Jacksons International Airport

ICA gets tough on foreign entries

Chief Migration Officer, Solomon Kantha, said ICA is proud to be one of the agencies at the forefront of APEC activities.

“And we stand ready to play our part in hosting a successful APEC 2018.”

Kantha said they will be very strict in people coming and going out of the country during the APEC week.

In doing so, he said the PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority has prevented a foreign national, who had historical convictions for sexual assault of a child, from entering Papua New Guinea.

NAC: Airport will remain open

National Airports Corporation CEO and Managing Director Richard Yopo said statements being circulated is creating unnecessary worry for the public and aviation community.

The APEC CEO summit will take place between November 12th and 18th, with the leaders meet to be held between November 15th and 17th.

Commercial flights may be affected with delays between the 16th and 18th, but the National Airports Corporation, says terminals will not be closed to commercial flights.

Travel Document Verifier for Jacksons

The new equipment will effectively process travelers’ documents to combat identity and passport fraud.

A system developed and introduced by IOM, the verifier travel document and bearer will help border control officers to conduct secondary passport inspections efficiently.

IOM PNG Chief of Mission, Lance Bonneau, said the software program and the verifier is very quick, very efficient.

FIFA security checks get under way for games

The Dog Unit as well as a team of officers specialising in bombs and explosives started off search at the Sir John Guise Stadium splitting up into small search parties to do a thorough search of the gaming venue.

RPNGC Officer in Charge Dog Unit Commander Leuth Nidung told Loop PNG this afternoon that they were also at the international Airport early this morning to do clearance checks.

The team from Venezuela arrived this morning.