Bougainville veterans prepare for major summit

Two summits involving veterans of the Bougainville civil war are being held ahead of a bigger event next week. The meetings come as the region continues preparations for the vote on independence from Papua New Guinea in October. The Me’ekamui…
Bougainville and PNG commit to collaborate on vote

The Bougainville President, John Momis, says he and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, have reached agreement on how they can work together on the referendum process. In October, Bougainville is to hold a vote on whether to remain…
UN welcomes setting of Bougainville referendum date

The United Nations in Papua New Guinea has congratulated the governments of PNG and Bougainville for confirming a date for the independence referendum. In a statement the UN said the referendum will give the people of Bougainville the opportunity to…
Bougainville referendum vote delay not a surprise – MP

Bougainville South MP Tim Masiu says a four month delay to the Bougainville referendum was not unexpected. [audio_playhttps://www.radionz.co.nz/international/programmes/datelinepacific/audio/2018685034/bougainville-s-referendum-on-independence-delayed Listen to more on Dateline Pacific Bougainville is due to hold a vote on whether to become fully independent of Papua New…
Bougainville independence referendum postponed

A meeting today in Port Moresby between the Papua New Guinea national government and the Autonomous Bougainville Government resolved to defer the referendum to 12 October. The Bougainville Referendum Commission had requested the referendum be postponed due to a lack…
Pentingnya sembuhkan trauma di Bougainville sebelum referendum

Oleh Catherine Wilson Pasar Buka di Bougainville. -Lowy Institute/ Catherine Wilson Dalam beberapa bulan ke depan, perhatian kita di wilayah Pasifik akan beralih pada Bougainville dan referendum kemerdekaannya dari Papua Nugini, yang dijadwalkan Juni tahun depan. Namun di belakang layar,…
Menajamkan kembali “tombak” MSG

Oleh Luke Dawes. Dicopy dari TabloidJubi.com Perseteruan diplomatik terbesar antara Fiji dan Vanuatu di zaman modern, bukan disebabkan oleh perubahan iklim, tata pemerintahan, atau investasi Tiongkok di Pasifik Selatan, tetapi oleh biskuit. Vanuatu secara sepihak menerapkan larangan atas produk biskuit…
Outstanding issues eyed in B’ville meet

By CLIFFORD FAIPARIK, The National PNG NINE key issues have been identified for discussion at the upcoming joint supervisory body (JSB) meeting scheduled for Thursday in Bougainville, the autonomous government’s peace agreement implementation Minister Albert Punghau says. Punghau said the…

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A Bougainvillean leader has accused Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill of “undermining” the island’s 17-year-old peace agreement and the independence vote due next year. Martin Miriori also condemned O’Nell for lacking sensitivity over Bougainville that…