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21 January 2016

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All your views are great indeed.

If I have the heart for literature and find time to write, then despite daily routines and commitments I shall make an attempt to do at least a bit of it to inform the stakeholders what needs to be done.

Simbu Writer's Association set the benchmark in 2015, despite our commitments and family time.

The beast should have remained in Kundiawa but it's too late, it's gone. Today we have to find a solution for the Crocodile to come home.

Remember, prevention is better than cure. The sooner the better.

Well said, Emmanuel. Baka and other committee members need active support and assistance, not empty whinges from the sidelines. As you point out, Baka has a highly demanding, and important full-time job plus substantial family commitments and I know he would be very grateful for any assistance and advice that other PNG writers can offer.

I have been in touch with Baka since arriving from Vanimo last December. Baka has been hampered by the holidays, the lack of committee support and importantly his full time work.

He is the Deputy Registrar of the National and Supreme Courts of Papua New Guinea.

All he needs is people to say: Baka I will drive over and pick this up for you. Baka how you going with the plan. Baka can I be off help, What can I do?

He send chain emails and the response is a bitter zero.

The question should be: How can we gather around him and support him?

Jimmy Awagl - That's a really worthwhile enquiry.

Remember our resolution in Kundiawa last year prior to the closure of the Croc Prize event.

Everybody must now contact Baka Bina who, I believe, is trying to find a way out of the present dilemma.

Everyone must work together to find a way forward for the Crocodile Prize. Otherwise, it will retreat into hibernation and be forgotten altogether.

The entry commencement date has lapsed. The Crocodile Prize attracts more commentators and participants for PNG Attitude but today interest is in limbo.

My response to Joycelin:

"Joycelin....my name is JIMMY DREKORE and Jimmy Awagl, you all have met, has different genes to mine."

To the 2016 Crocodile Prize Organizing Committee or whoever advised Joycelin Leahy that I wrote the above article with the change of surname. As per Joycelin's email to me (below) need to pull yourselves together.

"I am told that comment in PNG attitude is from you - but the surname is different so if it is not you, then I apologise. I thought you wrote it - and it upset many committee members. Baka and those working hard on sponsors are trying to confirm.Is Jimmy Awagl not you?"

What's the hiccup?! The Crocodile must Live On.... yell out to us the bloggers', we can discuss solutions to the obstacles or set backs....there is nothing we can not do. Jimmy the Crocodile is at home but still untamed.

Yes Jimmy, I am also wondering when the Crocodile Prize writing contest will commence. The organisers for the contest this year should at least keep us abreast of any new developments concerning the Prize.

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