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THE YEAR THAT WAS: 2020

The year 2020 was a tumultuous one globally as the world navigated its way through the Coronavirus pandemic which affected our everyday lives and disrupted many business activities as countries including PNG grappled with its highly contagious and unforgiving nature. Bougainville Copper like everyone else faced major hurdles such as
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BANA’S ECONOMIC AMBITION

Back in 2014 the people of Bana District in the south west of Bougainville began investigating options to foster economic development within the region, in areas such as agriculture, fisheries and tourism. This vision and perseverance led to the official launch of the Bana Special Economic Zone during a recent
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ROADWORKS REMAIN A NATIONAL BUDGET FOCUS

  In bringing down PNG’s national budget for 2021, Treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey made clear that due to fiscal constraints the document contained no big announcements of new initiatives, with a focus instead on core business. Already grappling with significant, pre-existing public debt and deficit issues, the PNG economy like others
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PRESIDENT TOROAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS

Ishmael Toroama has vowed to never stray from the three key pillars on which he campaigned to be elected the fourth president of Bougainville – fighting for independence, battling corruption and maintaining the rule of law. Mr Toroama’s remarkable journey from revolutionary commander to peacemaker, cocoa farmer and president has
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PANGUNA IN HINDSIGHT

By Simon Pentanu Every picture tells a story. 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. There is a certain poignancy about this picture – and many other images connected with the multitude
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KASTOM IN DAPERA VILLAGE

Haus Krai and the mourning process in Bougainville is deeply traditional, with each village, tribe and constituency having slightly different customs (kastom) and ‘steps’ towards healing and laying a loved one to rest. The Bougainville Copper media team was visiting Dapera village in Panguna, when we saw a large sculpture
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TRAVEL JOURNAL: LAURA KETSANA

Team Bougainville u18 sprinter for Air PNG National Athletics Championships It was on a Wednesday, my PE teacher told me that I was one of the selected students who will be taking part in the National Athletics Championship in Kimbe. I was very surprised and excited. I couldn’t believe that
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JOBS JOBS JOBS

Which industries are going to create the jobs of the future in Bougainville? This is a question that will be increasingly asked during this post-referendum period as policymakers consider a road map for economic growth. As it stands the government has identified key industries that it believes will help create
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ABG’s K439 million budget

Just before Christmas (24 December) the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) passed its K439 million budget for 2020. The theme for this year’s budget is: Focusing on Post Referendum. The financial plan included new funding commitments announced by PNG’s prime minister James Marape during his recent visit to Bougainville. Of the