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.

The amazing, absurd & shocking story of Port Moresby

THERESA PATTERSON| From a story originally published in  the Papua New Guinea Post-Courier Eda Moresby: Our Moresby by John Brooksbank, K250 each (K200 each for five or more). To Australia: $100 + $15 post. Link Facebook and find Eda Moresby here or email here PORT MORESBY – ‘Only in PNG!’ People might think this catch-all phrase for our country’s extraordinaryContinue reading “The amazing, absurd & shocking story of Port Moresby”

Of Ulli Beier, Obotunde Ijimere & M. Lovori

MAEBH LONG – posted on PNG Attitude Blog This article offers edited extracts from ‘Being Obotunde Ijimere and M. Lovori: Mapping Ulli Beier’s intercultural hoaxes from Nigeria to Papua New Guinea’. The complete essay by Dr Long was published in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 11 October 2020 HAMILTON, NZ – Ulli Beier was a hugely influential figureContinue reading “Of Ulli Beier, Obotunde Ijimere & M. Lovori”

Asking if Papua New Guineans write is the wrong question

“Askim sapos ol Papua Niuginian’s isave rait emi rong askim” [Tok Pisin translations] MICHAEL DOM IT WAS MY IMPRESSION that one of the questions bothering Philip Fitzpatrick around 2010, on his ruminations about his once adopted home was that, if Papua New Guineans are writing, then where is the published evidence? LONG LUKSAVE-TINGTING BILONG MIContinue reading “Asking if Papua New Guineans write is the wrong question”

Marape’s’ intention to declare PNG Christian country a timely call

By Moore Kelly Declaring PNG a Christian country and making it the richest black nation is Hon. Marape’s brainchild. When first announced, many stood both with and against. Those who stood against have their reasons, but unless explained and debated, their reasons remain abstract. Those who stood with have their reasons too. I stand withContinue reading “Marape’s’ intention to declare PNG Christian country a timely call”

Volcano Eruption in Rabaul

By Marianne Benny Over some years ago, there was a coastal town in Papua New Guinea called Rabaul. It was a very nice and peaceful place and people were friendly. People from nearby provinces go there for holiday. Nobody worried about the volcano which was near them, they enjoyed themselves. Around midday, everyone was sittingContinue reading “Volcano Eruption in Rabaul”

Susan Karike: PNG Flag designer

By Jacintha Kerry In 1971, as independence approached; the people of Papua New Guinea were invited by the government to submit their designs for a competition to find the flag of Papua New Guinea. A committee of Parliamentarians from the Papua New Guinea House of Assembly toured the country inspecting the flag designs, hoping toContinue reading “Susan Karike: PNG Flag designer”

“If “Tok Pisin is the language expression of our lifestyle and our intermingled cultures” then what does this language say about us as a people”

Tok Pisin and Tok Ples as languages of identification in Papua New Guinea PHILLIP CASS Cass, P. (1999) Tok pisin and tok ples as languages of identification in Papua New Guinea. Media Development, 4; pp. 28-33. After the Second World War missions in Papua New Guinea faced new imperatives driven by the reaction of theContinue reading ““If “Tok Pisin is the language expression of our lifestyle and our intermingled cultures” then what does this language say about us as a people””

Poem for the 46th Anniversity of Independence

ISSABELLE VILAU Thousands By Thousands we are Hundreds of Islands scattered across, the silky blue surface of the Pacific Ocean Mountain ranges stood tall and proud like a King Crowned with rare jewel of untouched virgin forests and Clothed with the royal robe of endemic flora and fauna By Thousands we are Tribes sparsely scatteredContinue reading “Poem for the 46th Anniversity of Independence”

Don’t Make History a Fairy Tale!

By Gregory Bablis Cultures around the world have different concepts of history and of time. The historicity of a people or place crystallizes in many forms etched in the environment, landscape, language, stories, and material culture. Legends, myths, fairy tales, creation stories or origin stories are just some examples. They are historical “artifacts” that canContinue reading “Don’t Make History a Fairy Tale!”