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African Barrick Gold Making Significant Contribution to Tanzanian Economy

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December 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - African Barrick Gold (ABG) is a significant driver of economic growth in Tanzania, supporting tens of thousands of jobs and contributing $981 million, or more than 3 percent, to the country’s gross domestic product in 2012, according to a new study by Ernst & Young.

Endangered Dominican Tree Frogs Make Jump to Vulnerable List

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When considering the impact a mine can have on wildlife, few believe it could be positive. In the case of the Giant Tree Frog and the Yellow Tree Frog in the Dominican Republic, critical research led by Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation (PVDC) contributed to their reclassification from endangered to vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a process known as down-listing. PVDC is the joint venture company (60 percent Barrick, 40 percent Goldcorp) that owns the Pueblo Viejo mine.

The metamorphosis of the Margajita River in the Dominican Republic

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Before draining into the Hatillo Reservoir, the Margajita River flows under a small bridge that takes cars and pedestrians into the village of Hatillo. On a sweltering summer day in this sleepy village in the Dominican Republic, a boy and his father stand fishing near the bridge patiently waiting for some tilapia to be enticed by their bait. Another angler, many years their senior, is packing up for the day, his bucket filled with tilapia. Cristian De Jesus has fished in the area his entire life, but only recently returned to this spot after spurning it for more than 12 years.

Barrick Achieves Dow Jones Sustainability World Index Ranking for Sixth Consecutive Year

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TORONTO, September 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Barrick Gold Corporation has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the sixth consecutive year, and has also been included on the DJSI’s North American index of leading companies for a seventh straight year.

“It’s an honor to be recognized again this year by this highly-regarded and long-standing global sustainability index,” said Jamie Sokalsky, Barrick’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The DJSI provides a very important benchmark for our progress in mining responsibly.

Giving Communities a Voice

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On January 16, a Barrick transport truck struck a guard-rail on the heavily travelled C-489 Highway in northern Chile. The driver was uninjured, but the impact left an eight-meter gap in the guard-rail, putting passing vehicles at risk of veering off the two-lane highway, which snakes through the Andes Mountains near Barrick’s Pascua-Lama project.

Preventing and Managing Social Conflict in Peru

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Peru has one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, driven largely by its mineral wealth and the expansion of the mining industry. Today, most major global mining companies have operations in the country, including Barrick, BHP-Billiton, Newmont, Freeport McMoran, Glencore Xstrata and others.
 

Barrick 2012 Responsibility Report Now Available

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TORONTO, June 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Barrick Gold Corporation has published its 2012 Responsibility Report, “Responsible Mining.” Each year, this report provides an in-depth overview of Barrick’s corporate responsibility performance across a number of areas that are important to sustaining Barrick’s license to operate.

Barrick Supports the Creation of Museum Honoring Peru’s National Poet

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A museum honoring Peru’s national poet, Cesar Vallejo, opened its doors recently to visitors in the small town of Santiago de Chuco, marking the completion of what will become a major cultural attraction in the city where he was born and spent part of his life. The museum is the poet’s restored childhood home and exhibits his life and work.

African Barrick Gold Reports On Community Investments By Maendeleo Fund

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Since launching its new community investment fund in September 2011, African Barrick Gold (ABG) has supported over 50 projects worth approximately $7.5 million, helping to improve quality of life in communities across Tanzania.

African Barrick Gold Tackles Teacher Shortage, Builds Residences and Sponsors Teacher Training

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In rural Tanzania, lack of adequate housing makes it challenging to attract and retain teachers at a time when there is a country-wide teacher shortage. To incentivize teachers to settle in rural villages, African Barrick Gold (ABG) recently funded the construction of eight teachers’ houses in communities near its Tulawaka mine in northwest Tanzania.

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