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News and Public Notices

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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March 08, 2021
Enforcement of Nuipla Pasin' in Public Service

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March 06, 2021
President Ishmael Toroama joined the Bougainville community in Port Moresby to attend the National haus krai for the late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare.

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March 01, 2021
Condolence Message from the Office of the President on the passing of the Late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare.

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February 27, 2021
Public Health Measures as issued by the Bougainville Public Health Committee.

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February 26, 2021
The Manetai Limestone Project has the potential to increase the internal revenue of Bougainville, provide business and employment opportunities, and infrastructure developments to the people of Manetai and Bougainville as a whole. 

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February 26, 2021
Bougainville has recorded a third positive COVID-19 case in the region as of last night.

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February 25, 2021
President Ishmael Toroama remains steadfast in his resolve for Bougainville to become an independent sovereign nation as the region prepares for the joint consultations with the National Government.

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February 25, 2021
The Bougainville Public Health Committee would like to inform the public that there has been a second confirmed positive COVID-19 case in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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February 11, 2021
The responsibility to uphold law and order in Bougainville is not limited to Bougainville’s Law and Justice sector alone.

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February 09, 2021
National Minister for Health Hon. Jelta Wong visited Bougainville on Wednesday accompanied by a delegation from the Australian High Commission.

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February 05, 2021
The jointly endorsed resolutions of the Joint Supervisory Body Meeting between the Governments of Papua New Guinea and Bougainville.

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February 05, 2021
Official Joint Media Statement of the Joint Supervisory Body Meeting in Arawa, Bougainville on Friday 05 February 2021, by Co-Chairs Hon. James Marape, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and Hon. Ishmael Toroama, MHR, President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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February 04, 2021
The Autonomous Region of Bougainville is ready to welcome the Prime Minister and his delegation this week for the meeting of the Joint Supervisory Body (or JSB).

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January 28, 2021
The Bougainville Department of Health in partnership with the Diocese of Bougainville, Catholic Health Services and PNG National Department of Health launched the Accelerated Immunization Health System Strengthening (AIHSS) programme today at the Bel Isi park, Buka.

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January 27, 2021
A Bougainville Leaders Consultation Forum was held today to gage views from leaders in different sectors in preparation for the consultation process between ABG and the National Government

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January 27, 2021
Today marked the swearing in ceremony of the new members of the Bougainville Physical Planning (BPP) Board under the Department for Lands, Physical Planning, Environment and Conservation at the administration conference room.

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January 27, 2021
The idea of Caballus operating a mine on Bougainville has long been shelved after their failed attempt to co-sponsor the mining amendments with the former Momis led ABG.

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January 26, 2021
Revocation on Issuance of Electronic Confirmation Travel Letters (ECT) and Additional Point of Entry Health Measures

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January 26, 2021
President Ishmael Toroama officially launched the Bougainville Music and Arts Academy in Arawa Town today as the academy graduated its first students.

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January 22, 2021
The Autonomous Bougainville Government continues to make headway in unifying Bougainville as it prepares for the consultations with the National Government.

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January 20, 2021
President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government Ishmael Toroama casted his vote today at Petatz Island for the Bougainville Regional Seat By-Elections.

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January 20, 2021
The Petats Island Community in Tonsu Constituency, North Bougainville gave a rousing welcome to President Ishmael Toroama and his cabinet upon their arrival on the island today.

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January 19, 2021
In an unprecedented move the Bougainville Executive Council (BEC) will be convened for the first time outside of the region’s capital in Buka Town.

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January 19, 2021
A holistic approach to socially, economically and politically revitalizing Bougainville is key to the region achieving its independence aspirations.

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January 11, 2021
Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, James Marape and President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Ishmael Toroama, have jointly agreed to have the meeting of the Joint Supervisory Body in Buka next month.

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January 11, 2021
Joint Media Statement by the PNG Prime Minister and the Bougainville President at the signing of the Joint Communique.

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December 25, 2020
Statement of Condolence to the Late Mallinson Kipau.

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December 23, 2020
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has passed a total budget of over K390million for the 2021 financial year.

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December 21, 2020
The Autonomous Region of Bougainville join mainland Papua New Guinea in expressing our heartfelt condolences on the death of former Prime Minister Sir Mekere Morauta, KGMC, MP who passed on in Australia on 19 December, 2020.

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December 15, 2020
The first 100 days of the Toroama led Autonomous Bougainville Government has shown great promise with the government achieving a number of benchmarks since its inception in September.

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December 15, 2020
ABG Presidential Statement delivered in the Bougainville House of Representatives during its December session.

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December 14, 2020
The Autonomous Bougainville Government will soon begin an exercise to repossess government assets in Arawa Town in its attempt to reestablish government services in the former capital.

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December 14, 2020
In his first Christmas Message in office, ABG President Ishmael Toroama has urged Bougainvilleans to be Independence Ready by taking responsibility at their own levels.

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December 14, 2020
Bougainvilleans are being urged to vote responsibly during the Bougainville Regional Seat By-elections that is currently underway in Bougainville.

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December 11, 2020
The law and justice sector on Bougainville achieved a milestone today when it opened its new offices in Arawa, Central Bougainville.

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December 10, 2020
President Ishmael Toroama has vowed to continue to protect landowner rights and the people of Bougainville as the region embarks on economic development throughout the region.

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December 10, 2020
The people of Bana District have taken the first step to creating a revenue generating stream for Bougainville through the official launching of the Bana Special Economic Zone.

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