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Referendum voting running smoothly, mid-way through the Bougainville poll

Papua New Guinea, Nov. 26 -- By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Buka, Papua New Guinea There is general consensus amongst regional and international observers following the Bougainville referendum ... Read More


Bougainville film-maker inspired to produce sorcery film after successful referendum documentary

Papua New Guinea, Nov. 26 -- By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Buka, Bougainville The success of a short feature film on the referendum in Bougainville has inspired film-maker Ilane Munay to produ... Read More


Deputy speaker acknowledges women and five Pacific nations for influencing peace in Bougainville

Papua New Guinea, Nov. 25 -- By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Buka, Bougainville Women have been the greatest influencers of the peace process in Bougainville for the last 30 years - and Deputy S... Read More


Aspiring ABG Presidential candidate demands PNG Government to listen to recognise referendum result

Papua New Guinea, Nov. 25 -- By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Buka, Bougainville Aspiring candidate for the March 2020 Presidential election in Bougainville Fidelis Semoso is adamant the Governme... Read More


Contingency plan in place if referendum hit a snag ? BRC chief referendum officer

Papua New Guinea, Nov. 25 -- By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Buka, Bougainville The Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) has contingency plan in place to respond to adverse weather and logis... Read More


Sir Michael Somare urges Bougainvilleans throughout PNG to vote wisely in the referendun

Papua New Guinea, Nov. 24 -- As the founding Prime Minister of this nation I call on the people of Bougainville to be guided by their inner wisdom in the coming vote for independence or full autonomy ... Read More


President Momis banks on great partnership with PM Marape to move post-referendum consultations

Papua New Guinea, Nov. 23 -- By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Buka, Bougainville Bougainville Autonomous Government President, Grand Chief Dr John Momis is optimistic the great progress made by P... Read More


Bougainvillean voters' confident of an independence from PNG outcome

Papua New Guinea, Nov. 23 -- By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Buka, Bougainville As thousands of Bougainvilleans turned out in large numbers to vote at 21 polling centres on Saturday, there was a... Read More


ABG President hints of possible five year time line before independence from PNG

Papua New Guinea, Nov. 23 -- By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Buka, Bougainville Autonomous Bougainville Government President, Grand Chief Dr John Momis has hinted a possible five year time-line ... Read More


Game cancellation for Australia vs Tonga for round one of women's championships following suspected measles case

Fiji, Nov. 17 -- As a sport, the rugby family collaboratively prioritizes player welfare at all levels. Oceania Rugby in alignment with World Rugby continues to prioritise and ensure that any issues ... Read More