In some countries widows are thought to be a source of shame, a curse, or even associated with witchcraft. These misconceptions lead to the abuse or mistreatment, even death of these women, who were once considered ‘normal’ because their husbands were alive.Read more
For the drivers, the designs that turn decades-old vehicles into moving murals are often about local pride. Picking the right color or animal portrait is tougher than the countless hours spent on the road.Read more
Betel nut was a commodity in coastal communities of Papua New Guinea where it was grown and used. As per traditional mandate, a person would start using betel nut in their later teen years where the coming of age into adulthood is bestowed. The use came with responsibility, and moderation, as adults and the elderly exclusively use it to suppress hunger and for traditionally sanctioned activities. It was also considered the “food” of sorcerers.Read more
Petty crimes in Port Moresby are a concern for most of the city dwellers. People especially women and girls want to live in an environment where they do not always have to be on guard; where they feel vulnerable in public places.Read more
Over two fine days on the 26th and 28th of May, Inauaia village in the Mekeo area of Central Province, witnessed one of its chief’s initiation. The village clan was named Inauaisakoko.Read more
Last night saw the screening of the six-part series of the Papua New Guinea documentary, Farming PNG, at the Paradise Cinemas, Vision City. It is a production under television broadcaster, EMTV, and its advertising arm, EMTEK Multimedia.
The 75-minute long documentary highlights the potential of the agricultural industry in PNG, aiming to inspire the young and old as a possible solution for a sustainable future.Read more
PHAMA, works with the public and private sectors to promote Pacific exports of primary and value added produce.Read more
Moresby Arts Theatre is proud to announce the upcoming play “Meisoga”, a dramatized study of the culture of the Meisoga people on Misima Island in Milne Bay, starting March 16.
The play is special for many reasons. It is a play about PNG culture and traditions. It has a Papua New Guinean cast. It is written by a Papua New Guinean. And most special of all, it is written by 16-year old student, Andrew Kuliniasi. This is Andrew’s second time to direct a play at MAT, with the first one being “Hercules” in 2015.Read more
As PNG is aggressively accepting and embracing international influences through the interchange of world views, products, ideas, and other aspects of culture, a substantial amount of care, attention and consideration is needed to preserve its cultures.
The phenomena of cultural extinction are increasing all over the world. Cultural extinction includes the loss of language, traditions, habits, and customs. Like the various species of animals and plants, cultures can become extinct as well.Read more
The U.S President’s stance on women, immigrants, religious faiths particularly Muslims, the LGBTQIA and various marginalised groups have left people up in arms about Americas new President.Read more