Sunday, December 28, 2014

New Bougainville time zone takes effect today

The Autonomous Region of Bougainville will move its clocks  forward by one hour on December 28, 2014.

A new time zone, to be known as Bougainville Standard Time, has been adopted by the Bougainville House of Representatives. 

The new time zone is 11 hours ahead of co-ordinated Universal Time, which means Bougainville will be one hour ahead of the rest of Papua New Guinea.

The change will happen at 0200am on December 28, 2014, when all clocks in the Bougainville region will move forward to 0300am. 

From this date onwards, when it is noon in Bougainville, it will be 1100am in the rest of Papua New Guinea. 

All persons travelling to Buka or Kieta  will need to forward their watches by one hour, to align with Bougainville time.

 Similarly when leaving Bougainville and traveLling to the rest of Papua New Guinea, travellers will need to move their watches back by one hour.

Air Niugini is also in the process of updating its booking systems and timetable information to reflect the above, for all flights to/from Buka and Kieta operating from December 28 onwards.

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