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March 22 2007 at 12:45 PM
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Bargain time!
FELLOW bought a mobile phone for K765 at a well-known phone retailer and was pleased with his purchase. He was even more pleased when later he saw the same model phone for sale by another retailer for K1229. He reckons he would have been extremely ticked off if he’d bought it from the second retailer — it sure pays to shop around.

Drains blocked?
THE multi-million-kina Wewak Storm Water project has made very little progress since the former project manager, also a deputy administrator, was suspended in September 2004. So much so there are fears the Korean Exim Bank which was funding the project, is said to have withdrawn its support. Public Enterprises Minister Arthur Somare may have an explanation on this.

Customer service
AIRLINK needs to pick up on its game, some travellers reckon. Passengers at Vanimo, Wewak, Madang and Lae were forced to wait for an hour (one hour delay at each port) on Saturday. When the passengers finally boarded, there were no words of apology or explanation from the co-pilots doing the onb-board aircraft safety brief.

Our taxes at work
A CALLER from Kimbe said two of five vehicles delivered by an MP as per our report in yesterday’s paper are allegedly off the road, one spinning into a river and now in the workshop before it was delivered and the other is in police custody after a collision with a child on Monday.

What a change!
MOTORIST driving along the Ela Beach road was pulled over at a roadblock. It was manned by recent graduates from Bomana. They were so thorough, they pulled over every vehicle. The motorist was very impressed with their efficiency — they checked for defects, including lights, horns, blinkers along with drivers licences. He said they were very polite and were even wearing neckties! If all police conducted themselves so professionally it would bring back more respect for the force.

P. Engee

the drum@spp.com.pg

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