Governor Sir Julius Chan

Governor Chan thanks Lovongai community

Accompanied by a distinguished delegation, the Governor's visit from May 15th-16th was met with enthusiasm and warm reception from the locals.

Governor Sir Julius, joined by Deputy Governor Semmy Missen, Chairperson Misbill Nelson, Women's Representative Elthy Chapau, Chief Linson Aaron, former Namatanai MP, Byron Chan, and other prominent figures, conveyed his deep appreciation for the overwhelming support received from Lovongai.

The residents turned out in significant numbers, impressing the Governor with their warm and thoughtful welcome.

Sir J remembers Sir Michael two years on

Grand Chief Sir Michael passed away two years ago on the 26th of February 2021.

“My dear friend, it has been two year’s now since you left us, but it seems like only yesterday that we bravely decided to take Papua New Guinea through unchartered waters and begin our Journey, carrying the weight of a thousand tribes to form a United and Independent Papua New Guinea,” said Sir J.

New Irelanders must be proud: Governor

This includes the New Hanover Trans-Island Highway, Mussau ring road and roads on the West Coast of New Ireland.

Governor Sir Julius Chan in his festive season message, said the 342-kilometre Boluminski Highway, which is one-of-a-kind, is scheduled to be completed by the end of this month.

The year 2018 has been a hectic yet productive year for New Ireland Province.

Among those programs, are the free and subsidized education and the Old Age Pension, with K154 million spent since 2008.

Turning point for NIP: Governor

This was the message from New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan after the July 12th Inter Government Agreement signing between the Government and New Ireland, East New Britain and Enga Province.

A determined and satisfied Governor conveyed that the signing was a historical moment, a turning point for the country and a win for his people and generations to come.

About K6m for NIP buildings

“These two buildings took us almost 3-and-a-half years to build as we were over worried about costs and submitted cheap costs to the contractors,” Governor Sir Julius Chan told Loop PNG.

The Namatanai Government Haus is worth K2.5 million while the Government Official Residence Kavieng is about K3.5 million.

“And by any comparison, even today’s price, it is very cheap. If you do a building like that in Port Moresby, you’ll be very lucky to get any less than K12-15 million.

New Ireland sends students to Aust

The students will include two male and two female.

The scholarship was for year 11 and 12 and is an initiative of the New Ireland Government to expand education opportunities for young New Irelanders and to expose them to a multi-cultural environment.

Three students, 2 females (Jillah Kurae and Imelda Kaltubin) and one male (Wendel Banamu) all from three remote islands in the province, are pioneer scholars under this scholarship program in 2017.

Lihir people pledge to support Sir J

It was a welcome never seen before and a true expression of the appreciation and gratitude by the people of Lihir to Sir Julius Chan and Minister Byron Chan during their visit to the islands last Friday.

The people went all out in traditional sing-sing and made gift presentations to the Governor, expressing their heartfelt and sincere appreciation for the policies they have benefited from for the last nine years.