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News and Public Notices

June 11, 2021
Service delivery in the land sector in Bougainville has now been made easier following the full draw down of all powers and functions for Land Administration from the National Government to the Autonomous Bougainville Government.

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June 09, 2021
ABG President Ishmael Toroama's Parliamentary Address during the June session of the Bougainville House of Representatives.

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June 08, 2021
Today the Directorate of Disaster marked a significant launching ceremony which saw the Minister for Health and Member for Atolls, Hon. Raymond Masono cut the ribbon to open four 23ft containers filled with Trukai and Roots rice, all supplies to be delivered to the disaster affected areas in Bougainville.

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June 07, 2021
Newly sworn-in Minister for Public Service Hon. Emmanuel Carlos Kaetavara says the Bougainville bureaucratic mechanism must be established to best serve the future administrative requirements of the independent state of Bougainville.

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June 07, 2021
Emmanuel Carlos Kaetavara has been sworn in today as the new Minister for Public Service in the Autonomous Bougainville Government.

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June 07, 2021
Senior Provincial Magistrate Bruce Tasikul, Members of the Bougainville Executive Council and the Bougainville House of Representatives, Acting Chief Secretary, public servants and our development partners.

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June 04, 2021
Senior leaders from Papua New Guinea and Bougainville’s Law and Justice Sectors have reached joint resolutions after a consultation meeting held to discuss the establishment of Bougainville’s own law and justice sector.

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June 04, 2021
President Ishmael Toroama’s tour of South Bougainville to launch the Independence Ready Mission Implementation for three constituencies in the region this week ended on a high note today.

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June 03, 2021
Independence readiness mission in launched in South

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June 01, 2021
The ABG Ministry for Economic Development continues to make progress to drive economic reforms to prepare Bougainville’s economy for independence.

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June 01, 2021
The formulation of the 2022 budget for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville must reflect preparedness activities for independence-readiness.

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May 20, 2021
Edition 17 of the Bougainville Bulletin is out now! Get a copy! It's free.

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May 19, 2021
The PNG Prime Prime Minister James Marape and President of Bougainville Ishmael Toroama jointly held the first government consultation on the outcome of the Bougainville Referendum as required by the Bougainville Peace Agreement, and Part XIV of the National Constitution.

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May 18, 2021
Opening Address and Statement of Bougainville’s Position delivered by His Excellency the Hon. Ishmael Toroama, MHR, President of Bougainville at the meeting of the first Joint Government Consultations, ENB.

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May 18, 2021
Bougainville’s self-determination aspiration is no longer an isolated issue but has become an issue of national interest that concerns the whole of Papua New Guinea.

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May 18, 2021
The Autonomous Bougainville Government President Ishmael Toroama said Bougainville must have its independence within the next four years, through the election of members to the parliament of the independent state of Bougainville by June 2025.

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May 18, 2021
Political Independence is the official position of the Autonomous Bougainville Government as Bougainville begins the first Post Referendum Consultations with the National Government.

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May 16, 2021
The President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville Ishmael Toroama arrived in the East New Britain Province yesterday to convene the Joint Consultations with the National Government.

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May 13, 2021
The National Government and Autonomous Bougainville Government have signed a Joint Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on the Dispensation of Constitutional Requirements relating to the Process of Transfer of Functions and Powers pursuant to Section 295 of the National Constitution.

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May 13, 2021
Plans are now underway to have a Bougainville Power Company to take over from state-owned enterprise, PNG Power by 2025.

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May 07, 2021
A total of nine constituencies have launched their Independence Ready Mission out of the thirty three constituencies in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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May 07, 2021
The Halia Constituency has launched the Halia Development and Work Plan to coordinate development in the constituency.

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May 04, 2021
Bougainville’s independence aspirations remain steadfast however the ABG will continue to foster collaborative engagements with the National Government to maintain the rapport built by President Ishmael Toroama and Prime Minister James Marape.

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May 04, 2021
The outer lying atoll of Nissan Island is one of  Bougainville’s most logistically challenged constituencies in the  region but that has not dissuaded the leaders and the people to launch their Independence Ready Mission Implementation Mission.

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April 26, 2021
Following the launch of the Bougainville Independence Mission in South Bougainville last Thursday, ABG Members from the region will be inducted on the mission today.

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April 23, 2021
The Bougainville Executive Council has convened it’s meeting today at Mamarominno Village in the Baubake Constituency, Buin District, South Bougainville.

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April 23, 2021
The Bougainville Public Service is undergoing a re-alignment exercise with the aim of reflecting the government’s priority to deliver independence for Bougainville.

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April 23, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines for Bougainville have arrived yesterday.

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April 22, 2021
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has completed the regional launches of its Independence Ready Mission Implementation for North, Central and South Bougainville.

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April 22, 2021
The people of South Bougainville have rallied their support behind the Autonomous Bougainville Government as President Ishmael Toroama launched their Independence Ready Mission Implementation in Buin Town today.

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April 21, 2021
Bougainville veterans have been urged to create a legacy that justifies their fight for freedom during the Bougainville revolutionary war.

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April 21, 2021
Bougainville’s leaders must have the passion to drive the independence aspirations of the people that was expressed through the 97.7% referendum results.

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April 21, 2021
Bougainville President, Ishmael Toroama, said any development talks on the controversial Panguna Mine will be put on hold currently, until the government is comfortable knowing that all parties involved are ready and willing to talk about re-opening.

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April 19, 2021
There were a total of 284 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported as of Sunday according to the Regional Pandemic Controller Mr Clement Totavun.

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April 17, 2021
The Halia Constituency in the Buka District was the third constituency in North Bougainville to launch its Constituency Independence Ready program this week.

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April 15, 2021
The prospects of economic growth in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville will see great improvement following several reforms the Autonomous Bougainville Government will be introducing.

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April 15, 2021
The Roreinang Coup was a major turning point in the Bougainville Crisis for the Bougainville Revolutionary Army Hierarchy at Roreinang Village.

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April 09, 2021
Central Bougainville launched its regional Constituency Independence Ready Mission Implementation today at the former capital in Arawa Town.

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April 09, 2021
The Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) announced this week the partial revocation of the region-wide mining reservation over the former Manetai limestone project area.

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April 01, 2021
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has taken a bold step in its Independence aspirations with the launching of the Constituency Independence Ready Mission Implementation at Tanei Village in the Tonsu Constituency today.

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March 31, 2021
Bougainville Supplementary Pandemic Health Measures 01 of 2021

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March 25, 2021
Official Statement in response to former ABG Chief Secretary Joseph Nobetau.

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March 23, 2021
Regional Pandemic Controller for Bougainville and Secretary for Health, Clement Totavun announced the adoption of the National Pandemic Measures to be implemented in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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March 23, 2021
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has made progress in its preparations for the Joint Post Referendum Consultations with the National Government.

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March 22, 2021
Bougainvilleans are being encouraged to comply with the COVID – 19 safety measures that are in place throughout the region.

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March 19, 2021
The Bougainville Acting Chief Secretary today announced the delegation of Health Secretary, Clement Totavun as the Regional Pandemic Controller for Bougainville.

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March 18, 2021
The Autonomous Bougainville Government will relaunch COVID-19 mobile phone awareness in response to a rise in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bougainville and elsewhere in Papua New Guinea.

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March 16, 2021
The ABG Department of Health will have a public dialogue on Wednesday 17 March 2021 at the Bel Isi Park in Buka Town, in an effort to update the public on the current COVID19 situation on Bougainville.

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March 11, 2021
It is with great sadness to accept the sudden passing of Late Dr Henry Tadap Okole, Phd, who was recently appointed as Director, National Coordination Office of Bougainville Affairs (NCOBA).

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March 10, 2021
Condolence Statement from the Office of the President on the passing of the Late Dr Henry Okole.

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