OIL PALM COMPANY IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS NEGOTIATES PEACE

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (April 30, 1999 – PACNEWS)---Solomon Islands Plantations Limited, an oil palm company operating in north Guadalcanal, has set up a community forum in an effort to mend sour relations between the company's workers and landowners.

Last month, Solomon Islands Plantations Limited workers burned a nearby village after an argument with the villagers.

Radio Australia reports the General Manager of the Solomon Islands Plantations Limited, Mike Workman, said the committee will meet monthly to discuss social problems arising within the company's area.

The committee consists of villagers living nearby and company representatives.

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