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Santo Domingo.-  Miner Barrick Pueblo Viejo on Thursday said it isn’t responsible for providing solutions for the people displaced from the adjacent areas to the mine near Cotuí (central), and stressed that the Dominican Government handles the evictions which have taken place have been conducted under international criteria.

In a statement, the Canadian based firm criticized spokespersons for community groups who without proof say the mine pollutes the area, as well as the recurrent litigation over property rights, relocation and compensation payments.

"These allegations have already become cyclical, and as we observe, arise in very specific circumstances with the malicious intent of affecting the image of the company which operates based on the best environmental practices commonly accepted international and locally," the miner said in a statement.

It also notes that authorities often examine the mine’s operations from the environmental standpoint and that Environment minister Bautista Rojas revealed that at the end of last year his agency had conducted 52 inspections.

As to the demands for relocation, Barrick Pueblo Viejo cited data audited by the government, which in its view the 416 families evicted were properly compensated economically, in adherence to World Bank criteria for those cases.

It said under those standards, the only people who qualified to receive new housing were those who lived on the land at the time of relocation, and upon proof that they didn’t have alternative housing. "Only about 65 families qualified, which were given their homes as agreed."

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34 comment(s)
Written by: gomas, 4 Jul 2014 9:38 AM
From: Dominican Republic, puerto plata
big companies always screw the locals, always, mining is a crappy dirty business, gold processing is a nasty dirty process. I worked for the company who built this mine.
Written by: josean, 4 Jul 2014 10:05 AM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE

.........where is the altruistic Canadian ambassador now........bunch of lying corporate lackeys!

Written by: Grosero, 4 Jul 2014 11:28 AM
From: United States
Barrick Pueblo Viejo is just ‘not responsible’
Written by: ohhhvictor, 4 Jul 2014 11:52 AM
From: United States

la verdad que esa gente son unos buenos abusadores..
Written by: ohhhvictor, 4 Jul 2014 1:29 PM
From: United States

Joseano..I knew you were going to come with some b.s. delusional stuff..Despite of the main topic here..As always

Written by: anthonyC, 4 Jul 2014 1:47 PM
From: United States

If they own the land then they can make a claim.

Odds are that these "Displaced people" don't own the land they claim. In fact the land is owned by the Dominican Government and is being leased to Barrick
They probably don't even live there but moved there recently to try and much some $$$

Written by: josean, 4 Jul 2014 2:14 PM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE

Ms. Vickey like the good PURPLE panty wearing NARCO Lie-onelista she is, refuses to recognize that the man she is madly in love with opened up the DR to these predatory eviorment destroying mining companies like no one else in modern Dominican history...........with the most glaring proof of this being his so called infamous.........Model contract that gave 97% of OUR Gold to Barrick "Stold" and we barely got 3% if anything. other words your boyfriend gave the predators the Mine and the Domincan people the SHAFT!

How is that for being on topic!

Written by: ohhhvictor, 4 Jul 2014 2:18 PM
From: United States

No Anthony..People own the land and have been there forever..

Barrick gold is doing something nasty ..As they being used to do everywhere in the world forever ..( check the internet)

Barrick Gold only bring misery, decease and pollution to people wherever they go..The cyanide ponds leaks FOREVER!
Written by: gomas, 4 Jul 2014 3:41 PM
From: Dominican Republic, puerto plata
NEW jersey kicked out Engelhard because it was the number one polluter in the state. Dominicans really got the shaft when Barrick came to town. it pollutes period.
Written by: laman00, 4 Jul 2014 5:48 PM
From: United States, Los Angeles CA..........,Iam Charlie, soy Charlie,je Suis Charlie
Ireversable damage is done to the soil, dumb and dumbers, you would see the damage they have inflicted years to come, stop these recklessnes
Written by: anthonyC, 4 Jul 2014 6:13 PM
From: United States


Stop your lies. Only the idiots believe you and nobody cares what they think

Written by: Ricardolito, 4 Jul 2014 6:50 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
I am so surprised that Barrick continues to mine world wide even in countries with stringent environmental controls..Somehow I get the feeling that there has been no proper government administration of mining in the DR ..
Written by: RoyStone, 4 Jul 2014 7:00 PM
From: Australia
"The cyanide ponds leaks FOREVER!"

The Barrick process in the DR doesn't use cyanide ponds, so how can they leak even for one second, ohhhvictor?

Meanwhile the feral peasants keep biting the hands that feed them, while breading like rabbits - forever?
Written by: Ricardolito, 5 Jul 2014 9:09 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
well you know Roy ,,this is a counrty where people will say anything ,whether it be true or not and not feel any remorse when caught out
Written by: Grosero, 5 Jul 2014 10:17 AM
From: United States
There you have it - Barrick Gold said it - they are just not a responsible company - their words !
Written by: ohhhvictor, 5 Jul 2014 12:08 PM
From: United States


Not me..The Barrick Gold CEO admitted that they were using tons of cyanide in the gold process..

unfortunately we dont have the forum no more , but he didnt hesitate to admit it..

So, yes, the cyanide ponds leaks FOREVER..
Our next generation will blame us why we didnt do anything to save our beautiful land..

Wherever Barrick gold goes , they bring misery and death to people..

Stop Barrick Gold !
Written by: josean, 5 Jul 2014 4:19 PM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE

You should of thought of Stopping NARCO Lie-onel first..........he is the criminal bastard who opened the door to them with that Model 97% to 3%»Contract you Hypocrite!

Written by: ohhhvictor, 5 Jul 2014 5:23 PM
From: United States


As far as I know leonel was supporting the ecologist of Loma Miranda and he went there last week.
So far , your God , Guillermo "the thief" Moreno havent said a single word about it..not to mention going there..

If Moreno could sell Loma Miranda for a dime, he would happily do it.

The question is.. Who is the Hypocrite now?
Written by: josean, 5 Jul 2014 9:05 PM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE

Your such an easy Lair to Disprove like your NARCO Lover Lie-onel!

Guillermo Moreno afirma rechazo diputados proyecto de ley Loma Miranda fue “jugada politiquera”

Por . 26 de junio de 2014

El presidente de Alianza País afirmó la decisión de los diputados se trata de un estrategia de ganar tiempo y vencer por cansancio, la cual vienen aplicando los interesados en la explotación de los recursos mineros de Loma Miranda.

Guillermo Moreno says MPs rejection bill Loma Miranda was "playing politics"

By June 26, 2014

The president of Alianza Pais said the decision of the deputies is a strategy to buy time and overcome by fatigue, which is the strategy being applyed by those interested in the exploitation of the mineral resources at Loma Miranda.

Now PURPLE Punk post a similar article where NARCO Lie-onel has said one syllable in favor of making Loma Miranda a National Park!

Written by: RoyStone, 6 Jul 2014 1:26 AM
From: Australia
"The Barrick Gold CEO admitted that they were using tons of cyanide in the gold process.."

Where did he say in open, leaky ponds?

Details of the process are freely available, on-lne from Barrick. I suggest checking ot it, then coming back and admitting you're an idiot.
Written by: ohhhvictor, 6 Jul 2014 9:11 AM
From: United States

Have you seen Barrick Gold taking back in a plane a lot of barrels of cyanide?
Have you seen the colors of rivers Magua , river majita etc.. before and after the Barrick?
Why do you think everybody in that area is sick nowadays?
What is the main pollution agent that they can found?

To believe in the process because you read it in the Barrick web site is unadmissible! They are regular liars.
If you want to check the real process of Barrick Gold..check an old interview with ingenierio De Leon , a geologist with deep knowledge of Barrick process..and that would be really scary.

RoyStone..Nobody is that stupid..We already learn after 500 years of exploitation..
You are the ONE that has to come clean and admit that you are and idiot..
Com' on..dont be shy..

Admit it!
Written by: josean, 6 Jul 2014 10:06 AM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE

"They are regular liars"

..............that's why Barrick "Stold" got along so well with your Lover NARCO Lie-onel........ one of the Greatest LIARS the country has ever produced!

Written by: josean, 6 Jul 2014 10:12 AM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE

"Nobody is that stupid" are.......because you blindly support NARCO Lie-onel the guy who his responsible for giving carte blanche to these predators and Falcondo/Glecore over Loma Miranda!

Written by: josean, 6 Jul 2014 10:14 AM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE

Ms.Vickey in your own words:

"You are the ONE that has to come clean and admit that you are and idiot..
Com' on..dont be shy it

Admit it!"

Written by: ohhhvictor, 6 Jul 2014 2:24 PM
From: United States


yada yada only talk about your nasty and twisted obsession with Leonel...

Why dont you start talking about the ladronazo de guillermo Moreno?
Written by: josean, 6 Jul 2014 7:53 PM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE

That's your job!


I am prepared to pay for a lawyer if you provide the evidence to submit a compliant against Dr. Moreno or his wife or both!

..... So now the ball is your court!

Written by: ohhhvictor, 7 Jul 2014 6:29 AM
From: United States


I am cracking up!

That's the best joke of the week!
Written by: josean, 7 Jul 2014 7:15 AM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE

I knew that Potato was too Hot for keep talking out of your PURPLE Rectum!

Written by: ohhhvictor, 7 Jul 2014 7:52 AM
From: United States

Ok..I take your word..
But come over here , and get and hire a lawyer HERE in Philadelphia ..(More reliables!)

So, at what time should I pick up at the airport Joseano? LOL

I am cracking up!

Written by: josean, 7 Jul 2014 9:42 AM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE

In knew that like all the PURPLE PUNKS Dogs........... you're all Lying BARK but no Bite!

Written by: ohhhvictor, 7 Jul 2014 9:54 AM
From: United States

Que payaso...
debiste de trabajar con freddy y Boruga!
Que risa!
Written by: josean, 7 Jul 2014 11:43 AM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE

..........Ríete ahora PENDEJA MORADITA..........Laugh Now PURPLE Punk

This is how its Done Ms. Vickey!


Acusan de desfalcar más de 400 millones alcalde del Partido de la Liberación Dominicana

A mayor of the Dominican Liberation Party accused of embezzling more than 400 million

SANTO DOMINGO.- El Ministerio Público, a través de la Procuraduría Especializada de Persecución de la Corrupción Administrativa (PEPCA), presentó acusación y solicitó apertura a juicio contra el alcalde de San Francisco de Macorís y otros tres funcionarios del Ayuntamiento, acusados cometer irregularidades en el manejo de los fondos, que superan los 400 millones de pesos.

Rodríguez Grullón fue electo en la boleta del Partido de la Liberación Dominicana, del cual es miembro. 


Written by: josean, 7 Jul 2014 11:52 AM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE

SANTO DOMINGO -. The prosecution, through the Special Prosecution Office of Administrative Corruption (PEPCA), filed charges and requested the trial for the mayor of San Francisco de Macoris and three other City officials accused of committing irregularities managing funds in excess of 400 million pesos.

Grullon Rodríguez was elected on the ticket of the Dominican Liberation Party, of which he is a member.

¡No es que todos los pillos sean Peledeístas.......pero si TODOS los Peledeístas son Pillos!

Its not that all Thieves are PLDers..........but ALL PLDers are Thieves!

Written by: ohhhvictor, 7 Jul 2014 1:15 PM
From: United States

Y como siempre Joseano..Fuera del topico!

Que animal...!

Este es el topico Mi blog:
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