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Only independence will appease Bougainvilleans, says Moses

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville independence, Bougainville referendum, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on Only independence will appease Bougainvilleans, says Moses

“No amount of greater powers or autonomy will appease the people – especially after the loss of over 15,000 lives during the 10-year Bougainville War.” Image: PNG Post-Courier By Patrick Makis The people of Bougainville will only accept independence from Papua New Guinea and nothing else, says concerned Bougainvillean and independence hardliner Gabriel Moses. And […]

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O’Neill government suffers first election court rebuff in Bougainville

By   /  April 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville autonomy, Bougainville Copper Limited, Bougainville mining, Bougainville war, Elections, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG elections, Reports, Rio Tinto, Sam Akoitai  /  Comments Off on O’Neill government suffers first election court rebuff in Bougainville

A delighted Sam Akoitai (in red tie) outside the National Court yesterday after winning back his Central Bougainville seat in the National Parliament. Photo: Sally Pokiton/Loop PNG Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Bougainville Affairs Minister Fr Simon Dumarinu has been ousted by four votes as the first casualty of the Peter O’Neill government in Papua New […]

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PNG Mine Watch: Bougainville’s new ‘infamous’ Filipino mining company

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville mining, copper mining, Eric Gutierrez, Evening Report, John Momis, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, PNG Post-Courier, Reports  /  Comments Off on PNG Mine Watch: Bougainville’s new ‘infamous’ Filipino mining company

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte exposes “illegal favours” to mining tycoon Eric Gutierrez, whose company SR Metals Inc has now won an exploration contract on Bougainville. Archlight Productions video shot during 2016 presidential election campaign. BACKGROUNDER: PNG Mine Watch Mine Watch recently predicted that Bougainville President John Momis’ appetite for crooked foreign miners was very much […]

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Bougainville autonomy ‘positive’ but improvements needed, says poll report

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville autonomy, Bougainville independence, Development, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Multimedia, National Research Institute, NRI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research  /  Comments Off on Bougainville autonomy ‘positive’ but improvements needed, says poll report

PNG’s NRI researchers present Bougainville referendum reports. Video: EMTV News By Meriba Tulo in Port Moresby The autonomous arrangements for Bougainville have been described as positive. However, there is also room for improvement – among these, the need for the effective use of knowledge, capacity and time. These were points highlighted this week during a […]

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‘Help us’ plea from Bougainville police to find 18 escaped prisoners

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Escapees, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Prisoners, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on ‘Help us’ plea from Bougainville police to find 18 escaped prisoners

A New Dawn radio news team . .. local reporting on the Buka escapees. Image: Bougainville News By Theresa Baranangko of New Dawn FM Eighteen prisoners who have escaped from Bougainville’s Buka police station are still at large. Police station Commander Kingsley Lua has called for the communities, chiefs, community leaders and church leaders in […]

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Momis calls for unity as Bougainville future status referendum nears

By   /  January 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville independence, Development, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Momis calls for unity as Bougainville future status referendum nears

EMTV News report on the call for unity. By Aloysius Laukai in Buka The Autonomous Bougainville Government president, Chief Dr John Momis, has called on the people of the region to unite in spite of their differences with the future status of Bougainville at stake in next year’s referendum. In his New Year message to […]

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Momis announces moratorium on Panguna mining and exploration

By   /  December 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Copper Limited, copper mining, Development, Environment, Evening Report, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Panguna, Panguna mine, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Momis announces moratorium on Panguna mining and exploration

Panguna copper mine on Bougainville … the catalyst for decade-long civil war. Image: Aloysius Laukai/Bougainville Forum By Aloysius Laukai in Buka The President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government, Chief Dr John Momis, has announced an indefinite moratorium on exploration and mining in Panguna. He said the Bougainville Executive Council had its meeting on Wednesday made […]

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Hela ‘no Bougainville’, says former PNG defence force chief Singirok

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, ABC Pacific Beat, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Armed police, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville war, Development, Evening Report, Exxon, Featured, Hela, LNG, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military Forces, mining, Pacific Beat, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Reports  /  Comments Off on Hela ‘no Bougainville’, says former PNG defence force chief Singirok

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Police and soldiers in Papua New Guinea wait to board a flight to Hela Province in the Highlands. Image: Eric Tlozek/ABC/PNGMineWatch By Catherine Graue of Pacific Beat As hundreds of police and soldiers begin their work in Papua New Guinea’s Hela Province this week, there have been comparisons […]

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Gary Juffa: Shedding PNG blood for corporate interest – didn’t we learn?

By   /  December 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville war, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Gary Juffa, Hela, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Gary Juffa: Shedding PNG blood for corporate interest – didn’t we learn?

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The deployment of military troops to Hela province is reminiscent of tragic events that unfolded about 28 years ago that sparked off a crisis and left more then 20,000 Papua New Guineans dead. When Bougainvilleans decried the unfair treatment of landowners, pollution and lack of the government’s care […]

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New Ireland chiefs welcome Kauona reconciliation

By   /  November 23, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, BFM, Bougainville, Bougainville Freedom Movement, Bougainville independence, Bougainville war, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Julius Chan, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, New Ireland, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sam Kauona  /  Comments Off on New Ireland chiefs welcome Kauona reconciliation

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Former Bougainville Revolutionary Army commander Sam Kauona … reconciliation praised and condemned. Image: PNG Mine Watch The combined New Ireland chiefs in Papua New Guinea led by chief Demas Kavavu and political leaders including former National Alliance strongman, Pedi Anis, have welcomed  the invitation for reconciliation from the […]

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