From Ricardo Morris via the Namorong Report
Representatives from Namosi Joint Venture (NJV) [led by Newcrest Mining] turned up for a meeting with the villagers in the area where the landowners are worried about the potential environmental effects and the loss of mataqali (landowning unit) lands. The project is in the environmental impact assessment stage.
While the men sat in the hall with representatives of NJV, the women and children sat outside holding banners calling for their land to be left alone. Witnesses say some women where crying as they sat outside.
Reports and photographs on the December 14 meeting have been censored by the Fiji government.