Call for Entries: Youth Resilience and Climate Change Poem Competition Theme: ‘Our Action Now– Our Future, Our Resilience’ The Pacific Resilience Partnership (PRP) through the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS), Resilience team invites young artist and poets from Pacific Island Countries and territories to submit an original Poem around the Theme ‘Our Action Now– OurContinue reading “TOKSAVE: POEM COMPETITION ENDING ON JUNE 14”

SHORT-STORY: Whistles from another world

BY MATHISAH TURI Don’t whistle at night, they say, for you never know who might respond. Especially at night when darkness rules and silence is at it’s greatest. Ten year old Irai had not learned of this superstition. But she knew of the existence of the world beyond ours, where no humans dwell. She sawContinue reading “SHORT-STORY: Whistles from another world”

My Sister Celest

STEPHANIE ALOIS | Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude 05 April 2021 So I’ve said nothing, nothing at allabout our Celest. Maybe you heard?My sister’s such a disappointment.She goes off to school each dayin hope of a future bright and bold,Then comes home full of complaintabout clothes, stationery, friends, money. Alas! She spends like aContinue reading “My Sister Celest”

The life of a woman in PNG politics

DAME CAROL KIDU Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude 15 May 2021 Edited extracts of questions from a talk by Dame Carol Kidu at the University of Papua New Guinea on 23 April. Dame Carol was an MP for 15 years (1997-2012). The current PNG parliament  (2017-2022) has no women members in its 111 seats.Continue reading “The life of a woman in PNG politics”

Bride price today: abuse & exploitation

DUNCAN GABI | Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude 15 May 2021 MADANG – Bride price is a notable Melanesian tradition passed from one generation to another; it is a form of payment or dowry to the bride’s family by the groom. Traditionally, bride price was a gesture of appreciation towards the parents and relativesContinue reading “Bride price today: abuse & exploitation”