Debris, including large boulders uprooted from the seabed, line the Pangai Lahi grounds, with the Royal Palace visible in the background.

In our February issue

In this issue of Islands Business, lessons from Tonga where people continue to rebuild their lives after the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai

Panguna mine site

Panguna mine reopening

Landowners from the Panguna Mine area and the Autonomous Bougainville Government have reached a historic agreement to re-open the Panguna gold, copper and silver mine.

Bougainville independence date set

Bougainville President Ishmael Toroama has set 1 September, 2025, as the tentative date for the declaration of independence for the Autonomous Region

Who will welcome Bougainville?

The results of the historic Bougainville elections are now known.  In electoral processes setting benchmarks for emulation in the Pacific, former Bougainville

Pacific predictions: 2020

As we enter not only a new year but a new decade, there is much to anticipate in the Pacific islands region.

Bougainville referendum vote

Long walk to freedom

By Netani Rika THERE was always only going to be one outcome when the people of Bougainville were given their inalienable right

Bougainvilleans vote for independence

Bougainvilleans have voted overwhelmingly for independence in referendum results released this evening. The Bougainville Referendum Commission led by former Irish Prime Minister

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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