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News and Public Notices

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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July 24, 2018
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has welcomed the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Medical Team to deliver much needed health care services to the coastal communities in Bougainville.

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July 20, 2018
An Independent Board of Inquiry has been launched to uncover how K2.7 million earmarked for the Bougainville Disaster Office has gone missing.

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July 20, 2018
Public health and capacity in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville will receive a significant boost with the visit of the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Medical Ship on July 24th 2018.

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July 20, 2018
President Hon. Chief Dr John Momis has strongly condemned the behaviour of a minority group of service providers, going outside the law, saying their actions are harming the political aspirations of all Bougainvilleans.

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July 19, 2018
A media statement by the Chief Secretary Mr Joseph Nobetau on the break and enter into the Community Government property on the early hours of the morning on July.

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July 13, 2018
The Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) will trim down the budget allocated for other projects and put more funding to its law and justice sector.

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July 12, 2018
The Bougainville Referendum Project team under the National Research Institute (NRI) launched the two referendum reports that will be distributed to more than 300 readers in Bougainville.

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July 11, 2018
On 10th July 2018, the Bougainville Senior Appointments Committee (BSAC) made a decision to suspend Secretary for Treasury and Finance, Ms Brenda Tohiana over allegations of misconduct. The suspension will remain in force until such a time a Board of Inquiry, established by the BSAC, report its findings.

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July 09, 2018
Students and teachers at Iaun Primary School in the Tinputz district of Bougainville can now get to school more easily thanks to a road resealing project funded through the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership. Head teacher, Raelyn Kaumu, is delighted with the recent works on the road outside her school.

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July 06, 2018
ABG Directorate of Media and Communication have embarked on their annual awareness outreach program for this year, engaging its radio and television mediums.

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July 04, 2018
President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville Chief Dr. John Momis says he’s pleased with progress made at the Joint Supervisory Body meeting held on Friday last week with the Government of Papua New Guinea.

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July 04, 2018
A media statement by the Hon. ROBERT HAMAL SAWA, MHR, Minister for Personnel Management and Administrative Services

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July 02, 2018
Bougainville for the first time commemorated an important day in its history – the date when the French Explorer, Captain Louis Antoine Comte de Bougainville first came into contact with the people of Buka.

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June 30, 2018
Meeting of the Joint Supervisory Body Arawa, Autonomous Region of Bougainville 29 June 2018 Agreed Record of Outcomes.

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June 29, 2018
A huge crowd gathered on Friday in Arawa to celebrate the official opening of the new Arawa hospital.

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June 29, 2018
Opening address by President Hon. John L. Momis.

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June 20, 2018
The National Government and Bougainville Chief Secretaries, Isaac Lupari and Joseph Nobetau have agree on 39 recommendations to be put to the Prime Minister and President at the next Joint Supervisory Body (JSB) meeting – confirmed for 28 - 29 June in Arawa.

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June 15, 2018
Thirteen years ago Bougainville made a historic transition into a more flexible self-governing system that is the autonomous arrangements that it enjoys today.

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June 15, 2018
In just 12 months away from the target date of the Bougainville Referendum come June 15 2019, government leaders have reflected on the challenges the ABG have encountered over the 13 years under the Autonomy arrangement.

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June 07, 2018
Arawa town prepares for Bougainville day next week.

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June 04, 2018
The South Bougainville MP Hon. Timothy Masiu has a dream of bringing Bougainville back to its original top rank in the cocoa industry in Papua New Guinea.

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June 01, 2018
The Bougainville Bulletin Edition 12 April 2018

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May 31, 2018
ABG President Hon Chief Dr. John Momis has called on the people of Bougainville to abide by the principles of the Bougainville Peace Agreement as we approach the referendum target date in June 2019.

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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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