‘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”

40 years lost on useless reforms

JOE KETAN| My Land, My Country KUK – Public sector reform is an alien concept to the people of Papua New Guinea. The idea has been brought into countries like PNG by fly-by-night consultants, whose knowledge seems based almost exclusively on trendy paperbacks purchased at airport bookshops on their way to their new jobs inContinue reading “40 years lost on useless reforms”

Birth. School. Life or Death. Na takis bilong gavman?

BY JULIUS JETHRO An opinion article on education from one perspective of youths Why education if you can’t find yourself in colleges or university? What is an education? Why does one need knowledge to aid one’s survival? How long has the education existed on earth? Who is to be educated by whom? Where can oneContinue reading “Birth. School. Life or Death. Na takis bilong gavman?”

Only the government can ensure that PNG authored books are placed on our library shelves nationwide

DUNCAN GABI | Tingting Bilong Mi Essay entry 2020 According to the “A Manifesto for Literature in Papua New Guinea”, a petition drawn up by the PNG writers to present to Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, the manifesto states that “There are no major publishers in Papua New Guinea interested in publishing our work. IfContinue reading “Only the government can ensure that PNG authored books are placed on our library shelves nationwide”

PNG authors return to us our own cultural expressions with authenticity

Andy Ray | Tingting Bilong Mi 2020 Essay Books are written based upon the imagination, experience and observation of the author. There are different types of books written by people of diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds, with a broad variety of reasons and intent. Writing a book is one thing but getting the book toContinue reading “PNG authors return to us our own cultural expressions with authenticity”

Cleaning up school funding could boost literature

10 February 2021 AG SATORI PORT MORESBY – I’ve been investigating the operation of the Tuition Fee Free (TFF) process in Papua New Guinea and whether it is doing the best it can for schools. And also whether it might be better structured to do more to support education and, in doing that, to supportContinue reading “Cleaning up school funding could boost literature”

PM offers wise words. What’s next?

09 February 2021 AG SATORI PORT MORESBY – The other day Papua New Guinea prime minister James Marape offered the children – and adults – of our country some true words of wisdom. What the prime minister extolled in his message, however, is followed today by very few parents and their children. In the image accompanyingContinue reading “PM offers wise words. What’s next?”

Libraries can provide new lakatois to sail

PLES SINGSING MASTERMINDS Henry Ipoki is a mature age student at Sacred Heart Secondary School in Tapini. Last year Henry was one of the first entrants for the Ples Singsing Tingting Bilong Mi Essay competition. His essay was hand-written, faxed to someone in Port Moresby who then took pictures and emailed us the JPEG imagesContinue reading “Libraries can provide new lakatois to sail”