Intoxicated Kavieng youths detained

Over 100 intoxicated young men, who were being nuisances in public areas, were rounded up and detained at the Kavieng Police Station cell from the evening of December 31st, 2023, to January 01st, 2024.

“Most of my areas in New Ireland Province, including Kavieng, Konos, Lakurumau, Namatanai, Lihir and New Hanover were all reported as quiet. It’s unusual but impressive. People celebrated but it was contained within their premises,” said provincial police commander, Superintendent Albert Beli.

Upgraded Kavieng holding cell to be opened

The New Ireland Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Superintendent Albert Beli, said the opening will eventuate after the last quarter parade and launching of the Christmas/New Year operation.

PPC Beli has instructed police station commanders of Kavieng, Namatanai and Lihir, including the rural police station commanders of Taskul, Lakurumau and Konos, to be in Kavieng on Friday, December 22nd, for the final parade of 2023.

“During the parade, I will inspect the vehicle fleet because mobility is important for our operation,” he said.

Will Smith explores PNG’s hidden beauty

Smith's mission is to film a documentary for National Geographic titled "Welcome to Earth," delving into PNG's breathtaking natural landscapes and rich cultural tapestry.

Leading a formidable team of 60, Smith will traverse three distinct locations within PNG: Tavuvur in East New Britain, Tens Island in the St Matthias group of islands, and Kavieng in New Ireland province. The month-long expedition aims to encapsulate the unique and diverse landscapes, as well as the rich cultures that define Papua New Guinea.

ICT Regional leaders head to Kavieng

After the Lagatoi Declaration at APEC Haus this afternoon, all headed to a chartered flight at the APEC Terminal to depart for Kavieng.

Minister for Information Communication and Technology, Timothy Masiu said the program in Kavieng is to show the regional heads how diverse Papua New Guinea is.

Kavieng MP asked to address power issues

Owner of the Venbert Cottage and Putput Treehouse, Steven Lavarabin, stressed that continuous power issues are affecting business operations in the province.

“This is his town and he should really support us.

“Most of the local operators, they cannot afford to buy 50kVA (kilovolt-amps) generators, or 10kVa.

“When you look at it, it’s not our problem. My goodness, we’re paying tax! 

“The government of the day and the Open Member should provide for these facilities. We pay rent to the Lands Department, for lease, we pay water bills, we pay power.”

Community line applauded

Every Mondays, only a few buses and dinghies come to town, while the Kavieng Market is closed for business.

While applauding this initiative in New Ireland Province, provincial police commander, Superintendent Albert Beli, encouraged locals to go the extra mile by cleaning around the village and using their initiative.

Vet Kavieng claims: MP

Kavieng MP and Minister for Treasury, Ian Ling-Stuckey, said this needs to be done together with other oversight government agencies, prior to consideration for any settlement by the National Government.

Components of Kavieng town landowners, including chairperson of portion 49, landowners association, Kavieng airport, Gaylene Moni, and member for ward 5, Kavieng Urban LLG, Emmanuelle Tame, met with the deputy secretary for lands to present their case and seek advice on the appropriate course of action for resolution.

Kavieng communities told to assist police

A total of K17,318 worth of properties were stolen from the storage workshop including; plumping and electrical materials, iron rods, vacuum pump and a desktop and laptop computer.

The stolen properties belong to China Railway company which is currently engaged by the Provincial Government to build the Kavieng Government Lodge and recently opened Kavieng Stadium. 

Chairman for Law and Order, Edwin Maigen said this is a big letdown and has warned that police will make arrests and put those responsible behind bars. 

Kavieng host Mama Day Forum

Kavieng MP and Treasurer, Ian Ling-Stuckey was guest of honor.

Mr Ling-Stuckey reminded them that Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10 is about reduced inequality within and amongst countries and is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015.

Chinese Medical Team in Kavieng

The visit was to strengthen Chinese medical relations with the Kavieng General Hospital and also to nurture cordial relations with the people of New Ireland.

The team consisted of Deputy Captain of the China Medical Team Dr Jason Liu who a pediatrician, Dr Hongbo Liu a traditional Chinese medical practitioner and physiotherapist, Dr. Haibo MU a gynecologist/ obstetrician and assistant nurse Chang Yuang.

Third secretary of the Chinese Embassy in PNG, Jiang Yewei accompanied the team.