Bougainville is about to enter a two week polling period for a non-binding referendum on independence from PNG. The devastation to infrastructure from a civil war over two decades ago is still evident, but today Arawa is upbeat and a…

Police in Solomon Islands have beefed up security along the shared maritime border with Papua New Guinea, ahead of the Bougainville independence referendum this weekend. The non-binding referendum, which begins on Saturday, is the final expression of the Bougainville Peace…

Communities on Bougainville’s atolls hope the upcoming independence referendum is an impetus for improved services to the remote islands. A two-week polling period begins this Saturday for Bougainville’s referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea. The non-binding referendum is a provision of…

Results in Bougainville’s upcoming referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea will be delivered in just one announcement. The two-week polling period for the non-binding referendum begins on 23 November. The verification, scrutiny and count process is to begin at the Count…

Bougainvilleans are being encouraged to consult with teams holding transitional dialogue on what happens after the upcoming referendum. People from the autonomous Papua New Guinea region begin a two-week polling period tomorrow for a non-binding vote on whether Bougainville should…