Dear Editor – Your weekend Solomon Star edition of 20th Saturday 2016 carried a story regarding a tenement Worldlink Resources holds on West Rennell, Renbel Province.
In the second last paragraph, you published the following statement, “Worldlink Resources operates on a tenement next to rival mining company, Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) on West Rennell.”
As someone who has researched, written and published a number of articles on APID, I wish to correct your assumption that APID is a mining company.
On the contrary, APID is NOT a mining company. It is a logging company masquerading as a mining company.
The source for my information is the Company Haus website, the authority on company registration and core business activities in Solomon Islands.
It is time APID and its cohorts stop misleading the public through your paper.
APID is not a mining company. Company Haus website reveals that its core business is logging.
It is masquerading as a mining company. I know that APID did succeed initially in convincing the old Mines and Minerals Board which blindly gave it a mining licence, a move that has now backfired on the members.
These members have since been given new amplified reading glasses to tell the difference between a logging company and a mining concern.
At the time of granting the mining licence to APID, the Board saw no difference between mining and logging.
Your reporter should refrain from jumping on the bandwagon of confusing the public.