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News and Public Notices

December 29, 2017
Welcome to Edition 11 of the Bougainville Bulletin.

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December 29, 2017
Minister for Treasury and Finance Robert Wilson has announced that his ministry has prepared a very strategic budget to address key development areas at the current parliament sitting at the Bougainville House Of Representatives last week.

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December 20, 2017
The Autonomous Bougainville Government and National Government successfully completed the Joint Supervisory Body (JSB) meeting in Port Moresby on 14th and 15th of December.

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December 20, 2017
President Chief Dr John Momis says significant progress has been made towards referendum and resolving long outstanding issues between the national and Bougainville governments.

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December 11, 2017
The Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) and the National Government have taken their first steps to establish an independent commission to conduct the Bougainville referendum.

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December 05, 2017
NGIP AGMARK LTD is pleased to announce the sponsorship of this year’s inaugural Rugby League 9s competition in partnership with the Bougainville Rugby Football League.

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December 05, 2017
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has granted mining exploration licenses under its own Bougainville Mining Act to allow exploration to proceed in Tinputs area of the North Region.

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November 23, 2017
The ABG has been consistently let down by the National Government in its continued deferral of the Joint Supervisory Body (JSB) meeting and its refusal to engage on important matters relating to the Bougainville Peace Agreement.

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November 23, 2017
The long deferred Joint Supervisory Body (JSB) meeting between the ABG and the National Government has been scheduled for the 14 and 15 of December this year.

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November 20, 2017
Ministers and Members of the House are travelling back to Buka to attend a meeting of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, November 22.

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November 17, 2017
#UN boost supports for #Bougainville

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November 17, 2017
Hon Albert Punghau, Minister for Peace Agreement Implementation welcomes the confirmation of the JSB meeting on December 14 and 15th December.

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November 10, 2017
National Research Institute (NRI) briefs parliament on referendum research findings

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November 10, 2017
Buin town gets new sealed roads

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November 09, 2017
Empowering community government members and promoting gender equality are some of the outcomes of the five day Women’s Unification Conference held in Monoitu, Siwai province

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November 07, 2017
The second Women’s Unification Conference is currently taking place in Monoitu, Siwai Province from November 5-9th.

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October 25, 2017
More than two hundred students from Tonu High School in Siwai District gathered together yesterday with their teachers and head master to celebrate Uinted Nations (UN) Day with the Bougainville House of Representative (BHOR), parliamentary committee.

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October 24, 2017
Veterans of the Bougainville Civil Conflict have made a commitment to work together towards achieving a weapons free Bougainville no later than 31st December, 2018.

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October 23, 2017
QUT welcomes leaders from Bougainville, Bhutan and Indonesia

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October 20, 2017
The women of Taonita Teop in the Tinputs District gathered together on Wednesday, 18th October to celebrate World Food Day.

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October 17, 2017
The United Nations continues to strengthen its support for an informed referendum by providing assistance for joint ABG-GoPNG awareness activities with funds from the UN Peacebuilding Fund.

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October 11, 2017
As I approach the first anniversary of my appointment as Chief Secretary to the ABG I think it timely that I reflect on some of our achievements and ongoing challenges.

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October 11, 2017
On behalf of the Autonomous Bougainville Government, I was honoured today to receive in Bougainville, Mr Haoliang Xu, UNDP Regional Director for Asia and Pacific. Director Xu has been in Bougainville for three days experiencing all that Bougainville has to offer and viewing first-hand the impact that UNDP supporting is having within the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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October 04, 2017
Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) was pleased to participate in the Autonomous Bougainville Government’s (ABG) landmark Tax and Revenue Summit last week in Buka.

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October 03, 2017
The Acting President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government Raymond Masono welcomed the announcement by Prime Minster Peter O’Neill (The National 2/10/2017) to decentralise the collection of sales tax on goods and services to the provinces.

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September 29, 2017
Following the three day Revenue and Tax summit the Autonomous Bougainville Government has now developed tangible options to improve its economic position towards the goal of fiscal self-reliance.

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September 27, 2017
Bougainville President Chief Dr John Momis says he is extremely concerned that comments from Prime Minister O’Neil raising doubts about the referendum will produce only suspicion and doubt about his intentions to follow the Bougainville Peace Agreement.

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September 27, 2017
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has brought together experts from government, business and overseas to establish a roadmap towards financial independence.

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September 26, 2017
Today marked an important moment for the people of Bougainville as the Unity Library opened the doors to its new location.

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September 21, 2017
The referendum awareness materials are available here on the ABG website. Click on the link to see the posters and brochures.

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September 08, 2017
On behalf of the President and the Autonomous Bougainville Government I want to warmly congratulate everyone who has made this year’s Bougainville Chocolate Festival such a resounding success.

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August 29, 2017
The women of Bougainville were given a golden opportunity to conduct a women’s unification conference yesterday on the floor of the region’s high-level chamber, the Bougainville House of Representatives.

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August 22, 2017
Bougainville cocoa farmer Ishmael Toroama has a dream: “One day I’d like to be able to buy a bar of Amataa chocolate – with a focus on the flavor!”

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August 21, 2017
Take responsibility for creating the environment you desire now and for the future.

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August 10, 2017
The Bougainville Bureau for the Environment (BBE) is hoping to reduce the amount of single use plastic bags in circulation on Bougainville.

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August 10, 2017
President John Momis says the four Bougainville MPs in the PNG national parliament need to present a unified front to ensure commitments to the autonomous province are implemented according to the Bougainville Peace Agreement.

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August 07, 2017
The theme for this year’s International Youth Day is “YOUTH BUILDING PEACE” with a local theme of “Youth Building Peace and Unity in Bougainville”

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August 07, 2017
President John Momis of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville has formally written to the Prime Minister, the Hon. Peter O’Neill to congratulate him on his re-appointment to the Office of Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.

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August 07, 2017
The four national MP’s of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville must present a unified front in parliament to ensure the autonomous arrangements on Bougainville are implemented through the Bougainville Peace Agreement.

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August 03, 2017
Our youths make up more than half the population of Bougainville. Yet their dreams and aspirations can be easily dismissed when we as policy designers and decision-makers pay scant attention or lose sight of this.

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July 27, 2017
The Autonomous Bougainville Government will be taking action against officers systematically manipulating the ABG Public Service Payroll System for personal gain.

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June 30, 2017
President votes using the supplementary role.

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June 20, 2017
Bougainville will host its second Chocolate Festival in September, bringing together cocoa farmers, chocolate makers and buyers from around the world to taste Bougainville’s best beans.

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June 20, 2017
Unification is paramount for Bougainvilleans in East New Britain and throughout Papua New Guinea in preparation for the upcoming referendum, in 2019.

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June 08, 2017
The Autonomous Bougainville Government is encouraging a culture of accountability from the Ministers and Members of the ABG right down to the public service.

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June 06, 2017
“I’m With Nature” is the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, which was celebrated globally on June 5th.

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June 06, 2017
Owners of defunct companies in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville can now have something to smile about as the Investment Promotion Authority announced its move to waiver penalty fees for the reinstatement of companies that have been deregistered as a result of the Bougainville crisis.

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June 05, 2017
The first Community Government elections have completed peacefully and successfully within the timeframe set by the Bougainville Executive Council (BEC).

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June 04, 2017
The Autonomous Bougainville Government Administration continues to make headway as it focuses on overhauling the public service to create a more accountable and progressive machinery.

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June 04, 2017
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has removed its Secretary for Department of Personnel Management and Administration, Paul Kebori

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