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News and Public Notices

September 15, 2022
I acknowledge the presence of the Auditor General, Gordon Kega and officials from the Auditor General’s Office and welcome you all to Bougainville. I acknowledge the Ministers and Members of the Autonomous Bougainville Government, Chief Secretary, Departmental Heads and public servants who are present here with us this morning.

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September 14, 2022
The Autonomous Bougainville Government continues to make headway under its Independence Mission Strategy to practicalise the people’s 97.7 percent vote for Independence.

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September 13, 2022
Mr. Speaker, I rise today within the chambers of this honorable house to present my ministerial statement on several matters of importance to the Autonomous Bougainville Government.

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September 06, 2022
The Department of Commerce and Industry of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and the Department of Commerce, Trade and Economic Development of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville Government are conducting one-week awareness in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB).

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September 02, 2022
Hand over take over of the ministry for police and correctional services

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September 01, 2022
The Government and people of Bougainville welcome the appointment of the Member for Magarima Hon. Manasseh Makiba as Minister for Bougainville Affairs.

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August 30, 2022
Today commemorates 21 years since the 2001 Bougainville Peace Agreement (BPA) was signed between the Government of Papua New Guinea and the people of Bougainville to cease hostilities in the Bougainville Civil War.

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August 24, 2022
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has rejected Prime Minister James Marape’s statement calling for a nationwide consultation on Bougainville’s 2019 Referendum for Independence results.

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August 18, 2022
I have received the petition by leaders supposedly from North Bougainville who are questioning the integrity of my government and the decisions that I have made as President regarding the appointment of Accuministers of my cabinet in the Bougainville Executive Council.

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August 16, 2022
ABG President Ishmael Toroama has appointed Member for Tsitalato Hon John Boscoas the new Minister for Police and Correctional Services in the Autonomous Bougainville Government.

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August 12, 2022
The tourism is a very lucrative industry that has the potential to provide much needed revenue for Bougainville while promoting Bougainville’s cultural heritage.

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August 12, 2022
Bougainville’s Minister for the Department of Primary Industries Geraldine Paul has hailed the election of two female MP’s in the National Parliament as progressive compared to past  national elections.

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August 09, 2022
I also congratulate the Speaker of the House Hon. Job Pomat and the other members of parliament who were sworn-in yesterday into the 11th National Parliament of Papua New Guinea.

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August 04, 2022
ABG President Hon Ishmael Toroama has announced the appointment of a new cabinet Minister in the Bougainville Executive Council.

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July 29, 2022
This is an innovative approach which the Minister for the Law and Justice Hon. Emanuel Carlos Kaetavara has taken to encourage the public to use the wasman app to make a report on corruption.

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July 24, 2022
Today, as President, he led an ABG delegation back into Guava Village in the Panguna District – home to Bougainville’s secessionist leader the Late Francis Ona.

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July 19, 2022
Bougainville women and youth will soon have direct access to foster employment and entrepreneurial development through the establishment of innovation hubs in Buka, Arawa and Buin.

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July 18, 2022
Bougainville has achieved a significant milestone when the ABG Department of Primary Industries, Livestock and Marine Resources officially launched the Bougainville Food Security Policy 2022 – 2035 last week.

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July 17, 2022
The defunct Panguna Mine is often referred to as the heart of the Bougainville Civil War (1988 – 1997) that resulted in the closure of one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines over thirty years ago.

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July 14, 2022
As President of Bougainville, I am extending an invitation to meet with our four new National MP’s straight after their declarations before they travel to Port Moresby to form the next government.

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July 12, 2022
It is with the deepest sorrow that I have learned of the untimely passing of the Member for North Bougainville, Hon. William Nakin, MP today.

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July 10, 2022
There is no country who has done so much to restore its honor after committing atrocities during the Second World War than the Japanese.

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July 07, 2022
Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC) is currently in AROB conducting checks on prices of certain basic goods under price control.

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July 01, 2022
The National Government’s Tuition Fee Subsidy program will now be managed under the ABG Department of Education on Bougainville.

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June 29, 2022
The Bougainville Constitutional Planning Commission (BCPC) began their consultations in North and South Bougainville yesterday.

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June 24, 2022
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has sworn-in ten new Secretaries to head its government departments in the Bougainville Public Service.

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June 24, 2022
The Royal Australian Airforce landed this afternoon at the Buka airport to deliver the ballot boxes for the National Elections for candidates here in Bougainville,

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June 23, 2022
Bougainville got its name from a French navigator called Louis-Antoine de Bougainville who sailed into the Pacific Ocean and settled at the French Bay, thus gave the name to the island.

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June 23, 2022
The Bougainville Supply and Tenders Board (BSTB) on behalf of the Autonomous Bougainville Government invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidder for the upgrading and sealing of a 14.70 kilometre Pitono to Kesa, 2.30 kilometre Tegese Road at Lontis Junction and 2.70 kilometre Pisibelo Road Section of the Buka Island Ring Road project, in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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June 22, 2022
A CONDOLENCE MESSAGE TO THE FAMILY OF THE LATE SIR PETER BARTER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE AUTONOMOUS BOUGAINVILLE GOVERNMENT.

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June 22, 2022
Member for Taonita Tinputz Hon. Morris Opeti has been sworn in as the Minister for Community Development in the Autonomous Bougainville Government.

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June 15, 2022
The Autonomous Region of Bougainville celebrated the 17th Anniversary of the formation of the Autonomous Bougainville Government on June 15.

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June 15, 2022
Celebrations began as early as 5am in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville as the region marked its 17th anniversary since the establishment of the Autonomous Bougainville Government.

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June 08, 2022
Bougainville Constitutional Planning Commission has begun its consultation proper today.

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June 08, 2022
Mr. Speaker, I rise today within the chambers of this honorable house to present my Ministerial Statement on several important developments that are currently taking place on Bougainville.

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June 07, 2022
Today is the 14th Anniversary of the passing of the late Hon. Joseph Canisius Kabui, the first President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government.

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June 01, 2022
Realignment of the government’s priorities towards independence-readiness is a key focus of the Toroama-Nisira Government.

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May 27, 2022
The 2022 Papua New Guinea National General Election will be the final election that Bougainville will take part in as we prepare for the final political settlement (not before 2025 and no later than 2027) in our quest for political independence.

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May 25, 2022
Bougainville Constitutional Planning Commission (BCPC) Secretariat is currently conducting awareness on the Constitutional Planning Commission (CPC) across all three regions of North, Central and South Bougainville.

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May 22, 2022
Edition 19 of the Bulletin

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May 06, 2022
The reopening of the Panguna Mine has become inevitable following an agreement between the landowners and the Autonomous Bougainville Government to reopen the multibillion kina defunct mine.

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May 05, 2022
Bougainville’s political aspirations on independence must never be compromised if Bougainvilleans wish to fulfill the choice by 97.7% of the people who opted for independence from Papua New Guinea in the 2019 Bougainville Referendum.

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May 05, 2022
Bougainville President Ishmael Toroama, today completed a region-wide launch to mark the awareness phase for the Bougainville Constitutional Planning Commission.

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May 04, 2022
Leadership in any form is the ability to translate dreams into reality. For us in Bougainville our leaders are charged by our people to translate our dreams of self-determination into proclaiming Bougainville as an Independent Sovereign State.

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May 04, 2022
The winning candidate in the Mahari Constituency by-election Carol Poli was officially sworn in today as a Member of the Bougainville House of Representatives by the Resident Magistrate Mike Pelimen.

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April 29, 2022
ABG Minister for Primary Industries Hon. Geraldine Paul presented her Department’s progressive updates in parliament this week.

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April 27, 2022
As Bougainville continues to make great headway in its political development, we must also ensure that our socioeconomic development is on par with our independence ready mission.

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April 27, 2022
The Constitutional Regulations will enable the ratification process to be an all-inclusive democratic process that will ensure considerations are given to the people of Bougainville and the 97.7% result for a sovereign independent Bougainville.

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April 27, 2022
Mr. Speaker, I rise within the chambers of this honorable house to present for the very first time this year to the Honorable Members of the Bougainville House of Representatives my Ministerial Statement on Bougainville’s current socioeconomic and political state of affairs.

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April 22, 2022
The Governments of Bougainville and Papua New Guinea have endorsed the Era Kone Covenant at a special meeting of the Joint Supervisory Body in Port Moresby today.

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