BUKA, PNG ---Arawa-based self-styled Me’ekamui general Chris Uma has bluntly told the Post Courier news paper that Panguna Mine is non-negotiable till after referendum and Independence.
PORT MORESBY, PNG (THE NATIONAL) --- POMIO MP Paul Tiensten has called on the government and the people to support deep sea mining in the New Britain waters.
PORT MORESBY, PNG (THE NATIONAL) ---- Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says he will not be pushed by either BHP or PNG Sustainable Development Program (PNGSDP) into extending the mine life for Ok Tedi mine.
After a few years when Papua New Guinea and its neighbour and former coloniser Australia seemed to have drifted apart, recently the relationship has intensified immensely.
New Caledonia’s nickel industry is being transformed as new joint ventures and exports to Asia challenge France’s control of the strategic minerals sector.
Costs up. Foreign dollars up. Forecast profits up. Landowner issues up. Work stoppages up. What’s next for the region’s biggest ever single commercial project as it nears its last quarter of completion in Papua New Guinea?
Not all mineral prices suffered as much hiding as nickel did in the wake of the global financial recession of the last four years.
It was 6pm on a day in March 1996. And Kevin Riria Malopo, a landowner at Gold Ridge, Solomons’ only commercial gold mine outside the capital Honiara, remembers it well.
Discussions between Nautilus Minerals and the state of PNG have failed to resolve a dispute that has halted the progress of experimental Solwara 1 seabed mining in PNG waters.
Gold discovery in Solomon Islands goes back more than 440 years. The yellow stuff was first discovered in 1568 when Spanish explorer Alvaro de Mendana de Neyra arrived at the major island in the nation, Guadalcanal, and named the group Solomon Islands after the King of Israel who had built ...
When you launch a mega-size project of US$15.7 billion, you can expect snag after snag before it takes off. The project with a potential to rake in billions of kina in two years into the developing economy of Papua New Guinea has been no exception.
Plans by Australia’s top miner Newcrest to mine copper and gold in Fiji has hit a snag due to agitation by landowners.
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