Huon Gulf

Huon Gulf: 4 Candidates Remain

Four candidates remain in the race for the Huon Gulf seat, and they are:

  1. Jason Peter (URP) – 16,580
  2. Ross Seymour (NA) – 12,944
  3. John Kasu (Ind) – 5,773
  4. Tukape Masani (ULP) – 4,582

The absolute majority is 21,402, while exhausted ballot papers are 1,327.

New Labu Tale classroom

The new building consists of two classrooms and a store room built at Labu Tale Primary School as part Bank South Pacific’s Lae commercial branch community project.

BSP Lae commercial branch manager, Robinson Panako, says BSP community projects are undertaken nationwide by each of their branches, strategic business units and subsidiary branches as a way for its staff to contribute meaningfully back to the community.

“While we stand as a corporate organisation, each of our staff is a part of a community,” said Panako.

18-year sentence for Morobe murder

Jimmy Somo of Gomena village pleaded guilty before the Lae National Court to attacking Kove Gomena, which led to his death.

Gomena died on 5 March 2016 from injuries inflicted by his biological brother, Sep Gomena and Somo.

The deceased that day armed himself with two bush knives and was acting violently. In the course of this, he was said to have cut the baby who was then sleeping in a bilum.

In retaliation, men from the community charged at the deceased, who dropped the bush knife and surrendered to them.

Tailings placement site identified

The Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture (WGJV) presented during the PNG Mining and Petroleum Conference that the Huon Gulf deep sea trench was highly suitable.

Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture executive project director, Bryan Bailie, said in the presentation that local rivers, including the Markham, discharged 60 million tons per annum of natural sediment into the Markham Canyon, which reports to the New Britain Trench which is 9000 metres deep.

He said it was a highly disturbed environment, with regular purging of sediments through mass flow events and has low bio accumulated risk.