AND NOW THE HAMMER OF THE SUPREME COURT ON TOP OF THE ANATI RECONSIDERATION DECISSION. CASES CLOSED!! IT WAS CONSTITUTIONAL SO SHOVE IT MINERA PANAMA!!

Minera Panama loses another of his cases in the Supreme Court

08 | 02 | 2013

The Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) ruled last December in favor of the company Petaquilla Minerals and Minera Panama against S.

 

Doralis Montenegro (doralis.montenegro @ epasa.com) / PANAMA AMERICA

Cases

2003
  • They started a petition by Minera Panama to the Mineral Resources Division.
2012
  • The Supreme Court rules in favor of the company Petaquilla Minerals.

The Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) ruled last December in favor of the company Petaquilla Minerals and against Minera Panama, after the latter declared unconstitutional the phrase "unless before the expiration of the term of twenty ( 20) days is this opposition to the Directorate General of Mineral Resources "contained in Article 178 of the Code of Mineral Resources of the Republic of Panama.

The Supreme Court decided not to accept the warning of unconstitutionality filed by the legal representatives of Minera Panama, SA And the mining company, in September 2008 and February 2010, filed with the Department of Mineral Resources, Ministry of Commerce and Industry requests to immediately reject any and all applications for temporary, exploration and extraction of metallic and nonmetallic minerals on the hill Petaquilla affecting areas where the aforementioned mining company develops.

These requests were objections to the application for Petaquilla Minerals, SA, which in December 2003 asked permission for the mining of gold and other metals in five areas of Cocle del Norte and San Jose Donoso district.

The acreage was requested 11, 145.66. It was thus that, through Resolution 2012-509 dated September 25, 2012, Mineral Resources and untimely Mici declared worthless statements of opposition made by the legal representatives of Minera Panama.

With the decision made by the Supreme Court remains in force the ruling resolved by the Department of Mineral Resources.

On Tuesday, the National Authority of Land Management denied a resolution to Minera Panama.