East New Britian

Court rules on ENB top job wrangle

The case has pitted longtime Administrator Aquila Tubal against senior officer Wilson Matava.

The court ruled yesterday that the appointment of Matava as acting Provincial Administrator stands until the 14th of August in accordance with the national gazettal notice signed by the Governor-General.

The court also found that former provincial administrator Aquila Tubal had no legal standing to suspend Matava as Tubal's contract had already expired at the material time.

Rabaul on alert following latest hold up

Police reported that a female staff of the Chinese owned Zero supermarket was on her way to the bank with an undisclosed amount of takings when she was held up.

The robbery took place between 9am and half past nine.

East New Britain police commander Anthony Wagambie Junior tells PNG Loop that police are pursuing the criminals who fled via the Nonga-North Coast Road.

PPC Wagambie made a further appeal to members of the community to come forward with any leads into the case.

Broad smiles at school courtesy of generous tourists

Two kind hearted visitors from Sydney in Australia brought smiles to the children, attending this little known school on the south eastern edge of Kokopo town.

Two elderly women, Jane Kaine and Elaine Handford reached out to the  children with colouring books, colouring pencils, reading books, exercise books, pencils and many other beautiful gifts.

Both women were part of the 2000 tourists onboard the Dawn Princess vessel that called into Simpson Harbour last week.

They were part of the 1039 tourists that visited war memorial sites in Rabaul and Kokopo.