Author: Roy

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State of Emergency Extended from The National

ONLY Prime Minister James Marape and State of Emergency Controller David Manning are the authorised persons to release information to the public on Covid-19 matters. Manning, also the Police Commissioner, said Marape could delegate...

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Vudal and the Mataungans – 1970 (Part 1)

During 1970 Gordon Dick served as principal of Vudal Agricultural College. It was a year made difficult by the Mataungan land claims and the militaristic response of the Australian administration. An item in the...

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The Shadows in my Eyes

This wistful essay for what Papua New Guinea has become won the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum Award for Essays and Journalism in this year’s Crocodile Prize. Busa Jeremiah Wenogo, 30, born in...

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Vudal and the Mataungans – 1970

 During 1970, Gordon Dick served as Principal of Vudal Agricultural College. It was a year made difficult by the Mataungan land claims and the militaristic response of the Australian administration. The first in his...

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The Kula Ring

A story of survival on the Solomon Sea When the search for the missing MH370 Malaysian Airways jet is finally over, it will be an amazing story to tell. But there is another amazing...

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Vale – Una Voce Dec 2015

With deep regret we record the passing of the following members and friends: Donald James Buckley Peter Frederick Davis Victor Leslie Davis Betty Evelyn Dent David Alexander Bruce Dryden Val Fisk Ann Theona Graham...

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The Bone Man of Aitape

I had just finished the book The Bone Man of Kokoda, lent to me by that Aitape Big Man, Robert Parer, when it occurred to me that I knew another Bone Man, Tadashi Nishibaki...

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Tropicana Billfish Tournament, November 2019

The record breaking 2019 Tropicana Billfish Tournament in East New Britain tagged and released 245 Blue Marlins and three sailfish over eight days, a record in PNG Game Fishing Club history. This surpasses the...

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PNG in the News

Featuring articles and news reports about contemporary Papua New Guinea—also included are the nation’s sporting achievements and events, and stories about young people doing interesting things— we encourage young people to become involved in...

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Vales – Kundu Mar 2020

Vale: BENHAM, Bill; BLADWELL, Murray; CROYDEN, Barbara; DUGGAN, Daniel Joseph; MONTGOMERY, David, AM; RIDGES, Jim; SUTHERLAND, Robert A; TONER, Jim, BEM; WESTON, Inez Lesley; ZEHNDER, John O   BENHAM, Bill 22 November 2019, aged 86 Elga William ‘Bill’ Benham was born on 29...

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Book Reviews – March Kundu 2020

Books Reviewed: Small steps along the Way  –  by Paul Oates A Short History of the Pacific Islands Monthly Magazine – by Bob Lawrence Up the Creek  –  by James Sinclair Right Man, Right Place, Worst...