Amidst all the controversies surrounding the Ramu Nickel Mine with the court cases and campaigns against DSTP running parallel to each other, there are already new developments.
There are rumors that, the PNG Government, CMCC and a MRA Lawyer currently negotiating with the Plaintiffs to withdraw the court case to allow the mine to progress. An amount of K3million is said to be offered to the Plaintiffs plus other benefits such as contracts for them to withdraw the court case.
Several Landowners from Raicoast are now lodging at the Madang Lodge while the negotiations are going on.
By the way, is it legal for the defendants to negotiate with the plaintiffs directly, when the matter is in the courts?