2 12 2014

People of Raiovi were lucky to have a 4 in 1 classroom for their children to be more concentrated on their learning in a better and modern classroom which was funded by the member for Central Bougainville and Minister for Communication Hon Jim Miringtoro.

Classroom 4 in 1

Classroom 4 in 1

Hon Jim Miringtoro went to Raivoi in the late hours of monday 1st of December and officially opened the classroom.
Keys handed to leaders of the school by the builders

Keys handed to leaders of the school by the builders

Hon Jim Miringtoro told the people of Raiovi to look after the classroom so that children can learn and become leaders of tomorrow in our Island.

The keys handed to Hon Jim Miringtoro who than officially opened the doors

The keys handed to Hon Jim Miringtoro who than officially opened the doors

Hon Jim Miringtoro ready to cut the ribon

Hon Jim Miringtoro ready to cut the ribon


28 11 2014

On Thursday night after filming outside Arawa town I arrived back in town at around 7pm and went to a shop to get few things. The shop owner told me that he is going to a school closing and asked me if I can film the closing ceremony which I agreed and we went to section 10 Youth centre hall.
We arrived when they finished singing the Png national anthem and the Bougainville Anthem.
It was a colourful closing ceremony as I saw the school kids were full of smiles and so excited.IMG_5215
Mr Lenge shared with the kids & parents that Education is the key to life, when you hold on to education you will have everything in life and will travel the world.

Aropa Airport, Work in Progress

24 11 2014

I was sitting at the wind house in section 14 when I got at called from JM to go with him to Aropa Airport to drop of workers. He told me come and takes some footage of the work in progress. We arrived at Aropa Airport at around 12pm. We were taken around the new terminal building by the Island Cops security personnel.

Entering the gate

Entering the gate

When it’s finish and open within 3 weeks time it will really help older people who finds it hard on a bumping truck ride from Buka to Arawa.
Departure lodge

Departure lodge


One of the woman security personnel

Market opposite the Airport

Market opposite the Airport

JM buy green coconut for the ladies who were cleaning up at the Airport

JM buy green coconut for the ladies who were cleaning up at the Airport

Changes taking Place

17 11 2014

After away from home for 14 months I came back home on the 5th of November 2014. I went straight to my village after spending 4 hours in Arawa. Arrived in my village over looking Arawa town at 8 pm local time.
I spent all day resting and trying to catch up with clan, family, village stories. The story that caught my attention was the setting up of a working team to beautify and do something that later in the near future might bring some kind of income for the villagers.
We have a waterfall that in the old days the employees of BCL, {the white people} used to come for swim and picnic. The village men who formed the group called Meco Habitat Team started to beautify the waterfall surroundings.
Further down the river they started cleaning the area for a fishpond and small wind house to be built after the fishpond is completed.
I congratulate the Meco Habitat Team for the well done job and with their on going work.

Missing Persons Sea Burial And Remembrance Day

10 11 2014

I went to Buka on the 10th from Arawa with the relatives, widows and family members of those that still missing up to this date to attend the missing persons sea burial remembrance day in Buka.
Upon arrival we jumped on the boat from Kokopau, Mainland Bougainville to Buka town on the island of Buka. There we waited for some 40 minutes for the people of Buka to arrived before the women and men march in silent to the Bel Isi Park.
After the speeches by the women leaders, chiefs and leaders of the ABG we went down the to seafront to board the badge for throwing down the flowers. They sang and threw down to the sea the flowers to forget their love ones who went missing on the sea some at this very passage.
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While returning back to the Bel Isi Park they sang the song, Burdens are lifted at Calvary and Pr Terry Mose end the Programme with a word of Prayer.
For many of the widows, relatives family members they want to see a proper burial unfortunately where about of the missing persons is not know up to this day so they finish it with just throwing the flowers down to the sea.

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Missing Person Sea Burial & Remembrance Day

9 11 2014

I did pay my respect for the comrades and fellow Brothers & Sisters who lost their lives at the border between Solomon Islands and Mekamui while crossing the border from medical assistance and looking for freedom.
When I arrived on the ground, I got a called from Buka that they do similar thing on the 10th of November so I was asked if I could film the ceremony so I told the organizers why not count me in.
On Monday early morning relatives of people of who were lost in the seas in and around Bougainvnille Island will gather in Buka Bel Isi Park from 8am to 12pm.

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5 11 2014

Border Islands

Border Islands

While crossing the border from Taro, Choiseul Island yesterday then when we reached the border between my motherland and Solomon Islands I told the skipper of the boat to stop so that I would spend few minutes to respect and cry for my fallen comrades and fellow island brothers and sisters who lost their lives while crossing the border in the hands of PNG Security Forces who shoot at anything that moves and swim on the sea.


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