Referendum offers possibility of change for Bougainville’s atolls

Communities on Bougainville’s atolls hope the upcoming independence referendum is an impetus for improved services to the remote islands. A two-week polling period begins this Saturday for Bougainville’s referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea. The non-binding referendum is a provision of…
Bougainville leader calls for unified choice in referendum

Bougainvilleans have been urged to present a unified front when they vote in the referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea in October. Bougainville referendum roadshow meets with Me’ekamui. This group includes President John Momis and the UN Resident Co-ordinator,…