The leader of the Solomon Islands Development Party has called for the removal of the Acting Mines Minister for alleged corruption.
The Island Sun reports Aoke MP Langalanga Matthew Wale calling for Bradley Tovosia's removal after accusations he granted prospecting licenses to a foreign company in return overseas trips.
The allegations were in relation to a licence granted to Bintan Mining Solomon Ltd to prospect for nickel on Isabel Island.
Mr Wale has demanded Mr Tovosia be sacked immediately and a full investigation launched into the allegations.
He also called for all bauxite mining in the province of Rennell and Bellona to be halted after a cargo ship servicing the mine there ran aground on a reef.
Mr Wale, who is the parliamentary leader of the Solomon Islands Development Party, says authorities cannot just watch and allow the country's laws to be continuously flaunted.