BROUGHT TO YOU BY PLES SINGSING FOR ALL SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN FROM 8 TO 18 YEARS OLD Write a poem for World Environment Day on June 5th. The poem may be in English or in Tok Pisin and we want you to try your hand at translating the poem from or to either language. ForContinue reading “ANNOUNCING THE 2ND POETRY MINI-CONTEST”

The Rise of the NEW PNG WRITERS

By Shane Baiva Young PNG AUTHORS like Glen Burua, Edward E Isouve, Gerard William Ivalaoa and Nigel V Sine are rising to leave a mark for this Generation & Generations to come! I am excited, blessed & so humbled to see this young people doing what they love doing – WRITING & getting Published. InContinue reading “The Rise of the NEW PNG WRITERS”

Book written and typed on Phone

By Gerard Ivalaoa My name is Gerard Ivalaoa and I am happy to announce to you the publication of my first book. I have written this book, typed it on the phone and have engaged Shane Baiva Publications to publish it. The writing and publication of this book was really challenging, especially typing 85 000Continue reading “Book written and typed on Phone”

Open minded & not afraid of criticism to become writer

By Vilousha Hahembe I’d like to start by expressing my deepest appreciation to the Ples Singsing Masterminds for hosting the Tingting Bilong Mi essay competition. It has given many young talented Papua New Guineans a platform to express their opinions about the originality of PNG authors. My experience in the essay competition gave me aContinue reading “Open minded & not afraid of criticism to become writer”

PNG’s Student Loans: Recurring Problems Since 2001

11/01/2021 MICHAEL KABUNI Student loans are not new to PNG, it was implemented as the Tertiary Education Student Assistance Scheme (TESAS) between 2001 and 2007. About 7, 000 students borrowed money from the state, but only ONE woman repaid her loan! The government went to the extent of listing more than 3, 000 names in the newspapersContinue reading “PNG’s Student Loans: Recurring Problems Since 2001”

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”