Interesting Books Written by Papua New Guineans You Should Read

08 NOVEMBER 2020 SKERAH We need a generation of “bookfacers” more than “facebookers”! It’s important that we create and embed in our children the importance of reading and writing.  Creating a culture isn’t an easy task but requires persistence.  And it is indeed a challenging task given the competitive nature and evolving technology we areContinue reading “Interesting Books Written by Papua New Guineans You Should Read”

Let’s Write Books! – A Letter from His Excellency

08 NOVEMBER 2020 SIR PAULIAS MATANE In 1957 I started my career as a primary school teacher at Tauran Primary School in New Britain where I was a student from 1947 to 1955. I found that we did not have many books about Papua New Guinea. The few reading books were written by expatriates. WhenContinue reading “Let’s Write Books! – A Letter from His Excellency”

Covid-19 und die ‚neue Normalität‘

07 NOVEMBER 2020 MICHAEL DOM Die globale Covid-19-Pandemie hat viele Auswirkungen auf das tägliche Leben. Die Regierung von Papua-Neuguinea (PNG) hält sich an die Empfehlungen der Weltgesundheitsorganisation und definiert die ‚neue Normalität‘ für ihre Bürgerinnen und Bürger. Doch für Tausende von peri-urbanen Armen, die in wirtschaftlich schwierigen Zeiten ums Überleben kämpfen, sind die Folgen vonContinue reading “Covid-19 und die ‚neue Normalität‘”

Covid-19 ‘noho dala matamatana’

07 NOVEMBER 2020 MICHAEL DOM Tanobada egegemada lalonai e varamu gorerena Covid-19 metauna na, ta noho laidiamu mauridia lalodiai vada ta dibadiamu, Bona World Health Organization edia taravatu eiava ede baita mauri toma daladia, e ato lasi, bena Papua New Guinea gavamani ese danu ‘noho dala matamatana’ ealasi ena taunimanima edia. To settlement ai eContinue reading “Covid-19 ‘noho dala matamatana’”

The Covid-19 ‘new normal’

07 NOVEMBER 2020 MICHAEL DOM The global pandemic of Covid-19 has had many repercussions to daily life and keeping abreast with World Health Organization recommendations, the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government has also defined the ‘new normal’ for its citizens. But to thousands of the peri-urban poor, struggling to survive during trying economic times, theContinue reading “The Covid-19 ‘new normal’”

Em normal tasol ia

07 NOVEMBER 2020 MICHAEL DOM Bikpela sik Covid-19 pandemic em inapim olgeta kantri long graun na bagarapim laip bilong ol man meri long wanwan dei, em nau World Helt Ogenisesen i givim toksave we Papua Niugini (PNG) gavman tu i laik kamapim ‘niupela nomal’ bilong ol sitisen. Tasol long ol planti thousand poor pipol istapContinue reading “Em normal tasol ia”

Art and Creativity in Papua New Guinea with Dr. Michael Mel

03 NOVEMBER 2020 The Art Show with Namila Benson ABC National Radio Broadcast on Wed 16 Sep 2020, 10:05 am To mark 45 years of Independence for Papua New Guinea, we explore the role that art has played in the country’s development and engagement with Australia since 1975. We speak with performance artist, curator, andContinue reading “Art and Creativity in Papua New Guinea with Dr. Michael Mel”

Mr Marape – We’re Still Trying to Meet

CAROLINE EVARI PORT MORESBY – To try to get a high level discussion underway on Papua New Guinea literature, we’ve tried on two occasions to meet with Prime Minister James Marape. The first time was on Wednesday 22 January after we received information that Mr Marape was willing to meet Betty Wakia , Daniel KumbonContinue reading “Mr Marape – We’re Still Trying to Meet”

A Project For Our Children

03 NOVEMBER 2020 DANIEL KUMBON PORT MORESBY – During one of our meetings to prepare for our much hoped for presentation to prime minister James Marape, writer Caroline Evari’s two young children joined us. I don’t know what they thought of their mother, Betty Wakia and I working on our letter to Mr Marape but,Continue reading “A Project For Our Children”