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Rio hosts Bougainville talks

SPECULATION surrounding a resumption of mining operations on the island of Bougainville following a 17-year hiatus appears to be gathering momentum, with news that PNG Minister for Mines Sam Akoitai has arrived at Rio Tinto’s London headquarters for talks with senior staff.

Jesse Riseborough
Rio hosts Bougainville talks

The news was splashed over the front page of the Post-Courier today under the headline ‘Plan to mine Bougainville.’ The minister, who is from Bougainville, flew to London following a presentation at...

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