I am totally shocked, saddened and disgusted at the senseless killing of a prominent PNGan.
Someone who has contributed immensely to nation-building while some cockroach and parasites can just take his life away just like that.
Tete settlement should be made a desert.
More innocent and prominent lives will be lost if we/govt continue to tolerate settlements like Tete.
There should be no ultimatum whatsoever.
The police should just move in, kick out everybody and burn the whole place down.
May Sir George Constantinou rest in peace.
Malum Nalu said...
I totally agree with you skantha. Tete Settlement has the lowest life scum of
It is a very sad day. Our thoughts are with him.
No words can express the bitterness, frustration and sadness I'm feeling. Tete settlement should be eradicated. For a person who has contributed to the employment of PNGans this act is uncalled for.
Shocking. Brutal. Barbaric. Hideous. Words cannot express my anguish especially for an elderly citizen who has made monumental contribution through business and employment over a period of 54 years in PNG. Sir George was a statesman, a philanthropist and a hard worker who earned every toea he made by sheer sweat and toil. The very fabric of PNG society where respect for the defenceless elderly is a sacred treasured cornerstone of our more than 800 different ethnic cultures is being destroyed by greed, disrespect, lawlessness, disorientation and plain stupidity. We have a generation of "sickos and psychos" conveniently hiding among peaceful, law-abiding citizens. Clean out this low life scum swiftly by any heavy-handed means possible.
Mathew Yakai said...
There is no better word I can use to express my shock! Let’s bend the law, move in and eradicate the settlement. The situation does not warrant the notion of human rights. The settlement is breeding outcasts and criminals.
How can PNG move on if we go this way? This is strange. Police must move in right now!
I should also blame the government for failing to provide adequate employment and services to engage young people like those in Tete settlement. Now we are blaming the Tete settlement but the magnitude and nature of the crime is just as same as the teacher chopped in Enga, the BSP bank robbery, rape of young women, and other chain of criminal activities. All boil down to the day’s government for failing to provide what is due for the people. That is basic goods and services and provide some incentives for the people. If this does not happen then we will have more problems. Police raid at this settlement will not solve the problem. However, economic incentives for the ordinary people are the solution, and that’s the role the government must play.
I work in Papua New Guinea when i was young next to sir George, I have learn many things from him and I am proud to be one of his blood,
All 30 should be tie in the beach in Port Moresby with no food and no water for 365 days and receive for breakfast 50 whips each morning and day, and then give them 5 minutes with a dog to be bitten until they become spastics and put them in the jungle with other animals to die!!!!! That’s what they deserve after they kill my.....
Also who is behind the killing? Have the police made investigation?
Is the girl who he was looking after pay the rascals to do it??
if your in PNG AND YOU READ THIS PLEASE INFORM THE POLICE ABOUT IT, I HEAR SHE TOOK THE GUN TO KILL HIM FEW MONTHS AGO AND HER COUSIN TOLD SIR GEORGE TO GO AWAY, HE DID AND HE SAVE HIS LIFE,
IS SHE BEHIND ALL THIS?????????
WHY THE OTHER PERSON IS STILL ALIVE?????????? TO ME IT SMELLS,
PLEASE ADVICE THE POLICE TO INVESTIGATE HER IF YOU’RE IN PORT MORESBY,
God bless Sir George Constantine,
PNG HAS LOST A GREAT MAN!!!!!!!!!!!
A senseless killing of one of Png’s greatest sons. The knee-jerk reactions of the police to "raze tete settlement to the ground" however must be kept in check, along with the emotions and tensions that no doubt will rise in the coming days, and we must now address the broader issue of squatter settlements in urban areas. It is a shame that this issue could only be brought about by the untimely death of one of our country's great leaders, but it is now upon us, the people, not to avenge the death of sir George, but to address the issue of urban squatter settlements, and the criminal elements that these settlements breed, so that many more lives can be spared, and this country can move forward without the fear and apprehension that grips our urban areas from time to time. Sir George was a great man, and will truly be missed by men and women PNG over. We will find these killers. We will bring them to justice and they will pay. Let us not get too carried away with band-aid solutions that will only further inflame the situation. Work together, bring about a peaceful solution, and let justice take its course. Sir George would have wanted it that way.
I believe in an eye for eye
Kill the cowards and bullies
Pull tete settlement down and build a jail to house the scum
PNG is no longer a safe haven for tourists, let alone PNGeans to move around freely. It's sad to see all these unfold. Who is to blame? Rascals? Or the corrupt govt of Somare who suppose to make that settlement a desert in 2003?
Sir Constantinou has contributed immensely to PNG and the knight is good at this business. PNG will loose a great leader, and a businessman. RIP.
It's interesting to read the various comments on this blog. As mentioned already, knee-jerk reactions are inevitable and they've been seen both by police action and in anger vented through blogs like this one. I have to agree with the anonymous writer, it's this abhorrent act that demands everyone to think sensibly and act pragmatically to solve the problem of urban drift, settlements and lack of opportunities for PNG's youth. Razing a settlement is not the solution and is bound to pose more problems in the future. My sincere hope is that something positive and long lasting comes from this death. How unfortunate that it takes the death of someone prominent to stir such discussions.