Bioaccumednaturale Clinic In Arawa

28 08 2017

From my base in Honiara I inbox Connie Bireo that I am coming to Arawa. She gave me her mobile number. When arrived and on the last 3 days of my stay in Arawa I rang her and told her we are leaving on the 19th can we meet up.

Needle only works


She agreed and late in the evening after her last patience left she came to meet me with her bodyguard and a security dog. While chatting she heard me coughing and told me if I want the cough to go away she can gave me treatment in her clinic & will give me special fee. I says ok ok that is great as the cough been on me for long even after seeing a private Dr who gave me so many tablets which I gave up drinking them after feeling dizzy.

Needle on the head


I told her will be at your clinic 8am the next day. I went there and she only put needles into my hand, leg and head then I lay there for one hour. After one hour I thank her and went to the Conference. The next day I felt better no cough all gone so I asked her to do a short interview on the camera, she agreed so I asked my bradaman from Kanaky New Caledonia to come with me.

Needle on the leg


We did a short interviewed with her, one main question I asked her was about the needle she use as many people might get worry if she is using that same needle however she told me she disposes the needle after using it on a patience.

TCM Practioner Connie Biireo


She treat 6-8 patience a day and they gets better, the good thing I see is you don’t need to drink medicine. IF you are around Bougainville and Arawa area why don’t try get help from her clinic if you don’t drink medicine.

Dr Connie Bireo & Jean-Guy from New Caledonia


The Clinic located near the Arawa main market second street section 14.

Dr Connie Bireo

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Reopening Panguna is dividing families and communities

28 08 2017

The panguna mine issue is the hottest and very sensitive issue on the ground today. It is dividing communities and families up. BCL is so crazy to reopen it using every possible avenue it can to get people on their side. In the meantime ABG is desperate to have money to rung the Government of the day in Bougainville and also pushing for the reopening.

Mine Pit looking greener let it be green


The former BRA ranks and files are also divided, last week another MOU was not sign when the Bougainville Hardliners say no to reopening but yes to keep it close.

Strong woman against mining says no to mining


Last week I was in Arawa and late Francis ona’s brother came to me and told me that his sister Joanne whom I been campaigning with against re-opening the mine is on the side of reopening the mine. He told me they must have given her money to change her mind. He says our family is now dividend. Later he and his elder sister came to me and gave me her mobile number.

Joanne on the left now becomes pro mining before when we campaign against mining

Some mothers who are against reopening the mine


They told me to try and talk with her so that she can change her mind.. I didn’t call her for a reason if they gave her money she might said to me we campaign with no money now I have money so if I join you on no mining will you give me money. Hope she will change her mind and save the last Guava Mountain to plant sweet taro for tamatama.
A young woman I interviewed her at the mine site told me that they don’t want the mine reopen it will be so much pain and suffering more then the last time. I asked her they the alluvial gold panning is also causing some kind of danger. She told me it is small and the people are getting money from it then what the company can give them. She told the ABG Government can come in to help with the gold diggers set up some kind of melt and essay laboratory so that the Gold diggers will not us dangerous chemicals etc etc





Closing of the Conference 18th August 2017

28 08 2017

On the 18th August the conference came to an end closing it off with a good note..

Chief Mark making a point before performing


Dancers coming in


Methodius Iapara from Solomon Islands presented a shell money about 2 meters long to Chief Blaise Iruinu. The Shell money a traditional money for Solomon Islanders especially Malaita province but also use in parts of Bougainville. He gave him as a token of appreciation and on behalf of the team also as a sign of good will and power to the Melanesian brothers & sisters of Bougainville.

Cultural performace


Chief Mark and others performed couple traditional or cultural songs and dances, The Guava Villagers sang a good bye song for us, from the MILDA team the Fijian girls sang a song Isalei..

Aminio received a gift, Sike

Bougainvilleans who attended the four days conference told me they learned a lot from the brothers and sisters of the other Melanesians countries, because we have the same problem in our countries.
19th August we traveled the 4 hours trip to Buka and fly to Port Moresby.

Methodius presenting shell money to the Chief


20th August we say goodbye to our Png team member Christina, she flew back to her home province Medang. The 9 of us flew on the same flight to Honiara, Methodius and I stopped in Honiara while the rest flew to Fiji then to New Caledonia & Vanuatu.

Chief B Iruinu shaking hands with Methodius after receiving the shell money


Guava Villagers singing goodbye song


Fijian singing their song Isalei


Outside Haus Stori


Lice receiving her gift

I was so glad to meet with this team of Melanesian brothers and sisters who I found them to be an inspirational team, I hope I will see them again while trying to save our Island countries in a small way we can for the betterment of our future children and their children to come.
Special Tampara goes to Symoh Joel [Wansolwara Bradaman] for taking me on the trip. Two DVDS will be produce about the trip so keep in touch.
Tampara masika

Jackson’s International Terminal last Photo of group

Remember our Islands future, our island future, our island don’t sell out please.





13th August Rest Day & Visit to the mine site

28 08 2017

13th Sunday we rest in the morning side. Later in the afternoon we jumped on a truck and went up to Panguna mine site. After nearly 2 years not visiting the mine pit I saw more trees growing, making the pit looking more greener.

Trees getting big and looking more greener


Methodius after seeing the pit says this is too much..

I did some interviews with the team asking them what would they think if they are to dig a hole like this in their back yard in their country, The team leader Symoh Joel says he would not like it and would advice any Melanesians countries not to think of big scale mining operation like this. He would strongly want to see economy base on agriculture.

Wansolwara bradaman Joel says to see the mother earth torn apart like this is so sad


Seini Bukalidi from Fiji was in tears just as I pressed the record button, with tears in her eyes she says this is too much for our mother earth. Methodius from Solomon Islands says now I see the place and stand on it and know why the Indigenous people from this land had to stand up to stop the mining if not the other mountains will be gone as well.

Aminio pointing at the mine pit


We went back to the village later in the evening, I sense that there was a problem. About 10pm Theonilla and her husband the ground host told us that we will go down to Arawa and held the conference there from Tuesday 15th August. The Young Generation group who are pro mining group disagree for the conference to take place in Makosi..

At the cons with Bougainvilleans


MILDA Team members with the Makosi villagers


Near the mine pit

Monday 14th August jumped on the truck and went to Arawa..The conference held in Arawa Haus Stori from 15th to 18th people came from different fractions and with different ideas all share with the Pacific Melanesians brothers and sisters.
James Tanis a secretary in the Referendum department of the Autonomous Government came to brief the participants & the visitors about the referendum process.





MILDA TRIP TO BOUGAINVILLE

28 08 2017

Some two months ago my facebook friend from Vanuatu Symoh Joel [wansolwara bradaman] told me that they are going to my beautiful island, Bougainville. He says they will have a meeting in Panguna from August 14-18th, I reply and asked him if I could join in and film their trip. He replied and asked me how many with me, I told only me and myself.

MILDA Team in Port Moresby ready to board flight to Buka

I was on my toes when he told me I am in, awesome I say to myself thanks wansolwara bradaman. I delay my other overseas trip cos I want to be part of this team call MILDA who are visiting my island.

Arriving in Buka

Crossing Buka Passage to mainland Bougainville

MILDA. Stands for MELANESIAN INDIGENOUS LAND DEFENCE ALLIAENCE.

MILDA Girls buying mangoes on the Buka Highway road side market


Mother from Makosi village welcoming us with a sprinkle of water from bamboo

I met with Methodius Iapara a member of the team from Honiara before we boarded the Air New Guinea flight, met 3 members from Vanuatu and a bradaman from New Caledonia on the same flight. Mr Iapara knows the 3 Vanuatu members but brada kanaky is a new member like me, we became very good friends in no time.

Nasioi welcome Dutasisi


In PNG capital Port Moresby we met the rest of the team, Symoh Joe the team leader who was in PNG couple days earlier and the two girls from Fiji with one girl from Png a total of 10 in the team.
Saturday 12th August an early morning flight to Buka was delayed so we arrived tin Buka after 12pm. Nathan and two women were in Buka to wait for us. Took a bus to catch the boat across to the mainland Bougainville.

From Kokopau we travelled to Arawa about 4 hours trip then went to Panguna down the tailings to a village call Makosi where the conference going to take place.

A small traditional welcome by a village senior woman which she sprinkle water from bamboo to us, later in the night a more formal ceremony was held, in Nasioi call it Dutasisi with a coconut oil from the traditional food tamatama wipe the part of face and leg. The other women were chanting traditional tune when two women did it.

We had tamatama after the short ceremony, for most of the MILDA team tamatama is a new food but they enjoyed it. We went to sleep after eating and sharing stories…

Makosi kids





BOUGAINVILLE HARDLINERS AWARENESS GOING OUT OF ARAWA CENTRAL BOUGAINVILLE

14 09 2015

Bougainville Hardliners awareness going outside of Arawa, last saturday they travelled to Marau on Bana District in Nagovis South Bougainville. The awareness is to tell the people of Bougainville why they are stopping Belkol between Panguna Landowners and Bougainville Copper Limited or BCL.

In Marau before they speak, Chief of the area welcomes them and told the people to listen carefully and makes a wise choice because they had seen the destruction the Company cause to their land.

Setting up the system

Setting up the system


Chief John Poka welcoming the Bougainville Hardliners

Chief John Poka welcoming the Bougainville Hardliners


Vice Chairman of the Bougainville Hardliners U Orina briefly outline the program

Vice Chairman of the Bougainville Hardliners U Orina briefly outline the program


Chairman J Unato speaking

Chairman J Unato speaking


People listening mostly younths

People listening mostly younths


Youth Rep speaking

Youth Rep speaking


Everlyn Banas making a point on belkol

Everlyn Banas making a point on belkol

Later Gregory Kopa's brother from Panguna saying we don't want reopening of the mine and Belkol

Later Gregory Kopa’s brother from Panguna saying we don’t want reopening of the mine and Belkol


Woman from Bana District speaks out against belkol

Woman from Bana District speaks out against belkol


Rep from Siwai says no to belkol and reopening of the mine

Rep from Siwai says no to belkol and reopening of the mine


Bougainville Hardliners music man singing his struggle song

Bougainville Hardliners music man singing his struggle song


People listen carefully as they been suffering in their land from the effects of the mine down stream

People listen carefully as they been suffering in their land from the effects of the mine down stream


For the love of the land these youths been standing on the sun listening

For the love of the land these youths been standing on the sun listening


A chief explain that they had enough of destruction to their land

A chief explain that they had enough of destruction to their land


Lyneth Ona answering a question.

Lyneth Ona answering a question.


The Bougainville Hardliners make it open the awareness for everyone who has a comments or remarks, everyone spoke on that day are all against belkol and reopening or the mine..after listening to the speakers they come to know why Bougainville Hardliners are putting a stop to it.
Chief from Manenau

Chief from Manenau





MARAU OR SUNSET MARKET, BANA DISTRICT SOUTH BOUGAINVILLE

14 09 2015

On saturday I travelled to Marau upon invited to the Bougainville Hardliners by the Chief of the area for the awareness program they started in Arawa a week ago.

Marau or Sunset Market was started 5 months ago as told to me by the Security Peter Kamung, he was the first and former security of Arawa main market. I really enjoyed eating all kinds of local food.It was similar to the Buin Market, it happens every saturdays.

Highway to Marau

Highway to Marau

SELLING GREENS

SELLING GREENS

Security: Peter Kamaung

Security: Peter Kamaung

Smoke fish

Smoke fish

Boat coming in

Boat coming in

People enjoyed the market

People enjoyed the market

Small girl eating

Small girl eating

Ready to say good byes

Ready to say good byes

I was told that where the market is now it was use to be sea after the mine close and the dumping of waste strong it becomes land and trees growing on it.

This is were it was sea before

This is were it was sea before

beside the market

beside the market