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September 23, 2020

Ginua Farewelled

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The funeral of late Television veteran, Jerry Ginua was held this afternoon at St Peter Channel Parish in Port Moresby.

Paying tribute was television legend John Eggins, who described the late Ginua as the “Perfect television script”.


Around 2pm the casket of Mr Ginua was carried in by collegues, including those who had also worked for EMTV alongside Jerry.


His was a household name, that even long after he had left EMTV back in 2009, people would always refer to the familiar phrase of him signing off a story.


Sympathies went out to his now orphaned Children’sharon, Lucas, Katrina and Francis, WHO’sat quietly.


Deacon Clement remembers Jerry studying to become a Dominican Priest back in 1988. But after much deep reflection Jerry’s fate changed when he went to work in Kamaliki outside Goroka, as an audio video man.


Television great, John Eggins remembers Jerry Ginua well, he was the Director of News & Current affairs who accepted Mr Ginua.


He said Ginua demonstrated high standards of ethics and versatility, often standing in to present the news.


His reporting on the Bougainville crises was a stand out.


It was when eldest daughter Sharon Ginua read her father’s Euology that the tears in the church starting falling.


From all the tributes, the common aspect found in Jerry’s life was that he was a very humble, quiet person. He worked behind the scenes, low key. 


Mr Ginua’s casket will leave for Madang tomorrow, he will be buried in his home village on Manam Island.


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