MP Disperses Funds

The monies was dispersed to various organizations that will assist in the delivery of vital services in the maritime district.

The organizations and funding amounts are as follows:

PNG Air resumes Misima service

Prior to the opening of the airport, locals had to travel by sea to the mainland, which takes almost two days at a cost of K150 per person.

PNG Air chief pilot, engineers and officers from the Milne Bay Provincial Works Department inspected the airport last week and gave the go-ahead for flights to resume after maintenance work was completed.

Leonard remains Samarai-Murua MP

The results that were brought to court confirmed Leonard’s election with 6,257 votes while Gordon Wesley, the successful petitioner, scored 6, 230.

The National court in Alotau ordered a recount on March 28 after trial was conducted.

The court cited errors and commission, committed by the Election commission on Form 66A and Form 66B, ordering a judicial recount.

The recount commenced on 30 April and concluded on 13 May. 

Leonard’s declared election on 22 July 2017 was confirmed by the court at 2pm today.

Weaving exhibition revitalised in Milne Bay

The exhibition featured the weaving of women from the Alotau and Samarai Murua Districts.

The exhibition is an exhibition that featured the traditional art of weaving in Milne Bay.

WWOMB exhibition  coordinator Elaine Bate explained the purpose of the exhibition.

Mrs Bate said the idea of the weaving exhibition was developed many years ago.

She admitted that it was time to exhibit the artistic weaving skills of Milne Bay women in such an exhibition.

She also was concerned that the art of weaving was also dying out.

Samarai-Murua by-election counting starts today

It will be held at Cameroon Secondary School at Alotau after the completion of polling on the island’s electorate last Friday.

The PNG Electoral Commission had advised that the counting will be done manually with no electorate verification to the ballot papers.

May 27 is the date for the issue of writs.

Twelve candidates are contesting for the vacant seat, among them a lone female.