New Internationalist

Healthy competition, anyone?

June 2007

In April 2007 the director of the Silvania Logging Company in the Solomon Islands, Joseph Wong, was denied bail and remains in police custody until another court hearing. According to the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, Wong was charged with two counts of incitement to commit murder and two counts of inciting grievous bodily harm. The court heard that Wong had paid East Honiara MP Charles Dausabea $2,000 and promised $28,000 more if he carried out an order to kill two people and assault two others from a rival logging company, Crest Pacific. However, Dausabea turned the money over to police and Wong was arrested.

This column was published in the June 2007 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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