'If you were around in the mid 1990's, it's likely the name BRE-X conjures up some frightening memories. It's a true rags to riches story that involves murder, international intrigue, arson, and exotic adventure. It's also a story about a fantastic investment fraud that left once rapt investors, both big and small, in humiliating ruins.'
Curious doings within Canada's most celebrated gold company, which according to UK's 'The Guardian' newspaper 'has been embroiled in years of controversy over how it handles security at North Mara, an open-pit gold mine in the far north of Tanzania' .. "The numbers who have been shot and injured on the mine is just extraordinary" .. As well, last year Barrick 'paid compensation to 14 women who were sexually assaulted by police and security guards at the mine' .. .. Meanwhile, Barrick's African operations CEO is lauded by the company for his 'proven ability to deliver the maximum potential from the operations he has managed, from reducing costs and increasing production to achieving operational efficiencies and extending mine lives'. Curious doings, indeed.