The Island of Bougainville

By Liceanne Utah Bougainville is an island named after the explorer Captain Bougainville. It is the largest island in the Solomon Islands. It is also one of the 22 provinces of PNG. It covers an area of about 3,880 square miles and has a population of about 62,500 people. The island’s main products are cocoaContinue reading “The Island of Bougainville”

Solving PNG’s 27, 000 Student Problem: Online Learning & Open Campuses

BY Academia Nomad Blog, January 30 2021 “The greater evil is not that we are losing the best population of this generation: 27, 000 or so each year. But maintaining the status quo when we can do something about it now so the next 27, 000 don’t miss out…” Academia Nomad There has been soContinue reading “Solving PNG’s 27, 000 Student Problem: Online Learning & Open Campuses”


Ples Singsing Masterminds Contestants have been sending in their essays over the last two weeks but we have noted that some have had difficulty with uploading their ENTRY FORM and ID PHOTO. We are allowing an additional week for those who have some challenges with email internet connections. If you are unable to send theContinue reading “TOKSAVE: TINGTING BILONG MI ESSAYS”

Grade seven student’s weekend camp

By Ruben Riyala This story is about two best friends and some grade seven students who went out for a school weekend trip in a country side motel.Rozey was absent from school in a week and on the following Monday, her seventh grade teacher announced to her classmates that they would go out for aContinue reading “Grade seven student’s weekend camp”

Biogas can be an alternative energy source for Papua New Guinea

BY NALAU BINGEDING More than 80% of the population in PNG depends on firewood for cooking and heating. This includes the majority of people living in rural households as well as the less affluent households in our towns and cities. Despite lack of data, it can be estimated that some 7 million people in PNGContinue reading “Biogas can be an alternative energy source for Papua New Guinea”

REVIEW OF MICHAEL DOM’S “Twenty Six Sonnets”

BY KONAI HELU THAMAN 26 sonnets – Contemporary Papua New Guinean Poetry By Michael Dom, 64pp. Independently published by Jordan Dean Publishing on Kindle Direct Publishing Platform, 10 March 2020,. ISBN-13 : 979-8621240622, Available for free download It was indeed a pleasure to read this collection of poetry by Michael Dom of Papua NewContinue reading “REVIEW OF MICHAEL DOM’S “Twenty Six Sonnets””

Yokomo may ride again in the virtual world of the 21st century

BY KEITH JACKSON Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude, 11 October 2017 Yokomo & Omokoy meet the Beatles, PNG School Paper, June 1967 KEITH JACKSON NOOSA – A Papua New Guinean school kids literary hero may make a return after 50 years if an organisation dedicated to making books accessible to everyone has its way.Continue reading “Yokomo may ride again in the virtual world of the 21st century”

PNG reminiscences: Yokomo and me

BY ED BRUMBY Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude, 18 January 2009 One of the many responsibilities I inherited when appointed editor of the PNG Education Department’s School Papers in early 1969 was the custody and development of that rascal-cum-hero, Yokomo. (And I use both terms here in the broadest and gentlest of senses). ButContinue reading “PNG reminiscences: Yokomo and me”