Dominion Minerals Corp., the US mining company conducting illegal exploration activity on indigenous Ngóbe lands in Panama, maintains its arrogant attitude towards Panamanian legal processes and indigenous ngóbe rights.
Although the Panamanian Supreme Court declared the mining activity of Dominion Minerals illegal, and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MICI) declared the area a mining reserve (thus forbidding exploration) – Pinchas "Pini" Althaus and Dominion Minerals stated in its June filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that MICI “erroneously published” the resolution declaring the area a reserve.
But “untruths” coming from Dominion Minerals’ Park Avenue office is nothing new. Just read the laughable “letter to shareholders” released this time last year stating that “preparation is now complete and the drilling equipment is on site to begin the 2009 drilling campaign”. That was surprising news for the guard looking after the abandon Cerro Chorcha site when we bought him the letter a few days after its release.
It’s time for Dominion Minerals to stop the game up north and down here!