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News and Public Notices

May 14, 2019
The Chief Secretary to the Autonomous Bougainville Government, Mr Joseph Nobetau, has expressed his satisfaction with today’s decision in the Application for Leave to Apply for Judicial Review by Mr. Leslie Tseraha.

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April 26, 2019
The governments of Bougainville and Papua New Guinea have released key messages for awareness in preparation for the upcoming referendum.

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April 23, 2019
Churches in Bougainville celebrated Easter with a major reconciliation and unification ceremony held in Arawa town.

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April 19, 2019
Youths have been urged to speak freely, fairly, transparently and without violence on the Bougainville Referendum in a workshop at Arawa on Monday.

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April 12, 2019
The annual Bougainville Chocolate Festival is back again this year.

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April 12, 2019
More than thirty Youths from the four districts of South Bougainville have attended a four days workshop on the Bougainville Peace Agreement which started on the Tuesday 9th April . They have also received training on conducting awareness, which ended on Friday.

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April 01, 2019
The Committee is calling for written submissions from interested persons and organizations. We ask that Submitters be clear in their submissions which Bill(s) they are offering a submission on.

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March 29, 2019
As we approach the end of the first quarter of the year, and having returned from a period of extended leave, I want to take this opportunity to reinforce the key priorities for the ABG Public Service in the year ahead.

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March 27, 2019
Vice Minister for Sports Hon. Wesley Raminai is in Buka with the CEO for PNG Sports Foundation Peter Tsiamalili (Jnr) and senior officers to conduct a two-days workshop on sports policy review.

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March 27, 2019
Steven and Elizabeth Saveke, PNG Award winning cocoa producers for 2018 Bougainville Chocolate Festival, have returned to Bougainville on Monday, after attending the 'Taste and Tell' event in Australia.

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March 27, 2019
On 22 March 2019, following the handing down of the findings by a Board of Inquiry established under Section 33 of the Bougainville Senior Appointments Act 2014, a decision was made to dismiss Secretary James Tanis from office. Up until the time of his dismiss Mr Tanis has been ABG Secretary for Peace Agreement Implementation.

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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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