Kavieng LLGs set for quality checks

Konoagil have completed their quality checks.

Recognise womenpower: MP

Treasurer and Chairman of the Kavieng District Development Authority (KDDA), Ian Ling-Stuckey, recently issued the challenge to the people of New Hanover at Baungung village, ward 13 in the Lavongai LLG area.

Ling-Stuckey, who was accompanied by two of his KDDA Board appointed members, Glenson Yanga and Micheal Panda, together with staff members of the KDDA secretariat committee led by Ismael Passingan, presented K43,000 to the Bakomet Mama group in ward 13.

Dash 8 to service Kavieng

The Dash 8 operations have commenced today (Friday 1st May) and will continue for the rest of the month.

“Air Niugini will be operating five weekly services to Kavieng on Dash 8 aircraft on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, with flights via Rabaul on certain days,” stated the airline.

“Air Niugini regrets the inconvenience this may cause to the traveling public, however the situation is beyond the airline’s control.

“We expect to return to our usual Fokker jet services by the end of this month.”

Kavieng inmate diagnosed with measles


According to provincial disease control officer Maria Sabok, the result came from tests done at the Central Public Health laboratory in Port Moresby recently.

Sabok said health workers carried out a mass vaccination on 335 inmates including 154 officers and their families, and reported this case.

The inmate has been vaccinated.

She told TV Wan news that they have enough vaccines to continue the program.

The National Department of Health also reported measles being detected in the Gulf Province.

Kavieng upgrades physical outlook

Major road upgrading work centered on the second phase of the Kavavu Avenue and other main streets are underway.

The office of the Governor reported that priming was done to the last stretch of Kavanu Avenue and other town roads.

What was labeled as one of the worst roads starting from the Kavieng Airport and towards town, is getting positive feedback from residents and visitors alike.

Sir Julius Chan said each milestone being achieved for the province here on, is for the people.


New Ireland activities in full swing

The race course, although short, was a real entertainer.

The racers gunned off in their traditional dugout canoes from the Malagan Beach Resort to the Kavieng Market wharf.

Japeth Demas and Duks Eremas sailed past the finish line to be crowned winners for the male and female categories respectively.

This is just the start to the 2018 New Ireland Day in Kavieng, where a full day of activities is planned.

Kavieng kick starts celebrations

The arrival of kinawais from Tanga Island and Susurunga set the tempo for the 2 day celebrations.

Up next is a kanu (canoe) race, followed by the day's proceedings.

Celebrations are underway with the theme: 'Ours Ahead – Yumi Yet Nau'.

The event expects a huge turnout as Sir Julius Chan's 50th Anniversary in PNG politics coincides with the Provincial Day.

The whole province is also on public holiday today.

A ‘colourful’ morning for Kavieng

This comes after the Islands Petroleum Kavieng branch held it’s annual charity colour run.

This is the second time for the event to be held as with other centre’s around the country.

Over 500 residents and visitors took part in this morning’s event.

Kaviengs Islands Petroleum branch Manager Sutharsan Shingarabelu confirmed that up to K22,000 was raised from the event.

Projects to improve women, girls’ lives

Through this objective, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) rolled out projects in 9 local level governments in Kavieng district, including coastal areas.

In most communities throughout Papua New Guinea, women and girls perform the traditional role of collecting water for drinking, cooking and cleaning; this project will provide new water wells as well as ventilated toilet systems for women and girls who walk long distances to collect water.

Chan welcomes Julie Bishop

The Australian minister visited the governor's residence in Kavieng town to discuss bilateral matters.

She was treated to a traditional welcome by locals and school children at the Kavieng Airport and will proceed to visit the marine hatchery and training facility at Nago Island.

The visit will enable strategies of development into improving technical and institutional capacity to support development of mariculture-based livelihood and industry in New Ireland Province.

The facility has a start duration from January 2016 to 2020 and a budget of $1,741,605.