I have had the privilidge of living in Paradise. I have hadthe gut-wrenching experience of watching it turn to hell.I have lived on both sides of the razor wire, as one of themajority race in my own land. Moreover, I have lived asthe white minority in somebody else’s.This is not intended to be a history lesson; no nationalgeographic photographs accompany it. It’s my personalrecollections, backed up by fact.Many of you will have seen ‘South Pacific” the movie.Do you remember the scenery? Hold that awesometropical setting inside your mind. Visualize the beauty of the mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and rivers. Imaginelong stretches of golden sand where footprints would notbe found.That, my friends is something that comes almost close toPapua New Guinea’s majesty. A tangible, breathablekaleidoscope of color, sound and an indefinable magic.Those of you who have not seen the movie, or havenever gazed longingly at travel brochures of tropicalparadises, will need to take my word for it.