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…
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…