Families claim eviction illegal

Gabutu was home to them for 40 years, they claimed that the police were acting on an illegal court order to evict them from their property. They are calling on relevant authorities to help seek legal interpretation.

Community leader, Aaron Jomis said they never received any information from the NHC in regards to the eviction. They claim they were illegally removed because someone has manipulated the system to claim the land.

Court documents have highlighted that the Portion of land belonged to NHC and not Decision 2000 Ltd, a company owned by Professor John Nonggor.

33rd Foundation of Don Bosco technical

It is the 203rd birth anniversary of St John Bosco.

The week-long celebration commenced with ‘Family Day’. It was celebrated by 2,500 people and had as its theme: ‘Wokabaut wantaim ol yangpela’.  

The celebration will have different elements every day. 

The following are outlined for the week ahead: Catechetical Quiz, Bosco Got Talent, Assumption of Our Lady and an Academia.   

Who is Don Bosco? (Courtesy: Fr Albeiro Gonzalez sdb)

Man’s death leads to Kaugere clash

The fight followed the discovery of a man’s body of mixed parentage of Bougainville and Baimuru, in Gulf Province, who was allegedly killed following a dispute.

According to police, the man was killed during a petty dispute around 10pm yesterday.

Senior Constable Alex Neve, from the Badili police station, told this newsroom that the incident occurred when the deceased, with a group of men from Kaugere, were consuming illicit spirit at the Foursquare Church area.

During that time, they were attacked by men from Goilala who live in the nearby settlement at Gabutu.

Media education seminar involves seven schools

Aside from the student participants and media coordinators of the different schools, representatives from mainstream media also graced the event.

The sessions focused on print media with the objective of producing newsletters, school newspapers and even write ups of events to be sent to the media and posted on a school news bulletin board.

Ian Zuasula took the participants through the anatomy of a newspaper, citing sections from the two daily newspapers of the country.

ITI graduates 339 students

The graduation, with the theme "Elegant Literacy is the ladder for Sustainable Development", saw a total of 339 students graduate in 13 different fields offered by the institute.

Of the 13 different subjects, the Diploma in Accounting saw the highest number graduating with 115 altogether. This was closely followed by Certificate in Accounting with 45 graduates, and Diploma in Human Resource Management with 44 graduates.