Deadline to Barrick Gold expires
Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina’s “prudent deadline” issued to Barrick Gold Corp to renegotiate the gold mining contract expires today and has the population on edge awaiting the outcome of the standoff between the government and the Canada-based company which operates the facility at Pueblo Viejo (central), El Caribe reports.
It said Medina is expected to refer to the topic this week before leaving for the summit in Costa Rica.
The chief executive is expected to announce the result of the talks before month’s end, according to Presidency Administrative minister José Ramón Peralta.
Medina’s deadline to Barrick Gold formed part of his speech to Congress on February 27, and has since been accompanied by the retention of several shipments of ore at Customs, on violations including the miner’s mistaken ship manifest of the precious metal’s country-of-origin.
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