Public holiday declared in Kavieng

<p>The overcast day has done nothing to dampen the festive atmosphere, fused with the vivid provincial flags of orange and light blue colour and traditional costumes.</p>

<p>Students in school uniforms, police and correctional service personnel, residents, government officials and the media have gathered outside the white mansion.</p>

<p>The building is quite similar to the Queen Emma mansion in Rabaul, East New Britain Province.</p>

<p>Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill and his delegation of Government ministers will be officiating at the event.</p>

<p>More to follow.</p>