Fiji: Australian-based company Amex Resources allegedly operates black sand mining without community approval

Author: Prianka Srinivasan, ABC, Published on: 23 February 2020

"Fiji's black sand mining project draws international scrutiny", 14 January 2020

Alarm bells are being rung about a black sand mining project in Fiji, that critics say has taken place without proper community input.

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Some human rights organisations are worried the project in Fiji's Ba delta region, operated by Australian-based company Amex Resources, does not have community approval.

Tevita Naikasualu is a Fijian activist...believes the mining is putting local environments at risk.

"That is a critical area because that is a food table," Mr Naikasualu said.

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Amex Resources Managing Director Matthew Collard has said the company's recent visit was the latest in a series of community consultations beginning in 2008.

He also added the company has undertaken all of the necessary environmental impact assessments and followed all government guidelines.

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Related companies: Amex Resources