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ECONOMIC REFLECTIONS AFTER 30 YEARS

30 April 2019 It is rapidly approaching 30 years since production at the Panguna mine ended on 15th May 1989. The reasons for the closure are of course well-known and should never be ignored and nor should the benefits that the mine brought to Bougainville during its 27-years of operation.
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PROPOSED MINING LAWS RAISE SERIOUS CONCERNS

Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) has serious concerns over proposed new mining laws that some members of the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) seem keen to rush through parliament. The three bills that were introduced to parliament last Wednesday, with insufficient stakeholder consultation, are proving divisive at a time when unity is
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OBSERVATIONS FOLLOWING SMLOLA AGM

By Mark Hitchcock – BCL’s PNG general manager The Special Mining Lease Osikaiyang Landowners Association (SMLOLA) held an Annual General Meeting on 21 December last year and have made subsequent public announcements. It is necessary to make some observations that appear to have been overlooked and to ensure nobody is
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TRAINING TO SUPPORT VANILLA INDUSTRY

Bougainville Copper Limited is partnering with a local vanilla exporting company, Mauang Exports, to help build capacity among Central Bougainville vanilla bean growers. Mauang Exports purchases dried vanilla beans from local growers for exporting to overseas markets and is conducting training programs for farmers from growing through to curing in
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TONIVA SOCCER ASSOCIATION GRAND FINAL

  The following is a speech delivered by Bougainville Copper regional liaison officer and local chief Peter Garuai at the recent Toniva Soccer Association grand final between Metora FC and KSK FC which was won by KSK.   Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of Bougainville Copper Limited, it
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LITERACY WEEK LAUNCH – ARAWA

The following is a speech delivered by Genevieve Itta, BCL’s senior project officer for Panguna, at the launch of Literacy Week activities at Tupukas Primary School in Arawa on 4 September. Distinguished guests; teachers and students; ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of Bougainville Copper Limited I would like to express
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TRAINING VOLLEYBALL COACHES AND REFEREES FROM PANGUNA

PANGUNA (31/08/2018): Bougainville Copper Limited is partnering with the Autonomous Bougainville Government’s Department of Community Development in supporting the much-needed upskilling of volleyball coaches and referees from the Panguna District. The refereeing and coaching course started in Panguna on Monday (27 August) with more than 30 participants from the Ioro
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BOUGAINVILLE COPPER LIMITED SIX MONTH UPDATE

In its latest six-monthly update to the market, Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) confirmed it had remained active in Bougainville and remains totally committed to advancing the objective of resuming exploration and profitable and sustainable mining at Panguna. BCL’s PNG general manager Mark Hitchcock said while the first half of 2018