GOLD RIDGE SLAMS CYANIDE CLAIMS

GOLD Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) has dismissed findings of a research that claims high levels of cyanide were found in sediments downstream of its central Guadalcanal mine. Researcher Dickson Boboria, a Solomon Islander studying for his doctoral degree, claims the situation has put the livelihoods of the Metapona communities at risk. But Gold Ridge last…

SEASONAL WORKERS IMPRESS NZ FARMER

GCU: Solomon Islands Seasonal Workers in New Zealand have impressed their employer for displaying hard work and commitment during their stay in New Zealand. Owner of JR Orchards, Mr. JR Van Vliet expressed his appreciation when Solomon Islands High Commissioner, H.E. Joy Kere visited his farm on Friday 2nd February. High Commissioner Kere was accompanied…

Tennis stars adapting

SOLOMON Islands tennis female tennis duo Georjemah Row and Vinda Teally are slowly adapting to life in the United States of America. The duo left early this year to the US on a three-year scholarship to study and train at the New Mexico Military Institute. Speaking from New Mexico on Tuesday, Georjemah Row told Star…

U19 squad out tomorrow

THE national Under-19 football team training squad is yet to be officially named by the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) after a list was leaked online over the weekend. An unofficial list of 41 players was published online via ‘Solomon Islands Soccer’ page last Saturday. Speaking to Star Sports on Tuesday, SIFF president, William Lai…

Naka aims for glory

SOLOMON Islands international James Naka is aiming to finish his career on a high with Nalkutan FC in the 2018 OFC Champions League. Naka who was omitted from the national team last year said he is determined to give it one last try. It was the end of the road for Naka on the international…

Abolish the shipping grant!

THE need to upgrade our roads to better standards is more urgent than ever before. The state of the roads in Honiara is a total embarrassment. The situation is even worse for roads in the provinces. Covering the thousands of pot-holes that line up the roads with gravel will do no good. The roads need…

West Rennell land acquisition

Dear Editor – I wish to refer to the above mentioned letter appeared in your issue no. 1982, Wednesday 17 January 2018. As rightly said in the letter, there was fraud in the registration of land at West Rennel to APID, Parcel Number  289-005-1. The reasons are as follows: West Rennell Land is customary.  To…

SSEC awake!

Dear Editor – Please grant me a space of your esteem column to voice out my concern due to this question “what SSEC can do about it in regards to Kemuel Kalani statement earlier, ‘I’m just a SSEC pastor, not a king or prophet’” and his group still part of the South Sea Evangelical Church…