CUSTOMARY LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The major mistake by current developers or investors commit is to hold elders or leaders of the tribe as a trustee of the tribe or as for
behalf of the tribe. This approach can only breed distrust among the tribal members .Developments
hampered and investors lost their time and resources. The logging related litigations in Isabel Island attested to this. Several Prospecting
License has been issued to prospect for minerals on the Islands with promising results. Investors
surely will loose their resources if there hangs an environment of distrust among the communities and tribes.
Traditional dispute Resolution.
The way Isabellian resolve disputes, settle issues between families and tribes without resorting toextra-ordinary litigations is well known in
the Solomons. This has been the case since our ancestors. This is the approach we advocate, to enable smooth transition to those
genuine investors for Isabel Island.