Sir Peter Barter, great figure in PNG, dies at 82

GARRY ROCHE – posted on PNG Attitude blog MAYNOOTH, IRELAND – Sir Peter Barter, 82, who passed away in Cairns after a short illness on Wednesday 22 June, was well known and respected as a politician and businessman. It is widely acknowledged that he achieved much in his time especially for both Madang Town andContinue reading “Sir Peter Barter, great figure in PNG, dies at 82”

Commonwealth observers ready for action

KEITH JACKSON – posted on PNG Attitude blog NOOSA – A former president of Nauru, Baron Waqa, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group to Papua New Guinea’s national election next month. At the invitation of the PNG Electoral Commission, the Commonwealth Secretariat will deploy the Group to observe and report on the country’s national electionContinue reading “Commonwealth observers ready for action”

The voice of Michael Dom: political, powerful, connected

Review by Martyn Namorong – PNG Attitude Blog O Arise!: Poems on Papua New Guinea’s Politics & Society by Michael Dom, 54 pp. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2015. ISBN-10: 1512039381. Available in hardcopy from Amazon, $5.40 WHAT is a Papua New Guinean writer but a warrior continuing the proud traditions of their ancestors, firing arrowsContinue reading “The voice of Michael Dom: political, powerful, connected”

The late Sam Basil: distrusted at death; praised in ‘belsori’

MICHAEL KABUNIPNG Attitude| Academia Nomad WAIGANI – Many tributes have been written about the late deputy prime minister Sam Basil MP, who died last week after a motor vehicle accident. In this article, I will write about the impact of Basil’s death on the political party he formed in 2020 – the United Labour PartyContinue reading “The late Sam Basil: distrusted at death; praised in ‘belsori’”

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.

Mutiny that saved PNG: Singirok’s new book

RAE KATAHA SMART – posted on PNG Attitude Blog A Matter of Conscience: Operation Rausim Kwik by Major-General Jerry Singirok, Partridge Publishing, Singapore, February 2022, 636 pages. Available from Amazon: hardcover $100, paperback $72.95 or email Rae Smart here for more information TEWANTIN QLD – At last the book by Major-General Jerry Singirok on the Bougainville conflict and theContinue reading “Mutiny that saved PNG: Singirok’s new book”

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?”

James Marape: I will help our writers to write

DANIEL KUMBON – PNG Attitude Blog PORT MORESBY – Yesterday afternoon I sat with prime minister James Marape and we talked about Papua New Guinea literature and culture. At last I was able to tell the prime minister what a number of us writers have been trying to do for some time. And that isContinue reading “James Marape: I will help our writers to write”