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Last post
The melancholic tune of the Last Post over Wewak town in East Sepik yesterday marked the end of an era. We cannot thank you enough, Sir Michael!
Edward’s friends
Edward Kaile, the teenager who ran alongside the casket of Sir Michael Somare in Port Moresby last weekend, has reached his 4,999 “friends” limit on Facebook. The 17-year-old’s picture had gone viral. Good on him!
Central arrest
Police have arrested three men in Central who allegedly disrupted an event organised by fellow villagers to mourn the death of Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare. Their motive? No one knows.
A shame
Thugs who took advantage of the recent mourning period over the death of Sir Michael to loot, damage and disrupt the peace should be ashamed of themselves. They should be subjected to a public caning – if the courts can allow it.
Thought for today
Do you recharge yourself as much as you recharge your phone every day? Get your priority right, folks.
Top quote
“He never held up his massive contributions to this country as achievements. In his passing, I believe this with purpose, so that his prolific purpose would never overshadow us. Sana is a way of life my father chose each time he faced conflict he chose to show affection to garner trust. I am proud my country benefited from his personal choices and our strong Murik traditions.” – Daughter Dulciana Somare.

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