The Great Mask Debate – To Wear or Not To Wear?

21 December 2020 PAINTING BY LABEN SAKALE JOHN AND WORDS BY GREGORY BABLIS Masks have always been important aspects of Papua New Guinean societies even in contemporary Papua New Guinea (PNG) with their ceremonial uses in singsings (traditional dances or festivals) and the more tourist-oriented festivals today. All regions of PNG had different types ofContinue reading “The Great Mask Debate – To Wear or Not To Wear?”

Slow Down By Caroline Evari

Life can be on the fast lane for most people. It could be depressing and stressful. This poem is a great reminder to all of us to slow down and enjoy life while we can: StopTake a deep breathRelaxCalm downThinkRecollect your thoughtsSleepRest your musclesEatRegain your energyDrinkMotivate yourselfSlow down No need to juggle it allIt doesn’tContinue reading “Slow Down By Caroline Evari”

Esigu: Policeman, Leader, Governor

04 NOVEMBER 2020 GREGORY BABLIS Inspired by the leadership and politics of Sir John Guise as revealed in the recently released ‘Palace Letters’ Oh DiproseFor a businessmanYou were too verboseSpeaking out of lineWhen it was not your placeBrought back in lineBy a bigman of our times. A letter to irkSupposedly on behalf of ErrkTelling EsiguHisContinue reading “Esigu: Policeman, Leader, Governor”