Five locals graduate from Fulton

FIVE Solomon Islanders have successfully completed their years of studies at the Fulton Adventist University College (FAUC) in Sabeto, Nadi, Fiji. They joined many more students during a colourful graduation ceremony over the weekend. The weekend ceremony commenced on Friday 25th November and concluded on Sunday 27th November with the main graduation ceremony. Casper Hillary,…

Political stability vital to investment

POLITICAL stability is key to giving investment confidence to investors and also the timely delivery of projects in the country. Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, highlighted this on Tuesday at Gold Ridge to mark the official commencement of commercial production by Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML). The operation is a joint venture initiative between a Chinese…

UNDER SCRUTINY

The local shareholder in GRML has been demanded to provide annual and operational reports on the mining operation as well as an explanation on the shareholding arrangement for landowners as the 90 percent Chinese-owned company prepares for its first gold export MEMBER of Parliament for Central Guadalcanal where Gold Ridge mine is located, Peter Shanel…

SOGAVARE THRILLED TO SEE GOLD RIDGE MINE REOPENING

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has commended the reopening of the Gold Ridge Mine in Central Guadalcanal on Tuesday, saying the mine is vital for the country’s economic recovery. Speaking at the ceremony amidst hundreds of dignitaries including senior Government Ministers and Officials, Company representatives and tribal landowning group representatives at the mine site, Sogavare expressed…

A New SIMS Centre to enhance Early Warnings System in Solomon Islands

A ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services (SIMS) Forecasting Unit building was held by the UN Development Programme, in partnership with the Australian Government and the Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) and Tropic Group Builders (TGB).  The new SIMS building is a 2…

Rape case dismissed

The High Court on Friday dismissed and discharged a man accused of raping a girl age between 13-15 after his case was delayed for over 11 years. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer in his judgement described the case as excessive and inordinate delay in the prosecution of this matter. He said the defence counsel is…