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News and Public Notices

August 21, 2019
Mortlock Island is located 250km far east of Bougainville, with a population of about four hundred people.

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August 18, 2019
Statement of Condolence from the Office of the Chief Secretary on the passing of the late Rose Kabui.

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August 16, 2019
Speaker of the Bougainville House of Representatives, Simon Pentanu, announced today that the decision to recall the House on Wednesday 21st August still stands.

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August 16, 2019
Wednesday marked 100 days to the commencement of polling in the Bougainville Referendum.

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August 16, 2019
The ongoing investigations by the Fraud Squad in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville are not political in nature.

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August 15, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) has commended the Bougainville Women’s Federation for their application to observe the Bougainville Referendum.

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August 15, 2019
I join Chief Secretary Joseph Nobetau and others in extending my deepest sympathy and the sympathies of the entire Bougainville Hose of Representaives on the recent passing of Bishop of Bougainville of Bougainville, the late Bernard Unabli.

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August 15, 2019
The President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Chief Dr. John Momis, paid his tribute on behalf of his wife Lady Momis, the ABG and the people of Bougainville to the family of the Late Rose Kabui who passed away on August 12, 2019.

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August 13, 2019
The Autonomous Bougainville Government is preparing to receive and host the Prime Minister of PNG and his delegation for a series of meetings in Bougainville this month.

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August 12, 2019
Using Innovation to collate ward-level information – the Community Government App

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August 12, 2019
Speaker, Simon Pentanu is recalling the Bougainville House of Representatives to meet in Buka on Wednesday 21st August 2019.

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August 10, 2019
Statement of Condolence from the Office of the Bougainville Chief Secretary

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August 07, 2019
Bougainville cocoa farmers must own the entire process starting with farming, manufacturing and even to marketing their own cocoa.

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August 07, 2019
Agriculture has the potential to drive wealth creation for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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August 07, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission has successfully completed face-to-face enrolment and quality checking across Bougainville Wards, and is now data processing to prepare the Preliminary Referendum Roll for public display in September.

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August 05, 2019
Media Statement: Matter of Leslie Tseraha –v- Joseph Nobetau in Supreme Court

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August 02, 2019
Media Statement from the Office of the Bougainville Chief Secretary on the dismissal of Technical Services Secretary

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August 01, 2019
BRC: Applications are now open for local and national groups to apply as observer groups for the upcoming referendum.

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July 31, 2019
The Acting President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville says there will be no further discussions on the proposed mining amendment until after the referendum.

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July 30, 2019
Cocoa farmers across Bougainville are gearing up for the fourth annual Bougainville Chocolate Festival.

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July 26, 2019
Papua New Guinea (PNG) has among the highest rates of gender-based violence in the world and an estimated 66 percent of women are survivors of domestic violence, which was only criminalized in 2017 with the implementation of the Family Protection Act in 2017.

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July 10, 2019
Chief Secretary to the Autonomous Bougainville Government, Joseph Nobetau, today announced that a further two officers employed by the Department of Community Government have been dismissed from the public service due to their involvement in gross misconduct, theft and fraud.

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July 10, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission is on its awareness roadshow in Bougainville, which started in Arawa on Tuesday, Buin Town on Wednesday and will end in Buka Town on Thursday this week.

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July 10, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission is targeting the enrolment of hundreds of Bougainvilleans living in remote mining and agricultural communities in PNG for the next fortnight until 19 July 2019.

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July 10, 2019
The referendum roll update is currently in its second phase, with an extension of the enrolment period for Bougainville until the issue of writs in August.

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July 04, 2019
Media Statement from the ABG Acting President, Hon. Raymond Masono, on the missing boat and its passengers and ABG's continued search and rescue efforts.

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July 03, 2019
There has been significant increase in people’s knowledge levels on the Bougainville Peace Agreement and referendum, however continuous awareness is vital in the lead up to the referendum and beyond.

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July 02, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) has announced enrolment dates for Bougainvilleans living in Solomon Islands. Honiara 5-6 July and 8-9 July (PNG High Commission, Honiara) Gizo 11-13 July (location to be confirmed).

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June 28, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission has extended the enrolment of Bougainvilleans living outside of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea until 8 July 2019.

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June 26, 2019
BRC ANNOUNCES ENROLMENT IN AUSTRALIA AND SOLOMON ISLANDS

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June 25, 2019
Welcome to the first edition of the Bougainville Bulletin for 2019!

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June 24, 2019
On-going dialogue between the Autonomous Bougainville and National Governments is critical as Bougainville approaches the October referendum vote.

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June 22, 2019
“Voter enrolment and updating of the Referendum Roll has not finished and will continue until the issue of writs for the Referendum and until the job is done. We will keep open beyond June 23 the three BRC regional centres in Buka, Arawa and Buin for voters yet to see their Ward Recorder.”

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June 21, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) has ramped up its awareness, sending SMS messages direct to people’s mobile phones.

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June 20, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) has made special arrangements for enrolment this weekend in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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June 19, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) has confirmed the procedures for eligible voters to enroll for the upcoming referendum – whether they live in Bougainville or outside Bougainville in Papua New Guinea.

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June 14, 2019
Eligible Bougainvilleans living outside Bougainville within the national territory —'Non-resident Bougainvilleans’ (NRB)— will have the opportunity to enrol on the Referendum Roll in different locations throughout Papua New Guinea.

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June 14, 2019
CELEBRATING 14TH INAUGURATION ANNIVERSARY OF THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF BOUGAINVILLE

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June 13, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission today extended the voter enrolment period to allow for all eligible voters to enrol on the Referendum Roll.

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June 12, 2019
The governments of Bougainville and Papua New Guinea have defined the two referendum choices.

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June 12, 2019
The quarterly update report from the Office of the Bougainville Chief Secretary on progress of key activities in the government and public service (March to June 2019).

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June 10, 2019
The enrolment exercise to update the details of all eligible voters has commenced in Bougainville.

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June 10, 2019
Chief Referendum Officer acknowledges the funding support from the National Government and says that the support comes just in time to support BRC enrolment efforts.

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June 09, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission acknowledges Commissioner Dr Thomas Webster’s Queen’s Birthday award of Commander of the British Empire.

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June 04, 2019
Despite the changes in leadership in the National Government there were still important aspects of the Bougainville peace process where urgent action and direction is needed.

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June 04, 2019
The President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville Grand Chief Dr John Momis has congratulated the new Prime Minister Hon James Marape on taking office.

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May 31, 2019
The Autonomous Bougainville Government is set to trial a new mobile phone awareness platform giving people up to date information on the referendum and Peace Agreement.

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May 31, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) is aware of public discussions around the criteria for the enrolment of voters.

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May 29, 2019
There has been continuous debate on the voter eligibility requirements to be eligible to register and vote in the upcoming Bougainville referendum. The following statement was made by the ABG President Hon. Chief Dr John Momis, to clarify this issue.

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May 24, 2019
Chief Secretary Joseph Nobetau today announced that a further seven officers from the Autonomous Bougainville Government Public Service have been terminated for engaging in misconduct.

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