Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Death of Goroka radio personality Lucy Baru

I was quite saddened to hear this morning that well-known Goroka personality Lucy Baru, a famous radio voice in Eastern Highlands, and also on the PNG women’s bowling scene, passed away last weekend (from mouth cancer, I believe).

She was a good friend and I just met her couple of weeks ago at my mother’s haus krai (house of mourning) in Lae, at which she didn’t look sick at all.

Very sad, but also a timely reminder to Papua New Guineans, of what excessive betel nut chewing can do.

Somehow, and I know, being a Goroka lad myself, that the town will never be quite the same again without Lucy’s personality.

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