Hiya. I missed the drama yesterday so had a brief look only at the RNS and then today's response from Kurt. Seems to me that UNESCO still hasn't come up with specific facts as to what exactly and how. One could argue that if the Sami decided to herd their deer 500 miles in any direction out of the WHS that upon their return things would be the same within Laponia and with the deer etc. It's all general guff, in my view, and it's taken UNESCO seven months or so to come up with more generalised padding that will halt our progress, yet absolutely shouldn't. When we completed the voluntary HIA according to UNESCO guidelines, nobody at that point batted an eyelid.
Furthermore, the KU report is totally valid. The Government failed to have an administrative measure in place for at least three years, to move our application along, and then Minister Baylan did not set a deadline by which time UNESCO had to return its comments on our case. This being most unusual in itself, so now after seven months we have only generalities. Nothing factual, but all certainly detrimental to BEM, who has only ever completed everything necessary, and more, to the T.
UNESCO effectively has taken it upon itself to interfere with a mining decision, in my opinion, when we are nowhere near or any threat to the WHS. We would only be a potential threat if the Sami herders drove their deer trucks through Kal's fenced boundaries, and surely that could be seen as criminal damage to our business property. Neither do we have any intention of venturing into Laponia.
All of what is occurring to us is one-way traffic to our detriment and completely unjustified. Green, sustainable mining that will create jobs and not pollute the environment, not near Lap and it was decided no need for a buffer zone for Lap, in spite of Kal being a deposit, so I'd press Baylan for a decision now. He's in a tight spot.
Nobody has yet mentioned about UNESCO doing its own survey or HIA re Lap in relation to Kal. The other way around. If UNESCO is going to make comments that affect a potential private business then we need proof of why it is that the status of the WHS is under threat. Let somebody else do the work and come to us. We are the ones doing all the work and are getting nowhere.
Seems a foul game all of this. Lol.
Best wishes everyone. I'll be staying until we win this battle, then the war. I'm confident a legal team can cut right into UNESCO's offering, if necessary, and throw it back at the Government.
Weird isn't it Prof. Maybe they are all buys, including that recent whopper at 3.2p. Not sure why anyone would sell that many, even if it's a former buyer at the 3.16p discount fundraise price. Not much of a notch up if it's a sell. We've had a resource upgrade and people are selling large amounts after that news seems a bit unusual.
Hi Aug. Yes, I feel that's spot on. UNESCO can make comments but not recommendations on our case, considering this is to do with a mining project that is located well outside of their WH site of interest and surely nothing really to do with them. Any recommendation would quickly be classed as unreasonable interference, as a bare minimum, by Kurt.
Kallak, I agree that he has no intention of getting them in yet, because we still have a strong chance of a decision coming after the UNESCSO comments, and he hasn't done so prior, because it would have made our position in Sweden very difficult. Now though, we have a Boliden precedent, climate change emergency and focus globally on that, and if forced into it, as in, if Baylan instigates some further nonsensical delay, Kurt, in my view, will take action in order to protect our interests. If it is clear that Kallak will never be allowed to be mined with us involved, albeit one could argue that is already the case. So, I was saying he doesn't intend to, but he will take action if the avenue to mine Kallak is continually being obstructed, without an end in sight.
After UNESCO, what else can possibly prevent a decision, based on all known and emerging factors in favour of a mine?
Hi Lb. What those letters and communications are though, is at least a factual record of what we've done, the part we've played in this farce of a process. Push comes to shove, it will all be in our favour if Kurt has to get the lawyers in. As will the KU report.
No, I certainly don't feel Kurt has gone backwards, more that Sweden has. But there is pressure on for Sweden not to become an investment black hole. Everything points to a Kallak approval. In my opinion. Once UNESCSO submits its comments, there are no places for Baylan left to hide. Unless he's willing to force us to take legal action. What a national embarrassment that would be. Surely the Boliden situation has opened a few eyes. Even his.
Enough isn't enough for me. I've been in this for nearly eleven years, Kurt has just updated our resource estimate and in the RNS today mentions the resource potentially supporting a 40 year mining life.
Sooz, I agree with you. All of Baylan's talk of next year etc does not and should not have any bearing on our application, which, as we know, has been in the melting pot since 2013. I do feel UNESCO will have to be pressed for its comments by the Government, but it's up to Kurt to press the Government to get on with it. The length of time UNESCO has had our case for comment is already inexcusable.
Baylan doesn't want to make a decision it really seems, but Kurt will have to find a way of making it impossible for him not to.
We are getting closer, I feel, but Baylan needs leaning on. Big Stef must be aware of what's occurring, so perhaps Kurt can put the PM under the spotlight instead, to embarrass the Swedes into finally playing fair.
The KU report needs to raise its head again perhaps.
I see. Baylan certainly has no shame or conscience, but he seems to be working hard for someone by stringing out our wait. Saying this and that then doing the opposite. Lol.
I'm sorry you appear to have fallen out with Sooz. I personally feel Kurt could do more now by involving the PM, because Baylan has not specified a timeline for UNESCO to respond with its comments. A bit naughty.
Only my thoughts. As for a pasting, not sure, but he could have some pressure applied from above. If the PM won't sort this out for us, then we may need to take legal action, following Boliden's lead, to get a result.
However Roller, we shareholders do not have all the details as to what exactly is happening in the background, and in the latest Proactive webinar Kurt mentioned that there was a lot going on. Newsflow this year wouldn't suggest that, so I guess we must be due some soon and hopefully of the meaty variety.
I missed what you said Roller, but the removal of your posts may not be personal. It's happened to me before when my comments were perfectly harmless, and some of the posts on the bb can't always be viewed and then suddenly they can. It's all a bit weird. I guess you could post the comments again, see what occurs.
Rune/Sooz, thanks for posting Baylo's reply. Makes me furious that he talks of quick and efficient administration, when the KU has already revealed the Government did nothing to progress our application for three years or more.