A poem tribute to Late Honorable Sam Basil

Gone too soon By Richard Napam A star has fallen An eagle has fallen A light has gone out, Gone too soon. Gone are the dreams you had for us, Dreams for a Nation of thousand tribes Dreams that united millions But you are gone Gone too soon. Words are meaningless to express Express howContinue reading “A poem tribute to Late Honorable Sam Basil”

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.

Ipatas leads charge to get women into parliament

LEANNE JORARI| Guardian News & Media Ltd | Edited|  Supported by the Judith Nielson Institute for Journalism & Ideas PORT MORESBY – In June, entrepreneur Sylvia Pascoe will attempt to take her leadership to the highest level by contesting the country’s national election. Pascoe, who began the Port Moresby city markets, is passionate about creatingContinue reading “Ipatas leads charge to get women into parliament”

Research reveals insights into women candidates

MICHAEL KABUNI| Academia Nomad PORT MORESBY – Following the 2021 Port Moresby Northwest by-election, we conducted a small survey among 120 UPNG students and working class residents of the electorate. One of the questions we asked was about the criteria they used to cast their votes in the by-election. Another asked respondents what criteria they wouldContinue reading “Research reveals insights into women candidates”

Women MPs in PNG: Are men a secret weapon?

MICHAEL KABUNI & DANNY AGON| Academia Nomad PORT MORESBY – For five days in mid-January, Papua New Guinea’s Registry of Political Parties and Candidates, with the support of donors, ran a mentoring program for aspiring female candidates to contest this year’s national election. Getting women into parliament is tough in Papua New Guinea. In theContinue reading “Women MPs in PNG: Are men a secret weapon?”

‘Hot-cake’ Maseratis now a bargain. Maybe

ASIA NEWS DESK| British Broadcasting Corporation LONDON – Papua New Guinea has admitted making a ‘terrible mistake’ after struggling to sell a £4.2m (K20 million) fleet of luxury cars bought to impress politicians during a meeting of regional leaders. The then-O’Neill government boasted the Maseratis would be snapped up after being used for the 2018Continue reading “‘Hot-cake’ Maseratis now a bargain. Maybe”

Founding father Sir Pita Lus dies at 86

KEITH JACKSON – posted on PNG Attitude Blog NOOSA – Sir Pita Lus, one of the fathers of Papua New Guinea independence, has died in Maprik aged 86 only a few weeks after giving his last public speech. Sir Pita was elected to seven PNG parliaments, including the first House of Assembly in 1964, hisContinue reading “Founding father Sir Pita Lus dies at 86”

Settlements are necessary appendages to urban centers in developing countries

15 NOVEMBER 2020 GREGORY BABLIS PORT MORESBY The number of residential properties for sale in Port Moresby is growing, and fast. Not all of these structures are constructed according to laws and building standards though. Many of the houses are built on land that has not been legally acquired. Rather, quasi-legal land arrangements are executedContinue reading “Settlements are necessary appendages to urban centers in developing countries”

Reuben Taureka Highway?

08 NOVEMBER 2020 NOTICE GREGORY BABLIS A few years ago the PNG Government decided to rename the well-known Magi Highway after Sir Dr Reuben Taureka. Understandably, the people of Central had mixed reactions and some were anxious and angry about the name change. There was even an alternative suggestion to name the highway Polonsky HighwayContinue reading “Reuben Taureka Highway?”

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”