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Bazaar brings Kurai community together

By Tevu Tenasi

717-grace-paul Ms Grace Paul, Kurai Women’s Association chairlady, addresses the crowd at the bazaar.

While everyone else was relaxing celebrating the Christmas and New Year festive season, the Kurai women in South Nasioi constituency were getting active.

Kurai Women’s Association comprises of 5 groups, Manuatavu, Eko, Kompani, Ponsinae and Osivotu.

It dawned on them the idea of earning a little cash to support their families, especially during the year ending festive season.

Through their chairlady, Miss Grace Paul, a mini-bazaar was the best suitable means of meeting their needs.

Held over two days the mini-bazaar brought the whole community together during the Christmas and New Year celebration.

The main highlights of the fundraiser were item sales at each stall including crafts, sewing and food, which kept the mothers busy, self-reliant and productive.

According to Ms Paul, the main aim of hosting such an important event was to enable mothers to earn funds to support their families during the festive season and also to cater children’s school fee needs.


The event also brought some of their political leaders together. Constituency leader Mr Simon Dasiona, ABG Central Women’s Representative Ms Marcelline Kokiai, Mr David Maliku and other local leaders all contributed through their presence at the event.

In her official opening speech Ms Kokiai said that Women are to be supported in the community because life begins with them. On the other hand she also encourage women to pursue education on much higher standards so that they help their communities.

Mr Dasiona mentioned that parents are entirely responsible for their children and not to rely heavily on government funding.

“Parents: utilise cash crops such as cocoa and copra to meet your basic needs; don’t wait for government funding all the time,” Mr Dasiona told the crowd.

A challenging speech by Mr David Maliku also brought attention to law and justice. He talked about problems arising from alcohol and other drugs like marijuana, which are affecting most communities in Bougainville.

The second and final day of the event was closed with traditional and contemporary dances and live musical performances.

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Restaurant quality rises in Arawa

By Gideon Davika


The business houses operating in Arawa town are now improving the quality of their restaurants and small kai bars due to increased competition.

Last year the number of outlets in town increased rapidly because of the demand created as the town and the local economy improves as the population grows.

It has become the township to visit for the people of South and Central Bougainville.

Analysis done by the business houses have shown that most of the people coming to town leave their homes very early, especially the people from Buin, Siwai and Nagovis.

When they arrive in town they go to restaurants and kai bars to have breakfast. Even the public servants in town go to have their lunch at the restaurants.

Thomas Mirinu, the owner of Jerohi service station, built an amazing restaurant in town in 2014.

It is one of the favourite restaurants for people coming into the town get satisfy themselves because of the variety of food served.

The cleanliness of the restaurant and the quality customer service are the two main factors which make inviting to customers.

There are other similar quality restaurants to Jerohi that are operating in town which provide the same good customer service.

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