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News and Public Notices

September 11, 2020
Bougainville Electoral Commissioner, George Manu, today announced an extension in the counting period for the 2020 Bougainville General Elections.

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September 06, 2020
The Bougainville Caretaker government has declared a new State of Emergency in Bougainville effective as of 06 September 2020, for the next 21 days.

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August 25, 2020
The 2020 Bougainville Chocolate Festival has been postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August 17, 2020
The primary focus for Bougainville should be to maintain peace and creating a just and democratic government for the people of Bougainville.

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August 17, 2020
The Bougainville Caretaker government has declared a new State of Emergency in Bougainville effective as of 15 August 2020, for the next 21 days.

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August 14, 2020
The Bougainville Emergency Controller and Chief of Bougainville Police Service has issued the following Supplementary Orders #11 on travelling into Bougainville by air:

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August 10, 2020
The Bougainville Emergency Controller and Chief of Bougainville Police Service, Francis Tokura, has issued Emergency Order #7 for the Conduct of the 2020 Autonomous Bougainville Government Election.

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August 10, 2020
The Bougainville Emergency Controller and Chief of Bougainville Police Service has issued the following Supplementary Orders #10 on Restriction of movement of persons with the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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August 08, 2020
The National Deputy Controller Dr Paison Dakulala yesterday announced 25 new confirmed COVID19 cases in Papua New Guinea which brings the total COVID19 cases to stand at 188.

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August 03, 2020
The ABG 2020 Elections Polling Schedule has been released by the Office of the Bougainville Electoral Commission.

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July 30, 2020
Supplementary Orders #9: Restriction of air travel into Bougainville.

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July 28, 2020
The global community that we are all part of continues to face a serious health crisis that is causing great human suffering and is upending people’s lives.

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July 13, 2020
The Office of the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner has launched its public display of the preliminary roll in Bougainville.

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June 12, 2020
President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Grand Chief Dr John Momis, today delivered his final address in parliament.

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June 12, 2020
The Bougainville Women’s Federation Bill has been passed as an act of parliament this week.

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June 11, 2020
The State of Emergency in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville has been further extended for another two months.

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June 04, 2020
The Bougainville Referendum Commission today formally wound up operations and presented its final report to the government and parliament of Papua New Guinea.

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June 01, 2020
Cocoa farmer groups in Bougainville can now apply for grants that will support them to increase quantity, improve quality and get better access to markets.

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June 01, 2020
The State of Emergency in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville is now into its eleventh week of the emergency period.

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May 20, 2020
Work on updating the electoral roll for the 2020 Bougainville General Election is currently underway in Bougainville.

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May 19, 2020
Statement of Condolence from the Office of the Chief Secretary for the passing of the late Dr Justin Kehatsin.

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May 15, 2020
Starting this week, Bougainvilleans will begin receiving short coronavirus awareness messages on their mobile phones and be able to call Bougainville COVID-19 Hotline number toll free.

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May 15, 2020
Health- the Quarantine Facility and the Buka General Hospital Critical Ward and Triage, in Buka - North Bougainville, is now ready.

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May 11, 2020
The Bougainville Health Response Team this week is focused on reviewing their plans and activities against the COVID-19 response.

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May 08, 2020
Bougainville State of Emergency Controller and Chief of Bougainville Police Service, Francis Tokura, has issued new supplementary orders.

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May 07, 2020
The ABG Minister for Post Referendum Consultations, Hon. Albert Punghau, has assured the people of Bougainville that the post-referendum dialogue is progressing well despite the COVID-19 situation.

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May 06, 2020
Papua New Guinea and Bougainville remains at Stage 2: Containment Level of the COVID-19. The Bougainville Health Response Team remains vigilant in tracking the global trend of the virus and to ensure that the preventive measures are strongly emphasized across Bougainville.

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May 05, 2020
The State of Emergency Controller for Bougainville and Chief of Bougainville Police Service, Francis Tokura, has issued new emergency orders effective as of today, for the commencement of schools, travel and the resumption of duties for the Bougainville Public Service.

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May 04, 2020
Papua New Guinea and Bougainville remains at Stage 2: Containment Level of the COVID-19. The Bougainville Health Response Team remains vigilant in tracking the global trend of the virus and to ensure that the preventive measures are strongly emphasized across Bougainville.

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May 01, 2020
Papua New Guinea and Bougainville remains at Stage 2: Containment Level of the COVID-19. The Bougainville Health Response Team remains vigilant in tracking the global trend of the virus and to ensure that the preventive measures are strongly emphasized across Bougainville.

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April 29, 2020
The Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) has received four vehicles from Australia and New Zealand as part of an assistance package to support COVID-19 preparations in the region.

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April 27, 2020
The Autonomous Bougainville Government through the Office of the Controller of the Bougainville State of Emergency and the Health Response Team wants to assure the public that we are committed to ensuring that the COVID-19 does not enter Bougainville.

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April 24, 2020
The Autonomous Bougainville Government through the Office of the Controller of the Bougainville State of Emergency and the Health Response Team wants to assure the public that we are committed to ensuring that the COVID-19 does not enter Bougainville.

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April 22, 2020
The Bougainville House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Emergency Amendment Bill 2020 which allows for the ABG’s general elections to be conducted during the state of emergency period.

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April 20, 2020
Deputy Controller of the Bougainville State of Emergency and Acting Chief Secretary, Thomas Raivet has expressed strong disappointment at the late return of sample results for the two Persons under Investigation (PUIs) from Bougainville.

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April 20, 2020
The Bougainville House of Representatives will meet tomorrow to decide to make amendments to the Bougainville Emergency Act 2006, that will cater for the extension of the State of Emergency and the issue of writs when Parliament resumes tomorrow.

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April 20, 2020
The ABG Health Response Team on COVID-19 wishes to inform the public that there are no COVID-19 cases in Bougainville.

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April 15, 2020
A total of nine teams have been established today consisting of public servants, state agencies representatives, businesses and churches that will be supporting the government’s response efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 14, 2020
With the limited resources faced in terms of human resource capacity, the Bougainville Public Service will now be utilized during the emergency period.

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April 13, 2020
As today marks the end of the first 21 days of State Of Emergency (SOE) orders in Bougainville, Chief of the Bougainville Police Service and Bougainville Emergency Controller Francis Tokura issued new orders for Bougainville for the next two months of extension.

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April 08, 2020
The Bougainville House of Representatives voted unanimously to extend the current State of Emergency period on Bougainville for another two months with the intention of total shutdown.

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April 07, 2020
The Bougainville Health Response team have appealed to any persons feeling unwell to call the Bougainville Covid-19 Hotline number on 7446 0830.

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April 06, 2020
CONDOLENCE MESSAGE FOR THE LATE BRENDA TOHIANA

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March 31, 2020
Bougainville Emergency Controller, Francis Tokura, clarified today that there are no restrictions in place that prevents locals to commute on the South and Central Bougainville highways.

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March 30, 2020
An Air Niugini chartered flight carrying emergency medical supplies for COVID-19 teams in Bougainville is scheduled to arrive today in Buka.

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March 28, 2020
The State of Emergency Controller is Bougainville and Chief of Bougainville Police, Francis Tokura has called on leaders and communities across the region to cooperate with the authorities in this lockdown period.

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March 27, 2020
Enforcement of Emergency Orders and Instructions by the Controller of the State of Emergency in Bougainville.

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March 24, 2020
Circular Instruction from the Office of the Bougainville Chief Secretary on Bougainville State of Emergency

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March 24, 2020
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has declared a State of Emergency across Bougainville in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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March 23, 2020
I wish to announce that I will be issuing Writs for the 2020 election of the Bougainville House of Representatives on Friday, 27 March 2020, consistent with Section 107 of the Bougainville Constitution; this is subject to any court injunction that may be pending in court.

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