Sumkar district

Sumkar reports four murders

PPC Seine said from February 1-7, four murder cases were reported in Sumkar District; three in Karkar LLG and one in Sumgilbar LLG.

Police investigators reported that the head teacher of Dangsai Primary School, Donald Kapom, was one of the three killed in Karkar on February 1st. The two other deceased persons, are believed to have been involved in the murder of the teacher.

Police allege Kapom was killed aboard a boat while traveling from Kubugam to Karkar Island.

First permanent church building for Foursquare Karkum

It was a historic occasion to see a modern infrastructure being constructed because the Foursquare Church was the first Pentecostal church to establish its roots in 1982 in Karkum village, which is predominantly Roman Catholic.

The event was witnessed by several hundreds of people, mainly from sister churches in Madang, Bogia and the mainland Sumkar districts.

Local successfully alters plants’ genetic makeup

His beautiful garden fascinates travelers along that section of the road at Karkum village, in Sumgilbar LLG of Sumkar district in Madang.

Robert Batalo is amazingly full of smiles and a strong-willed person.

Although Batalo has never been to any agriculture school, he has successfully altered crops through his own style of breeding practices.

He has changed the genetic make-up of plants to develop crops with more beneficial characteristics. All these were done in the name of self-sufficiency, which only a handful of people in rural pockets of PNG master.