Yule Island

Central villages under water

 Roads have not been accessible for people in Kairuku, while some villages along the Magi highway, watched their houses being washed away.

Heavy rains have affected villages in Central province, with floods blocking off roads while food gardens and homes are submerged.

In Gaire village, people resorted to paddling on boats between houses after continuous rain saw a rise in the water level to above knee length.

Six houses were washed away in Gabagaba village, leaving families displacd. 

NCD Catholics begin pilgrimage to Yule Island

The pilgrimage begins this month and will end in October.  The pilgrimage offers a spiritual deepening and renewal of the Catholic faith which began at Yule Island in 1885.  It is there that Bishop Henry Verjus and other Sacred Heart missionary priests, catechists and volunteers planted and nourished the seed of the Catholic faith. 

Three die after eating poisonous fish

A PNG Loop reader  Christopher Kila sent in pictures of the three deceased and alleged that three more are in critical condition after eating fish from Yule Island sea during the New Year's weekend.

Kila says that relatives believed that the six ate a Balloon  of Puffer fish, which is very poisonous.

He alleges  that the fish  wasn't cleaned properly before cooking.

A close relative to the deceased , Mary Joycelyn Aisi confirmed  the deaths over the weekend but was sketchy with details into the apparent poisoning.