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Rags to riches: How the Sharp family built their shipping empire

February 10, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Once upon a time there was a small shipping company in Madang called Pimco, and it was owned by an older gent named Bill Byers, who happened to be gay.

Peter Sharp’s brother Hamish installed himself as this man’s lover and when the older man soon died, took control of all of Byers’ estate, including that shipping company, which became the basis of Hamish and his brother’s shipping business.

Founded on a sleazy act of theft, built on the principle of low maintenance high volume, and protected by a barrage of legal sleights of hand, this is the kind of exploitation that has made PNG easy picking for Aussie low life for tooo long!

  1. ambo
    February 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Peter Sharp needs to be investigated and crucified alive! What is the sum life of 350 passengers in a cheap ferry worth compared to Peter Sharp? EVERYTHING! If his business is illegal, he is a criminal murderer and needs prompt prosecution.

  2. Tanirau
    February 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    When Bill was sick, he gave Hamish his power of attorney, trusting him to look after his affairs. Hamish stole the lot and then Peter tried to get his share of the loot. Hence the long-standing bad blood between the two brothers. Low life indeed!

  3. John
    February 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Grats on not making this a race issue….

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