Oceanic Refractions: A transcendent dive into Pacific realities

Mere Nailatikau and Amer Kanngieser Unveil Immersive Exhibition Blending Art and Environmental Activism In a captivating intersection of art, environmental awareness, and cultural storytelling, Mere Nailatikau and Amer

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Bougainville anniversary

The fourth anniversary of the historic referendum on Bougainville was on 11 December.  Ninety-eight per cent of Bougainvilleans voted for Independence in the non-binding Bougainville Referendum – Post Courier

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Bougainville referendum vote non-binding, says Minister

Minister for Bougainville Affairs Manasseh Makiba Tuesday reminded parliamentarians that the Bougainville Referendum results are non-binding, and the National Parliament is the only authority that will determine the

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House welcomes first Bougainville woman MP

The people of Bougainville have set a record when they for the first time in the 48 years’ political history of this country voted a women leader to the National Parliament, newly elected Member for North Bougainville

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Polls vital to vote for leaders to fight for independence: says Bougainville AG

A total of 161,737 eligible voters in Bougainville are expected to participate in a by-election in October this year. The two electorates are North and South Bougainville. The poll in North Bougainville will be to elect

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What is your fear on independence for Bougainville: President Toroama

Bougainville President Ishmael Toroama has called on Prime Minister James Marape to spell out clearly and honestly his fears about Bougainville obtaining Independence from Papua New Guinea. Toroama made the call based

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Bougainvilleans urged to evacuate after eruption at Mt Bagana

The government in Papua New Guinea’s autonomous Bougainville (ABG) region has issued a stage three alert seven days after Mt Bagana began a mild eruption. The government said on Monday there has been a significant

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A matter of conscience? Jerry Singirok, Sandline and Bougainville

In May 1989, PNG’s Bougainville copper mine was permanently shut down after disgruntled landowners supported by the Bougainville Revolutionary Army began sabotaging critical mine infrastructure. A secessionist war

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Bougainville results to be tabled in PNG parliament this year

Bougainville Affairs Minister Manasseh Makiba says the referendum results will be tabled in Parliament before the end of the year. “In accordance with section 342 of the Constitution, the minister responsible for

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Rio Tinto facing suit from Panguna landowners

The sheer environmental degradation and considerable loss of life that followed Rio Tinto’s running of Bougainville’s Panguna gold and copper mine must rank it as one of the world’s greatest mining debacles. Seven

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Embarking on writing a new Bougainville Constitution

The Bougainville Constitutional Planning Commission has conducted a consultation with Bougainvilleans in Lae on matters regarding the country’s constitution. The commission was represented by vice president of the

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Consultations on constitution begin outside Bougainville

The Bougainville Constitutional Planning Commission (BCPC) has begun consultations with Bougainvilleans outside Bougainville. The consultation is to gauge views and contribution of Bougainvilleans to draft an

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