ENB Candidates Participate In Open Forum

It was also an opportunity to educate the people about the limited preferential voting system.
The forums were organised by the ENB election steering committee, which is driving voter education in the province.
It is assisting the provincial electoral office under the leadership of provincial administrator, Wilson Matava.

The forums were held at the following venues:

ENB school to trial E-Library

For Vundavai Primary School in the Livuan Reimber LLG, winning a debate competition held two years ago to mark the 16 Days Human Rights Activism, has paid off for them.


They are lucky recipients of e-learning materials courtesy of local MP, Jelta Wong.
The Asia Pacific Communication Specialists (APCS) has been engaged to set up the e-library at Vunadavai Primary School. 

The application is designed to be used with tablets and mobile phones. 


ENB Supplies Fresh Food to NCD

Forty bags of fresh produce arrived over the weekend, and was sold at the Gordons market in bulk.

The fresh food supply was made possible through the partnership between the East New Britain Market Authority and Markets Division of the National Capital District Commission.

NCDC Market Manager, Charlie Pengi said fresh produce is critical to achieve healthy outcomes for the city.

ENB nominations open for by-election

This follows the issue of writs for the LLG ward by-election on Thursday afternoon.

Returning Officer, Theresa Sam, issued the writs at 4pm after the writs were signed at 10am at the Office of the Minister for Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs.

The vacant wards are Gunanba in the Kokopo Vunamami Urban LLG and Balanataman in the Raluana LLG of Kokopo district, Komgi in the Lassul Baining LLG and Toboina in the Livuan-Reimber LLG of Gazelle district, Iawakaka in the Balanataman LLG of Rabaul district and Marambu in the Sinivit LLG of Pomio district.


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.