Central villages under water

 Roads have not been accessible for people in Kairuku, while some villages along the Magi highway, watched their houses being washed away.

Heavy rains have affected villages in Central province, with floods blocking off roads while food gardens and homes are submerged.

In Gaire village, people resorted to paddling on boats between houses after continuous rain saw a rise in the water level to above knee length.

Six houses were washed away in Gabagaba village, leaving families displacd. 

Gaire Village records lowest number of referrals for cancer

The free cancer screening was carried out on July 27-28 by the Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation (PNGCF).

Gaire had the second highest number of people screened this year in the PNGCF Provincial Program and it has the lowest number of people referred for further checkup.

Over 900 participants, both males and females over the age of 18 years were screened for mouth and breast cancer with only 69 people referred for further hospital checkup.

Previous awareness and screening was done in Morobe in February, Milne Bay in April and West New Britain in June.