Bougainvilleans mark autonomy day with song, dance

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The National, Monday 17th June 2013

 PEOPLE from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville residing in Port Moresby celebrated the 8th ARB day on Saturday.

Bougainvilleans and their families and friends braved the early morning showers to participate in a fun-filled day at Bisini Parade in Boroko.

They were entertained by traditional bamboo band and dances as well as modern pop and rock bands.

Interim secretary/treasurer of the Port Moresby Bougainville Association Inc Salome Rihatta said the event was for Bougainvilleans in the National Capital District to celebrate.

“What we at the association do is from our hearts and we always strive for better celebrations every year,” she said.

Bougainville gained autonomy from PNG in 2006.