News and Public Notices

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News and Public Notices

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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October 30, 2018
Minister for State Assisting the Prime Minister on Bougainville matters and Sports, Hon. Willson Samb was in Buin on Sunday, 28th October to network with leaders and discuss current issues on the ground.

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October 30, 2018
This was according to the ABG Minister for Economic Development; Hon. Robert Chika Tulsa MHR who said that those key issues were poor banking, shortage of cash, Digicel mobile services and low commodities prices.

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October 29, 2018
The ABG Department of Health in partnership with World Health Organization (WHO) has topped the provinces in Papua New Guinea in its campaign against Polio and vaccination coverage in Bougainville.

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October 29, 2018
The Economic Development Ministry is one of the most important portfolio in this Government because it is answerable to the Bougainville Peace Agreement in driving the Fiscal Self-Reliance Benchmark.

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October 27, 2018
PNG’s first Prime Minister and Father of the Nation Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare has been hailed as an iconic individual who was a trailblazer.

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October 25, 2018
The decision to decide the fate of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville rests solely with the people of Bougainville.

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October 24, 2018
Together they united a nation of many tribes with over 700 hundred languages in a friendship that has lasted for more than forty years.

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October 24, 2018
President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government Chief Dr John Momis has announced the appointment of the Member for Haku Robert Tsika Tulsa as the new Minister for Economic Development.

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October 23, 2018
Last week, close to 200 women from across Bougainville participated in the Bougainville Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) Forum (15 – 19 October 2018), coordinated by Nazareth Centre for Rehabilitation (NCfR) with support from the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA). The 2018 Forum was unique, travelling across several locations in North Bougainville where events were hosted by WHRDs groups in Siara, Sanakova, Haku and Malasang wards over the first three days, and observed by thousands of community members.

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October 23, 2018
A collaborative effort to move Bougainville forward is the main agenda amongst the Bougainville leadership in both the Autonomous Bougainville Government and the National Government.

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October 22, 2018
The collaboration between the ABG and the National Government continues to gain momentum as both governments prepare of the referendum.

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October 22, 2018
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister and Minister for Bougainville Affairs, Hon. Willson Samb is in Bougainville to visit key offices and engage in an open dialogue on important issues.

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October 22, 2018
The traditional roles of Bougainvillean women have always been custodians of the land and providing the safety net within the community.

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October 22, 2018
Bougainvilleans must present a unified front at the dawn of the referendum in order to secure a viable option of self-determination.

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October 12, 2018
Over 200 women across Bougainville will be participating in a Human Rights Defenders Forum from the 15-19 October in North Bougainville.

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October 12, 2018
The deferred special Joint Supervisory Body (JSB) meeting finally happened in Port Moresby yesterday between the National and Autonomous Bougainville Government leaders.

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October 12, 2018
Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, the Hon. Peter O’Neill and President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, the Hon. Dr John Momis today reaffirmed their joint commitment to ensuring the full implementation of the Bougainville Peace Agreement. Meeting in Port Moresby as part of a special meeting of the Joint Supervisory Body (JSB), the two leaders discussed broad ranging issues associated with the upcoming referendum.

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October 09, 2018
According to the acting secretary for Department of Peace Agreement Implementation (DPAI) Dennis Kuiai, weapons disposal is progressing well and on target.

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October 02, 2018
A hundred and sixteen thousand children in Bougainville will be given free vaccination against Polio, which is a deadly virus that can cause paralysis and even death.

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October 01, 2018
The nationwide Polio Vaccination campaign was launched today throughout the country. In Bougainville, the ABG Department of Health led the launch of this important program today at the Bel Isi Park, which will see the mass vaccination of children from this deadly disease.

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September 28, 2018
On the 19th September 2018, the Bougainville Senior Appointments Committee (BSAC) made a decision to suspend Secretary for Technical Services, Bernard Tzilu over allegations of misconduct.

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September 26, 2018
Member for Baubauke and ABG Minister for Community Government, the Hon. Jacob Toke MHR has announced that the Annual Treasurers Conference will proceed from 2 to 4 October 2018 in Buin, South Bougainville.

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September 21, 2018
Bougainville’s cocoa industry and wider economy has received an important boost from the completion of an Australian-funded project to reseal more than seven kilometers of Bougainville’s trunk road.

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September 20, 2018
On the 19th September 2018, the Bougainville Senior Appointments Committee (BSAC) decided to suspend Secretary for Peace Agreement Implementation, Mr James Tanis over allegations of misconduct. The suspension will remain in force until such time as a Board of Inquiry, established by the BSAC, reports its findings.

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September 19, 2018
Hundreds of cocoa farmers across Bougainville, families and international chocolatiers have all begun arriving in Buka for this year’s Bougainville Chocolate Festival - expected to be the biggest one yet.

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August 31, 2018
Development partners to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund have left Papua New Guinea with a better understanding of the issues that the Fund is attempting to tackle in-country.

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August 24, 2018
MEDIA STATEMENT: Office of the President

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August 23, 2018
Work on updating the electoral roll for the three vacant constituency seats in the Bougainville House of Representative is progressing.

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August 23, 2018
The Bougainville Electoral Commission is preparing for the conduct of ABG by-elections by October.

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August 22, 2018
The ABG Department of Primary Industries and Marine Resources launched its first ever chocolate processing lab today.

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August 21, 2018
NRI's Bougainville Referendum Research Project launched the second round of reports in Bougainville today.

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August 20, 2018
A record number of farmers have submitted their cocoa beans for a chance to win gold at this year’s Bougainville Chocolate Festival 2018.

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August 17, 2018
The ABG is cracking down on corruption as part of becoming 'referendum ready'.

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August 16, 2018
More than two hundred ward recorders were inducted on their roles in a workshop facilitated by the Department of Community Government during the month of June. The induction was part of a two-day workshop which also involved ward members from respective Community Governments.

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August 16, 2018
The Independent Experts tasked to review Bougainville's autonomy arrangements have arrived in the country.

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August 15, 2018
Nine key issues have been identified for discussion at the upcoming special JSB next week

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August 08, 2018
The second joint review of Bougainville’s autonomy arrangements has begun, providing the two governments with an independent report ahead of Bougainville’s independence referendum.

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July 30, 2018
The empowerment of women, youth and people living with disability across Bougainville is critical.

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July 30, 2018
Bougainville cocoa farmers are preparing their world-class beans for the third Bougainville Chocolate Festival.

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July 30, 2018
President Momis has again confirmed the legal basis for the conduct of the Bougainville referendum.

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