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PETER O’NEIL AND BYRON CHAN JUGGERNAUT COMBINING WELL CATCHING IN THE CASH IN THE MINING SECTOR

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by YAKAN LEPAKAILI
This articles stems from Anir land owners from New Island province, through Island Resource Owners Association (IROA) asking Mineral Resource Authority (MRA) to revoke the exploration lease licence (EL 2096) issued to an Australian based exploration company known to be Mayur Exploration Limited. According to Sunday Chronicle, Sunday October 25, 2015, pg 13, MRA through Mining Advisory Council (MAC) audaciously ignored the land owners call and instead recommended to the Mining Minister to grant the lease license to an applicant company in question.
The action of MRA through MAC tantamount to bullying in nature bulldozing decisions to the dismay of simple people; the resource owners on the ground. Reckon people should have the final say but it isn’t the case with Anir people of New Island. I am tempted to form an opinion that one party is collaborating with the other and in this case, MRA is conspiring with Mayur Exploration Limited denying the land owners. 
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