Manawatu Standard

Cabinet minister and family missing at sea


A Bougainvil­le Cabinet minister and six other people have been reported missing at sea after departing Buka on Saturday. Charry Napto, the MP for the Nissan constituen­cy, was made the Health Minister earlier this month, after the death of Raymond Masono. The Post Courier reported the Autonomous Bougainvil­le Government’s disaster and emergency director, John Imaka, reported the boat missing on a journey to Nissan Island. As well as Napto, the boat was carrying his wife and son, a Digicel technician, a primary school teacher and the two boat operators. – RNZ

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