Saturday, February 21, 2015

1) Police Seize Home-Made Firearms, Bullets at Jayapura Port

2) Naomi Korwa Produces 100 Sacks of Lime Monthly

3) No Electricity, Patients Served with Traditional Light at Night

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1) Police Seize Home-Made Firearms, Bullets at Jayapura Port


Jayapura, Jubi – Police in the sea port area of Jayapura city seized a gray suitcase containing six home-made firearms and bullets, believe to belong to one of the passengers. The KM. Dorolonda was docked at the Jayapura port on Tuesday (16/02/2015). According to a source who refused to be named, the suitcase was carried by a port laborer.
“It is suspected that the suitcase belongs to one of the passengers, only it is unclear how many firearms and ammunition in the suitcase,” the source said on Wednesday (02/18/2015).
Papua Police spokesman, Commissioner (Pol) Patrige Renwarin confirmed the finding. He further added that in that day, at about19:30 pm, ship of KM Dorolonda docked at the Port of Jayapura. A member of the police, Adjunct Inspector (Aiptu) Demmaloga suspected a suitcase brought by a port labor. He then told the port labor to call the owner of suitcase but he did not come back.
“The case was then secured in Jayapura Police Sea Port (KPL). Then, on Wednesday (18/2), at 11:00 am, the police chief and deputy of KPL with some members examine the suitcase and yes it contains home made firearms and ammunition,” Renwarin on Wednesday (18/02/2015).
According to him, there are five home made short barrel firearms, and one long barrel firearm. Police also found two rounds of SSI ammunition, and two rounded package that kind of explosive contents. (Arjuna Pademme/Tina)
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2) Naomi Korwa Produces 100 Sacks of Lime Monthly

Biak, Jubi – Naomi Korwa, a female resident of Kampung Sorido, Biak city district, Biak Numfor, said every month she was able to produce 100 bags of lime made of sea shells at her house.
“In order to produce lime (Kapur Pinang) in large quantities, I gather seashells for a week,” Naomi stated. After that she collects firewood in the second week and burn and process shells into lime by the third week.
“The Kapur Pinang then is sold to the betel nut sellers in Biak and Jayapura,” she explained when met Jubi on Tuesday afternoon (02/17/2015).
One sack of lime sells for Rp 200,000 to Rp 300,000, allowing Naomi to earn Rp 2 million a month.
She then spends her earnings to fulfil daily needs and pay school fees of her children that are now in high school and college levels.
“The rest I use as capital again as I have to pay the cost of unloading shells from a dig into the house, buy firewood, and fit it to the edge of the house,” she added.
Apparently, Naomi was not the only woman who could make lime in Biak. Ani Sroyer, a resident of Sorido, also could produce 21 sacks of lime per month.
“I can only make 21 sacks per month because I have a garden. Every day I have to go to garden and clean it,” she added. (Marten Boseren/Tina)
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3) No Electricity, Patients Served with Traditional Light at Night

Merauke, Jubi – A resident of Senayu village, Jeremias Kaize, said one of the problems faced by medical personnel who served in the health center in Senayu, Tanah Miring district, Merauke is unavailability of electricity.
He said medical workers often used a traditional light lamp (pelita) while treating patients and this has happened for years.
“Yes, we are also grateful to midwives in the village it, because we are still welcomed to stay and serve the community well, ” he said in a dialogue with Merauke regent in Bersehati village on Wednesday (18/2).
He then hoped government of Merauke to install electricity to the village as the poles
have been installed. Merauke regent, Romanus Mbaraka said it has discuss to electricity company, PT. PLN to provide electricity access at several villages in the area of Tanah Miring district. (Frans L Kobun/Tina)
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