Friday, December 20, 2019

Frank A. Makanuey: It Christmas

Just feeling sad, a Government Dept cannot pay me, and I cannot pay my Auditors.
Government talks about SME's, and the elites talk about them, but in reality, people like me struggle just to get paid.
My auditors are good people. Family people. Most of all good workers, hinest and hardworking.
How do I pay them so they can have good Xmas too?
Its painful for to me even breath...


Frank A. Makanuey: Too hungry to play

When my stretch of the Gahuna Gaudi is absolutely quiet, no kids, playing happily, yelling, screaming and shouting, every afternoon, I sit and wonder, where have they gone?
I miss their happy voices from my window pane.
Every morning, I sit by the window pane, and I see only the big kids are hurrying to school. The little stay home. I sit and wonder why is this? School holidays already?
The pangs of hunger of the street is quite evident on Gahuna Gaudi, my stretch of the road. It was always a struggle street, but never sad and solemn like this. Its eairy, its a haunting reverberation of fear, desperation and hopelessness.
Its sad, I drink my coffee every morning, but I swallow a gut full of guilt. I eat a spoonful of rice covered in guilt. My belly is full of guilt. I feel the pain, there are no happy kids on my stretch of the road, I miss their voices.
Why are the children hungry in my country, on my stretch of the road, the Gahuna Gaudi of old?


Monday, November 18, 2019

Shopping on from Papua New Guinea

Amazon (.com, the flagship U.S. store) is a popular destination for Papua New Guinea's online shoppers. The American behemoth has the best product selection in the world, stocking and selling virtually every imaginable product from every brand and store you have —and haven't— heard of. But shipping to Papua New Guinea from Amazon USA is complicated.

Does Amazon ship to Papua New Guinea / Can you buy from Amazon in Papua New Guinea?

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The short answer is: No - very few products ship to Papua New Guinea. About two thirds of Amazon stores (third-party sellers) that make up the bulk of merchants on Amazon don't ship internationally at all. So don't feel left out - every other country bar the U.S. is having trouble ordering US Amazon products and shipping internationally.

Why won't ship to Papua New Guinea?

The main reason is Customs. As you may have already experienced, getting products shipped through Customs in Papua New Guinea can take time, and money. If a friend or relative has sent you a package from abroad, it was likely held up, inspected, and subjected to import duty, which you then had to pay to have the package released and delivered to you. It's such a poor customer experience that many US stores and brands prefer to avoid it altogether.

The second reason is added complexity. Some products (electronic, for example), require local customizations to function in Papua New Guinea or comply with its regulations. Beyond the product itself, there's the added complexity of offering an international warranty, dealing with returns, and localisation of marketing, packaging materials, and after-sale support.

Then there's the shipping itself. To ship a product from US to Papua New Guinea, the shipper (the seller, not Amazon) needs to:

  • Fill out itemised customs documents with correct duty categorisations
  • Validate your Papua New Guinea address, which is formatted differently to US ones
  • Calculate, compare and offer you much higher international shipping costs
  • Offer detailed tracking that matches your domestic shopping experience
  • Support much longer delivery times, which can leave customers frustrat
(Note: Amazon's shipping restrictions page is incredibly unhelpful.)

Buying then shipping Amazon to Papua New Guinea

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  • View all shipping, tax and duty upfront – no hidden fees
  • Check out securely with any major debit or credit card, or bitcoin
  • View tracking and stay updated by email every step of the way
  • Your crate is delivered in days at any address or PO Box convenient to you

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Ecommerce sales facts & tips on selling in Papua New Guinea

The top ecommerce websites in Papua New Guinea are, and Other top retail sites include It’s worth checking out those popular ecommerce sites/platforms to see which one(s) would be the best fit for your product in terms of traffic volume, competition and the type of ecommerce buyers they attract.

The top payment methods are another area of research that you should take into account when selling online in Papua New Guinea. It’s important to provide your (potential) customers with payment methods of their preference. In many cases, if online shoppers can’t find their preferred or trusted methods of payment during checkout, they will abandon the shopping cart.

Optimizing checkout for your customers can have the biggest impact on your conversion rates. This is crucial also for your international online buyers. Thus, take care to provide international payment, currency conversion and suitable shipping methods.

Mobile commerce is shaping the future of ecommerce in Papua New Guinea, but also around the world. Ecommerce sellers should bear this in mind when setting up their online stores and product listings. Mobile optimization and great mobile buying experience are a must for all growth-minded online sellers.

To drive Papuan traffic to your website, local marketing & SEO will help you get it right. When you localize your online store for international markets, enable international search engines to index your content to improve your organic international traffic. You can also leverage services, such as Google Shopping and Facebook ads internationally.

To ship your products to Papua New Guinea in the most efficient and cost-effective way, use global shipping / parcel forwarding services. This way you can get competitive international shipping rates, on average 30% lower, and pass the lower cost on to your buyers, increasing your competitive advantage.

Papua New Guinea: general information

Selling on the Papuan ecommerce market is a great option for growth-minded online sellers. When you launch your store in other countries, there are a few useful facts and data that you should consider.

There are 906,695 Internet users in Papua New Guinea and Internet penetration amounts to 11.70%.

The total population of Papua New Guinea is 8,418,346. The median age is 23.4. The languages spoken in Papua New Guinea are English, Hiri Motu, PNG Sign Language,Tok Pisin and the currency is Papua New Guinean kina. The country code top-level domain is .pg and calling code +675.

According to the International Monetary Fund, GDP based on purchasing power parity (PPP) is 29,481 (millions of Current Int$) and nominal GDP is 23,617 (US$MM). GDP (PPP) per capita is 3,803 Int$ and GDP (nominal) per capita is 2,861 US$. Real GDP growth rate is 3.10%.

International ecommerce sales potential
Selling in Papua New Guinea is worth considering for many international ecommerce sellers. A well thought out international sales strategy should help you overcome the initial burden of translating and localizing your online store.

If you’re a global online merchant already exporting to Papua New Guinea, you may be happy with your sales figures. However, you may have noticed that your Papuan, and your international traffic in general, converts at a much lower conversion rate than your domestic traffic, even in markets that share the same language. The likely reason being, many of the components of localization, beyond translation alone, have not been optimized.

A fully localized buying experience

  • Ecommerce-optimized translation
  • Size conversion
  • Currency conversion
  • Local marketing & SEO
  • Keywords
  • International payment
  • Shipping optimization
  • Taking care of restrictions and legal aspects.

Currently, international online retailers must do a great deal of manual work, matching product categories, attributes, sizes, etc. It’s not uncommon for them to not even be sure if they’re doing it correctly. Instead, trying to localize their online stores by themselves, ecommerce sellers find it time-consuming and confusing.

Luckily, thanks to the developments in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI), online merchants don’t have to spend a lot of time on ecommerce translation & localization when launching their stores abroad.

A simple raw description is enough for AI to localize the whole content, extract attributes, convert sizes and map the right category in an accurate, efficient and consistent way. It’s just a matter of a quick set up before your localized stores are launched on tens of markets.

Combining machines’ capabilities and the intelligence of the human brain is often the easiest and fastest way to make the most of your international sales potential.


Friday, October 04, 2019

Tentara Revolusi West Papua

Chief Gen. WPRA Mathias Wenda, the Supreme Commander of West Papua Revolutionary Army delivers speeches. It is stated that Indonesia is a colonial power, that come to the land of Melanesian people to steal, to take and to kill. They came with full of lies, they stay with full of lies and therefore, they must go out from Melanesian land.

It is also mentioned that we are fighting against the Indonesian colonial state, not against the human beings. We love and we fight for human beings to be free from colonialism. Those Indonesians and Melanesians are all human beings. We are created in the image of God, but Indonesians do not respect human beings other than Malays-Asians. They regard us Melanesians non-humans, half-humans and call us "monkeys", "dogs" and "pigs". Therefore this fight is the fight in defence of human identity and dignity.

All over the world, in Asia, Europe, America, Nelson Mandela, we are civilised humans. We do not regard and call other human as half-animal. But this racist mentality and treatment exists within Indonesian official system and expressed by people with Indonesian military and police uniforms. All human beings against this very perception and treatment.

West Papuan ordinary people should not take law into their own hands, the revolutionary army are ready to wage war against colonialism, therefore, all should answer the Supreme Commander and fight this war against colonialism with rules and disciplines as the world is watching what we are doing in West Papua.

Chief Gen. Wenda is accompanied by his Secretariat-General Officers as welk as Gen. WPRA Amunggut Tabi and Lt. Gen. WPRA Yalpi Yikwa.

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Melanesians in West Papua are not just facing Indonesian nationalists, but more scary, they are facing Muslim extremists who want to see "one Indonesia as Muslim country". It should be clear for everyone in the world that Indonesian clerics and political mainstream actually advocate the creation of an Islamic State of Indonesia. Only western interests are stopping them to do so. It is clear with that they ware doing in West Papua. Melanesian nationalists who are fighting for identity and dignity as human beings are now challenged by Islamic militants in the names of Mujaheddin, ISIS, Barisan Nusantara, BANSER.

Their long-term goal is to create "Pan Indonesia" State starting from Malay Peninsula to the Solomon Islands. They want to see these Pan Indonesia as an Islam State. They want to see Melanesians are wiped out. If not, they want to see all Melanesians become Muslims. Look at what is happening in West Papua, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Look at what is happening in Wamena right now.

They have un-believers, who are non-Muslims. They are saying "give us weapons, we want to go to West Papua and kill those rebels who are Christians and monkeys".

What are we Melanesians waiting for? Why do we think West Papua issue is a "sensitive issue"? while they are already touching our collective identity as human beings? Are we mentally enslaved? Are we terrorized by their tricks and money politics?

The truth will force us to surrender to the reality, whatever politics and diplomatic codes we are playing now. Our future generations will curse our way of thinking and our actions if we do not act now for the sake of our own human dignity created in God's image.

We need Christian crusaders! the Real crusaders! We need Melanesian revolutionaries, those who respect their own identity and ready to defend our identity as created by God.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Wewo Kotokay - Tribalist, Environmentalist from Bogia, Madang, Papua New Guinea

This is the first blog I have ever created in my life, and I hope I myself, Wewo Kotokay will be presenting all I know and all I do in my life to the world.

I am going to share some things that I know as an elder of my own clan and I am also ready to learn from anyone in the world.

I want to learn and share wisdom, knowledge and skills, experiences and lessons in order to help us all understand the meaning of life, the meaning of environmental protection and conservation in general and the meaning according to "The Melanesian Way"