Monday, August 25, 2008


The country is situated on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea which is the second largest island in the world. The Western half is the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya. It has a land area of 462 840 square kilometres and more than 300 islands.

The inland region of the mainland is notable for rugged terrains, high mountains, deep valley, fast flowing rivers which feed some three of the largest rivers in the country; Fly, Sepik Purari Rivers and snow capped mountains. Because of the problem paused by the rugged and uncompromising terrain, most of the area is reachable by light aircraft.

The country’s virgin rainforest is home of some of the richest fauna and flora. It is the home of many unique and rare species, many which are unknown. It is also home of the largest bitterly in the world.

The islands are adorned with beautiful white sandy beaches, swaying palms and rich coral atolls. Most of the small islands in the country are inhabitable.
To be continued....

Friday, August 22, 2008

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, pronounced “papooa niu gini”, is a fledging island nation situated towards the northern tip of Australia. In the South Pacific region it is the biggest and leading nation in terms of economic developments and wealth yet a country where petty politics and corruption has tarnished its standing in the world. It is a country of great diversity and complexity in culture and lifestyle.

to be continued.....

Monday, August 18, 2008

National Bookweek at Pacific Adventist University Library

The Pacific Adventist University (PAU) Bookweek August 1st –5th, 2008, was a huge success as it started and ended on a very ‘high note’. The premier adventist university exhibited displays, skits, puppet shows, vidoe shows and many other fun activities during the week.

It started with excitement and anticipation as students from both the C’ School and I’ School together with their counterparts from the various schools came together to participate in what was a very practical and informative week of learning. The Library was beautifully and professionally setup by the Library staff and their student helpers.

Mrs Ita Kemba - the librarian who was in charge of the programme reported that over the
week, a total of 464 plus participated in the Book Week.

250 pupils and teachers came from Carr Memorial primary school, a another 107 pupils and
teachers from the ‘C‘ School , 15 from the ‘I’ school both primary and international high school situated within the PAU campus, 26 from neighbouring Granville literacy class, 8 from Maradahana village, 13 Preschoolers and their mothers, and 45 came from the Red Cross Special Education Centre.

Many teachers, pupils and preschoolers who came to the bookweek expressed their appreciation to the PAU library for organising this year’s bookweek and for giving them a chance to know more about the library and the different informational resources that are kept here.

Some pupils said that the program opened up their mind to see the importance of books and how books play an important role in people’s lives. The headmaster of “C” school said he really enjoyed the presentations. He went on to say that he had learned basics of how to use the Alice search system to locate books, something he did not use while a student.

Even the preschoolers had their share of fun and enjoyment watching cartoon movies on wildlife.

We look forward to a much bigger and better National Bookweek next year

Friday, August 15, 2008


Today is my second time to go online to post this. I have been doing alot of thinking lately on what I will actually post, how often, the targetted audience, and how to juggle my work and post.

I have a problem yet to solve and I see this as paramount because it will answer most of the above questions. My PC is down and am low on cash. Unless I get this up and running, I do not see myself posting good stories and news.

I will have this problem as a priority item and do all I can to have it resolved. I am not a real pc technician nor a pro for that matter but have some basics in trouble shooting.