Hundreds died and some 20,000 were forced to flee their homes in clashes between the Gwale people of Guadalcanal and people from Malaita Island
On Malaita Island
, in partnership with the Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) and ICRAN, he has begun working with communities to establish small-scale conservation areas similar to the taboo zones in Cuvu.
The armed hijackers, residents on Malaita Island
, northeast of Guadalcanal, reportedly boarded the fishing boat from a canoe and ordered the vessel's captain to head for Guadalcanal.
Now called the Isatabu Freedom Movement (IFM), the group armed itself with homemade weapons and tried to rid the island of settlers from nearby Malaita island
Within a month I attended a Peace Stakeholders Conference on Malaita Island
Fredrick Soaki, a member of the National Peace Council (NPC), died after being shot at close range in Auki, capital of Malaita island
, late Monday, police spokesman Charles Lemoa said.
This concern is shared by the Kwara'ae people of Malaita Island
, the largest of more than 80 local ethnic groups in Solomon Islands.
The group, which recently changed its name to the Isatabu Freedom Movement, armed itself with homemade weapons and ammunition left behind from World War II and attempted to rid the island of settlers from nearby Malaita island
In 1988, as a result of peaceful demonstrations, several meetings were held by provincial leaders over sensitive issues between the peoples of Guadalcanal and Malaita islands