Recalling the day I met Daniel Kumbon, one of PNG’s prominent writers

Richard Napam As he entered the Ribito Restaurant in Waigani, I could recognize him instantly. He had his bilum hat and his long beard which I saw on the cover of his books and in pictures. Daniel and his friend placed their lunch orders and chatted away two tables from me. I purchased a copyContinue reading “Recalling the day I met Daniel Kumbon, one of PNG’s prominent writers”

‘Our designs are stolen’: the fight to keep sacred tapa in the hands of PNG’s Oro people

By Leanne Jorari in Oro Province – The Guardian Tapa, a tattooed fabric, has been worn in Papua New Guinea for centuries but there are concerns it has been commercialised. When Papua New Guinean fashion designer Yaku Ninich wanted to use tapa designs inspired by those of her grandmother, in her work, she first had toContinue reading “‘Our designs are stolen’: the fight to keep sacred tapa in the hands of PNG’s Oro people”

BSP and Broncos launch 2022 Financial Literacy Program in NCD schools

By Bank of South Pacific “Saving a little bit of money can go a long way if you want to buy things in the future such as stationary, books, even a computer,” said Brisbane Broncos Ambassador and retired player Darius Boyd when launching the BSP Financial Literacy School Program today (Tuesday 3rd May, 2022). PopularContinue reading “BSP and Broncos launch 2022 Financial Literacy Program in NCD schools”

Ples Singsing mourns the death of Hon. Sam Basil May he rest in eternal peace

Our sincere condolences to his immediate family and friends, and to the people of his electorate in Bulolo Open, and colleagues in the United Labour Party. Mipela itok sori tru long famili na poro, na long ol pipol bilong elektoret long Bulolo Open, na tu long ol wanwok bilong em long United Labour Pati.

Ex-kiap author shortlisted for UK award

By KEITH JACKSON – posted on PNG Attitude blog Death of a Coast Watcher by Anthony English, Monsoon Books, Burrough on the Hill Leics UK, 2020, 479 pages. Kindle $9.56, paperback $22.75 from Amazon Books NOOSA – A psychological thriller with a strong connection to wartime events in Papua New Guinea has been shortlisted by the London-basedContinue reading “Ex-kiap author shortlisted for UK award”

PNG-Australian Lydia Gah writes her story of surviving domestic violence to inspire hope and change

ABC Far North / By Brendan Mounter Born prematurely in a remote village on New Britain island, off mainland Papua New Guinea, Lydia Gah learnt to survive from her very first breath. But it’s her story as the survivor of a 12-year abusive marriage that she’s determined to share with the world. Ms Gah has just self-published aContinue reading “PNG-Australian Lydia Gah writes her story of surviving domestic violence to inspire hope and change”

The third Mini-poetry Competition for World Environment Day – Coming soon!

Making waves in 2021 with Tongan poet Karlo Mila na tanim tokpisin wantaim Benjamin Mane long 2020 LAST year, there were very few entrants in the mini-poetry competition, only four entrees actually, but that was a step up from the first contest, for which we had only one entrant. Maybe the number of entrees wasContinue reading “The third Mini-poetry Competition for World Environment Day – Coming soon!”