News and Public Notices

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News and Public Notices

June 12, 2020
President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Grand Chief Dr John Momis, today delivered his final address in parliament.

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June 12, 2020
The Bougainville Women’s Federation Bill has been passed as an act of parliament this week.

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June 11, 2020
The State of Emergency in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville has been further extended for another two months.

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June 04, 2020
The Bougainville Referendum Commission today formally wound up operations and presented its final report to the government and parliament of Papua New Guinea.

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June 01, 2020
Cocoa farmer groups in Bougainville can now apply for grants that will support them to increase quantity, improve quality and get better access to markets.

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June 01, 2020
The State of Emergency in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville is now into its eleventh week of the emergency period.

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May 20, 2020
Work on updating the electoral roll for the 2020 Bougainville General Election is currently underway in Bougainville.

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May 19, 2020
Statement of Condolence from the Office of the Chief Secretary for the passing of the late Dr Justin Kehatsin.

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May 15, 2020
Starting this week, Bougainvilleans will begin receiving short coronavirus awareness messages on their mobile phones and be able to call Bougainville COVID-19 Hotline number toll free.

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May 15, 2020
Health- the Quarantine Facility and the Buka General Hospital Critical Ward and Triage, in Buka - North Bougainville, is now ready.

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May 11, 2020
The Bougainville Health Response Team this week is focused on reviewing their plans and activities against the COVID-19 response.

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May 08, 2020
Bougainville State of Emergency Controller and Chief of Bougainville Police Service, Francis Tokura, has issued new supplementary orders.

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May 07, 2020
The ABG Minister for Post Referendum Consultations, Hon. Albert Punghau, has assured the people of Bougainville that the post-referendum dialogue is progressing well despite the COVID-19 situation.

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May 06, 2020
Papua New Guinea and Bougainville remains at Stage 2: Containment Level of the COVID-19. The Bougainville Health Response Team remains vigilant in tracking the global trend of the virus and to ensure that the preventive measures are strongly emphasized across Bougainville.

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May 05, 2020
The State of Emergency Controller for Bougainville and Chief of Bougainville Police Service, Francis Tokura, has issued new emergency orders effective as of today, for the commencement of schools, travel and the resumption of duties for the Bougainville Public Service.

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May 04, 2020
Papua New Guinea and Bougainville remains at Stage 2: Containment Level of the COVID-19. The Bougainville Health Response Team remains vigilant in tracking the global trend of the virus and to ensure that the preventive measures are strongly emphasized across Bougainville.

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May 01, 2020
Papua New Guinea and Bougainville remains at Stage 2: Containment Level of the COVID-19. The Bougainville Health Response Team remains vigilant in tracking the global trend of the virus and to ensure that the preventive measures are strongly emphasized across Bougainville.

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April 29, 2020
The Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) has received four vehicles from Australia and New Zealand as part of an assistance package to support COVID-19 preparations in the region.

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April 27, 2020
The Autonomous Bougainville Government through the Office of the Controller of the Bougainville State of Emergency and the Health Response Team wants to assure the public that we are committed to ensuring that the COVID-19 does not enter Bougainville.

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April 24, 2020
The Autonomous Bougainville Government through the Office of the Controller of the Bougainville State of Emergency and the Health Response Team wants to assure the public that we are committed to ensuring that the COVID-19 does not enter Bougainville.

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April 22, 2020
The Bougainville House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Emergency Amendment Bill 2020 which allows for the ABG’s general elections to be conducted during the state of emergency period.

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April 20, 2020
Deputy Controller of the Bougainville State of Emergency and Acting Chief Secretary, Thomas Raivet has expressed strong disappointment at the late return of sample results for the two Persons under Investigation (PUIs) from Bougainville.

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April 20, 2020
The Bougainville House of Representatives will meet tomorrow to decide to make amendments to the Bougainville Emergency Act 2006, that will cater for the extension of the State of Emergency and the issue of writs when Parliament resumes tomorrow.

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April 20, 2020
The ABG Health Response Team on COVID-19 wishes to inform the public that there are no COVID-19 cases in Bougainville.

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April 15, 2020
A total of nine teams have been established today consisting of public servants, state agencies representatives, businesses and churches that will be supporting the government’s response efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 14, 2020
With the limited resources faced in terms of human resource capacity, the Bougainville Public Service will now be utilized during the emergency period.

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April 13, 2020
As today marks the end of the first 21 days of State Of Emergency (SOE) orders in Bougainville, Chief of the Bougainville Police Service and Bougainville Emergency Controller Francis Tokura issued new orders for Bougainville for the next two months of extension.

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April 08, 2020
The Bougainville House of Representatives voted unanimously to extend the current State of Emergency period on Bougainville for another two months with the intention of total shutdown.

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April 07, 2020
The Bougainville Health Response team have appealed to any persons feeling unwell to call the Bougainville Covid-19 Hotline number on 7446 0830.

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April 06, 2020
CONDOLENCE MESSAGE FOR THE LATE BRENDA TOHIANA

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March 31, 2020
Bougainville Emergency Controller, Francis Tokura, clarified today that there are no restrictions in place that prevents locals to commute on the South and Central Bougainville highways.

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March 30, 2020
An Air Niugini chartered flight carrying emergency medical supplies for COVID-19 teams in Bougainville is scheduled to arrive today in Buka.

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March 28, 2020
The State of Emergency Controller is Bougainville and Chief of Bougainville Police, Francis Tokura has called on leaders and communities across the region to cooperate with the authorities in this lockdown period.

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March 27, 2020
Enforcement of Emergency Orders and Instructions by the Controller of the State of Emergency in Bougainville.

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March 24, 2020
Circular Instruction from the Office of the Bougainville Chief Secretary on Bougainville State of Emergency

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March 24, 2020
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has declared a State of Emergency across Bougainville in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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March 23, 2020
I wish to announce that I will be issuing Writs for the 2020 election of the Bougainville House of Representatives on Friday, 27 March 2020, consistent with Section 107 of the Bougainville Constitution; this is subject to any court injunction that may be pending in court.

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March 20, 2020
President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Hon. Chief Dr John Momis, today presented his final statement during the last sitting of the Bougainville House of Representatives.

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March 16, 2020
The governments of Bougainville and Papua New Guinea have agreed that all illegal weapons in Bougainville will be addressed through enforcement of the PNG Firearms Act.

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March 13, 2020
The ratification of the final outcome of the Bougainville referendum is a crucial step in the post-referendum process in deciding Bougainville’s future political status.

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March 13, 2020
The Governments of Bougainville and Papua New Guinea have decided through the Joint Supervisory Body meeting, that the consultations process will begin after the 2020 ABG general elections.

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March 05, 2020
The current ABG leadership is focused on delivering independence for Bougainville as expressed in the overwhelming vote for independence in the 2019 Bougainville referendum.

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February 25, 2020
At approximately 9.00am BST on Thursday 20 February 2020, a Thailand national conducting exploration fieldwork on behalf of San Roque Metals Incorporations (SRMI) Bougainville Ltd, was shot dead by armed individuals within the Siura area in South Bougainville.

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February 24, 2020
On the 21st of February, the Bougainville House of Representatives voted on two constitutional amendments.

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February 19, 2020
The outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in China has triggered alarms worldwide with authorities implementing tighter border controls, imposing travel bans and other measures.

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February 14, 2020
Media Statement from the Office of the President on response to Ombudsman Commission

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February 12, 2020
The Bougainville Public Service will have its annual Church Dedication Service on Friday 14 February 2020, at the Hahela Cathedral in Buka.

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February 11, 2020
The Bougainville Electoral Commissioner, George Manu has assured the people of Bougainville that the preparations of the 2020 ABG elections are underway.

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February 06, 2020
Vice President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government and Minister for Mining, Hon. Raymond Masono, has congratulated the National Minister for Petroleum and Energy, Kerenga Kua and the State Negotiation Team for its stance against company Exxon Mobil in the negotiations over the P’Nyang Project.

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January 22, 2020
I refer to RTG Mining Inc.’s (ASX:RTG, TSX:RTG, OTCQB:RTF) most recent announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) dated 21st January 2020 whereby RTG deliberately made false claims to mislead their shareholders, the general public and the ASX.

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