THE chair of the Crocodile Prize Board of Trustees, Emmanuel Peni (pictured), has provided a detailed and frank report about the operation of the competition in 2016, its sixth year.
Last year was a transitional year when the competition passed entirely into Papua New Guinean hands.
Mindful that the organisation of the competition required a different approach, Keith Jackson and I stepped aside but offered our assistance wherever possible.
However, apart from the odd request for particular advice or clarification, the committee decided it needed to run the gauntlet alone.
In retrospect this was probably a good decision. Experience is a great teacher and the lessons from mistakes, hiccups and even success tend to be better learnt.