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Tears of joy as ballots flow

From NETANI RIKA, Buka, Bougainville TEARS of joy flowed down Francesca Semoso’s cheeks as she cast her vote in the Bougainville Referendum.

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Port Moresby is a rubber stamp

By Netani Rika, Buka-: Bougainville AN overwhelming vote for independence should compel Papua New Guinea to allow freedom for Bougainville. The Autonomous

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Churches call for peace and calm

By Netani Rika, Buka-: Bougainville CHURCHES have called for peace, calm and wise choices of leaders in the Bougainville referendum. With polling

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Key players cast votes

By Netani Rika, Buka-: Bougainville KEY figures in the Bougainville  peace process have cast their votes as the territory decides on independence. President

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A good day for world peace

From NETANI RIKA on Buka, Bougainville THE first day of Bougainville’s referendum on independence has been described as a good day for

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Alcohol ban as poll begins

From NETANI RIKA on Buka, Bougainville A MONTH-LONG ban on alcohol sales and consumption remains in force as the autonomous region of