Lazarus Towa: Managing 500 emails/messages per day

Before yesterday, I spoke to Lazarus just once. Sometime this year we met briefly, say hello and passed. That’s what you do when you meet your Facebook friend, right? But I’ve been hoping to speak to this guy. To ask him questions. We all know Lazarus is the guy who runs the popular “Current JobContinue reading “Lazarus Towa: Managing 500 emails/messages per day”

Bougainville Regional Election: Going backwards from the gains of referendum?

Let’s begin with a have a quick summary of what this blog is about. This is part two of the regional candidate Llane Munau, the lone female candidate’s experience contesting the recent Bougainville regional election. Earlier we published part one where the Bougainville people, particularly the womenfolk, asked Llane “where is our vote”? (vote bloContinue reading “Bougainville Regional Election: Going backwards from the gains of referendum?”

Where is our vote? Bougainville women ask…

This is an edited version of LIane Munau’s experience as the lone female candidate contesting the Bougainville Regional vacant seat in 2021. This is part one of two parts series where Llane talks about Bougainville women asking why their votes for Llane did not show on the tally when counting started. The Bougainville Regional seat,Continue reading “Where is our vote? Bougainville women ask…”

Solving PNG’s 27, 000 Student Problem: Online Learning & Open Campuses

“The greater evil is not that we are losing the best population of this generation: 27, 000 or so each year. But maintaining the status quo when we can do something about it now so the next 27, 000 don’t miss out…” Academia Nomad There has been so much said about the 27, 000 studentsContinue reading “Solving PNG’s 27, 000 Student Problem: Online Learning & Open Campuses”

2021 New Year Resolution: Incremental Change

I want to personally thank all of you who have subscribed, follow, comment and like Academia Nomad blog posts. This is the time of the year when people make resolutions for the next 365 days. I wanted to share with you a TED Talk video that may help you with your goals for 2021. ThisContinue reading “2021 New Year Resolution: Incremental Change”

Exclusive Club but low quality? Trend in PNG tertiary institutions

PNG’s tertiary institutions are becoming an exclusive club of the few, as the rest are pushed out of the system. However, with a dropping quality, the qualification will not mean much if there’s no investment. It’s the same as placing a limit (quota) on imported goods. Prices of products go up not because of theContinue reading “Exclusive Club but low quality? Trend in PNG tertiary institutions”

Bryan Kramer: 2019 vs 2020

PNG Minister for Police and MP for Madang Open, Bryan Kramer In August 2019, the Guardian Online News paper ran a story about the Police Commissioner of PNG and MP for Madang Bryan Kramer. The title read: “…Meet Bryan Kramer, Papua New Guinea’s anti-corruption tsar…” The subtitle called Kramer a “a rising star in PacificContinue reading “Bryan Kramer: 2019 vs 2020”

Finding Mac: How Search for a Missing Student united friends, colleagues, and a city

A student from the University of Papua New Guinea is reported missing by friends and family. Its reported on every major media outlet, including Post Courier and EMTV. A week goes by and still the student is not found. Rumors emerge on social media that he has been murdered, though it is dispelled. The studentsContinue reading “Finding Mac: How Search for a Missing Student united friends, colleagues, and a city”

Somare’s Sandals vs Suspected Cocaine Pilot

What is more serious: Michael Somare’s sandals setting off an alarm at the Brisbane International Airport in Australia, or an alleged cocaine pilot crashing into PNG sovereign boarders illegally? Were anyone of you pissed off, when in 2005, Michael Somare was asked to take off his sandals at the Brisbane airport when the sandals setContinue reading “Somare’s Sandals vs Suspected Cocaine Pilot”

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