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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...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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