Rabaul joins in custom recording exercise

This project at the national level with the recording of customs in Manus two years ago by the PNG Judiciary.

Rabaul is the second district to enter into such an arrangement, after the Tewai-Siassi district in Morobe province, following the signing of an MoU in Port Moresby today.

The signing was between the CLRC Secretary Dr Eric Kwa, Civil Identity Registry Office Acting Registrar General Noel Mobhia and Rabaul MP Dr. Allan Marat.

K20,000 backing for Frangipani festival

A cheque of K20,000 was presented to the event organiser, Susie McGrade, of the Rabaul Historical Society earlier this week.

Trukai Industries Ltd General Manager Sales and Marketing, Andrew Daubney, said Trukai continues to support such cultural events because they provide an avenue to help provide income opportunities for the local communities and at the same time, help promote and keep PNG cultures alive.

‘Survivor, Rabaul volcano town’

This was the statement by the Chow family, who recently celebrated 50 years of service in the shipping industry.

The owners of Coastal Shipping Company Ltd observed their 50th anniversary in East New Britain Province.

“In these 50 years we have served ships of our own fleet, ships of other fleets, all the provinces of New Guinea Islands and various associated industries,” says Fabian Chow.

“Above all, we have adapted to new times, gone through ups and downs with our hometown Rabaul and still survived.

​Rabaul blooms again with the Frangipani Festival

Now in its 21st year, the event will commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the twin volcanic eruptions and the 80th Anniversary of the 1937 eruptions where 200 people lost their lives.

The Frangipani Festival is also a time to celebrate Papua New Guinea’s 42nd year of independence.

A team of dedicated volunteers is currently finalising an exciting two-day program. 

Felling of historical trees angers residents

It is believed that the historical shade trees were chopped down to make way for power lines.

Among those who have raised their voices against the ‘outrageous’ exercise was the Rabaul Historical Society secretary, Susan McGrade.

A frustrated McGrade told Loop PNG that those shade trees ‘survived many, many eruptions’.

“There is absolutely no reason to remove the trees altogether,” she said.

Air Niugini to unveil ‘Rabaul’

The naming will be in recognition of the importance Rabaul, and East New Britain are to Air Niugini’s domestic air services.

The naming ceremony will be followed by a corporate function in the evening to be attended by Air Niugini’s key business partners and stake holders in East New Britain.

An Open Day will also be held the following day, Saturday 28th October at Vunapope School hall.

The day is open to the general public and commences from 10am to 3pm.

Air Niugini to celebrate 43 years of operations

It’s a way of bringing Air Niugini to other parts of Papua New Guinea instead of having all anniversary celebrations centred around Port Moresby.

Last year , the anniversary celebrations were held in Mt Hagen and the year before in Lae.

Chief Executive Officer, Simon Foo said the 43rd anniversary activities will commence with a ceremony to name one of its Fokker 100 jets “ Rabaul” on Friday 28th October. 

He said “ This is in recognition of the importance Rabaul, and East New Britain are to Air Niugini’s domestic air services. “

Organisers thank sponsors for successful event

The event started on Friday with the Kinavai at the Rabaul Memorial Park followed by the canoe race and the Go Go Cola Float parade on Saturday.

The Float Parade involved more than 100 business houses parading around Rabaul town.

The festival will end today with a liturgy service to commemorate the volcanic eruptions in 1994.

Today marks 21 years since the eruption.

The organiser, Rabaul History Society has thanked the following sponsors for supporting the 2016 Frangipani Festival.

ToBaining applauds ENB leaders for working together

“The journey was not easy. Great leaders from the province have laid the foundation of what we have been enjoying today.”

ToBaining told Loop PNG that ENB, being the model province in the country, has gone through tough times and proven to be the best.

He said one of the contributing factors to the success of the province is unity among the leaders. Without unity, the province will not be in its current stage.

ToBaining added that after the volcano eruptions in 1994, the province suffered and lost all its development.

Businesswoman calls for unity

Mrs Lau said now that the country has turned 41 years old, the mindset of business entrepreneurs must change as well.

Speaking at the independence celebrations in Rabaul on Friday, Lau called for unity among the business community in the province.

She said doing business in the province now is not the same as it was in the last two decades.