Latest Autonomous Region of Bougainville Stories

2009-02-11 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mr. Bernard Bernstein, President and C.E.O., and the Board of Integrated Bio-Energy Resources Inc. (Pink Sheets: IBIE) having completed their due diligence as it pertains to the definitive agreement relating to their strategic interests in the mining of gold and copper production and sales, have set March 15, 2009 as the effective date of the acquisition as previously reported. The share exchange will be preferred only, with no additional common...

2008-09-15 06:00:23

Text of report by Papua New Guinea newspaper The National website on 15 September [by Nelson K. Philip] The Carterets Islanders will be relocated to Tinputz on mainland Bougainville, 10 families at a time. The Autonomous Bougainville Government had endorsed the atolls development policy to relocate the islanders starting next year. It is expected to be completed by 2020. The Catholic church of Bougainville gave 81 ha of land in the Tinputz area to accommodate the 3,320 Carterets islanders...

2008-08-29 15:00:36

MUSICIAN and peacekeeper Fred Smith is in New Plymouth for a concert this week. Smith's work as a musician and radio broadcaster contributed to the success of the world's first unarmed peacekeeping force. Between 1999 and 2003, he worked as a civilian adviser to the Australian Army's peacekeeping mission on Bougainville Island, the eastern-most province of Papua New Guinea, following civil war on the island. He became fluent in the pidgin language of the region, Tokpisin, and used his...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'