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Big Month at Nautilus

Big Month at Nautilus

F ebruary 2018 was a gold star month for Nautilus Minerals, with significant advances made on seafloor production tool operations, vessel construction and both financial and organizational stability.  The month’s progress renews confidence that the controversial Solwara 1 deep sea mining project in Papua New Guinea’s Bismarck Sea remains viable and on track for projected […]

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NGO fights mining plan on seabed

NGO fights mining plan on seabed

LEMACH LAVARI on PAPUA NEW GUINEA MINE WATCH | 27 February 2018 “The Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) has received an objection by a non-governmental organisation representing impacted communities of the seabed mining project. The Alliance of Solwara Warriors represents impacted communities from New Ireland, East New Britain, Madang, Manus and Milne Bay. Spokesman Jonathan Mesulam […]

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Revised Education Subsidy Broadened in NIP

ONE PNG | 29 December 2017 “New Ireland Province has broadened its Education Subsidy Policy providing help for the first time to students seeking tertiary education overseas including Post Graduate studies. Governor Sir Julius Chan said the PEC at its meeting last Tuesday 19th December 2017 reviewed the Education Subsidy Policy and approved the new […]

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Communities demand information on deep sea mining

  Helen Rosenbaum, spokesperson for The Deep Sea Mining Campaign, speaks to Pacific Beat (ABC News Australia) on legal proceedings that have been launched in Papua New Guinea to obtain documents relating to the Solwara 1 undersea mining project off the coast of New Ireland. Read the full article on ABC News Australia

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Nautilus Minerals under pressure

Nautilus Minerals Under Pressure

The past month has been anything but quiet over at Nautilus Minerals.  Changes in leadership, transparent financial stress and mobilized on-the-ground opposition have clashed with marked advances in technology and production timelines on the controversial Solwara One deep sea mining project in Papua New Guinea. A positive 2017 second quarter left shareholders happy and Nautilus […]

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Constitutional Right to Key Documents on Experimental Seabed Mining

See original release from the Deep Sea Mining Campaign   Papua New Guinea. Letters were lodged with the Ministry of Mining and Ministry of Environment and Conservation on September 5, 2017, signed by representatives of four communities across the Bismarck Sea and PNG. The letters note that Section 51 of the PNG Constitution provides the […]

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Locals threaten armed campaign against PNG seabed mine

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 1 May 2017 “A campaigner against deep sea mining says locals have threatened to take up arms if a seabed mining project in Papua New Guinea goes ahead. Canadian company Nautilus Minerals was given an Environmental Permit by the PNG government in 2009, to develop the the Solwara 1 Project, but […]

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New Ireland governor casts more doubt on PNG seabed mining

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 8 Dec 2016 “Sir Julius Chan, who is a former prime minister, says he is in a dilemma over the Solwara 1 mining project planned for the sea in his province. While he is keen on economic developments, Sir Julius said the sea is the “garden” of his people, yet the […]

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