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News and Public Notices

October 04, 2019
A delegation from the European Union (EU) arrived today in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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October 01, 2019
President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville has called on the people to be responsible to ensure that the peace agreement is achieved as Bougainville prepares for the polls.

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September 26, 2019
All constituencies in Bougainville today completed their process of declaration as ‘referendum-ready’, under the Constituency Referendum Ready Concept.

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September 26, 2019
In response to public calls for the post referendum process to include participation by all Bougainvilleans, the Autonomous Bougainville Government today announced its intention to take a ‘whole-of-Bougainville’ approach to enable all Bougainvilleans to participate in the consultations after the vote.

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September 25, 2019
ABG President Hon. Chief Dr John Momis, today called on all members of the Bougainville House of Representatives to ensure all Bougainvilleans are ready for the upcoming vote.

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September 24, 2019
The Referendum Writ will be handed over by the Governor General of Papua New Guinea to the Chairman of the Bougainville Referendum Commission, Hon Bertie Ahern this Friday 27 September.

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September 23, 2019
Statement from the Office of the ABG President on the passing of the Late Gerard Sinato

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September 23, 2019
Over one hundred male advocates are in Chabai for the second Bougainville Male Advocates Forum.

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September 20, 2019
Bougainvilleans can listen to Bougainville Peace Agreement and referendum information using their mobile phones starting this Sunday.

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September 13, 2019
The National Government announced this week that it will transfer all revenue raising powers to the Autonomous Bougainville Government.

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September 13, 2019
Concerns raised by Bougainvilleans on uncertainty of service delivery after the referendum is being addressed by the Joint Post Referendum Taskforce.

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September 12, 2019
The National Government has made available up to K20 million to support road infrastructure in Bougainville.

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September 12, 2019
President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, today endorsed key resolutions from the Joint Supervisory Body meeting.

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September 11, 2019
The President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Hon. Chief Dr John Momis says he is heartened by the commitment shown by the Prime Minister and his cabinet to work with the ABG in finding a peaceful solution for the region.

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September 10, 2019
President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government Chief Dr John Momis has received full cabinet endorsement for the government’s Joint Supervisory Body (JSB) agenda, laying the foundation for a successful meeting with Prime Minister this Friday in Buin, South Bougainville.

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September 10, 2019
The public display of the preliminary referendum roll has begun in Bougainville on Friday 6 September, and voters are urged to check their names during this display period.

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September 03, 2019
Bougainville public servants assembled this morning with the recently appointed acting Chief Secretary Col. Thomas Raivet (Rtd) as part of an initiative to promote unity and teamwork within the Bougainville Public Service.

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September 02, 2019
The weapons disposal process on Bougainville continues to make significant progress following the Veterans Unification Summit held in July this year.

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August 30, 2019
Response to concerns raised over the termination of Mr. Joseph Nobetau as Chief Secretary

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August 23, 2019
Media Statement from the Office of the President: Termination of Mr Joseph Nobetau as Chief Secretary

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August 21, 2019
Mortlock Island is located 250km far east of Bougainville, with a population of about four hundred people.

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August 18, 2019
Statement of Condolence from the Office of the Chief Secretary on the passing of the late Rose Kabui.

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August 16, 2019
Speaker of the Bougainville House of Representatives, Simon Pentanu, announced today that the decision to recall the House on Wednesday 21st August still stands.

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August 16, 2019
Wednesday marked 100 days to the commencement of polling in the Bougainville Referendum.

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August 16, 2019
The ongoing investigations by the Fraud Squad in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville are not political in nature.

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August 15, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) has commended the Bougainville Women’s Federation for their application to observe the Bougainville Referendum.

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August 15, 2019
I join Chief Secretary Joseph Nobetau and others in extending my deepest sympathy and the sympathies of the entire Bougainville Hose of Representaives on the recent passing of Bishop of Bougainville of Bougainville, the late Bernard Unabli.

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August 15, 2019
The President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Chief Dr. John Momis, paid his tribute on behalf of his wife Lady Momis, the ABG and the people of Bougainville to the family of the Late Rose Kabui who passed away on August 12, 2019.

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August 13, 2019
The Autonomous Bougainville Government is preparing to receive and host the Prime Minister of PNG and his delegation for a series of meetings in Bougainville this month.

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August 12, 2019
Using Innovation to collate ward-level information – the Community Government App

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August 12, 2019
Speaker, Simon Pentanu is recalling the Bougainville House of Representatives to meet in Buka on Wednesday 21st August 2019.

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August 10, 2019
Statement of Condolence from the Office of the Bougainville Chief Secretary

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August 07, 2019
Bougainville cocoa farmers must own the entire process starting with farming, manufacturing and even to marketing their own cocoa.

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August 07, 2019
Agriculture has the potential to drive wealth creation for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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August 07, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission has successfully completed face-to-face enrolment and quality checking across Bougainville Wards, and is now data processing to prepare the Preliminary Referendum Roll for public display in September.

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August 05, 2019
Media Statement: Matter of Leslie Tseraha –v- Joseph Nobetau in Supreme Court

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August 02, 2019
Media Statement from the Office of the Bougainville Chief Secretary on the dismissal of Technical Services Secretary

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August 01, 2019
BRC: Applications are now open for local and national groups to apply as observer groups for the upcoming referendum.

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July 31, 2019
The Acting President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville says there will be no further discussions on the proposed mining amendment until after the referendum.

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July 30, 2019
Cocoa farmers across Bougainville are gearing up for the fourth annual Bougainville Chocolate Festival.

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July 26, 2019
Papua New Guinea (PNG) has among the highest rates of gender-based violence in the world and an estimated 66 percent of women are survivors of domestic violence, which was only criminalized in 2017 with the implementation of the Family Protection Act in 2017.

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July 10, 2019
Chief Secretary to the Autonomous Bougainville Government, Joseph Nobetau, today announced that a further two officers employed by the Department of Community Government have been dismissed from the public service due to their involvement in gross misconduct, theft and fraud.

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July 10, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission is on its awareness roadshow in Bougainville, which started in Arawa on Tuesday, Buin Town on Wednesday and will end in Buka Town on Thursday this week.

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July 10, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission is targeting the enrolment of hundreds of Bougainvilleans living in remote mining and agricultural communities in PNG for the next fortnight until 19 July 2019.

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July 10, 2019
The referendum roll update is currently in its second phase, with an extension of the enrolment period for Bougainville until the issue of writs in August.

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July 04, 2019
Media Statement from the ABG Acting President, Hon. Raymond Masono, on the missing boat and its passengers and ABG's continued search and rescue efforts.

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July 03, 2019
There has been significant increase in people’s knowledge levels on the Bougainville Peace Agreement and referendum, however continuous awareness is vital in the lead up to the referendum and beyond.

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July 02, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) has announced enrolment dates for Bougainvilleans living in Solomon Islands. Honiara 5-6 July and 8-9 July (PNG High Commission, Honiara) Gizo 11-13 July (location to be confirmed).

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June 28, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission has extended the enrolment of Bougainvilleans living outside of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea until 8 July 2019.

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June 26, 2019
BRC ANNOUNCES ENROLMENT IN AUSTRALIA AND SOLOMON ISLANDS

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