Tuesday, July 24, 2012

News at Eleven (Back Page): Former journalist and poet/gospel singer

Loujaya Toni, 46, who shocked a strong field of male contenders to become Papua New Guinea's newest female parliamentarian, was born in the city she now represents.

She ousted her grandfather, veteran Public Service Minister Bart Philemon.

Before yesterday's win in Lae Open, Toni had been an aspiring politician for some years.

from Pacific Scoop: Journalist and creative writer woman ousts minister in PNG elections


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