Fiji landholders not impressed by Newcrest spills

Namosi Joint Venture were warned by TNLC Monitoring team about these spills. NJV than decided to bury it. the first image shows what actually happened when they buried it.
Anyway the meeting with PM at 3pm today will focus on these photos. TNLC will focus on the breaches of SPL #1420. They will not want money. All they saying now is “NO MINING”….Fullstop.
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9 responses to “Fiji landholders not impressed by Newcrest spills

  1. wesely

    Talk about petty concerns.
    No evidence here of anything but a beat up.
    Well done Mine Watch.

  2. wesely

    Having said that……………
    This is the way to go.
    Lets mark Fiji as a no go zone.
    These people don’t need anything but their land.
    Don’t pollute their minds with anything from the wider world.
    They are not yet ready for the 20th let alone the 21st century.
    They should be left to be, left in their communities, let them revert back to a life where there is no reliance on the outside world.
    A life without diesel powered engines, electricity, pumps, metal tools, mass produced building materials, technologies, contact with the outside world.
    No western medical services or education.
    No outboard motors, industrial cloths, televisions, radios, cars, trucks, or tractors.
    No foriegn aid, no preasure to change.
    These people are happy with their land and what they have.
    It is wrong to introduce change when clearly these communities want nothing but their subsitance life.
    This is the way to go.

  3. @Wesely: Thanks for your “concern”.

    However the landowners here (and I suspect similarly in Papua New Guinea) are saying “thanks for your interest but the rape, pillaging and plunder of our fridges (rivers, creeks) and pantry (soil, forests) which is all we have is non-negotiable”.

    Some things are worth much more than material wealth/ GDP and it is unfair of anybody not from these provinces to expect them to give it up and bear the burden of environmental & social costs when all has been said and done.

    • Just shut up Wesley – Let us the people of Namosi be uncivilized, underdeveloped with our jungle and have almost zero NCDiseases,less social ills, environmental friendly environment and above all – a community that cares about each other and are not greedy to have all the wealth of the world. It is better to be rich in our relationship than to have all the
      money in the world. Life’s meaning to us is loving each other and care about one another. In that way are rich.
      “What Does It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World, But Lose His Immortal Soul?” (Mark 8:36)

      So please Wesley just get on with your life and live us alone.

  4. crystal

    That’s harsh Wesley.
    What is wrong with choosing to live in peace with your environment and having the right to say no when you don’t feel comfortable with the developments on your land?
    I doubt these people are dying of starvation, and without this mine will cease to exist. Since when do people need only mines for basic services and goods? there are other alternatives to making money and buying whatever you need without degrading anybody’s environment like this.

  5. Matt

    Mining is not the ‘be all and end all’. It may be for a miner, its shareholders and short-sighted, and sadly often, corrupt government officials. There is more to life and other ways of prospering. It is tragic that mining is often painted as the only means. Well done to the Fijian government in listening to its concerned citizens.

  6. This mine will bring a substansial amount of revenue to all the Fijian people, which will improve their way of life. Why not try and build a stronger nation before other nations start to take a hold?

  7. @ Wesely – eventhough we appreciate the help and development being brought to our country we are deeply concerned with the way it is being done.

    I for one do not agree to the mining that was to happen in Namosi because of the process that was followed and most importantly the impact it will have on the environment.

    We are a race of people that value our environment very much and the resources it provides for us – food, housing, water, medicine to name just a few.

    So i support what Seini has mentioned that it is not fair to expect a lot from the people of Namosi who still live simple yet rich lives full of wealth to share with the rest of the world.

    Thanks for your thoughts anyways

    Sepesa

  8. crystal

    That’s harsh Wesley.
    What is wrong with choosing to live in peace with your environment and having the right to say no when you don’t feel comfortable with the developments on your land?
    I doubt these people are dying of starvation, and without this mine will cease to exist. Since when do people need only mines for basic services and goods? there are other alternatives to making money and buying whatever you need without degrading anybody’s environment like this.
    Fiji has a booming tourist industry and they are happy with it, what’s it to you?

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