Fiji Time: 1:02 AM on Friday 24 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / World

Life returning to normal, says MP

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The MP for Mendi in Papua New Guinea's Highlands said life was slowly returning to normal after recent election-related unrest.

Unrest and deadly violence plagued Mendi and other parts of Southern Highlands in the past few months. Fighting between supporters of rival candidates had now begun to settle, but tensions remained and the province's public sector had effectively grounded to a halt. The newly-elected MP, Michael Nali, said the unrest had been stirred by disgruntled people.

"Those who have that kind of ideology have taken advantage of the situation and then created problems and all that. But I think the politics part of things is now acceptable. The matter's before the courts. It's something for the court to investigate and rule on in a couple of months or so. "Things are slowly getting back to normal now."

Mr Nali said the local hospital was working again, shops and banking services resumed operations, and flights were arriving again in Mendi.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62030.6013
JPY 54.872451.8724
GBP 0.36510.3571
EUR 0.41280.4008
NZD 0.71500.6820
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.48980.4728



Exchange Rate updated on 23rd, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mystery writings
  2. Bati hopes to rise again
  3. Bati's best
  4. $35k celebration query
  5. ATM fraud probe
  6. Regulations on crab sizes for food, money
  7. Students celebrate end of school year
  8. Flood-hit families brace for more rain
  9. Rosy's fond memories
  10. Police leadership gaps

Top Stories this Week

  1. Celebration planned to welcome COP23 delegates Tuesday (21 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. The Crying Rock Sunday (19 Nov)
  4. Bid to win Tuesday (21 Nov)
  5. Walker brothers' radar focuses on Fiji Bati kingpin Friday (17 Nov)
  6. Mystery writings Thursday (23 Nov)
  7. 'God first' Sunday (19 Nov)
  8. Fiji Bati requests for continued prayers Monday (20 Nov)
  9. Bati rest day Tuesday (21 Nov)
  10. 'Testament of our defence' Sunday (19 Nov)