bougainville bougainville  /ˈbu ɡɪn ˌvɪl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
  2. (n) the largest of the Solomon Islands; a province of Papua New Guinea

News

  • World War II letters find their way home

    It was 70 years ago, in the middle of World War II, that Glenn Husted sat down at a typewriter and first made his contribution to the cause. The date was Nov. 6,'43. In the Solomon Islands, the Marines had just landed on Bougainville. In Ukraine, the Red Army liberated Kiev. In Sylvan Lake, Husted let himself into Daniel Whitfield School and composed a letter.
    on November 11, 2013     Source: Detroit News

Quotes

  1. "There's been reports of a quarter (of a metre) sea level rising around the Carteret Islands (off Bougainville)," PNG's Bougainville Affairs Minister Peter Barter said from the PNG island, which is close to the Solomons. "There have also been...
    on Apr 1, 2007 By: Peter Barter Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "These things are always untidy. It's never easy to do," said Downer, who served as foreign minister for a record of nearly 12 years until his Liberal Party was ousted in elections last November. "We ended the civil war in Bougainville (in...
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Alexander Downer Source: Africasia

  3. "He gave orders for Sandline to come and kill 20,000 people in Bougainville, that's atrocity, that's murdering," Somare said.
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: Michael Somare Source: The Age

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