ESSAYS: What really is an essay and how to recognise it

BY PHILIP FITZPATRICK Excellent advice for the Tingting Bilong Mi 2020 Essay Competition Who can remember the dreaded Monday afternoon announcement, “I want a five hundred word essay on what we have been discussing on my desk by Friday morning, no excuses!”Essays are the bane of every high school student’s life but what exactly areContinue reading “ESSAYS: What really is an essay and how to recognise it”

Men of calibre: A curious and unexpected friendship

BY ED BRUMBY Keith Jackson & Freinds: PNG Attitude, 19 January 2015 Man of Calibre by Baka Barakove Bina, CreateSpace, 2015, ISBN-10: 1499751842, ISBN-13: 978-1499751840. 248 pages. Kindle $3.27, Paperback $16.20 + postage. Order here FRIENDSHIPS come in many forms and from many sources. From shared experiences at school or at work. From shared interestsContinue reading “Men of calibre: A curious and unexpected friendship”

The fading voices of our ancestors: languages under threat

BY DALE DIGORI Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude, 7 January 2015 An entry in the Crocodile PrizeCleland Family Award for Heritage Writing “With well over 800 [indigenous types throughout], Papua New Guinea’s languages make up about two-fifths of all those spoken in the world today” (A fact book on modern Papua New Guinea, JContinue reading “The fading voices of our ancestors: languages under threat”

To preserve our languages & culture we must be bold

BY CORNEY KOROKAN ALONE Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude 12 January 2015 THE threat of the world’s languages fading away and dying is an age-old reality. It is not unique to the 21st century. This fate will befall hundreds of Papua New Guinea’s languages. History tells us of the deliberate methods crafted to destroyContinue reading “To preserve our languages & culture we must be bold”

How to write a successful Crocodile Prize children’s story

Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude, 30 January 2015 BY KIETH JACKSON In 2015 the Award for Writing for Children in the Crocodile Prize was sponsored by the Paga Hill Development Company WRITING for children is a much tougher assignment than writing for adults. Simplicity of sentence structure and vocabulary are not so simple inContinue reading “How to write a successful Crocodile Prize children’s story”

An exclusive club with low quality? Trend in PNG’s tertiary institutions

03 January 2021 MICHAEL KABUNI PNG’s tertiary institutions are becoming an exclusive club of the few, as the rest are pushed out of the system. However, with a dropping quality, the qualification will not mean much if there’s no investment. It’s the same as placing a limit (quota) on imported goods. Prices of products goContinue reading “An exclusive club with low quality? Trend in PNG’s tertiary institutions”