Trouble-free Easter for the Islands

National, Normal


THE New Guinea Islands region remained peaceful with no major crimes reported during the Easter festive period.
NGI Divisional commander ACP Francis Tokura said he did not receive any major reports from his police commanders in the region so he assumed the long weekend was trouble- free.
He said special police operations were conducted in New Ireland, West New Britain, East New Britain and Manus which saw police personnel go out into the communities.
In East New Britain, people attended church services and enjoyed the 35th National Softball championships which were held in the province.
On Good Friday, Catholics commemorated the day by carrying a cross in a procession that began early in the morning and ended with a mass in the evening.
Visitors that came into the province to take part in the softball championships had a chance to use the new market facility that were opened last Wednesday.
Police conducted roadblocks simultaneously to control traffic and discovered a lot of drivers driving around with unrenewed licences.
ACP Tokura, who is currently in Manus doing recruitment, said the island province was also quiet with no major incidences reported.
This was the same for West New Britain and Kavieng.