22 May 2017

Opponents of mining in Temotu labeled outsiders

From , 3:03 pm on 22 May 2017

Opposition to mining activities in Temotu in Solomon Islands is being orchestrated by outsiders, according to a provincial leader.

An Australian mining company Pacific Bauxite is coming in for increased criticism over the way it gained a business licence from the provincial government to conduct its prospecting at Nende.

The provincial government minister, and former Temotu Premier, Father Brown Beu, told Johnny Blades that as a remote and under-developed province, Temotu needs the kind of investment the bauxite project will bring.

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