In fact, there were many back and forth accusations about SI support for the BRA, on the one hand, and PNGDF incursions into SI on the other.
Support for the BRA against the PNGDF is refrained and reshaped to establish and solidify new forms of identity in Guadalcanal, especially by comparison of their experiences with the people of Bougainville.
Much of the reporting focused on alleged atrocities committed by the PNGDF against civilians in Bougainville.
For instance, in the November 29, 1996 issue of The Solomon Star, the PNGDF is portrayed as incompetent and undisciplined in comparison with the BRA.
Still other reports focus on territorial issues, especially accusations of border incursions by the PNGDF chasing Bougainvillean refugees (and perhaps BRA fighters) into the Solomon Islands published in the Solomon Star in 1997.
After reading a copy of the Solomon Citizen in which there was a large spread of photos of BRA soldiers with captured PNGDF soldiers, he asked me in Pijin who I thought would win, BRA or PNG.
This highlights three themes I found common among Vaturanga and other Guadalcanal Islanders about the conflict: 1) the belief that the BRA is superior to the PNGDF, 2) that economic matters justify BRA actions, and 3) that other PNG peoples (i.