Panguna scramble halted by Toroama

MINING companies, including some from Australia, which have been jostling to reopen the Panguna copper-gold mine in Bougainville are largely staying quiet since President Ishmael Toroama said the area remains off limits to would-be developers.

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Ishmael Toroama

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports that Toroama said "there is a moratorium in place over Panguna as well as the surrounding areas".

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