Toxic Non-Neutralized Tailings emitted from Barrick Gold’s Porgera Mine: Villagers poisoned (report w/testimonies)

The Porgera Alliance compiled the testimonies of 25 victims poisoned from an unusually high discharge of unneutralized waste at Barrick Gold’s Porgera mine. Mark Ekepa writes: Find attached is the report done from my end just on the 27th of July PJV Barrick have discharged heavy pure (not neutralized) into the river system (red wara). The villagers […]

Three girls raped at Porgera Mine site

We have received a complaint that three young girls at the age around 14 years were taken into PJV Yoko 2 camp on the 18th June 2010 and raped by PJV engaged police mobile squads. Also the victims have reported the matter at the Paiam Police Station on the 19th June 2010 OB no#6288/10 with […]

STATEMENT: Brief on New Bill to Strip Rights to Land

A new law was bulldogged through the PNG Parliament last week that outlaws those third party lawsuits against resource projects in Papua New Guinea. According to Environment and Conversation Minister Benny Allan that, Environment (Amendment) Bill 2010 will supplement, give full effects to enable companies holding environmental permits to comply with the standards stated in […]

PNG TO PROTEST TO CANADA: Porgerans respond to accusations about their advocacy abroad

At the outset, we write to establish our facts surrounding the sudden outburst by Member for Lagaip Porgera Hon. Philip Kikala in Parliament questioning about the rights of four Porgera villagers recent visit to Canada. The four villagers from Porgera where not there in Canada, trying to sell fabricated stories against Barrick Gold of Canada. […]

Statement of Mark Ekepa, Chairman of the Porgera Landowners Association at Barrick’s Annual General Meeting

My name is Mark Ekepa . I have come from Papua New Guinea with my fellow Ipili to speak at this meeting. I hold a proxy from Mr. David Wurfel. I am the chairman of the Porgera Landowners Association. I represent the traditional owners of the land that is now affected by Barrick’s Porgera Joint […]

Porgera Special Mining Lease (SML) Landowners Association Statement on Amnesty International Report

Porgera SML Landowners Association (PLOA) is a duly incorporated organization under the laws of Papua New Guinea (PNG) by seven (7) major indigenous land owning clans represented by 25 Agent Committees from where the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) Barrick gold mine is located in the central highlands of PNG. PLOA takes the first opportunity to […]

Jethro Tulin’s testimony read to Barrick shareholders at their 2009 Annual General Meeting

Jethro Tulin’s testimony read to Barrick shareholders at their 2009 Annual General Meeting April 29th, 2009 My name is Jethro Tulin and I hold a proxy from Mr. David Wurfel. Mr. Munk, I am an indigenous Ipili from the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. I have traveled half way across the world to speak out […]

Reckless Killings at Porgera Gold Mine Site

The Akali Tange Association makes this press release after continuous reckless killings of local indigenous peoples in and around the Porgera mine gold mine site. The latest victim to fall in the hands of Barrick’s Porgera security guards was 15 year old Gipson Umbi from Weigima village, located just few metres from the open pit. […]

Presentation by Mark Ekepa at the Canadian Parliament Press Gallary 12th May 2008

My name is Mark Ekepa. I have come from Papua New Guinea to speak to the Canadian people and the Canadian government about the problems the indigenous people in my community are facing because of the reckless mining operations of Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture mine. I am the Chairman of the Porgera Landowners Association. I […]

Letter to Barrick Management on behalf of Porgera Landowners Association

Toronto, CANADA For the attention of Mr. Greg Wilkins and the board of Barrick Gold: We are indigenous  Ipili  from the  Highlands  of  Papua  New Guinea.  We have travelled half way across the world, to speak out  against  the grave issues our people face because of your Porgera mine.  
When you came to our place […]