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NOOSA – Rosalyn Evara, a senior journalist who was business editor of the Post-Courier newspaper, has died suddenly in Port Moresby.

Ms Evara collapsed at her home and was pronounced dead after being rushed to Port Moresby General Hospital.

Rosalyn Albaniel Evara was 41 and had been the long-serving bureau chief for the Post-C ourier in Madang.

“It is a shocker to us all,” said the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Todagia Kelola. “It is a sudden and great loss for the Post-Courier and the media industry in Papua New Guinea.

“[Roslyn] was such a healthy and strong person who, despite going through so much, would always give everything to her work.”

Ms Evara’s had experienced great family tragedy in recent years. Her eldest son died in 2015 and her youngest son last year.

Colleagues and friends described her death as a great loss to the industry describing her as “a very gentle and humble soul” who got along well with everyone.

Ms Evara is survived by her husband and daughter.


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Max Phin

Sad news indeed. Still had a whole lot more to offer to her profession. Sincere condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.

`Daniel Kumbon

Sad, very sad indeed.

May God bless and comfort the last two remaining family members - her loving husband and daughter.

Paul Flanagan

Rosalyn Albaniel Evara was a brave journalist working in very difficult circumstances.

She was the last remaining journalist from the two major papers in PNG willing to contact me regularly and ask for a different perspective on PNG's economy.

Sometimes she wasn't able to get the 'controversial' article through the 'editorial' processes, but sometimes she did.

I hope that more PNG journalists are able to take inspiration from her courage. PNG journalism does not do enough of their important but challenging job of really informing the PNG public about public policy issues facing PNG.

It is too easy to ignore other perspectives and just run the government's line on issues.

PNG needs more journalists with the professionalism and integrity of Rosalyn. It is a sad day for improving public policy understandings in PNG.

My condolences to the family - I will miss her emails.

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