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Shortland & Ballalae Aircraft Salvage



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First Aired: November 20, 2007

HOST Tina Lemazi: Solomon Islands is known overseas for the role it played in the second world war. It was here in Solomon Islands that the Americans turned back the Japanese advance in the Pacific. The Solomons Islands played a pivotal role in the war and its remnants have dotted the landscape throughout the country.
But a move to sell war relics from Shortlands overseas has raised concerns. Two weeks ago, with the approval of government, the chiefs of FAMOA were paid 50,000 SI$ and signed off on a deal with an overseas buyer to sell their relics overseas. Owen Talo with more:

Owen Talo, Nila Village (in tok pidgin): One News Camera, is now at Nila village, Shortlands Islands for a special happening. The Minister of Tourism and a delegation of two officers and the minister of tourism all have come to Nila village Shortlands, for signing a very important something in terms of removing all the war wreckage of shortland, especially at Nila, is the story I received. FAMOA, stands for Farou, Mono and Alu [Islands in Shortlands]. All form one council of chiefs, where everyone has signed for taking out war relics. Many of those remains from the war are from Shortlands Harbor and also here in one hanger of Japan where airplanes remain this time. The time we arrived, a big signing ceremony happened where everyone agreed to remove every relic from the Shortlands. This is a setback for tourism of this country. Also, TINA, a ship RAMSI [Regional Assistance Mission, Solomon Islands] has used for doing work has also come Shortlands and they will remove every war relic from Nila and also Ballalae.

NARRATOR Owen Talo (in tok pidgin): Alison Laore tells his thoughts about the removal or all war relics from Nila and Ballalae in Shortlands

Alison Laore [Chief Agana's Brother]: Today, we met with one man from England, who comes to buy all the planes. One man Craig Turner, who says he is coordinating this sale. Plus the minister of Tourism who arrived and Sir George [Lepping] and Albert [Laore] who came all the way from Honiara. With them [Lawrence] Kiko from [Solomon Islands National] Museum. All them come for meeting with chiefs and people of Shortlands about war relics, for removing all of them. People here in previous meetings have concern to stop them, but it is hard because since the minister has come, he himself tells us 'this project is supported by government and Prime Minister [Sogavare] signed one letter that they brought, saying that the government supported this move for sending out all war relics. One MOU [Memoranda Of Understanding] signed today - every plane from Shortland is to be removed. They said they will reserve them all. Once you take them all, I don't know what will be left for tourism. What will tourists come to look at? What history will tell them there was a war here? There will come here to look but not see anything. So, that is one concern of the people here. Maybe the future for our children will not know anything. They will not know there was a war here, because they can't see anything at the site where the war happened.

Owen Talo (in Tok Pidgin): Chief from Samanago Village on Farou Island, Ninamo Otuana accuses government for selling 11 war wrecks here.

Ninamo Otuana: They told us no tourists will ever come here because of the liability of government if anyone gets into grief. If anyone explodes themselves or walks on a live bomb. That's a minor problem, compared to what they told us. People for the Shortlands have been walking and building gardens and houses on that island [Ballalae] for almost fifty years. No one has come to grief. We believe there are a lot of people behind this deal. People we don't know about. People we have never seen, people we will never meet. There is a lot of money changing hands. We as chiefs don't even know when we are going to get our bit, that they have promised out of 220,000 US$ to move eleven planes. They are priceless and worthless. Priceless in the form of history, and importance of tourism coming in to see [them]. And worthless, they are just metal. But the pricelessness to us is it is our treasure as well. No money will make us feel good about moving anything. No amount of money.

NARRATOR (Owen Talo in tok pidgin): Otuana questions government's bottom-up approach and policy. Instead of helping people, government is selling resources that belong to the people for a cheap price.

Ninamo Otuana: It is a big issue. I think Solomon Islands has had enough of giving away land for an ax handle. Now we want the handle, head and the stone to sharpen the ax. We have stepped up a little bit. I won't delve too much into the politics of the government of today. Thinking about it, maybe we can make some changes. The only way to make change is to step into the ring and fight for it.

NARRATOR: Owen Talo for ONE NEWS.

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Комментарии:

Автор LuvAmerica2008 (6 лет)
Once these items leave the country, the tourists will stop coming. They are
so short-sighted and stupid!

Автор SuperLongbeard (4 года)
@fixer74 Greed? I'd rather call it mismanagement. They could be making way
more money of it if they wouldn't sell it.

Автор granskare (5 лет)
bribery always has worked :)

Автор LethalHobo (3 года)
Restoring an antique aircraft can and should be a self-less act for the
sake of history and humanity. This however sounds too selfish. If the
interest was in preserving history they would have set up protection for
the wreckage.

Автор happymana (5 лет)
To the westerner it seems sad, but maybe they don't want tourists only
going there just to see wrecks. But having seen the rest of the video I
totally agree with you 11 aircrafts for a small amount of cash, Idiots.
they have damaged their tourist industry..

Автор BOSSPLAYER123456 (7 лет)
This is a biggest mistake for the tourism industry,,,,government should
help this province preserve this items for tourist
attractions,,,,,,,,,,,,,whatever money talks,,,,

Автор dorkf1sh (3 года)
Sad that your islands are losing that piece of essential history. However,
I'm torn, because there are so vanishingly few of these priceless relic
left that it would be a shame not to professionally preserve them for
future generations, rather than let the jungle reclaim them till they are
nothing but rust in the mud.

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