Liquidity problems in Petaquilla Minerals

The Ministry of Labor has retained office goods and the quarry belonging to Petaquilla Gold mining as part of measures to ensure the payment of wages of workers in the mine.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Despite rumors of the stoppage of the extraction process due to lack of capital to continue operations, the mining company is not bankrupt, but owes its employees about $3.5 million. It is expected that by 29th to 31st of October, the company will pay the fees.

Luis E. Carles, head of the Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development told Prensa.com that "... these properties can not moved or used as part of the actions taken to ensure payment of wages to 605 workers estimated at $3.5 million. "

"... The settlement agreement came after a closed-door meeting lasting more than five hours, which also involved, from the outside, via telephone, Richard Fifer, President of Petaquilla Minerals."



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Petaquilla: Liquidation of Assets to Pay Wages

December 2014

The government of Panama has announced that it will liquidate the assets of the concessionaire of the mine El Molejón in order to pay outstanding debts after the company failed to appear before the Ministry of Labour.

After the company failed to appear twice, the Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development (Mitradel) of Panama has announced that it will liquidate the assets of the company in order to compensate employees.

Petaquilla Minerals' Financial Problems

November 2014

The Securities Commission of British Columbia in Canada, has issued a resolution barring the two top executives of Petaquilla from trading shares of the company until financial information is presented for the period ending July 2014.

Problems continue for Petaquilla Minerals, which breached a salary payment arrangement that should have been finalized in October and it has now been reported that two of its executives have been banned from buying or selling shares in the company.

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