Solomons Ports Authority role doubted

1:22 pm on 4 April 2016

The Solomon Islands Ports Authority has withdrawn its membership of the country's Chamber of Commerce, apparently over its 'misleading concept.'

The Port Authority's chief executive, Colin Yow, said it joined the chamber because it was made to believe it was an employer's group.

But he said the chamber, whose 200 members are predominantly owners of large businesses, was registered as a union, and not an employer's group representing industries at a higher level.

In recent weeks, the Chamber of Commerce openly opposed a reform programme at the Port Authority under Mr Yow's leadership, saying they were harming local businesses.