IOM provides data support response to displaced people in WNB

The International Organization for Migration (or IOM) in close cooperation with the National Disaster Centre (NDC), the West New Britain Provincial Administration and the Biala Local Level Government is supporting the government to collect demographic data on the displaced to help inform evidence based humanitarian responses following Mt Ulawun Volcanic activities.

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Rural Police Command Post Administrative Building Launched

A new rural police administrative building was launched at the Kavieng Police Grounds on Friday the 19th of July. The building was an old building belonging to the Kavieng courthouse. It was transferred to its current location after resident Chief Magistrate, Lawrence Kangiwa, gave clearance for the transfer after he felt that the police in the province had been performing exceptionally well. He based this on the number of police cases being referred to the court.

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Pomio Cocoa making its debut in the Japanese Market

East New Britain’s Pomio cocoa farmers are gaining momentum in their efforts to break into new global markets with about 100 farmers of Poio Ward in the Melkoi LLG that have been engaged in the last 8 to 10 months in producing organic cocoa beans, to make its entrance into the Japanese market in the coming months. 

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Muthuvel clarifies Statement made against him by Member for Kandrian-Glouster

Newly appointed Minister for State owned Enterprise, Sasindra Muthuvel, expressed his disappointment over a statement published in one of the local dallies on Friday, June 14, describing it as an unwarranted public attack with baseless allegations made against him by member for Kandrian-Glouster, Joseph Lelang. He said Lelang’s statement was both misleading and highly defamatory; firstly suggesting that Muthuvel was no longer governor and secondly making allegations of corruption to unduly influence the legal process of appointment for a new governor.

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