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.

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

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

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

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

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