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Polye mourns passing of Journalist

PORT MORESBY: Opposition Leader Don Pomb Polye has described late Andrew Alphonse as ‘a shining star’ in the country’s journalism fraternity.
Mr Polye said he was shocked to learn of his passing last Friday.

“As a fellow Huli-Opene, I broke into tears when the news of his death reached me. He is full of humor. We used to make funs together when he attended my media conferences,” he said.
Polye said late Andrew broke a barrier in the profession, adding it was rare for someone from Hela province to become a journalist.

He further stated that he had inspired many readers with his style of reporting without fear or favor on many issues affecting the country.
“My brother has not only left a legacy but also a gap which will take years for his young colleagues to fill. He will be missed by of his fans, colleagues and relatives.
“The saddest thing is the country has lost someone who has a lot more to offer to the country for its betterment,” he said.

On behalf of T.H.E party executive, the people of Kandep and the Opposition MPs, he has sent his condolences to his family and relatives at this time of bereavement.
Polye said in the words of the Bible, God takes and gives, adding there is time for everything.
Late Andrew was the head of Post Courier newspaper in the Highlands region.
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