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News and Public Notices

June 16, 2024
Bougainvilleans in Port Moresby celebrated the Bougainville Foundation Day through their participation and contribution in the second phase of consultations with the Bougainville Constitutional Planning Commission (BCPC).

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June 14, 2024
The Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) is pleased to announce the upcoming Bougainville Foundation Day celebrations, scheduled for Monday, June 17th, 2024.

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June 14, 2024
Thirty-two public servants from the Bougainville Public Service graduated from an intensive six-week long Certificate in Leadership and Governance training this week.

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June 14, 2024
Bougainvilleans in Port Moresby are advised that consultations in Port Moresby will begin today and end on Monday 17th June.

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June 14, 2024
Bougainville Constitutional Planning Commission (BCPC) completed its international consultations in the Solomon Islands on Wednesday this week.

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June 12, 2024
ABG Ministers and their Department Secretaries attended an induction program on the "Bougainville Long Term Vision 2052," hosted by the Bougainville Strategic Research & Planning Secretariat.

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June 10, 2024
The Bougainville Constitutional Planning Commission (BCPC) have begun its consultations in the international arena in the Solomon Islands.

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June 06, 2024
The Autonomous Bougainville Government welcomes the PNG Cocoa Board's decision to adjust the cocoa export levy fees on Bougainville.

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June 06, 2024
The members of the Bougainville Agriculture Commodity Regulatory Authority (BACRA) Council were officially sworn in today, marking a progressive milestone towards enhancing the agriculture sector and maximizing the potential of Bougainville's natural resources.

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May 27, 2024
Since September 2023, the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG), under the leadership of the Department of President and the Bougainville Executive Council (BEC), has been diligently conducting a continuous Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) field exercise across the region.

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May 27, 2024
While Bougainville’s path to political independence is embedded within the framework of the Bougainville Peace Agreement and the Constitutional regulations, our path to creating a robust economical pathway is not prescribed in the same frameworks and therefore needs to be crafted and structured immediately.

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May 24, 2024
Head of the Bougainville Public Service and Acting Chief Secretary to the Autonomous Bougainville Government, Kearnneth Nanei, today announced the commencement of a dynamic recruitment drive for key positions within the Bougainville Public Service.

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May 24, 2024
It is disappointing to learn of the commencement of a PNG Court Proceeding against Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) by self-interest parties who do not act in the interest of Bougainville as a whole. 

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May 23, 2024
The ABG Department of Mining and Petroleum (DMP), formerly called the Department of Mineral & Energy Resources (DOMER), has now set up a coordination office in Arawa Town, located at Section 15.

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May 21, 2024
The ABG Department of Mineral and Energy Resources has recently undergone institutional structural changes in alignment to the Bougainville Integrated Strategic Development Plan (BISDP) 2023-2027 and the Bougainville Energy Policy direction for the Bougainville energy sector.

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May 21, 2024
In a significant step towards enhancing the agricultural sector in Bougainville, the Bougainville Agriculture Commodities Regulatory Authority (BACRA) welcomed its new Chief Compliance Officer in a swearing-in ceremony held today.

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May 14, 2024
The Bougainville Constitutional Planning Commission (BCPC) has released the first draft of the autochthonous constitution for an independent Bougainville, marking a significant step in the region's path towards political independence.

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May 08, 2024
The Prime Minister James Marape and President Ishmael Toroama as Co-chairs to the Joint Supervisory Body, met today at the APEC House in Port Moresby.

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May 08, 2024
Honorable Prime Minister and Co-Chair: I wish to firstly thank you for calling this meeting together, since the last JSB we had on the 30th of July last year. The issue on the table is the ratification of the referendum results.

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May 06, 2024
I am disturbed by the Prime Ministers media statement, responding to the Opposition Leader and saying the Bougainville Team had requested for the deferment of the Joint Supervisory Body to Wednesday 8th May 2024.

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May 05, 2024
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has announced its intentions to collaborate with foreign investors, particularly from China, to pursue key development projects in the region. This decision comes amid growing interest from Chinese companies to invest in Bougainville's infrastructure and economy.

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May 03, 2024
The Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) hosted a workshop this week on “Strengthening Transparent and Accountable Governance” as part of its efforts of enhancing transparency and accountability in good governance practices.

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May 02, 2024
The Bougainville Executive Council has endorsed 21 October 2024 as the designated date on which transitional arrangements for mining without a tenement cease.

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April 26, 2024
The Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) marked a significant milestone today with the swearing-in of the new members of the ABG Audit Committee in Buka.

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April 26, 2024
ABG Acting Chief Secretary Kearnneth Nanei and the Managing Director of the Investment Promotion Authority (IPA), Clarence Hoot, met today in Buka to discuss key priorities for the economic sector on Bougainville. 

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April 25, 2024
The Bougainville Agriculture Commodities Regulation Authority (BACRA) will now be operationalized following the appointment of its Chief Compliance Officer this week.

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April 19, 2024
The week-long community engagement program for the Panguna mine-affected areas ended today in Arawa Town, seeing all stakeholders unified in support for the redevelopment of the Panguna mine.

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April 17, 2024
The ABG team conducting the community engagement program in the Panguna Mine-affected areas visited Guava village today where they consulted with the communities in Guava, Mosinau and Kokore villages.

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April 16, 2024
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has commenced its community engagement program in the Panguna Mine-affected areas, starting in the township of Panguna yesterday.

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April 15, 2024
The Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) has announced temporary changes to its financial processes as it upgrades its PGAS system. The recent upgrade to version 25 has encountered an error in the database, preventing the printing of cheques.

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April 12, 2024
The Autonomous Bougainville Government will embark on a week-long community engagement program in the Panguna District on the progress and next steps following the granting of the exploration license to Bougainville Copper Limited, and what this means for Bougainville.

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April 05, 2024
Upholding the rule of law and maintaining order in our communities is the collective responsibility of every citizen of Bougainville in North, South and Central Bougainville.

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March 29, 2024
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has grave concerns about the escalating violence in the Buin District that has been intensified by the Konnou Conflict.

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March 26, 2024
The Directorate of Disaster and Emergency of the ABG Department of Community Government has announced that a local boat that went missing off the coast of Buka Island a week ago was successfully rescued today.

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March 26, 2024
The Bougainville Administration has been tasked towards creating the enabling environment for institutional transformation under the leadership of the recently appointed Acting Chief Secretary Kearnneth Nanei.

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March 25, 2024
Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge the House for the ongoing collaboration, support and willingness in representing and advocating the voices and aspirations of our people at this higher level of governance.

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March 22, 2024
ABG Department of Community Government in collaboration with the National Member for North Bougainville have initiated a program called the “2024 Friends of Community Government Kibung”.

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March 22, 2024
The ABG Department of Personnel Management and Administrative Services is pleased to announce a partnership with the Somare Institute of Leadership and Governance for Leadership and Governance (SILAG) course for Bougainville public servants this year.

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March 22, 2024
Our Ministry is responsible for overseeing and developing the sectors that are vital to our food security, economic diversification, environmental protection and social well- being.

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March 22, 2024
The Minister for Treasury and Finance, Hon. Robin Wilson, delivered a comprehensive Ministerial Statement outlining major policy initiatives for the Department of Treasury and Finance in 2024.

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March 22, 2024
Mr Speaker, It is indeed my duty to present to the House of Representatives the Summary of the 2023 Annual Report of my Ministry from January to December 2023.

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March 22, 2024
Mr Speaker, in 2023, we went through tough times to achieve many key priorities, due to the financial constraints and many challenges that continue to undermine our efforts. These are the inevitable challenges we embrace to commit our efforts as a region towards attaining the final destination of self-determination that we all desired for between 2025 - 2027.

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March 22, 2024
Mr. Speaker, I wish to update this Honorable House on the progress or the lack thereof between the two Governments.

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March 21, 2024
Mr Speaker, I rise today in this March House to address its Honourable Members on several matters of importance to our people, our government and our journey to ultimate freedom and independence.

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March 21, 2024
The Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) this week announced the commencement of the Cost of Services Study for Bougainville.

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March 21, 2024
Ioro 2 Community Government witnessed the opening of its new Community Hall this week in Panguna District, Central Bougainville.

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March 20, 2024
Insurance offers a powerful solution to mitigate risks providing individuals, businesses and communities with financial protection and peace of mind in times of adversity.

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March 20, 2024
The Autonomous Region of Bougainville is part of the Australian-funded Solar Project under its Economic and Social Infrastructure Program (ESIP). 

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March 19, 2024
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has taken a significant step towards improving healthcare infrastructure in South Bougainville by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the allocation of ABG state land in Buin Town for the construction of the Buin Regional Hospital.

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March 19, 2024
Australian High Commissioner to PNG His Excellency John Feakes arrived in Buka yesterday on his first official visit to the region since his appointment.

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