI-based Adolf Kauba and Lae-based Scholastic Herman flew into Port Moresby and onto Brisbane on Monday last week along with NCD-based Eldan Toti.

The athletes are spending a little over three weeks at the Gold Coast before travelling to Honiara in time for the Athletic competition which commences on 27 November.