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News and Public Notices

March 21, 2019
The PNG National Parliamentary Bi-partisan Committee for Bougainville Matters is inviting community leaders and the general public to attend regional consultations next week from the 25th to the 29th of March.

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March 20, 2019
Award-winning cocoa producers from Papua New Guinea (PNG) will team up with some of Australia’s leading chocolate makers to try and create the world’s best chocolate.

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March 18, 2019
Bougainvilleans have been urged to present a unified front when casting their votes when the Autonomous Region of Bougainville goes to the polls on the Referendum in October this year.

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March 12, 2019
The Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) is concerned about achieving a peaceful and credible outcome after the referendum (Bougainville).

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March 12, 2019
A national reconciliation is planned to happen between Bougainville and Papua New Guinea ahead of the referendum later this year.

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March 12, 2019
The Autonomous Bougainville Government’s Referendum Roadshow kicked off with a bang in Central Bougainville as leaders gathered to address the people in the former capital of Arawa today.

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March 07, 2019
Bougainville Gazette No.5/2019 on the Detailed criteria for Non-Resident Bougainvilleans to vote at the Bougainville Referendum

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March 04, 2019
The recent spate of violence that has erupted in the once peaceful Buka Town is a major cause for concern as Bougainville prepares for the referendum in October later this year.

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March 04, 2019
The recent spate of violence that has erupted in the once peaceful Buka Town is a major cause for concern as Bougainville prepares for the referendum in October later this year.

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March 01, 2019
Official Opening Statement from the ABG President Grand Chief Dr. John Momis

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February 28, 2019
The Commission wishes to inform the public of its composition and manner of working

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February 25, 2019
The Chair of the Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC), the Honourable Bertie Ahern, announced the appointment of Mr. Mauricio Claudio as the Chief Referendum Officer (CRO) for the referendum anticipated for later this year.

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February 21, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum is a national event that deserves national attention.

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February 19, 2019
The survey link will be available and promoted from this Sunday 24 February until 10 March. Bougainvilleans living outside Bougainville are encouraged to complete the survey as openly and honestly as possible. All information will be confidential and answers will not be identifiable.

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February 19, 2019
L-R: BRC Bougainville Commissioner Patrick Nisira, Australian High Commissioner H.E Bruce Davis and Bougainville Electoral Commissioner George Manu after the announcement.

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February 18, 2019
The Australia High Commissioner, His Excellency (H.E) Bruce Davies, arrived today in Bougainville for a two days consultation meeting with the president and key stakeholders involved with the Bougainville referendum.

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February 15, 2019
More than 30 peace builders have received training on producing participatory videos at a three-day workshop that ended today at Hahela, Buka.

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February 13, 2019
President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government Chief Dr John Momis has condemned the recent border incursion by armed men into a Solomon Islands village.

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February 08, 2019
Permanent peace on Bougainville necessitates a credible outcome of the Referendum which in turn institutes stability within the government and the people of Bougainville.

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February 08, 2019
I condemn in the strongest terms the senseless killing of young Justin Kukue Tsibing who was brutally murdered in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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February 02, 2019
Media Statement from the Chief Secretary Mr. Joseph Nobetau on the death of Mr. Justin Kukue Tisbing.

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January 22, 2019
President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government Grand Chief Dr John Momis has given thanks to the development partners on Bougainville for their continued support to the region.

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January 22, 2019
ABG President Grand Chief Dr John Momis has refuted claims by Bougainville Regional MP Joe Lera of improper spending and non-acquittals by the ABG since its inception in 2005.

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January 21, 2019
Christopher Vane is a victim of the Bougainville Crisis. A former combatant, he was shot and wounded. The physical scars on his body remind him of the atrocities and mayhem of those years. Even though the Crisis is over, he continues to endure fear and insecurity. This is his story.

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January 14, 2019
Minister for Public Service and Member for Gogohe Constituency, Hon. Robert Hamal Sawa said that the public service has delivered basic services despite funding constraints in 2018.

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January 11, 2019
The Bougainville Public Service has been encouraged to maintain solidarity within its ranks to foster the aspirations of the Bougainville people.

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January 11, 2019
President Hon. John Momis's official speech at the dedication mass for the Public service on Friday. Read full speach here.

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January 09, 2019
Bougainville Electoral Commissioner and Co-Chair of the Bougainville Referendum Commission Transitional Committee (BRCTC), George Manu said that the delayed delivery of funding was having far-reaching and critical implications for the BRC’s ability to carry out a quality outcome of its operations by the target date.

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January 07, 2019
Welcome to Edition 13 of the Bougainville Bulletin! As another year comes to an end, it is only fitting we take time to stop and see how far we have come...

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December 28, 2018
President Hon. John Momis has called for unity from the members of the Bougainville House of Representatives (BHoR) and the people of Bougainville.

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December 19, 2018
As 2018 draws to a close, I take this opportunity to highlight the progress and achievements of the ABG Public Service.

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December 19, 2018
A media statement from the Chief Secretary Joseph Nobetau on the closing of the Buka airport. Read statement here.

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December 19, 2018
The Department of Personal Management and Administrative Services gave eight retired employees with their family members a farewell ceremony on Wednesday at the Hutjena High School Hall.

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December 14, 2018
The offices of the President and Chief Secretary have been upgraded with newly purchased IT equipments on Friday, thanks to the Bougainville based, UNDP office.

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December 03, 2018
The Atolls Constituency in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville is now declared weapons-free and referendum-ready on Friday 23 November 2018.

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November 30, 2018
The Office of the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner (OBEC) launched its Strategic Plan 2018-2022 today at the public service administration conference room.

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November 27, 2018
The Directorate of Media and Communications has been on its Central Bougainville Awareness program over the past 3-4 weeks. This week they end the program in Arawa Town with two evenings of awareness activities which started on Monday 26th November.

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November 26, 2018
The Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP, and Autonomous Bougainville Government President, Grand Chief Dr. John Momis GCL MHR, met in Port Moresby on Friday to discuss ongoing progress in the implementation of the Bougainville Peace Agreement. Both leaders again reaffirmed their determination to ensuring the referendum takes place next year.

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November 26, 2018
The RPNGC Fraud squad have been deployed into Bougainville to carry out investigations into allegations of professional misconduct and theft.

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November 23, 2018
President John Momis has today commended Prime Minister Peter O’Neill for the leadership he has shown in seeking to address discrepancies arising from the 2019 National Budget.

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November 14, 2018
As Bougainville stands on the verge creating political history in Papua New Guinea through the process of self-determination this distinction has not made it immune to the systematic corruption that hounds the country.

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November 13, 2018
The integrity of the Referendum to decide Bougainville’s ultimate political future is an essential part of the self-determination process for the region.

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November 12, 2018
While Bougainville has a modern system of laws and effective model of representative government and democracy, corruption is still rampant within the Autonomous Bougainville Government.

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November 11, 2018
ABG Chief Secretary Joseph Nobetau has announced the dismissal of officers from the ABG Public Service. Read media statement here.

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November 06, 2018
The Commodity Support Facility (CSF) is an agricultural value chain programme fostering economic development in Bougainville. It is an initiative of the Autonomous Bougainville Government and the Governments of Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand.

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November 05, 2018
Chief Secretary to the Autonomous Bougainville Government, Joseph Nobetau today released the latest quarterly update report on the public service.

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November 01, 2018
As President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government I am pleased to welcome to our ranks the three new member-elects of the Bougainville House of Representatives.

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October 31, 2018
ABG Department of Economics Secretary, Mr Steven Tsivele is in the favor of supporting local investors as a way forward to transforming the economic growth.

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October 31, 2018
The ABG Media and Communications team has begun a month-long awareness roadshow to Central Bougainville.

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October 30, 2018
Secretary for Economic Development Mr Steven Tsivele welcomes the newly appointed Minister and Member for Haku Constituency, Hon. Robert Chika Tulsa for his elevation to a new post.

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