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[PDF] [Response of Skye Resources to the Upside Down World article]

Author: Ian G. Austin, President & CEO, Skye Resources Inc., Published on: 19 December 2006

[Skye Resources sent the following statement to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in response to the Upside Down World article above]
The people of Skye Resources remain committed to open and transparent communication on all issues and concerns related to the Fenix Project...We are taking whatever steps we can to build trusting relationships with our neighbors and to respond to their fears and concerns. In particular, Skye has been working with management in Compañía Guatemalteca de Niquel S.A. (CGN), Skye’s subsidiary in Guatemala...to assist them in resolving issues relating to the recent series of land invasions...To date, CGN has not evicted anyone – it has simply asked them to leave voluntarily and told them that, if necessary, it would seek eviction orders...In the meantime, people in the town of El Estor created a neighbourhood watch-type organization. This is akin to a North American style neighborhood watch program where local citizens monitor their community and report suspicious activity to police for action...For more information and a chronology of recent events in the El Estor area, please visit our web site at http://www.skyeresources.com/community.

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Related companies: Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel (CGN) (part of Solway Group) Skye Resources (part of HudBay)