In the media there is a lot of talk about re-opening the Panguna mine but it is a different story when you are on the ground. Outsiders think that it is very simple and easy to re-open the mine after 20 thousand Mekamuians/Bougainvilleans were killed, wounded and died while closing the mine down. But a chief of one of the clans in Central Mekamui/Bougainville says that 80% of Bougainvilleans do not want the mine re-opened.
See https://mekamui.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/panguna-mine-2/ and https://mekamui.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/panguna-mine-dilemma/ and https://mekamui.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/b%e2%80%99ville-gains-pace-on-mine-opening-this-is-what-the-mainstream-media-government-officials-and-bcl-like-you-to-think/.
Landowners make peace over mining issues, http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110328/news09.htm
Govt, ABG aim to sign agreement, http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110328/ispost01.htm
Bougainville consultations on mine re-opening set to widen, http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201103/s3178057.htm
Me’ekamui insists on proper burial, http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110329/ispost02.htm.