4:47 pm on 17 December 2020. July 30, 2020 ; The Bougainville Emergency Controller and Chief of Bougainville Police Service has issued the following Supplementary Orders #9: Restriction of air travel into Bougainville. [9], “It is time to purify and heal Bougainville” – Francis Ora, “It is time to not let the bird of paradise die in vain” – Airlie Ingram, Sorong Samarai. The Bougainville and Melanesian are at a crossroads now, Prime Minister James Marape and your government in Moresby… Which Way, Big Man? We met in the village at Christmas holidays. 4:47 pm on 17 December 2020. The Impact of Mining and Politics in Bougainville. Bougainville News Feature : If we have all learnt anything from Panguna, it is this. The Bougainville Emergency Controller and Chief of Bougainville Police Service has issued the following Supplementary Orders #9: Restriction of air travel into Bougainville. When you give birth to a child, it is your responsibility to give that child good clothes, good house, good health, good education and a good life for the rest of his/her adult life. This is a key agenda item for the Joint Supervisory Body … Going back to fishing, we didn’t know, or had heard about overfishing. "I understand that during the political instability that there should be not much going but at the same time, for me, I would like to see that happening. Melanesia at stands at a crossroads, Which Way? The latest from across Bougainville. She has had a long involvement in community work throughout Papua New Guinea and said she was struck by how women in south Bougainville fail to get the services they … Recognizing these challenges, the Catholic Bishop Conference (CBC) of PNG and Solomon Islands General Secretary, Fr. We are all facing the same existential threats under the current global world order. August 25, 2020; The 2020 Bougainville Chocolate Festival has been postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic. If we can go back to telling simple, perhaps unassuming, stories about where we have come from, where we are now and where we might be headed, perhaps some sense and sobriety will remain. Explore more on Bougainville. 11:04 am on 28 November 2020. 7:38 pm on 14 December 2020. Since the last edition, there have been some encouraging and very positive developments happening within the government and our communities. [6]. Share this . Bougainville SOE Media Statement. The ABG veteran, Karaston lost to first timer Polycarp Suito who was declared the member-elect for Suir Constituency. There's still enthusiasm in Bougainville to be a PNG parliamentarian Radio New Zealand 06:53 14-Dec-20. BOUGAINVILLE Affairs Minister Sir Puka Temu has appealed to the National Government to prioritise funding under the K100 million new 10-year Bougainville Development Program (2020-2030) to progress the post-referendum program. He led comfortably from the beginning when count started from South Bougainville, the to Central and North Bougainville. These kinds of memories and stories are rarer, and far and in between to tell. Bougainville News Alert : President Toroama reports on 100-days progress : December 15, 2020; Bougainville News : Reflections of memory and reality , there is rhyme, reason and ritual to hunting, gathering and fishing. PNG government’s attempt at national unity involved inviting mercenaries to kill the Bougainville people. December 29, 2017; Hello Readers, Welcome to Edition 11 of the Bougainville Bulletin. ... Bougainville also wants more information on Mr Marape's earlier commitment to allow the establishment of foreign missions in Bougainville. September 28, 2020 Bougainville Elects Ishmael Toroama President, ... Bougainville is aiming for independence and elected a president who shares that ambition. Panguna copper mine, now closed, serves not only as a stark reminder of war, but the breakdown of social structure, cultural values, and the destruction of Bougainville’s ecosystem. Our leaders are like our trustees, we are the beneficiaries. And it still is but it is not the same place with the same kind of regard it deserves any more. It has been 80 days following the swearing-in of Ishmael Toroama as the fourth President of the Fourth Bougainville House of Representatives on 25th September this year. AND ABOVE ALL HAVE A PEACEFUL AND BLESSED MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY PROSPEROUS 2021. Posted Wed Wednesday 23 Sep September 2020 at 3:32am Wed Wednesday 23 Sep September 2020 at 3:32am Ishmael Toroama said the next few years would be a challenging time for Bougainville. When we talk about “being independent”, it is not just political independence that we should have in mind but also being independent in the way we live our lives at all levels daily. Are the current Melanesian leaders still holding onto this important vision? [3]. Bougainville SOE Update. From 2021 onwards, I do not want to see idle parent-youths roaming the streets of Buka, Arawa and Buin towns. My people of Bougainville, let me explain what I mean when I say this. Each of these levels must have strong economic foundations. This is not a time to vote for beginners. Bougainvilleans want to defend the earth while mining companies like Panguna mine are indifferent to the suffering of people and destruction their land, all in the name of progress and development. The President has also launched the Manetai Lime stone project, the Integrated Agriculture Project at Tonolei in Buin District and the Integrated Landowner Group registration exercise for the Bana Special Economic Zone. [2]. The conflicts in Melanesian mining villages are far more complex: these are wars against industrial machines that uproot cultures and tear apart ecosystems; fighting for the survival of languages, values and land as the threat of extinction rears its head. We started the year with the excitement of the 98% Referendum result, without any complaints lodged within the prescribed 40-day period. The President stressed on this important agenda of implementing the 98% Referendum … Flip The Script: Nora Vagi Brash, Which Way Big Man? [7]  United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP). These are some of the best times in the lives of our generation. National unity for who? [online] Thediplomat.com. We prayed to God and he gave us strength. The fish around our Island waters were schooling around in large numbers. Bougainville is a 21st century tragedy with the potential to be extinguished under the Western capitalist system or live as a spiritual-based, nature centric civilization. 14 Dec 2020. We are also increasing efforts in progressing the Bana Free Trade Zone through the establishment of the Integrated Land Groups registration process. Greetings to you all my people of Bougainville, this is the first Christmas message I am sharing with you as your President, since coming into office 4 months ago. [5]. 8:20 am on 25 November ... An anti-violence campaigner in Bougainville says women are very concerned at the latest sorcery attacks. Bougainvilleans are still traumatized from the civil war that erupted in the late 1980’s, which resulted in the closure of the giant, Australian-owned Panguna mine. At the time of writing, our data shows that Bougainville Copper Limited has a market capitalization of AU$116m, and reported total annual CEO compensation of K739k for the year to December 2019. Solutions to ensure as to whether Melanesia will survive or not require a collective effort. Interviewed by Anna-Karina Hermken, Author of “Marian Movements and Secessionist      Warfare in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea” (November 22nd, 2005). Procedure. These past weeks, instead of working and thinking things through together for the people and for the love of the country, the first love of those who we elect to represent us is self preservation, by and large. Bougainville President, Ishmael Toroama, is aiming to push Papua New Guinea to make more definite commitments on how both governments will negotiate over the results of the independence referendum. The first 100 Days of the Toroama Presidency is focused on realigning the ABG’s priorities under the President Toroama’s Six (6) Point Strategies on developing Bougainville and making it independence ready. 1975 province of newly independent PNG. After two adjournments and a third one yesterday after the intervention of the Judiciary I’m not sure what this House will bring anything to the dinner table that is beneficial and palatable to share with its people that are developing a growing concern (may be even fear) and a reason to be sceptical and cynical about leadership and governance in this country. Bougainville News Alert : President Toroama reports on 100-days progress : December 15, 2020; Bougainville News : Reflections of memory and reality , there is rhyme, reason and ritual to hunting, gathering and fishing. There's still enthusiasm in Bougainville to be a PNG parliamentarian. And we could swim as much and as long as we wanted. As we celebrate Christmas as Christians, we voters or constituencies must stop our expectations of leaders for “cargo development” or hand-outs because that will help in reducing corruption. Do not waste your lives feeling frustrated that you did not continue your education or that you did not find a job? Available at: https://asiapacificreport.nz/2016/03/06/bougainville-faces-mental-health-issues-legacy-from-the-civil-war/ [Accessed 7 Jan. 2020]. It is irrelevant who is making the decisions. ... Bougainville might be close to independence but the enthusiasm for sitting in the Papua New Guinea national parliament remains high. 14 Dec 2020. In an attempt to control protesting against the mine operations, the PNG government used foreign-supplied mercenaries to massacre thousands of Bougainvilleans, with the support of the Australian government. The enemy of the people are the industrial nations with the support of local governments who don’t understand the complex networks of indigenous social structures, value systems and their deep connection to their ancestral land. ABG President Ishmael Toroama made the statement today at the Yumi Wan Festival to complete the 2020 ABG General Elections Leaders Dialogue. Stock Market News. VOICE OF BOUGAINVILLE. [online] Culturalsurvival.org. The first 100 days of the Toroama led Autonomous Bougainville Government has shown great promise with the government achieving a number of benchmarks since its inception in September. At every level, we must be economically independent. On Saturday, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Dariusz Kałuża, M.S.F. [online] Asiapacificreport.nz. “The priorities for this Government were announced in my inauguration speech. This is a war between industrial civilization versus the natural world. But they must be sensible decisions. Every picture tells a story. Catch up Bougainville News . News and Public Notices The latest from across Bougainville. Share on Twitter ; Share on Facebook; Share via email; Share on Reddit; Share on Linked In; Bougainville's leader has taken issue with claims that the recent trip to Port Moresby for the Joint Supervisory Body (JSB) was a waste of money. Bougainville News Feature : If we have all learnt anything from Panguna, it is this. Karaston Loses New Dawn FM News 160920 The latest casualty in a long line of ABG Members losing their seats in the 2020 ABG General Elections is the former ABG Minister for Technical Services and Member for Suir Constituency, Luke Karaston. 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The regional body such as the MSG and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) could be very powerful institutions that allow the leaders of the Pacific nations to unite and say NO to cheque book diplomacy coming from large foreign powers. The genocide next door – West Papuan band spreading message of freedom | Asia Pacific Report. Isaiah 1:4 says “Woe to the sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption. Our fragmented worldview has created a separation theology and our separated theology has divided our sociology. Bougainville might be close to independence but the enthusiasm for sitting … February 19, 2020. December 21, 2020 The Autonomous Region of Bougainville join mainland Papua New Guinea in expressing our heartfelt condolences on the death of former Prime Minister Sir Mekere Morauta, KGMC, MP who passed on in Australia on 19 December, 2020. Arawa, Bougainville… All air services into designated airports of Buka and Kieta restricts incoming passengers, effective as of 31 July 2020, for a period of 14-days of the extended State of Emergency; It is time to listen to the words of many great people who want to see these island nations thrive under autonomy and renewed freedom. Available at: https://thediplomat.com/2019/12/australia-china-and-bougainvilles-choices/ [Accessed 7 Jan. 2020]. [2]  RNZ News (2019). Young generation, you have a lot of opportunity where you are to work the land, or the sea and achieve something and live a good happy live. December 22 2020 . It was the land of plenty everywhere in PNG. DonalWisey [email protected] Even if the tree is not producing fruit on its own, visitors still want a souvenir of its exotic potential. ... for ad-free news and current affairs. Bougainville faces mental health issues legacy from the civil war | Asia Pacific Report. The Toroama government has progressed Bougainville’s Independence preparations which are at an advanced stage, however, consultations are obviously happening slower the expected because of the national political context but the ABG ready to engage as soon as the situation stabilizes in Port Moresby. Available at: https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/405899/png-govt-urged-not-to-derail-bougainville-referendum-mandate [Accessed 7 Jan. 2020]. 11:19 pm on 17 November 2020. The latest from across Bougainville August 08, 2020 The National Deputy Controller Dr Paison Dakulala yesterday announced 25 new confirmed COVID19 cases in Papua New Guinea which brings the total COVID19 cases to stand at 188. Share this. BY ROMULUS MASIU. [online] RNZ. ... for ad-free news and current affairs. We also experienced the excitement of forming a new Bougainville Government under my Presidency and the end of term of our most senior and longest serving political leader, Dr Chief John Momis. 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