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22 May 2019

Solomon Islands: Environment Advisory Committee withholds development consent for bauxite mine

The Solomon Islands Environment Advisory Committee (EAC) has refused consent for a bauxite mine on Wagina Island. The decision has been appealed by the developer, Solomon Bauxite Limited (SBL)....

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3 April 2019

Bintan Mining did not respond

We invited Bintan Mining to respond to allegations about the company's failure to pay workers. The company did not respond. 

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2 April 2019

Solomon Islands: Bauxite mine workers in Solomon Islands left unpaid; co. did not respond

A recent media report (linked below) alleges that workers employed by a bauxite mining company, Bintan Mining Solomon Islands, have not been paid for more than a month; with serious implications for the workers who are unable to live and feed their...

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Company non-response
18 March 2019

Bintan Mining Solomon Islands Limited did not respond

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Company non-response
18 March 2019

King Trader did not respond

Author: King Trader Ltd.

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17 March 2019

Solomon Islands: Oil spill impacts local communities' health, food sources & livelihood

A major oil spill in a remote region of the Solomon Islands is seriously impacting the health and livelihoods of local communities in the affected area. Residents in the remote region around Rennell Island, Solomon Islands, are also complaining of a...

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Article
22 May 2018

Commentary: Gov'ts & businesses must listen to communities to address human rights abuses related to resource extraction in the Pacific

Author: Amy Sinclair, New Matilda

"The Tyranny Of Distance: Corporate Harm On The Frontline In The Pacific," 18 May 2018...

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3 April 2018

Pacific Bauxite did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Pacific Bauxite to respond to concerns raised about the company’s activities on Nende Island in the Solomon Islands involving lack of adequate consultation and a flawed licensing process, giving rise...

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26 March 2018

Solomon Islands: Locals successfully resist renewal of Australian miner's licences; co. appeals decision

A media report (linked below) cites the emergence of resistance to the renewal of Pacific Bauxite's licences to prospect and operate on Nende Island in the remote Temotu province of the Solomon Islands. It was alleged that there was inadequate...

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11 July 2017

Solomon Islands: Communities accuse Pacific Bauxite of coercion into signing away land rights, company denies allegations

Author: Ben Doherty, Guardian

"Pacific Bauxite accused of tricking Solomon Islanders over mining rights"...

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