72 Hours in Belden Namah’s Life: More than a nuisance?

How did Belden Namah go from volunteering to lead the State of Emergency as a Chairman of the Emergency Committee to arguing it is unconstitutional and invalid in less than 72 hours? But this is Namah-like, and you should not be surprised. But a much bigger question is, even if Namah appears to be aContinue reading “72 Hours in Belden Namah’s Life: More than a nuisance?”

Judiciary: PNG’s last defense against executive carnage, and a legislature on her knees.

There is so much conversation on Facebook on the decision of Deputy Chief Justice Kandakasi to summon Governor Alan Bird to appear before the court and show reason why he should not be held accountable for contempt of court. The governor is said to have expressed dissatisfaction on certain matter/matters before the courts. Justice KandakasiContinue reading “Judiciary: PNG’s last defense against executive carnage, and a legislature on her knees.”

The Tale of 16 Brothers: RH Logging Subsidiaries in PNG

With the PNG Forestry Association saying PNG will loose K1 billion in revenues with increased taxes, I decided to re-read a report published by the Oakland Institute, a California-based policy think tank that conducted detailed report on PNG logging companies in 2016, and 2018. This two reports show that logging companies in PNG engage inContinue reading “The Tale of 16 Brothers: RH Logging Subsidiaries in PNG”

Not Selected? Here are Four Ways to Pursue Studies in PNG: Grade 8, 10 & 12 School Leavers, and even Adults.

Note: […On 24 January 2020, the Academic_Nomad blog published an article titled Limited Quotas In Tertiary Institution Fails Even the Qualified Students in PNG.It shows that many students meet the requirement set by the universities, and even exceed them by large margins, but still miss out due to limited spaces.  At the primary school level (grade 8),Continue reading “Not Selected? Here are Four Ways to Pursue Studies in PNG: Grade 8, 10 & 12 School Leavers, and even Adults.”

Limited Quotas In Tertiary Institution Fails Even the Qualified Students in PNG

Every year, about 20, 000 to 28, 000 students compete for 11, 000 spaces in tertiary institutions in Papua New Guinea (not counting non-school leavers or working class applying for undergraduate degree, and international – mostly other Pacific Islanders – applying to PNG institutions). Many students meet the requirement set by the universities, and evenContinue reading “Limited Quotas In Tertiary Institution Fails Even the Qualified Students in PNG”

Welcome To Academia_Nomad

We are glad you visited the Academia_Nomad blog. This blog is dedicated to bringing research based articles on issues ranging from politics, to business and economics, religion, and sports in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. The articles are divided into different themes: PNG Politics – articles on PNG politics are discusses current political issues.Continue reading “Welcome To Academia_Nomad”

Student Loans, Chained Careers : The Other Perspective

Imagine this: You’re a UPNG student accessing PNG-HELP FUND (aka student loan). To reside at UPNG’s Games Village (e.g) each student is required to pay approximately K12, 000 per year, unless you are on HECAS or AES, in which case you pay about half. Assuming they all graduate after four years, each student owes theContinue reading “Student Loans, Chained Careers : The Other Perspective”

Slashing DSIP/PSIPs to NO Reserve Seats – Why is James Marape so bold?

The Prime Minister James Marape boldly declared that there will be NO reserve seats for women under his watch, which means there will be no reserve seats come 2022. This follows slashing the DSIP/PSIP funds. He is not afraid of firing PNC MPs from his government, who were his colleagues, for 10 years or more.Continue reading “Slashing DSIP/PSIPs to NO Reserve Seats – Why is James Marape so bold?”

Sam Basil the Political Entrepreneur: Four party leadership, six party memberships, two new parties

Sam Basil is officially the first MP to assume leadership of three political parties with no parliamentary leadership, and at least one new party. Furthermore, since entering politics, Basil has associated himself as a member of at six political parties, initiated two new political parties, moved from government to opposition after failing to changing theContinue reading “Sam Basil the Political Entrepreneur: Four party leadership, six party memberships, two new parties”

Conversation with Founding Fathers: Part One

Yesterday (01/11/2019) I had over 3 hours long conversation with the one of the advisors of the Constitutional Planning Committee who were the architects behind the Constitution of PNG. It was for a book I am working on, exploring the reasons behind the resilience of PNG democracy. To be clear, this guy, Ted (Edward) WolfersContinue reading “Conversation with Founding Fathers: Part One”

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