Strong armed tactics planned for dynamite fishers in Central

In a media conference hosted by Central Governor, Kila Haoda, Provincial and Local Level Government leaders warned individuals engaged in the activity that villagers are contemplating taking the law into their own hands.

“They have now told me that they will take the law into their own hands,” says Aihi Ikupu, President of the Kairuku LLG.

“I have letters from Nabua’paka, Yule Island, Delena, and Pou’kama that there are explosions nearly every night.”

Motuan villages observe 10 days of repentance

The people from Vabukori, Tubuserea, Gaire, Papa, Pari, Taikone and Kilakila have been repenting for the last 10 days. The event was organised by the Motu-Koitabu Indigenous Prayer Network.

The villagers gathered together every night in the last 10 days, coming together before God in repentance of the 10 Commandments that they’ve broken.

MKIPN member and Evangelism Explosion Ministry PNG national director, Pamela Amini, explained that today is a solemn assembling of the people following the 10 days of repentance.

Motuans come together to mark Repentance Day

The solemn assembly was organised by the Motu-Koitabu Indigenous Prayer Network (MKIPN).

People travelled as far as Gaire, Tubuserea, Papa and Pari to join Vabukori villagers and the surrounding communities like Taikone and Kilakila, as well as United Church members within the city.

The ceremony began with the blowing of the trumpet and went on to the reading of scriptures, explanation of the Covenant, public reading and repentance of the Ten Commandments.

There was a release of blessing over the nation, city and the land and over the seven mountains of influence.

Motuan inspired attire captures audience at pageant

The attire captures the history of the famous Hiri Trade, designed by Tabu Warupi from Central Province and worn by newly crowned Miss Pacific Islands PNG Abigail Havora.

The audience cheered in awe as the outfit was modeled by Miss Havora.

The two piece outfit (pictured) consists of a blue dress and a cloak made up of mini Lagatoi sails cut from coconut fiber, the same material used to make the sail of an actual Lagatoi.

Warupi said the frills are from the Motuan grass skirt worn by women to welcome the Lagatoi with singing and dancing.