Kavieng kick starts celebrations

The arrival of kinawais from Tanga Island and Susurunga set the tempo for the 2 day celebrations.

Up next is a kanu (canoe) race, followed by the day's proceedings.

Celebrations are underway with the theme: 'Ours Ahead – Yumi Yet Nau'.

The event expects a huge turnout as Sir Julius Chan's 50th Anniversary in PNG politics coincides with the Provincial Day.

The whole province is also on public holiday today.

Six people still missing in Namatanai waters

Namatanai Emergency Office told Loop PNG yesterday that of the four woman, three were students heading to Lihir for holidays.

Emergency officer Esther Manok said they left Tanga Island on April 5 and are yet to be found.

She told Loop PNG that the search and rescue team is still searching for the six people.

She said the weather at that time on April 5 was not good as rains and thunderstorms were being experienced.

She said it’s almost two weeks now and they are yet to be found.