High social, environmental standards seen as key

PAPUA New Guinea needs to ensure high social and environmental standards in the resource sector, says Institute of National Affairs executive director Paul Barker. Barker said projects invariably hade impacts, both in extraction and waste management. “PNG’s natural environment is internationally recognised, including the need... more →
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O’Neill: Wrong to close mine

Cash shortage a sign of recession
June 10, 2021 The National Main Stories IALIBU-Pangia MP Peter O’Neill says there will be certain challenges before the Porgera mine can restart. He noted that Prime Minister James Marape made commitment to address legacy issues, including environmental damage, before the mine could be reopened. However, he said that had not been... more →
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Prime Minister James Marape Has Done Great Job for Our Economy

Every man has his own weaknesses and strengthens. It’s the same with a leader, MP or a PM. But one thing which led me to write up this piece is; since Independence no one PM has ever fought for Economic Independence and greater share/equity participation in our resources projects unlike PM James Marape. Even before political... more →
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Prime Minister James Marape with Mr Mark Bristow and his team from Barrick

Yesterday I was assisted by Governor GC Sir Ipatas, Hon M Makiba, Ambassador Lupari, Kumul Mining Holding Ltd’s MD in Peter Graham and State Solicitor Mr D Rolpagaera in securing a better deal for our country. We spent whole day yesterday securing well for our country without compromising or sacrificing all of my government’s... more →
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Golden years ahead for Porgera mine

The NationalBusiness POGERA gold mine in Enga has the potential to produce 500,000 ounces of gold a year for the next 20 years, says Barrick Gold Corporation president and chief executive Mark Bristow. He said the challenge was now on management, staff and the local community to work together to ensure that benefits continued... more →
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Nuau keen to fix landowner issues

By CLARISSA MOI. the national PNGDepartment of Petroleum acting secretary Lohial Nuau, pictured, says one of his key performance indicators (KPI) for this year is settling landowner issues at project sites. He told management and staff of the department yesterday that one of the important component tasks was that of the landowners,... more →
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Madang landowners get K25m payment

The National PNG – Landowners of the Ramu nickel and cobalt mine in Madang receive their royalty payment of more than K25.5 million on Friday. The payment was part of more than K80 million from Ramu exports last year. The payment was made available by Department of Mining last week and presented at the People’s Labour Party... more →
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Momis announces moratorium on Panguna mining and exploration

By Aloysius Laukai in Buka The President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government, Chief Dr John Momis, has announced an indefinite moratorium on exploration and mining in Panguna. He said the Bougainville Executive Council had its meeting on Wednesday made a “thoughtful and considered” decision to impose an indefinite reservation... more →
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Mining Protest in Lala, Temotu Provice, Solomon Islands

The mining officials were turned back upon their arrival in Lata last Sunday AN anti-mining group in Lata, Temotu province has protested against a mining talks in Lata, Temotu province over the weekend. As a result three local mining officials were turned back at the Lata airport last Sunday. The Pacific Bauxite Mining official... more →
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