In Bougainville, the BPA calls for a referendum on, âBougainvilleâs future political status,â to be held in any case, no later than June 2020, which is 15 years after the first sitting of the House of Representatives. Instead, the very early feuds over Panguna over benefits accruing from the land under various leases to BCL were between landowners themselves. OBEC is responsible for the facilitation of the Autonomous Bougainville Government General Elections as well as the elections of other levels of formal governments below the ABG. The general election was the first since Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to separate from Papua New Guinea at the end of last year, ... (@JosephNobetau) September 23, 2020. Toroama ran second to Momis in the previous election. - President Chief Dr. John Momis, President and the Bougainville Executive Council, Personnel Management and Administrative Services, Statement of Condolence to the Late Mallinson Kipau, Toroama-Nisira government passes 2021 Budget, Condolence message on passing of Late Sir Mekere Morauta, KGMC, MP, Enrollment for Bougainvilleans residing in the Solomon Islands, The Bougainville Chocolate Festival, August 7-8 2019, Bougainville Referendum: Issue of writs date, September 27, 2019. It is a story new generation of Panguna landowners is born into. This assurance was given by Bougainville Electoral Commissioner George Manu when presenting his update on election preparedness to stakeholders during the recent launching of Obecâs gender equality and social â¦ Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook; Share via email; Share on Reddit; Share on Linked In ; The regional MP for Bougainville in Papua New Guinea says delaying local elections is no longer an option. It is true, hindsight is a wonderful thing. The 2020 presidential and parliamentary election was held in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville between 12 August and 1 September 2020. The 2020 presidential and parliamentary election was held in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville between 12 August and 1 September 2020. 1282. For a number â¦ 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. Raymond â¦ The writs for the election â¦ With counting of the northern votes happening through the â¦ September 14, 2020. 440 candidates were contesting the 40 seats in the Bougainville House of Representatives, including 25 competing to be President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. A record number of women are standing for election in Bougainville. Image: The National . 25 candidates are vying for the presidentâs seat in this yearâs election. The two-week general election held in August was the first since autonomous Bougainville, which has a 250,000 population, voted for independence from Papua New Guinea (PNG) in late 2019. 120620 BOUGAINVILLE SET FOR THE 2020 ABG ELECTION NEW DAWN FM NEWS Bougainville is set for the 2020 Bougainville election starting with the presentation of the final BRC report on Referendum which was presented to the Vice President, RAYMOND MASONO by one of the BRC Commissioners and OBEC Commissioner George Manu yesterday. Since the inception of the autonomous arrangements on Bougainville there has been a lack of coordination between the Autonomous Bougainville Government and the four Bougainville National MP’s. "The Bougainville Peace Agreement is the real basis for us all being here today. I appeal to you to put party politics aside and vote for who will best deliver the Referendum result and Independence for Bougainville,” President Toroama said. A referendum is like an election, but instead of voting for a person/candidate/party, people choose an âoption.â Bougainville declares new State of Emergency. The pandemic has also impacted on the transition consultation process between the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) and the National Government of Papua New Guinea and it has led to a delay of the general elections in Bougainville which were originally scheduled for May 2020. The BCA was a document familiar mostly to lawyers, investors and bankers and, of course, to the mining fraternity. The seat was vacated by Joe Lera when he contested the seat of President in the Autonomous Bougainville Government elections in July. Share on Facebook. People queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the presidential elections in Arawa, on the Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville August 12, 2020. Elections for the Autonomous Bougainville Government are a multiple-day event. Voters headed to the polls to elect the new president and representatives responsible for establishing the â¦ The future of the Panguna copper and gold mine was also a key issue in Bougainville's election. Live 2020 Presidential election results and maps by state. Every picture tells a story. The parliament comprises 33 constituency members (14 from the northern region, 8 from central and 11 in the south), three womenâs representatives, three former combatant representatives and a speaker (appointed from outside by the other members of parliament). The report surveyed 1,700 youths from every district and town in Bougainville ahead of last yearâs referendum. As the differences grew, the younger Panguna generation – alongside women like Serero and Gemel and the emerging, vociferous Francis Ona – turned their attention to Rio and BCL. That men are on the periphery in this photo – in stark contrast to the lead role being played by Serero at the front – wasn’t just symbolic. SHARE. Share this. Rebuilding lives, normalcy and returning to a resilient society is a longer journey that will take many generations over many lifetimes. Serero, and the landowners who stood with her, made a brave and significant statement. A father-daughter team will join the Autonomous Bougainville Government House of Representatives after winning their seats in the â¦ Its coverage includes 13 district womenâs federations and BWF is represented at the Council of Elders, the Community Government and ward levels. Former Bougainville Revolutionary Army commander, Ishmael Toroama, is starting to build a substantial lead after count 206 in the presidential vote. “There are six candidates from which you are to make your choice of 1, 2 and 3. tweet; Article sponsored by NewzEngine.com. President Toroama on Bougainville By-election. POLITICO's coverage of 2020 races for President, Senate, House, Governors and Key Ballot Measures. tweet; Two of the three women elected in the gender-reserved seats in the Bougainville House of Representatives ... Amanda Masono Getsi (left) and Yolande Paul. Voters headed to the polls to elect the new president and representatives responsible for establishing the worldâs newest independent country. I hope looking back we can pass on to the next generation the genuine benefits of hindsight. 25 candidates are vying for the presidentâs seat in this yearâs election. ( Supplied ) News. Sydney, NSW; Melbourne, VIC; Queensland ; Perth, WA; Adelaide, SA; Hobart, TAS; Darwin, NT; Show All / Local / â¦ Sunday, 20 December 2020. The Bougainville Electoral Commissioner, George Manu, has announced the appointments of returning officers (ROs) and assistant returning officers (AROs) for the 2020 Bougainville general election. Bougainville’s National MP’s have most often than not operated outside of the ABG’s purview to disburse their District Services Improvement Program and Provincial Services Improvement Program funds. These will be the first elections held since the 2019 Bougainville referendum, in which 98 percent of voters selected independence from Papua New Guinea (PNG). Issue 14 Febriana Firdaus September 03, 2020 Bougainville August 12-August 18: Bougainville general election The autonomous region of Bougainville, located in the easternmost part of Papua New Guinea in the Solomon Sea, could soon â¦ September 28, 2020 Bougainville Elects Ishmael Toroama President, Eyes Set on Independence By Grant Wyeth I never met her. THE Office of the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner (Obec) is ready to deliver the 2020 Bougainville General Election for a free, fair and inclusive outcome. Bougainville's electoral commissioner George Manu and acting election manager George Kenatsi (February 2020) Photo: Bougainville Electoral Commission. Some of these lessons are harsh. Image: NRI/RNZ. Perpetua Serero and Francis Ona both passed away relatively young. This time, he led his closest rival, former Papua New Guinea MP Father Simon Dumarinu, by more than 9000 votes under the ABGâs preferential voting system.. Toroama told Radio NZ his priorities are the restoration of law and order and a speedy resolution of the independence question. Bougainville News Alert : President Toroama reports on 100-days progress : Bougainville News : Reflections of memory and reality , there is rhyme, reason and ritual to hunting, gathering and fishing. Bougainvilleâs new president and representatives and their counterparts in the â¦ The effervescent Damien Dameng – the one with reading glasses studying his notes in this photo – lost his life under dubious circumstances only in recent times. Click to open navigation. Tweet on Twitter. These customs and traditions gave her the mantle and legitimacy to lead protests against the male dominated RMTL executives in the Panguna Landowners Association. But these were localized and tended to be confined within households, extended families and clans. The landowners were getting their lease payments, social inconvenience compensations, royalties etc. This was the first election to be held after the â¦ Bougainville Crisis in 2001, during which an estimated 20,000 people died. ABG President Ishmael Toroama made the statement during his Christmas message to the people of Bougainville. The majority of the landowners the BCA was purported to serve turned against it, despised and rebelled against it. Candidates/Parties. It was not until well after the first power pylons fell, after deployment of the security forces and after the mine was closed that interest increase in reading the fine print of the BCA. Panguna may be most uncommon dispute or problem of its time that a foreign mining company has had to face and deal with. There were ways for everyone to move on, living and communally sharing the land, rivers, creeks, the environment and everything that more or less made life worth living and dying for. Issue . All of this has caused great confusion and uncertainty among Bougainvilleans. Ishmael Toroama KEITH JACKSON MONDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE NOOSA â The nineteenth elimination count in the Bougainville presidential election was completed this afternoon with the candidate who has led throughout, Ishmael Toroama, maintaining a significant lead. Perpetua Serero had remarkable poise and presence. Serero. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. She served her calling with tremendous support from men and women of the land. It is not only a story of lost lives, lost land and lost opportunities. Parliamentary elections parallel to the presidential poll marked a significant shift from the status quo in Bougainville politics. By The National. The year of 2020 has seen global changes through the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a certain poignancy about this picture – and many other images connected with the multitude of matters surrounding Panguna. But the path to nationhood may not be smooth. September 06, 2020. Rather, it is a story that evokes timeless lessons and has some relevance for all of us forever throughout our lifetime. Their disposable income was far better than the public servant who also had to cope with overheads. That more and more landowners became willing to front up in crowds such as this, emboldened by the willing maternal leadership of someone who stood up to carry the mantle of those that bore grievances against their own PLOA, led by men. ABG President Ishmael Toroama made the statement during his Christmas message to the people of Bougainville. Everyone that has lived through the crisis on the Island or has been affected one way or another, directly or indirectly, has had to deal with the horrors of crisis, war and conflict. President Momis has been the single most prominent leader for Bougainville because of his longevity and the high levels of leadership he has occupied over the span of 48 years (1972-2020). âWhile we are yet to receive any funds for enrolment or polling, we are preparing ourselves and voters as best as we can,â Commissioner Manu said. Every story a picture tells may not be a perfect story but, as another saying goes, there’s more to the picture than meets the eye. Bougainville Election 2020 News : Polling starts today 12 August with young people seizing the opportunity to help reshape our future â Young people in the South Pacific islands of Bougainville are seizing the opportunity to help reshape the future of the autonomous region of Papua New Guinea as they head to the polls this month to elect a new leader. Polling has just wrapped up in Bougainville for a milestone election on the road to potentially becoming the worldâs newest independent nation. It was real. Ishmael Toroama â â¦ The Bougainville election is to run for three weeks, from 12 August until 1 September. The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. Instagram Telegram Google News. Twitter. The general â¦ The Bel Kol approach initiated by the landowners shows traditional societies also have ways, means and mechanisms by which to resolve seemingly intractable disputes. 243. The Bougainville Youth Federation will he launching its 'Ol Yut Tokaut' Report on Monday 16 November 2020 at the new Central Bougainville Youth Centre, Arawa, at 12 noon. Ishmael Toroama KEITH JACKSON MONDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE NOOSA â The nineteenth elimination count in the Bougainville presidential election was completed this afternoon with the candidate who has led throughout, Ishmael Toroama, maintaining a significant lead. In August 2020, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville held the first general election since the region voted overwhelmingly for separation from Papua New Guinea last year. It is true, isn’t it, that one cannot fully understand and appreciate peace and freedom unless you either lose it or you have been suppressed. Bougainvilleans will go to the polls starting on Wednesday, August 12, to vote for the 39 members of the House of Representatives and a president. By The National. Toroama is â¦ THE 2020 Bougainvilleâs General Election is unique unlike past elections because it is about Bougainville making a bold decision to become free says Honorable President Grand Chief Dr. John Momis. Commissioner Manu explained that the ABG elections are held according to the Bougainville â¦ Some of the disputes became vexatious with the advent of mining. These ways are local, restorative and win-win in their approach, not adversarial, competitive and foreign. Thatâs why I chose to stand in 2020.ââ Bougainville As I got off the flight on Monday Sept 28 it was a dull day. Where can election results can be found. tweet; Voting in the Bougainville election. Mining catapulted Panguna women like Perpetua Serero, Cecilia Gemel and others to the forefront as they took on much more active and pronounced roles as mothers of the land in a society that is largely matrilineal. â¦ Accreditation (Media & Observer Groups) Information for media and for observer organisation in order to obtain accreditation to report and observe elections. Nominations close on Thursday, Dec 10. The Bougainville Electoral Commissioner, George Manu has assured the people of Bougainville that the preparations of the 2020 ABG elections are underway. 0. Bougainville News Webinar Alert : The use of mobile technologies in the 2019 Bougainville referendum presents both opportunities and challenges for the future of democracy in the Pacific, Bougainville News Alert : WEBINAR – Mobile telephones on for public messaging: Did the Bougainville referendum information hotline make a difference? Distribution of preferences in Bougainvilleâs election, which took place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ended on September 23 with the declaration that former Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA) commander Ishmael Toroama had been elected â¦ Some of the continuing pain, ill effects and trauma over lost land and lost dignity over Panguna are more destabilizing and debilitating than the crisis and conflict that landowners and many other Bougainvilleans endured. Autonomous Region of Bougainville Bougainville General Elections 2020 President Toroama stated that the Bougainville Regional seat, is â¦ All of us observing, reading and writing about the upheavals over Panguna, the mounting dissatisfaction, the criticism of the Bougainville Copper Agreement (BCA) and the rebellious response that shut down the giant mining operations, may find some satisfaction in the common truism that hindsight is a wonderful thing. Perth, WA. The significance of her message was either lost to or not taken seriously by most leaders from central Bougainville, BCL, PLOA and relevant authorities in the national Government at the time. The Bougainville Caretaker government has declared a new State of Emergency in Bougainville effective as of 06 September 2020, for the next 21 days. I will never meet her in person because she has passed on. Published: Thursday, 13 August 2020 4:50 PM during the Bougainville Peace Agreement is the real for. 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