Bougainville Police Service

Bougainville’s flight restrictions still in place

Chief of Bougainville Police Service and the region’s SOE controller, Francis Tokura, outlined that medical clearance is needed from provincial hospitals. And for those in Port Moresby, it can be obtained from the Paradise Hospital at Three-Mile.

“You must also make sure that you get clearance from the SOE office here – in my office from Bougainville,” Tokura stated.

“The airline operators are already aware of the restrictions that we have and they will also advice you on what you need to do before travelling to Bougainville.

Logistical assistance for B’ville police

The AFP Mission Commander, Bruce Giles, officially presented five vehicles, four 60 horsepower (HP) mercury engines, police uniforms and general purpose (GP) boots to the acting Deputy Chief of the Bougainville Police Service, Chief Superintendent Paul Kamuai.

B’ville police prepared for referendum

Bougainville goes into polling on Saturday 23rd of November.

Deputy Police Commissioner and Chief of the Bougainville Police Service, Francis Tokura, who has toured the region for the last two weeks assessing the respective Police awareness activities, expressed his satisfaction with the preparations made so far and is confident of launching the referendum police security operations this week.

Tokura last visited the Torokina District of South Bougainville on Wednesday 12 November and expressed his satisfaction.

New houses for B’ville police

Police Commissioner Gari Baki was in Buka on Friday, January 25th, to open and hand over the keys to the newly built police staff houses at the Hutjena Police Barracks.

Commissioner Baki said the buildings reflect the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary’s determination in building a stronger Police Service in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. He said such moves will move the Constabulary forward in the coming years.

Contractors desperate for govt payments


A contractor who wishes to remain anonymous told PNG Loop in Buka that they are still waiting and have been promised to be paid out of the Special Intervention Fund (SIF), but nothing has happened over the years.

“We need these funds in order for us to reach our profit margin so that the company can run smoothly plus we also have outstanding to pay, mainly our suppliers,’’ he said. He said  the BPS owed him more than K90,000,  not him only but others too.