Job Hunting Expense: A thousand Kina process for PNG graduates.

Job hunting expense is the monetary cost looking for job. In PNG, where internet cost is one of the highest in the region, this can be very troublesome for young graduates and students in their final year of studies. Below is a story of how one young graduate, sJuritus Huriamboho, spent K1, 236. 00 jobContinue reading “Job Hunting Expense: A thousand Kina process for PNG graduates.”

Powes Parkop is right: privatize PNG Power

For three consecutive weeks, electricity in Papua New Guinea’s capital went off in the evenings. But this is not unusual for Port Moresby, a city dubbed “one of the least livable cities in the world” by The Economist Unit’s Global Livability Report 2021 in this week. Powes Parkop, the National Capital District Governor, where PortContinue reading “Powes Parkop is right: privatize PNG Power”

Good men still live at UPNG?

Drunkard students sexually assaulted a female student. On 7 June 2021 the female students protested against sexual harassment, which is an ongoing issue. They hosted a forum at the UPNG Forum Square to address it. The Media that were present to cover the story were attacked and chased by the male students who didn’t wantContinue reading “Good men still live at UPNG?”

Don’t Make History a Fairy Tale!

By Gregory Bablis| Plessingsing [Republished with permission] Cultures around the world have different concepts of history and of time. The historicity of a people or place crystallizes in many forms etched in the environment, landscape, language, stories, and material culture. Legends, myths, fairy tales, creation stories or origin stories are just some examples. They areContinue reading “Don’t Make History a Fairy Tale!”

Vaccines intended for PNG going to foreigners in PNG?

This photo by Joel Hamari from ‘The National’ newspaper confirms what I saw on 17 May 2021 at Rita Flyn: That foreigners dominated Rita Flynn, where vaccines are administered, to get vaccinated! The sad thing is, I wasn’t surprised when I saw many foreigners lining up for the vaccines at Rita Flynn – vaccines thatContinue reading “Vaccines intended for PNG going to foreigners in PNG?”

Difference between state lease, certificate of titles, and customary lad

A Chinese company recently started evicting settlers at the “First Block” at ATS Settlement. This follows those evicted from 9 Mile Settlement. Clifford Zaneng explains the difference between State Lease, Certificate of Titles, and Customary Land. Basically, state land lease lasts for 99 years, certificate of titles leases lasts 25 years but is still aContinue reading “Difference between state lease, certificate of titles, and customary lad”

Carol Kidu: How did I win, win and win again?

By Danny Eric Agon This is a complete transcript of Dame Carol Kidu’s Talk to the students of the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG). On 23 April 2021, the UPNG Political Science Students Association invited Dame Carol Kidu to give a talk on her time in Parliament, as part of their Political Science SeminarContinue reading “Carol Kidu: How did I win, win and win again?”

PNG Book Review Series: Part 1 – Racism and Colonialism

After Grand Chief Sir Michael Thomas Somare passed away on 26 February 2021, many Papua New Guineans called for PNG History to be taught in primary, secondary, and tertiary level-education. We invited readers to submit reviews of books about PNG. In this series, we will be publishing reviews of books about Papua New Guinea, writtenContinue reading “PNG Book Review Series: Part 1 – Racism and Colonialism”

Senegal-look-a-likes with Malayan hairdos: meaning of PNG

We all have names, not of our choice, but at least every name has significance. You were named after a hero, a dear friend of your mum, or native language that has deeper meaning. It’s different if something or someone is given a name by a stranger, depicting some meaning that only the stranger knows,Continue reading “Senegal-look-a-likes with Malayan hairdos: meaning of PNG”

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