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News and Public Notices

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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December 07, 2020
ABG President Ishmael Toroama has taken steps to further unite Bougainvilleans through the Christian churches on Bougainville as part of the Post Referendum Preparations.

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December 04, 2020
Speaker of the Bougainville House of Representatives, Simon Pentanu today announced the date for the next sitting of the House.

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December 04, 2020
The Australian Government remains one of Bougainville’s most important development partners in terms of infrastructure development and support and more importantly in the peace process.

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December 03, 2020
A baseline survey of the existing small-scale mining (SSM) activities throughout Bougainville was launched on the 01st December 2020 by the Minister for Mineral and Energy Resources Hon. Rodney Osioco at Manetai, Central Bougainville.

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November 30, 2020
Media Statement from Office of the President: PM assures National Government support to Bougainville.

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November 27, 2020
A total of 16 recommendations have been endorsed at the Joint Technical Team meeting between Bougainville and Papua New Guinea officials yesterday.

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November 25, 2020
A meeting of the Joint Technical Teams from the Governments of Bougainville and Papua New Guinea is set for Thursday 26th November 2020, in Port Moresby.

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November 19, 2020
The recent political instability at the national level must not dissuade the Autonomous Bougainville Government and National Government in the Post Referendum Consultations.

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November 17, 2020
Establishing relations with development partners remains a priority for Bougainville to increase economic and infrastructural development in the Region.

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November 17, 2020
Autonomous Bougainville Government on 100 days progress.

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November 10, 2020
President Ishmael Toroama has urged the pre-joint supervisory body to resolve outstanding issues that have reoccurred on its list of agendas over the last 15 years.

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November 09, 2020
Joint Resolutions of the Government Leaders' pre-JSB meeting between PNG and Bougainville, Sir Manasupe Building, Port Moresby.

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November 09, 2020
President Toroama's response speech to PM Marape's welcome remarks at the pre-JCB meeting in Port Moresby.

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November 09, 2020
Joint Media Statement on the meeting between the PNG Prime Minister and the Bougainville President.

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November 08, 2020
I am pleased that Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has kept to the terms of our agreement for both governments to meet straight after the formation of the fourth Bougainville House of Representatives.

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November 06, 2020
Bougainvilleans have been challenged to except the sweeping developmental changes the ABG will be instituting to enhance its efficiency to deliver services to the people.

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November 06, 2020
Investing into key economic sectors, agriculture, fisheries, forestry will promote participatory development through creation of more quality jobs and increase revenue and broaden the tax base in Bougainville.

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November 05, 2020
ABG Minister for Health and Member for Atolls Constituency, Hon. Raymond Masono will be visiting all health facilities across Bougainville as part of his 100-days in office.

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November 04, 2020
I am pleased to be here witness the signing of the 56 (fifty-six) senior management officers’ contracts. I want to congratulate you and at the same time share a few thought on the Bougainville Public Service.

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November 04, 2020
A total of fifty-six senior Bougainville public servants signed their Senior Management Office Holder Contracts today in Buka

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November 02, 2020
President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government Ishmael Toroama will be meeting Prime Minister James Marabe for the Pre-Joint Supervisory Body Meeting in Port Moresby next week.

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October 30, 2020
The Eivo Torau Constituency has conducted six reconciliations to signify its readiness to progress economic development for its people and the rest of Bougainville.

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October 30, 2020
President Ishmael Toroama has welcomed the efforts by the Eivo-Torau Constituency to move past their differences to create economic development on their lands.

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October 28, 2020
Media Statement from Office of the President: Progress on Bougainville

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October 28, 2020
Media Statement from the Office of the President: Response to the article published in 'The Australian' newspaper.

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October 22, 2020
ABG President Hon. Ishmael Toroama has taken on a strong consultative approach to progress important Bougainville matters.

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October 21, 2020
The Bougainville House of Representatives has agreed to extend the current State of Emergency in the region for another two months.

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October 14, 2020
Bougainville Technical College is one of three selected educational institutions in the country who will be first to benefit from the new TVET (technical and vocational education training) program.

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October 12, 2020
All members of the fourth Bougainville House of Representatives will undergo a five day induction program this week.

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October 09, 2020
It was an atmosphere of celebration as Bougainvilleans gathered at the Bougainville House of Representatives to pay tribute and farewell Chief Dr John Momis.

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October 07, 2020
A forum for the District Peace and Security Committee was held today in Buka to discuss management of peace and reconciliation activities within the post-referendum period.

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October 02, 2020
President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Hon. Ishmael Toroama has announced the full membership of the Bougainville Executive Council

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