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News and Public Notices

May 21, 2018
The Department of Community Government (DCG) closed the month of March with two successful community government planning workshops.

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May 04, 2018
The Autonomous Bougainville Government says the Bougainville Peace Agreement (BPA) will not end in 2020 and will continue after the referendum vote.

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May 04, 2018
The PNG NRI launched its first two commissioned research reports under its Bougainville Referendum Research Project

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May 03, 2018
The Joint Supervisory Body that was scheduled to happen this month has now been postponed to June this year.

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April 25, 2018
Today marks the solemn day that our close friends and neighbours, Australia and New Zealand, remember those that fell during the First World War. It is also the day that Australia and New Zealand remember all those who served and died in times of war, and those who continue to contribute to active military campaigns today.

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April 20, 2018
Chief Secretary Joseph Nobetau has today issued a warning to local business houses and lending institutions to beware of Government Officials and individuals seeking to borrow funds to secure outstanding debts from the National Government without authority.

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April 16, 2018
Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea the Hon. Peter O’Neill, CMG and President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville the Hon. John Momis, CGL met on Thursday 12 April 2018 in Port Moresby to discuss progress in implementing key aspects of the Bougainville Peace Agreement.

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April 12, 2018
With the recent release of the ABG Strategic Development Plan, I consider it timely that as Regional Member that I make a few short remarks on how the National Government and the ABG can work together to more effectively advance the interests of Bougainville through aligning efforts to the expressed needs of our people.

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April 10, 2018
The President of the Autonomous Government of Bougainville, Honourable Dr John Momis, MHR, has announced that the Bougainville House of Representatives has debated and unanimously passed an indefinite reservation or moratorium from any exploration or mining activities over the Panguna project in its sitting today.

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April 06, 2018
Meeting today in Port Moresby, National Government Chief Secretary Ambassador Isaac Lupari, CBE and ABG Chief Secretary Joseph Nobetau agreed on a range of initiatives and measures to advance implementation of the Bougainville Peace Agreement.

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April 04, 2018
I am aware of reporting in the national media (Post Courier, The National) regarding allegations of irregularities in the granting of citizenship to Djoko Tjandra (aka Joe Chan). I make the following statement by way of response.

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April 04, 2018
The Department of Primary Industries and Marine Resources has announced their intended projects to be implemented over the next three years.

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March 29, 2018
Goodnight ol brother-sister bilong christain community bilong Bogenvil.

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March 29, 2018
Advertisement for tenders procurement/supply of medical drugs to ABG Department of Health.

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March 26, 2018
THE referendum to decide Bougainville’s future political status will still take place, says the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner Mr George Manu.

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March 26, 2018
I welcome recent statements on a proposed unity visit to Bougainville by former Prime Ministers, initiated in the spirit of enhancing peace and unity in Bougainville.

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March 22, 2018
Chief Secretary Joseph Nobetau today chaired a meeting of key Development Partners in Buka.

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March 16, 2018
On the 8th December 2017, Buin Secondary School was presented with a Certificate of Recognition from the Secretary for Education, Dr Uke Kombra PHD, for being one of the most improved schools as “ Best Academic Performing School” in Grade 12 2017.

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March 16, 2018
President Chief Dr John Momis has released a statement on the removal of Mr Paul Kebori from the Public Service this afternoon.

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March 16, 2018
SOUTH Bougainville’s Bana District is earmarked to become Bougainville’s Free Trade Zone as initial talks herald what might be an answer in fostering economic development through the Bana Development Initiative.

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March 15, 2018
The Governor for Bank of Papua New Guinea Mr Loi Bakani is in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville with his board members and staffs to conduct a meeting in Buka.

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March 08, 2018
The Chief Secretary to the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) Joseph Nobetau has warned the employees of the Public Service on the use of Social Media that is becoming an increasing part of daily life.

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March 06, 2018
Secretary for Department of Peace Agreement Implementation, Mr James Tanis, says his Department wants Bougainville to take a different referendum road to avoid the conflict experience in other countries.

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March 05, 2018
The Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) and its people would like to convey their deepest condolences to the families and victims of the recent earthquake disaster in Hela, Southern Highlands, Western and Enga Provinces.

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February 22, 2018
President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, the Hon. Dr John Momis MHR and the UN Resident Coordinator to PNG, HE Gianluca Rampolla met in Buka on 14 February 2018. The meeting provided an opportunity for the two leaders to meet and discuss broad ranging issues related to UN support in Bougainville, including the next phase of Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) support to the region.

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February 22, 2018
President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government Hon. Chief Dr John Momis has welcomed the new United Nations country representative to PNG, saying it was an honour that he has made time to visit Bougainville so soon after his appointment.

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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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