53rd Conference of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea from September 21-22, 2021, at the SIL headquarters in Ukarumpa EHP

“A a hybrid conference, with virtual and in-person attendance and presentations. Joining us virtually as the plenary speaker will be Lise Dobrin, professor at the University of Virginia, USA. Dr Dobrin is a professor of Anthropological Linguistics and inspires us to examine the sociolinguistic and anthropological contexts of languages and their speakers. LSPNG 2021 aimsContinue reading “53rd Conference of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea from September 21-22, 2021, at the SIL headquarters in Ukarumpa EHP”

“If “Tok Pisin is the language expression of our lifestyle and our intermingled cultures” then what does this language say about us as a people”

Tok Pisin and Tok Ples as languages of identification in Papua New Guinea PHILLIP CASS Cass, P. (1999) Tok pisin and tok ples as languages of identification in Papua New Guinea. Media Development, 4; pp. 28-33. After the Second World War missions in Papua New Guinea faced new imperatives driven by the reaction of theContinue reading ““If “Tok Pisin is the language expression of our lifestyle and our intermingled cultures” then what does this language say about us as a people””

The Life and Contribution of Sinake Giregire to PNG, circa 1937 – 4 January 2012

By   Wilson Thompson Orlegge, ML Sinake Giregire CSM, KBE, CBE, MBE (Jubilee and Independence medals) The life and contribution of the late Sir Sinake Giregire has been documented in many books, articles and newspapers. Even the National Library and National Archives of Australia have a separate file of many official documents and policies he wasContinue reading “The Life and Contribution of Sinake Giregire to PNG, circa 1937 – 4 January 2012”

We stand in unity

BY JOSEPH TAMBURE Brothers, sisters and colleagues From highlands, coastals, islands and swamps In 22 provinces and 180 dialects When a matter of national interest We stand upright in unity We showcase our national colors each year With 180 rhythms display our love of unity Blue mountains to shining coast across islands A sense ofContinue reading “We stand in unity”

Post-hoc poem dedication to Francis Sina Nii

Yesterday we dreamed MICHAEL DOM Ten years ago on September 15 the inaugural Crocodile Prize awards ceremony was held at the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby. That was the first time I met Francis. Ples Singsing is inspired by his selfless example as a senior writer, poet, essayist, editor and publisher who helped manyContinue reading “Post-hoc poem dedication to Francis Sina Nii”

Wishing Happy 46th Independence Celebrations

JULIUS JETHRO Papua New Guinea A Nation of thousand tribes A nation of nations United Papua New Guinea In Unity, a nation is built With trust, late Sir Grand Chief was entrusted To take this land from Colonizers And name it the Beloved Papua New Guinea So these children can call it the home EvenContinue reading “Wishing Happy 46th Independence Celebrations”

Poem for the 46th Anniversity of Independence

ISSABELLE VILAU Thousands By Thousands we are Hundreds of Islands scattered across, the silky blue surface of the Pacific Ocean Mountain ranges stood tall and proud like a King Crowned with rare jewel of untouched virgin forests and Clothed with the royal robe of endemic flora and fauna By Thousands we are Tribes sparsely scatteredContinue reading “Poem for the 46th Anniversity of Independence”

Extension service is the bedrock of agriculture in Papua New Guinea

By planter’s child adventures Growing up with a father who is an agriculture extension officer, I have witnessed and have seen the day to day significant challenges of delivering farmer trainings in rural villages with limited or nil resources. In Kaiapit in Markham where agriculture extension is active, officers still go out to teach farmersContinue reading “Extension service is the bedrock of agriculture in Papua New Guinea”