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Editorial: Corporate chaos ensnarls Minera IRL 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-25
With Minera IRL shareholders only two days away from possibly voting out the company’s entire board of directors, the saga of the ill-fated, Lima-based junior gold miner is a reminder of just how quickly things can turn sour working in a...

Letter to the Editor: Morocco, phosphate and 'illegal occupation' 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-04
Matthew Keevil's report from Marrakesh entitled "Morocco's OCP aims to dominate phosphate industry" (T.N.M., Oct. 12-18/15) is a fine, incisive article and one deserving of wide reading.

Former Barkerville CEO Frank Callaghan fined by BCSC 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-10-28
The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has reached a settlement agreement with James Francis (J. Frank) Callaghan, with his admitting he made statements that breached National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral...

Election 2015: Liberals, Greens and NDP Q&A on mining in Canada

Source: Daily News | 2015-09-30
With Canadians looking ahead to a federal election on Oct. 19, The Northern Miner submitted mining-related questions to the leaders of the four major political parties running across Canada. The following are the answers from the Liberal Party...

Editorial: Political risk never far in Guatemala 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-16
As miners active in Guatemala sit on the sidelines with furrowed brows, Guatemala has been embroiled in a political turmoil stoked by an anti-corruption drive that has led to the arrest of President Otto Perez Molina and the rise of a genial...

Eldorado Gold halts Greek ops as ministry revokes technical study  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-26
Haywood Securities analyst Kerry Smith says Greece’s energy minister Panos Skourletis was on a “fishing expedition” when he revoked the technical studies on Eldorado Gold’s (TSX: ELD; NYSE: EGO) Skouries and Olympias...

Commentary: Fulfilling CSR goals without violating anti-corruption laws 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-22
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly important to successful business operations. Yet CSR initiatives are often developed without attention to possible liability under anti-corruption laws. 

Commentary: Finding the hidden silver: Asset tracing and recovery in mining disputes 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-15
The eponymous hero of Joseph Conrad’s novel Nostromo is an "incorruptible" Italian entrusted by the English owner of a silver mine with safeguarding its riches. The setting is the fictional South American country of Costaguana, where all...

Kaizen to buy Pinaya in Peru 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-08
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Editorial: Lonmin condemned in Marikana commission findings 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-01
The long-awaited report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana mine massacre in Marikana, South Africa, has been released, and there’s plenty of finger pointing to go around.