Rabaul wards conduct financial literacy training

The training kicked off for wards 8 and 9 totaling 69 participants, and was officially opened by acting Deputy District Administrator for Operations, Petrus Maninga on Wednesday 31st January, 2024 in Rabaul town.

Mr Maninga emphasized the importance of financial literacy in building a more economically resilient community. He highlighted the significant impact that improved financial skills can have on individuals, families, and the community as a whole.

All flights to Rabaul Suspended

This is following vandalism at Tokua airport yesterday where the terminal sustained significant damage.

PNG Air in a statement cited safety concerns as the primary reason for this indefinite suspension.

It confirmed that flights will remain suspended until PNG Air can ensure safe operations in the province.

“The decision was made in the interest of passenger safety and to address the challenging circumstances on the ground,” it stated.

Financial assistance for Rabaul schools

Governor Michael Marum visited Sikut Matupit Primary and Matupit Island Primary at the Sikut Matupit ward presenting the cheque.

Marum was accompanied by Deputy Provincial Administrator Social Services, Marakan Uvano, Kombiu LLG President, Michael Warium and other officers from the Governor’s office.

When presenting the cheque, Marum said since his appointment as the Governor, the best thing that ever happened to him is when he goes out to the public or visits communities and meets children.

Proposed police post for Gelagela

This is in a bid to seek solutions to address the escalating law and order problems in the area, over the past years which has disturbed classes, PMV services and caused general fear amongst the population.

In a site meeting recently, District Administrator Benedict Mode together with the district’s technical team met with the East New Britain Provincial Police Commander, Januarus Vosivai to discuss the way forward to boost police presence in the resettlement area.

The team visited the site, which is situated at the back of Kombiu LLG office.

Gelagela school boosted

The opening also included the commissioning of new school uniform, a new fencing and classroom maintenance, blessing of new school truck as well as the commissioning of the new vehicle for Gelegele Health Centre.

Officiating at the program was East New Britain Governor, Micheal Marum, Acting Provincial Administrator Levi Mano, Provincial Education Advisor Alkan Mararang, including officers from the Rabaul District Administration.

Arrest of drug dealers commended

Cleopas Warpit, Ward Member for Vunadidir ward in Toma Vunadidir LLG in Gazelle District said this when commending and appreciating the efforts of officers involved in the Rabaul District festive operations.

The trio - Tazo Tinoa and Raymond Peter from Eastern Highlands Province, and Tony Walange from East Sepik, were charged on Tuesday December 27, 2022 after police confiscated 16 kilograms of marijuana they had carefully hidden in a bag of sweet potatoes from Lae, aboard the MV Kula.

Men jailed for possessing drugs

The men are Tazo Tinoa from Eastern Highlands Province, Raymond Peter from Aperera village, Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province and Tony Walange from Suhumu village, East Sepik Province.

East New Britain Senior Provincial Magistrate, Samuel Lavutul sentenced the three men to serve their time at Kerevat Correctional Institute, after they pleaded guilty on Friday December 30.

The three were charged early this week after police confiscated 16 kilograms of marijuana drugs from them that was carefully hidden in a bag of sweet potatoes from Lae, aboard the MV Kula.

Rabaul commences operation

This special operation from 22nd of December 2022 to 4th of January 2023, is coordinated by the Rabaul District Law and Justice Sector and will be conducted in the four LLGs of Balanataman, Kombiu, Rabaul Urban and Watom Island in the District.

This operation will be led by the Rabaul Police Station Command and will involve the combined efforts of the Ward Law & Justice Committees and Village Court officials.

SHIPS Rabaul perform well

On graduation day Principal Bellen O’Dela Pena announced they had scored over 71 percent in the external National Examinations.  

Ms. Pena said in Mathematics, the class of 23 registered 57 percent, and in Combined Subject 65 percent. In total the class achieved a 65 percent rating.

While congratulating the graduating class, she said the past years have been a memorable and influential time of their lives.

The students were told they have run the last lap of their primary school days and must go forward and share the beacon of light.

Rabaul Frangipani Festival Preps Underway

Now in its 26th year, the event will commemorate the 28th anniversary of the twin volcanic eruptions and the 85th Anniversary of the 1937 eruptions, where 200 people lost their lives.

The Frangipani Festival is also a time to celebrate Papua New Guinea’s 47th year of Independence.

Susie McGrade, member of the organising committee, says the two-day program with the theme: ‘Bringing the communities of ENB together’ will kick off on Friday, 17 September, with an Independence anniversary flag ceremony.