PNG leaders cautious ahead of Bougainville vote

Bougainvilleans will begin voting tomorrow in an historic referendum to decide if they want independence from Papua New Guinea. Over a two week period they will be taking part in vote on whether to become independent or to settle for…
Expectations high as Bougainville referendum gets underway

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalistjohnny.blades@rnz.co.nz Polling for Bougainville’s independence referendum gets underway today. The autonomous Papua New Guinea region’s non-binding referendum is the ultimate provision of 2001’s Peace Agreement which formally ended hostilities in Bougainville’s civil war. Bougainvilleans have entered into…
Bougainville Referendum: Applications for postal voting open

Bougainville is about to enter a two week polling period for a non-binding referendum on independence from PNG. The devastation to infrastructure from a civil war over two decades ago is still evident, but today Arawa is upbeat and a…
Solomons boost border security for Bougainville referendum

Police in Solomon Islands have beefed up security along the shared maritime border with Papua New Guinea, ahead of the Bougainville independence referendum this weekend. The non-binding referendum, which begins on Saturday, is the final expression of the Bougainville Peace…
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 vote results to be delivered in one announcement

Results in Bougainville’s upcoming referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea will be delivered in just one announcement. The two-week polling period for the non-binding referendum begins on 23 November. The verification, scrutiny and count process is to begin at the Count…
Bougainvilleans encouraged to prepare for post-referendum

Bougainvilleans are being encouraged to consult with teams holding transitional dialogue on what happens after the upcoming referendum. People from the autonomous Papua New Guinea region begin a two-week polling period tomorrow for a non-binding vote on whether Bougainville should…
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,…
Komisi Referendum Bougainville terima bantuan asing

Buka, Jubi – Australia membenarkan bahwa mereka akan menyalurkan bantuan hingga K 2,4 juta, untuk mendukung pekerjaan Komisi Referendum Bougainville (Bougainville Referendum Commission; BRC). Pengumuman itu dikeluarkan oleh Komisaris Tinggi Australia untuk PNG, Bruce Davis, di Buka, kemarin (24/2/2019), dalam pertemuan…
Catalan referendum: Clashes as voters defy Madrid

Catalonia’s independence referendum has begun in chaotic fashion, with clashes occurring as police attempt to prevent the vote from taking place. The Spanish government has pledged to stop a poll that was declared illegal by the country’s constitutional court. Police…