Dear Editor – If the government is serious about addressing the threat of coronavirus from entering the Solomon Islands, then all the possible routes for its entry must be stopped.
One highly possible route for coronavirus to enter the Solomon Islands is through Rennell.
This is because ships come directly from China, the birthplace of coronavirus to Rennell to load untaxed bauxites.
In the recent past, the ship in which coronavirus suspects travelled from to Rennell was never checked at Noro Port as was reported.
This is because if the ship was checked at Noro Port the quarantine officers there would have turned the ship back to China from the Western Province.
But, if it’s true the ship was checked at Noro Port, then why allow the ship to pass through and went over to Rennell with coronavirus suspects?
The truth is the ship travelled directly from China to Rennell to load bauxite as usual, but the claim that it was checked by quarantine officers at Noro Port before heading to Rennell was a good cover excuse by the government.
I am also seriously concerned about Bintan SI Mining breached of High Court Orders to stop further digging, although was granted permission to export the stockpile she dug sometimes in 2019.
Interestingly, since the court order was imposed on the mining minor’s operation, she instead increases her unsanctified digging 24 hours around the clock.
This gives me reasons to ask for clarification from the court; when did the court reverse its orders to permit Bintan SI Mining to dig more gardening areas in APID Mining Tenement?
The public who are not informed of the High Court Orders for Bintan SI Mining and her overseas mining company counterpart—Bintan International Cooperation as claimants, the foreign infesters instituted a case in the High Court against Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) and Rennell Mining as defendants.
The learnt judge ruling fall in favour of APID and Rennell Mining in that he ordered Bintan SI Mining to stop carrying out any further digging in APID Mining Tenement.
Interestingly, instead of Bintan SI comply with the court orders, she increases diggings by doing that day and night without resting; an attitude I consider it to be criminal in nature.
Despite those unauthorised digging, Bintan SI uses the court orders as a reason not to pay landowners what is due to them.
May I then call on the government to station quarantine and customs officers in Rennell to monitor ships that come directly from China to Rennell as measures to stop the deadly coronavirus from coming into the Solomon Islands?
Further, may I request the court to execute her orders for Bintan SI Mining that work day and night on Rennell destroying our people’s gardening areas and environment to stop?
Richie T. Pautangata