Evaluation Over Oil Spill Underway

The officers are from the Authority’s Marine Environment Protection department and according to NMSA, a report of the findings will be furnished before the end of this week.

The oil spill incident occurred near the Kimbe main wharf at 3am on Monday, whereby a huge volume of palm oil had reportedly leaked from one of the storage tank and into the sea.

Kimbe Elementary Teachers College opens

While there, they also officiated in cutting the ribbon for the new West New Britain Elementary Teachers College.

The opening up of the AOG Church’s Kimbe Elementary Teachers Training College took place on Friday 18th March, 2022.

Counsellor Barclay in her remarks said that education is seen as the future for PNG and the place where PNG’s future leaders were and are made. She said she holds a special interest for teachers colleges in PNG as her mother was there in 1967 as a teacher and worked and she herself was born in East New Britain.

Kimbe set for CCIC challenge

CCIC Competition Manager Sam Koi approved and confirmed this, early this week. Draws are now already.

West New Britain and East New Britain (ENB) have always been part of the competition over the past decade however due to lack of sponsorship and logistical constraints, ENB couldn’t make it this year.

CCIC Competition Manager Sam Koi said while initial dialogues with New Ireland and the Autonomous Region Of Bougainville have been established with favorable feedbacks, effects of the pandemic has not made it possible.

Quiet Celebrations In Kimbe

Provincial Police Commander Januarius Vosivai confirmed this with the newsroom this morning.

He said there were only minor alcohol related incidents but police were on alert and addressed the issues immediately.

Mr Vosivai thanked the people of West New Britain, urging them to continue to abide by the law and observe the law in their communities.

FPDA extension officers in Kimbe

The assessment includes studying the environment, climate and weather patterns and soil type.

FPDA was invited by the Talasea District Development Authority (DDA).

In a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two parties in October, FPDA will facilitate trainings and assist locals to grow, produce and commercialize the named food crops.

People in Bereme, Sabal, Malele, Waisilau, Yauyau and those along the mountain range will trial the project.

Athletics Champs Set To Start

The event will be live streamed this weekend, thanks to support from Oceania Athletic Association.

As expected, participating numbers will be less than normal due to the financial situation affecting most provinces and the interruptions to programmes this year due to COVID-19.

NCD will be represented by 16-member Team Nest and one independent athlete, Salome Yaling. 

Small teams of less than ten are also confirmed from Lae, East New Britain, New Ireland and NSI (Goroka), with Simbu and East Sepik working against time.

Teachers Get Media-Smart

The participants went through the fundamentals of news writing such as answering the 5Ws 1H, writing news and feature articles, creating posters, photography, Diocesan newsletters and layout design.

Participants were also involved in interactive game sessions, energizers, moments of reflection, nature meditation and prayer throughout.

New bishop of Kimbe appointed

The announcement was made by the Apostolic Nunciature (Vatican Embassy) in Port Moresby on Friday, 18th October, at 8pm. 

Reverend Father John Bosco Auram replaces His Lordship Most Reverend William Fey, OFM Cap, Bishop of Kimbe, who has reached the age limit.

Father Auram was born on 19th October, 1972, at Sara, West New Britain. He was ordained on 17th January, 2004.

Life imprisonment for 3 murderers

19-year-old Joe Raphael, 20-year-old Micah Raphael and 27-year-old Bokomo Manlem were sentenced to life in jail for killing a police reservist, George Misang, in Kandrian last year.

The three pleaded guilty to killing 54-year-old police reservist George Misang on 4 September 2017.

From Paon village in Kandrian, the three were involved in a fight that night after consuming homebrew when the deceased came across them.

Gov’t believes in equal employment opportunities: Minister

Minister Wong said this during the official opening of the 10th Policewomen's Advisory Network conference in Kimbe, West New Britain Province, on Monday.

Minister Wong said at present, 16 women were appointed to various positions of authority and trust as CEOs and secretaries of government agencies, demonstrating the government's commitment towards empowering women in the society.