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News and Public Notices

December 12, 2019
President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Grand Chief Dr John Momis has congratulated the people of the Bougainville for a successful outcome of the Bougainville Referendum.

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December 11, 2019
Bougainvilleans have voted overwhelmingly for independence from Papua New Guinea following the announcement of results this afternoon by the Bougainville Referendum Commission.

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November 23, 2019
Day one of polling for the Bougainville Referendum kicked off today on a highly peaceful note.

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November 21, 2019
I wish to take this opportunity to address the people of Bougainville and Papua New Guinea on the eve of the historic Bougainville Referendum.

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November 20, 2019
Bougainvilleans have been urged to observe the silence period, which begins at midnight tonight until the start of polling on Saturday 23 November.

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November 20, 2019
The Autonomous Bougainville Government remains focused on uniting all Bougainvilleans to deliver a conducive environment for a peaceful referendum on the Bougainville’s future political status.

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November 19, 2019
The Autonomous Bougainville Government will deploy more than 30 public servants as scrutineers for the Bougainville referendum.

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November 19, 2019
The post-referendum period will be critical to the conclusion and finalization of the Bougainville peace process.

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November 19, 2019
The President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville Grand Chief Dr John Momis, has called on the people of Bougainville to ensure that peace is maintained before, during and after the referendum.

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November 12, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission has announced that its SMS roll check service will be available again to use starting Wednesday 13 November.

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November 12, 2019
Women leaders throughout Bougainville came together in a strong show of unification and solidarity following the week long forum held in Arawa last week.

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November 11, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission has made a public call to eligible voters who know they cannot reach their respective polling locations due to travel or poor health to apply for postal voting before the period closes.

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November 07, 2019
Statement of Commitment by the Bougainville Veterans and PNG National Security Forces

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November 06, 2019
It was an emotional scene when the Bougainville Veterans came face-to-face with the PNG Security Forces in the symbolic national pre-reconciliation today at Kokopo.

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November 05, 2019
The national pre-reconciliation program that began today in Kokopo, East New Britain province, is part of a larger process of reconciliation between State and Bougainville veterans.

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October 30, 2019
The symbolic National Reconciliation between Bougainville and Papua New Guinea is set to happen from November 04th to the 07th in Kokopo, East New Britain Province.

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October 30, 2019
The President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea has jointly endorsed the detailed descriptions of the two referendum choices of greater autonomy and independence.

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October 28, 2019
The 2019 Bougainville Referendum polling schedule.

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October 23, 2019
Police personnel under the Bougainville Referendum Regional Support Mission are set to arrive in Bougainville early next month.

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October 23, 2019
Eligible voters in and outside of Bougainville can now check the polling schedule to find out where and when to vote in their areas.

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October 15, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission today announced that eligible voters will be allowed to use postal voting if they cannot get to a polling site during the polling period.

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October 04, 2019
A delegation from the European Union (EU) arrived today in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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October 01, 2019
President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville has called on the people to be responsible to ensure that the peace agreement is achieved as Bougainville prepares for the polls.

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September 26, 2019
All constituencies in Bougainville today completed their process of declaration as ‘referendum-ready’, under the Constituency Referendum Ready Concept.

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September 26, 2019
In response to public calls for the post referendum process to include participation by all Bougainvilleans, the Autonomous Bougainville Government today announced its intention to take a ‘whole-of-Bougainville’ approach to enable all Bougainvilleans to participate in the consultations after the vote.

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September 25, 2019
ABG President Hon. Chief Dr John Momis, today called on all members of the Bougainville House of Representatives to ensure all Bougainvilleans are ready for the upcoming vote.

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September 24, 2019
The Referendum Writ will be handed over by the Governor General of Papua New Guinea to the Chairman of the Bougainville Referendum Commission, Hon Bertie Ahern this Friday 27 September.

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September 23, 2019
Statement from the Office of the ABG President on the passing of the Late Gerard Sinato

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September 23, 2019
Over one hundred male advocates are in Chabai for the second Bougainville Male Advocates Forum.

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September 20, 2019
Bougainvilleans can listen to Bougainville Peace Agreement and referendum information using their mobile phones starting this Sunday.

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September 13, 2019
The National Government announced this week that it will transfer all revenue raising powers to the Autonomous Bougainville Government.

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September 13, 2019
Concerns raised by Bougainvilleans on uncertainty of service delivery after the referendum is being addressed by the Joint Post Referendum Taskforce.

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September 12, 2019
The National Government has made available up to K20 million to support road infrastructure in Bougainville.

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September 12, 2019
President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, today endorsed key resolutions from the Joint Supervisory Body meeting.

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September 11, 2019
The President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Hon. Chief Dr John Momis says he is heartened by the commitment shown by the Prime Minister and his cabinet to work with the ABG in finding a peaceful solution for the region.

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September 10, 2019
President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government Chief Dr John Momis has received full cabinet endorsement for the government’s Joint Supervisory Body (JSB) agenda, laying the foundation for a successful meeting with Prime Minister this Friday in Buin, South Bougainville.

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September 10, 2019
The public display of the preliminary referendum roll has begun in Bougainville on Friday 6 September, and voters are urged to check their names during this display period.

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September 03, 2019
Bougainville public servants assembled this morning with the recently appointed acting Chief Secretary Col. Thomas Raivet (Rtd) as part of an initiative to promote unity and teamwork within the Bougainville Public Service.

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September 02, 2019
The weapons disposal process on Bougainville continues to make significant progress following the Veterans Unification Summit held in July this year.

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August 30, 2019
Response to concerns raised over the termination of Mr. Joseph Nobetau as Chief Secretary

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August 23, 2019
Media Statement from the Office of the President: Termination of Mr Joseph Nobetau as Chief Secretary

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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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