Ismael Toroama

3 04 2015

For the love of his motherland and the people of the land he took up what ever arms he could got hold of it to defend his motherland and the people, now living with couple of scar on his body. He is contesting the President seat in the Autonomous Bougainville Government, the Government which he was the main man behind the formation of it.

Ismael Toroama the hardline Former Commander of the Bougainville Revolutionary Army told me that its now time to rise the new chapter in our island, ABG with the leadership of President John Momis have been saying that Bougainville is not Ready for Independence but Ismael and his followers says WE ARE READY.

Isamel Toroama's boys in Arawa while ready to go to Buka for nominations

Isamel Toroama’s boys in Arawa while ready to go to Buka for nominations on wednesday


Last meeting in Loloho before Buka

Last meeting in Loloho before Buka


His supporters in Uniform in Kokopau

His supporters in Uniform in Kokopau


On the boat to Buka Town for nomination

On the boat to Buka Town for nomination

5 Boats of his supporters crossing to Buka Town. During the height of the war he swam across to Kokopau with a M60 machine gun

5 Boats of his supporters crossing to Buka Town. During the height of the war he swam across to Kokopau with a M60 machine gun

Buka Twn, going to the nomination office

Buka Twn, going to the nomination office


signing the papers

signing the papers


After nomination march on the streets of Buka from end to end,

After nomination march on the streets of Buka from end to end,


Telling the people a new leadership is needed for the next five years

Telling the people a new leadership is needed for the next five years

Supporters marching behind him

Supporters marching behind him


Back in Kokopau he spoke to a crowd

Back in Kokopau he spoke to a crowd


lastly he spoke to village people in one of the village in Selau where the villages killed 3 pigs for the dinner.

lastly he spoke to village people in one of the village in Selau where the villages killed 3 pigs for the dinner.


Having dinner

Having dinner

For sure on the ground we need new leaders to take us to the next level in our journey towards our political struggle.





Connie Solomon & Graham Ravaku

31 03 2015

I found this two very interesting, Connie was a former BRA who was serving a life time in Honiara Solomon Islands fortunately was released on good behaviour and headed straight home. He told me that when he returned home he saw no anything good done happened to the Ex BRAs, he is contesting the Veterans seat in South Bougainville so he could able to bring some changes. IMG_0410

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President Momis

31 03 2015

IMG_0483President John Momis arrived a little later from Buka, and witness the nomination of his New Generation Party members and gave a few minutes talk to the crowd. His speech was on moving forward towards Bougainville Goal that is Independence.IMG_0454

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Nick Daku, Michael Oni & Joan Jerome

31 03 2015

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ABG ELECTION ON THE WAY, ARAWA TODAY

31 03 2015

It was very interesting in Arawa today, Four sitting MPs came in with lots of crowds while other new intending candidates went in silently.

First came South Nasioi sitting MP escorted by a cultural group. Ken John who told me in an interviewed that he’s confident that he will get back into the ABG next house.IMG_0239IMG_0247

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BELKOL

14 01 2015

Talks of Belkol is very strong in the media, on the ground I interviewed several people. Some says it can go ahead but it doesn’t mean that it is to do with reopening the Panguna mine. Others says we don’t want it, and it never happen with a Company, Belkol is for the Indigenous people of the Island.

When I asked the Meekamui Military Government they sent me the statement below.The Meekamui Government of Unity with President Philip Miriori told me that they opposed the Belkol and President Philip Miriori will put out a statement with in two days time.

Belkol is a cultural ceremony and only for Bougainvilleans to
participate in it. BCL is a foreign company and has no culture to
value what we value on our people, land and resources. They were a
party to the atrocities and the balatant abuse of human rights
violations committed by the PNG Security Forces by supplying
accommodation, food, vehicles, fuels, money and logistics to the
PNGDF. BCL has to pay compensation to the loss of 20, 000 lives,
properties and damage to the environment. The demand made by the late
President Francis Ona for BCL to pay 10 billion Kina for compensation
is still outstanding.

According to the custom of the people of Bougainville the people of
Guava Village and Panguna District are the ones who can be involve in
the BELKOL ceremony to say sorry to other Bougainvilleans who lost
their lives supporting the cause of the late Francis Ona.

BCL has no place in the custom of Bougainvilleans and we do not
welcome them in Bougainville for making a mockery out of BELKOL our
good custom that regulate peace and unity among our people. I demand
those Bougainvilleans involve in the BELKOL exercise to stay out of it
and disqualify themselves for making a FOOL out of themselves for the
money they can solicit from BCL.at the expense of degrading our good
custom the BELKOL.





TAMPARA DUANTA MELANESIA OPENS NEW OFFICE

10 01 2015

Tampara Duanta Melanesia opens their new office block in Tokunari on friday 9th January.
The guest speakers were Chief Peter Garuai the Board Chairman, Chief Tavuriko, the Rep from the Tokunari landowners, Annie Takaku the TDM Rep.
It was witness by about 20 people including the Officers of the TDM, after speeches Chief Tavuriko handed the key to Chief Garuai and he officially opens the new office.

TDM New Office

TDM New Office


Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers


Some of the people who came to witness the opening

Some of the people who came to witness the opening


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Chief Peter Garuai Officially opens the door to the Office as Cheif Tavuriko looks on

Chief Peter Garuai Officially opens the door to the Office as Chief Tavuriko looks on


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Kaikai time


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