Letters in brief


Unfair advantage?
Why can’t women fight for a seat in Parliament like anyone else? Why seek an unfair advantage through special seats? The Word of God through the King James version of the Bible now sits in Parliament. Why not consult the Word of God? Apply the principles in that holy book. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:11-14: “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man but to be silent. For Adam was first formed than Eve. And Adam was not deceived but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.”

Merson Titpalapu,

Running chance:
Toea Wisil should be given another chance at the Pacific Games this year. As the Pacific’s reigning sprint queen it would be unthinkable to leave her out again. Forget what happened at the mini games in Vanuatu last year. She is still in good form and up there with the best in Oceania. She should be included in the team. At her age this may be be her last Pacific Games. She still has time to get into top form and win again.

Sports fan, Waigani,

Unfair appointments:
Year in and year out we see the same people appointed to administrative positions (principal, deputy principal, subject department head), even though they are only base-level (TSO3) teachers. Experienced and qualified teachers are brushed aside. We see this in New Ireland where school administrators and executives are re-appointed or recycled even when they have been accused of misconduct in office or misappropriation. This is one reason why academically qualified and experienced teachers see personal inspection as worthless because TSO4, TSO6, TSO7, TSO9 qualification really gets you nowhere

Zuwal Mali, Kavieng

Banking woes:
The people of Maprik, Ambunti-Drekikier, Wosera Gawi, West Yangoru and West Sepik are still having problems with their rural BSP branch in Maprik. Many customers are being deprived of this service. It hurts when you see the gate closed and a notice saying, “Sorry no service”. People take risks to travel to Wewak and spend two or three days to do their banking. The members of parliament should do something.

Samson Kwaindeli,

Crowded out:
There is enough space in Bulolo market for the locals to sell their garden produce. Most of the space, about 75%, is taken up by SMEs selling white goods, forcing women from Watut, Patep, Baiyune and Sambio-to-Bangulum to sit outside on the road next to the white line. Bulolo MP Sam Basil and his district administrator should do something before someone gets run over by a motor vehicle.


Missing money:
I am still not happy with Digicel PNG. I enter K5 and then I get a K2 combo. Unfortunately, 0.40 toea is taken away and I am left with K1.60. Papua New Guineans help fight this.

Madang frustrated
Digicel User