- published: 29 Aug 2016
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Stock piling pay dirt
Papua New Guinea, an island of gold floating on oil and surrounded by gas. A land that is blessed in abundance BUT. a scar of unfair distribution of wealth and climate injustice is building momentum as Natural resources are extracted with the last 10 years; the greed of a few without considering the welfare and rights of the indigenous resource owners.
In Papua New Guinea, artisanal gold miners use mercury to extract gold from the ore. But this exposes the miners, their families, and their communities to mercury poisoning. So far, the government has not launched any public health measures to address the issue. For more information, please visit: http://www.hrw.org/features/png-golds-costly-dividend
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Raw video of police shooting in Papua New Guinea by American Mining Rights Association President Mr. Shannon Poe on his trip to explore mining opportunities in the country in July and August of 2016. Warning! Graphic language and extreme violence. Not suited for children.
Dateline uncovers claims that the Papua New Guinea government acted under instruction from mining giant Rio Tinto, when it killed thousands opposing Bougainville mine. For more on Brian Thomson's report, go to the SBS Dateline website... http://bit.ly/ktZ8nu
Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals has reached an agreement with the government of Papua New Guinea to begin mining an area of seabed believed to be rich in gold and copper ores, according to the BBC. Under the terms of the agreement, Papua New Guinea will contribute $120 million to the operation and receive a 15 percent share in the mine. Environmentalists say the mine will devastate the area and cause long-lasting damage to the environment. The BBC reports that "the mine will target an area of hydrothermal vents where superheated, highly acidic water emerges from the seabed, where it encounters far colder and more alkaline seawater, forcing it to deposit high concentrations of minerals." The report continues: The result is that the seabed is formed of ores that are far ric...
A people speak out for their river, and for their future. The Hidden Valley gold and silver mine in the Morobe Province is affecting communities living along the Watut River, a long and fast-flowing river in the lush mountains of Papua New Guinea. In this evocative and beautifully shot short documentary we hear how indigenous models of development are clashing with those imposed by mining companies and government when they are not listening to local landowners. “Is this development for the benefit of local people or for the shareholders in Australia and South Africa?” – Howard Sindana in Hidden Valley. We hear from a diverse range of local community representatives, community workers and landowners including Reuben Mete from the Union of Watut River Communities and from Dr. Gavin Mudd, ...
The Grasberg Mine is the largest gold mine and the third largest copper mine in the world. It is located in the province of Papua in Indonesia near Puncak Jaya, the highest mountain in Papua, and it has 19,500 employees. It is mostly owned by Freeport-McMoRan, which owns 90.64% of PT Freeport Indonesia, the principal operating subsidiary in Indonesia, including 9.36% owned through its wholly owned subsidiary, PT Indocopper Investama. The Government of Indonesia owns the remaining 9.36% of PT Freeport Indonesia. FCX operates under an agreement with the Government of Indonesia, which allows Freeport to conduct exploration, mining and production activities in a 27,400-acre area (Block A). It also conducts exploration activities in an 413,000-acre area (Block B). All of Freeport's prov...
Carver Claytus Yambon speaks in Victoria BC about the cultural and environmental consequences of mining in Papua New Guinea at the headwaters of the Sepik River. Sponsored by Pacific Peoples Partnership
This video shows the different areas Papua New Guinea's mining and petroleum companies contribute to in terms of social and economic development. The video was produced by the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Mines and Petroleum in 2017.
Rapid Deforestation (1999): We examine the opposition to logging in Papua New Guinea. For similar stories, see: Will Deforestation Lead To The Extinction Of Tigers? (2011) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4b2wYlgr2A&t=1s Rampant Deforestation Is Destroying China's Woodland (2009) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vIDJfyi7RA Cameroon's Rainforest Under Threat From Illegal Logging (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ0Ov41hKrY Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/618/rapid-deforestation Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews https://twitter.com/Journey...
Presentation by Highlands Pacific CEO Craig Lennon. ASX-listed Highlands Pacific is one of PNG’s most established and experienced mining exploration companies. In addition to an ongoing exploration program in PNG, it has minority interests in the existing Ramu Nickel mine and the Frieda River project, one of the largest undeveloped copper-gold deposits in the world. Recorded at the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference on 7 September 2017. Further information: http://www.pnginvestmentconference.com
Is the Papua New Guinean Government regulating the Mining Companies in order to really benefit its people? Dr Brian Brunton, A Former National Court Judge, now based in the Milne Bay Province and co-ordinating the 'Alotau Environment' NGO Group says the Milne Bay people are no strangers to the outcomes of Mining. "We are left with a hole in the ground, and you can imagine where the money goes to," he says.
http://thinkequal.worldbank.org - Gold mining in Papua New Guinea has brought jobs and cash to the tribes of Papua New Guinea, but men traditionally have the say in this society and don't always use money wisely. An educational program, managed by the World Bank, brings classes on literacy, leadership, family, and health to the women in these mining communities. WIth mining companies offering equal opportunities for women, the results of empowerment are stunning: women can be seen driving some of the world's largest trucks in the pits of goldmines.