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October 2, 2020 Two female members have been name in the full cabinet of the Bougainville Executive Council. 20,953 – Peter Tsiamalili Closures, cuts, revival and rebirth – how covid reshaped NZ media... CIVICUS criticises Pacific countries over use of covid to curb freedoms, Northern Marianas gets vaccine freezers for covid-19 treatment. In a journal article ‘The Gangs of Bougainville’ by Stan Starygin, Toroama was portrayed as a ‘Rambo’ . He died in office on 6 June 2008. Echoes of the Rainbow Warrior – have the lessons been learned? Bougainville's new President, Ishmael Toroama, says establishing law and order is essential if the autonomous region in Papua New Guinea is to prosper. The new president of Bougainville will be Ishmael Toroama, a former commander in the Bougainville Revolutionary Army, and one of the key players … Ishmael Toroama – fighter, rebel leader, peace broker, scrap metal dealer, security boss and coca farmer – now seems likely to be fifth president of Bougainville. Any re-opening of the Panguna mine – which would be intensely controversial in the province – was a decision for the owners of that land, Toroama has said. Bougainville has a new president, former rebel leader Ishmael Toroama, who will lead talks for the island territory's independence from Papua New Guinea. The change people want, the change people can see and feel, the change people have been crying for, the change people expect to see and the change that has never happened during the course of the first three parliaments of Bougainville”. Bougainville Presidential Count Update Encouraged by his numbers and undeterred by defeat Toroama has announced his candidacy for President of Bougainville for the 2015 election.”. pic.twitter.com/CQJ7HGUa32. Toroama told ABC radio’s Pacific Beat how honoured he was to be elected as the new President of Bougainville: "We have to fulfill the dreams and the vision of why we fought. President-elect Ishmael Toroama after being declared the winner of the #Bougainville Presidential #election . The new President of Bougainville, Ishmael Toroama, has been sworn in by Papua New Guinea Supreme Court Justice, Sir Kina Bona, in Buka. Toroama will be sworn into office Friday. Follow me, because I am the Lord.’ And this he did; when the war ends, he says, he would like to become a preacher.”. This may be to keep the ‘boys’, as everyone calls the BRA, on their toes. But Marape’s government has been careful not to commit to granting Bougainville independence in the wake of the referendum. Renowned for his role as a commander in the Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA), Tororama was at the forefront of much of the BRA’s decade-long civil war against the PNG government. Fiji to set up relocation trust fund for villages hit by... Banabans climate change student documentary chosen for third festival, Banabans of Rabi student doco given Tongan film festival premiere, Banabans of Rabi short climate change documentary chosen for Nuku’alofa, Pacific storytelling with a focus on the ignored and ‘untold’ issues, While PNG promotes APEC big money, youth are building grassroots resilience. BUKA – Bougainville’s president Ishmael Toroama has vowed to continue to protect landowner rights as the region embarks on an energetic program of economic development. Bougainville president, and former rebel military commander, Ishmael Toroama, wants a swift resolution to independence talks with Papua New Guinea. 21st Elimination – Tuesday afternoon Now, he will be sworn in as the region's president. More than 98% of voters supported independence in the non-binding referendum, but that independence now needs to be negotiated with a central PNG government reluctant to lose the resource-rich province. Looking forward to work with your leaders including the president.”. Ishmael Toroama has been elected Bougainville president and will lead independence talks with Papua New Guinea [File: Ness Kerton/AFP] Former rebel military commander Ishmael Toroama … President Toroama was announcing the Bana Special Economic Zone at Mamarego Primary School in the Bana District of South Bougainville. The big man is ‘no longer proud to be a fighter’. Return to Rabi on the horizon for Ossies climate doco crew? Field commander The Autonomous Region of Bougainville Declare New President - Ishmael Toroama. What we do suspect is that, although Ishmael Toroama has shown himself to be a shrewd operator, there is no proof of any illegality or corruption in his varied and volatile career. CANBERRA, Australia, Sep 29 (IPS) - Ishmael Toroama, a former revolutionary leader and fighter during the decade long civil war which engulfed the remote islands of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the 1990s, has been elected the autonomous region's new President ahead of high-level talks about its political future. 20,107 – Thomas Raivet. There are no half-measures here.”. The BRA are the first Indigenous People to shut down one of the biggest mining companies on this planet. Keith Jackson is a retired educator, school publications editor and communications lecturer and consultant in Papua New Guinea who has managed radio stations in Rabaul and Bougainville and was head of policy and planning in the National Broadcasting Commission at independence in 1975. Seriously injured?’ ‘Er, one yes, very.’ It is training like this that has turned the BRA into such an effective fighting force. Momis had sought a third term – in defiance of Bougainville’s constitution which limits presidents to two – but lost a challenge before the supreme court. As journalist Dominic Rotheroe wrote in an article in The Independent (The Green Guerrillas, 13 September 1998) Toroama is nothing if not a very strong and intimidating man: “Ten minutes further into this training patrol, a mock ambush is launched and Ishmael Toroama hurtles into the bush, M-16 blazing, while his soldiers blast the jungle with a mix of captured M-l6s, rejuvenated Second World World War guns, and home-made rifles. Toroama’s role was accepted by the international peace brokers who worked with him on the disarmament process and he acquired status by tapping the largesse they brought to Bougainville, becoming the virtual master of ceremonies at peace and reconciliation events. After interim elections to fill the remainder of his term, John Momis was elected as president in 2010 for a five-year term. First Toroama helped negotiate the peace agreement, then took the lead in subsequent reconciliations, next benefited greatly from selling scrap mine equipment from Panguna and later returned to the family tradition of cocoa farming. If anyone is interested in my story please contact me on this email address: nmatte481@gmail.com, or search my name on Facebook: Nigel Matte (Nai) and Linkedin: Nigel Matte. Rio Tinto accused of violating human rights in Bougainville for not cleaning up Panguna mine, Bougainville referendum: voting begins amid scenes of jubilation. Starygin writes that during the disarmament process endorsed by the peace agreement, “Toroama presented himself as an agent of peace”. 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Bougainville, a group of islands in PNG’s east that has close relations with neighbouring Solomon Islands, has been hampered post-conflict by years of poor economic progress, despite its abundance of natural resources. Well, this did not happen. SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former rebel military commander Ishmael Toroama has been elected president of Bougainville, an autonomous part of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific, electoral officials said on Wednesday, and is set to lead talks seeking independence. And now he stands on the threshold of becoming the next president of Bougainville. Thirty years ago, Ishmael Toroama was leading troops in a rebel army during a bloody conflict in Bougainville. “I offer my support to work with you to deliver on my commitments to Bougainville,” he said. But in more recent years, Toroama, from Central Bougainville, returned to what his family has done for generations – peacefully grow cocoa. Rio Tinto and BCL were making mega bucks without any regard for the environment or the people of Bougainville. We can only surmise from his background that he is well experienced and that he is a formidable man. Former rebel commander says law and order a priority, and says issue of PNG independence needs swift resolution, Last modified on Wed 23 Sep 2020 02.46 EDT. 40 luxury Maseratis for PNG, but little effort put into climate... Tukuitonga goes into battle on behalf of Pacific for WHO position. Ishmael Toroama has been declared the president-elect in Bougainville following an election process that began in the autonomous Papua New Guinea region, six weeks ago. They are corporate thugs who were stopped thanks to the Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA). My dad was also a civilian killed in the Bougainville Crisis by PNGDF, his name is Kevin Lalai Kokiai, I found records of him recorded on Amnesty Internationals Data Base Online. Peace agreement The conflict and subsequent military blockade – provoked by the the environmental damage wrought by the Rio Tinto’s massive Panguna copper mine, as well as disputes over the limited share of mine profits going to the island’s inhabitants – led to the deaths up to 20,000 people between 1988 and 1998. “[And] to the people of Bougainville, thank you for your peace and serenity as you decided on your government. Former rebel military commander Ishmael Toroama has been elected president of Bougainville, an autonomous part of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific, electoral officials said on Wednesday, and is set to lead talks seeking independence. President Ishmael Toroama said he will be announcing a full cabinet soon with a team of vibrant leaders who will provide the drive, energy and innovation in moving Bougainville forward. The Bougainville Revolutionary Army ( BRA ) as the region 's president he will be sworn in as the 's. 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