Commission to record traditional customs

An agreement was signed on October 3rd between CLRC, the PNG Civil Identity Registry and Tewai-Siassi District Development Authority to record the customs of Tewai-Siassi.

The Judiciary over the past two years has been recording customs in Manus Province to develop underlying laws in the country that will later be incorporated into the country’s laws.

Recently the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission signed an MoU with the University of Papua New Guinea to engage 30 law students who will go home and record their customs during the Christmas break.

Zeming nominates to defend seat

The former deputy prime minister signed the nomination papers in Sialum Council Chamber, witnessed by elder brother Dr Agewa Zeming and Assistant Returning Officer Alpha Mark.

Villagers from Siassi island crossed the sea in six dinghies to stand with the Minister as he nominated. They also contributed the K1,000 nomination fee.

Their spokesman Banabas Nalong said their gesture was to show their appreciation for the services that have been delivered to the islanders in the last five years.