FOR THE PEOPLE of Papua New Guinea, 2011 is concluding on a controversial – perhaps an unfinished – note. Angst created by the O’Neill-Somare crisis is running deep within society.
But there are things the ending of an old year, and the birth of a new, force upon us – amongst them reflection on what we might do better, and anticipation that we will do better.
There is no doubt that PNG's government needs to do better, and that Australia's needs to do better in its relationship with PNG. And there is no reason for us to believe these expectations can't be advanced in 2012.
Meanwhile, a happy new year to each of our readers.