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News and Public Notices

September 17, 2021
The date for the Coroner’s Inquest into the disappearance of the ABG Minister for Health and Member for Nissan Island Hon. Charry Napto has been set for September 21, 2021.

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September 17, 2021
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has made a formal request for a Coroner’s Inquest into the disappearance of the ABG Minister for Health and Member for Nissan Constituency Hon. Charry Napto.

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September 16, 2021
I acknowledge the presence of the Speaker Hon. Simon Pentanu, Member for North Bougainville Hon. William Nakin, members of cabinet and the members of the Bougainville House of Representatives.

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September 15, 2021
The second Bougainville Leaders forum was convened yesterday at Malasang Village as part of the Autonomous Bougainville Government’s Independence Mission.

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September 15, 2021
The ABG Minister for Mineral & Energy Resources, Hon. Rodney Osioco, announced today that the Bougainville Executive Council (BEC) has endorsed for unlicensed gold and other minerals to be treated as “restricted items” at all port facilities (airports and wharves) in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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August 31, 2021
Bougainville Peace Agreement 20th anniversary celebrated

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August 31, 2021
Peace agreement anniversary celebrated at Hahela, Tsitalato Constituency.

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August 30, 2021
Presidential Statement: Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Bougainville Peace Agreement.

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August 23, 2021
The issue of writs for the by elections for the Atolls Constituency has been passed this afternoon at the Bougainville House of Representatives (BHoR). This now begins the election process for the Atolls seat.

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August 17, 2021
Bougainville Electoral Commissioner George Manu today officially announced the election schedules for the 2021 Community Government Elections and the Atolls By-Election.

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August 14, 2021
The 2021 Siwai Tourism and Cultural Show was a colorful display of arts and crafts, culture and traditional performances.

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August 12, 2021
Bougainville has the potential to become a strong local economy that is recognized nationally and internationally.

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August 12, 2021
Civil Works- Site Preparations Bougainville Economic Summit, Arawa

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August 12, 2021
Plans are underway to build Bougainville to become a vibrant, resilient and prosperous nation in the Pacific by 2030.

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August 11, 2021
ABG Minister for Treasury and Finance Hon. Mathias Salas, yesterday tabled the ABG 2021 Supplementary Budget in the August session of the House of Representatives.

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August 11, 2021
The Bougainville Police Service with the support of Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary is currently recruiting fresh Grade 12 applicants for its Basic Constabulary course up in Hutjena Training Centre this year, 2021.

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August 11, 2021
The donor community have remained important development partners over several decades and will remain so until Bougainville stands on its own feet economically.

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August 10, 2021
ABG President Ishmael Toroama's Parliamentary Address during the August session of the Bougainville House of Representatives.

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August 04, 2021
ABG Department of Personnel Management and Administrative Services witnessed the drawdown of remaining powers and functions from the National Department of Personnel Management today.

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July 29, 2021
The Autonomous Bougainville Government would like to provide these updates by way of informing the general public on the combined search and rescue efforts for the missing persons, including the ABG Member for Nissan Constituency, who encountered a boat mishap on Saturday 17th July 2021.

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July 28, 2021
The establishment of a unique law and justice system for Bougainville is underway following the endorsement of the Shaping Bougainville Justice model by the recent Joint Supervisory Body meeting in Wabag early this month.

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July 27, 2021
The Autonomous Bougainville Government welcomes the initiative by Rio Tinto and Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) to address the outstanding legacy issues from the Panguna Mine.

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July 23, 2021
The Autonomous Bougainville Government is not perturbed by the statements made by PNG’s Governor General Sir Bob Dadae regarding the region’s aspirations for political independence.

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July 21, 2021
The people of Bougainville must be ready to embrace the sweeping political changes the Autonomous Bougainville Government has undertaken as it prepares for political independence.

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July 21, 2021
The timeline for Bougainville’s independence has given momentum to the region’s independence preparations for political sovereignty through the constituency independence readiness initiative.

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July 20, 2021
External investors can now apply to do business in Bougainville under an amended Inward Investment Act.

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July 13, 2021
People of Bougainville have chosen the road to independence and it is Bougainville’s task as leaders and members to bring our journey on independence to our doorstep.

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July 13, 2021
The Solomon Islands have long shared strong traditional and familial bonds with Bougainville. These ties have created a relationship that has stood the test of time and continues to prevail to this day.

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July 09, 2021
The ABG President and his delegation arrived yesterday in Bougainville to a first-of-its kind welcome by the people following the successful outcome of the joint government meetings in Wabag, Enga Province.

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July 06, 2021
Joint Statement on the Second Joint Inter-Government Consultations, Wabag, Enga Province.

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July 06, 2021
President's Opening Remarks at the Second Joint Inter-Government Consultations in Wabag, Enga Province.

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July 06, 2021
Honorable Charry Napto , Member for Nissan was sworn in as the new minister to take on the responsibility following the death of Late Raymond Masono last month.

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July 05, 2021
The ABG Minister for Mineral and Energy Resources, Hon. Rodney Osioco, has announced that the Bougainville Government will no longer be partially lifting the existing mining reservation or moratorium in selected areas of Bougainville for the purposes of mineral exploration endeavors in new or “greenfield” sites until certain issues are addressed.

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June 30, 2021
It was an emotional farewell today for the Late Hon. Raymond Masono ABG Minister for Health at the Buka Town United Church who had passed away last week after a brief illness.

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June 28, 2021
It is with great sadness that I formally announce the passing of Hon. Raymond Masono, the Member for the Atolls and the Minister for Health in the Autonomous Bougainville Government.

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June 22, 2021
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has received K30 million in tax revenues from the Internal Revenue Commission today after the remittance was approved by the National Government.

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June 17, 2021
The recent spate of violent acts and the general deterioration of law and order in Bougainville can no longer be ignored.

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June 17, 2021
In a small but significant ceremony on the evening of Wednesday June 9 the National ICT Minister and Member for South Bougainville officially handed key project assets to the Bana Special Economic Zone (BSEZ) project team.

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June 16, 2021
Security is very important for Bougainville in this political journey towards independence.

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June 15, 2021
The Autonomous Region of Bougainville celebrated the 16 years of autonomy as the region commemorated Foundation Day throughout Bougainville today.

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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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