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”

We must rebuild a Hela worthy of forebears

By SHILA YUKULI PAIA – PNG Attitude Blog ADELAIDE – We have joined in grief with students of Tari Secondary School to mourn the loss of a young man, inspired to be educated and become a leader, whose life was cut short – slaughtered in the name of tribal revenge. Hela proudly became a separateContinue reading “We must rebuild a Hela worthy of forebears”

The season for beer, lamb flaps & clan loyalty

By MARTYN NAMORONG – PNG Attitude Blog| Linked In PORT MORESBY – Papua New Guinea goes to a national election in June with many people pinning their hopes on the outcome of the polls. The election is pivotal, not just in terms of bread and butter socio-economic issues but also in dealing with a final politicalContinue reading “The season for beer, lamb flaps & clan loyalty”

Election ‘22: Voter guide to how bad will oust good

KELA KAPKORA SIL BOLKIN – posted on PNG Attitude Blog PORT MORESBY – I want to talk about the kind of people who aspire to be national leaders and what might make them good leaders or not. Leaders shape our local level governments, districts, provinces and ultimately our entire nation. But the poor results on theContinue reading “Election ‘22: Voter guide to how bad will oust good”

‘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”