Gulf

Health of Gulf Province people under threat

A team of high level facilitators from the NDoH standard services conducted the workshop at the Kerema Catholic Hall yesterday.

Health workers numbering 126 came from as far as Kikori and other to participate.

The participants, especially community health workers and nurses from the rural areas raised concerned that they have been working alone in poor stages.

“There is a lot of gap, no communication between us and looks like for the last decade, we have been working in isolation,” Deborh Omaro of Maiaru Aid Post in Kerema district said.

Gulf woman charged for misappropriation

Head of the RPNGC’s Crimes Directorate, Acting Assistant Commissioner Victor Isouve was responding yesterday in the wake of investigations into allegations of massive theft and embezzlement within the Gulf Provincial Government.

Acting ACP Isouve issued this statement after a woman accused of misappropriating K30,000 belonging to the Gulf Provincial Government was arrested and charged on Tuesday March 15, 2016 with one count of Misappropriation under Section 383A of the Criminal Code Act.

Intoxicated man allegedly starts fight with vendors

Police said the 23-year-old Kerema man, from Gulf Province, was under the heavy influence of homebrew at the time of the incident, at around 11am.

A police unit en route from Badili to Boroko intercepted him after vendors at the car wash area alerted them.

Police said the man also had in his possession 1kg of marijuana at the time of his detainment.

In another incident, a woman was arrested for assaulting her cousin sister after a heated family argument this morning.

At least 3 dead as storms, tornadoes rip through Gulf states

One of the most hard-hit areas appeared to be a recreational vehicle park in the town of Convent, in southern Louisiana. Two people were killed there, said St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin, speaking on local television. Authorities were still looking for people possibly trapped under the debris, Martin said.

Thirty-one people were taken to area hospitals, and seven of them were in critical condition, he said.

Total commence drilling at Antelope 5

The extended well test will flow Antelope-5 at around 50 million standard cubic feet per day for approximately two weeks before being shut-in to record the subsequent pressure build-up.

In a statement, InterOil said the pressure gauges have been placed in Antelope-1 as an observer well.

The test is expected to take approximately one month to complete.

Mother and children in court for murder case

The woman, (all names with-held due to a minor involved in case) appeared before Magistrate Gerry Unjo with her 20 year old daughter, 23 year old son, and a 17 year son (the minor) along with her 25 year old son-in-law from Jiwaka Province.

All five were arrested and charged with one count of willful murder on April 2 this year at Kerema town in the Gulf Province.

It is alleged they were involved in the unlawful killing of Thomas Maroa Posou on February 7 this year at, Kerema town.