Bougainville islanders

Bougainvilleans against influx of ‘redskins’

Alluvial gold buying, the betelnut trade and even church crusades have been bringing people in and some of them haven’t returned home yet.

The islanders are fearful that a settlement might bloom on Bougainville, just like in the other provinces of Papua New Guinea.

Bougainville hardliners recently held an awareness at Arawa market on the subject. They talked about many outsiders (redskins) coming into Arawa and Bougainville for an event, and are still here long after the completion of their activities.