Landowners welcome proposed Gold Ridge sale

THE Prime Minister’s announcement on Friday that negotiations for the possible transfer of ownership of the gold ridge mine on Central Guadalcanal is underway is indeed welcoming news according Chairman of the Gold Ridge Community and Landowners Council. Dick Douglas said they are happy to hear of the move because they still support the project…

Rina commended for his honesty

A man who returned $12,000 cash that was mistakenly handed to him by a bank has received high praises from the police. Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Gabriel Manelusi said Charles Rina’s honesty must be highly commended. “Rina has set a fine example for all of us to follow,” Manelusi said. “He had demonstrated honesty…

Gold Ridge situation stable

Police say the security situation at Gold Ridge mine site in central Guadalcanal is now stable. That’s according to Acting Assistant Commissioner National Capital, Gabriel Manelusi. The law and order problem at the site since last week has forced St. Barbara, owner and operator of the mine, to evacuate its expatriate workers. The workers have…

Church hears judge talk on violence

High Court judge Justice Stephen Pallaras QC yesterday gave an awareness talk to members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Burns Creek, east Honiara. The church invited Justice Pallaras QC to ask about issues of violence and of family problems. It was also his first time to attend such program out in the community.…

Police told to return bikes

Police and Immigration are urged to return four motor bikes an Australian businessman donated to them, Friday. Patrick Jumeau, Director of FLN Business Solution in Honiara, made the call yesterday after he learned the donation came from an Australian. “This donation raises a lot of questions on ethics,” Jumeau said. “In my view, and to…

Bikes for the cops

An Australian businessman has donated four motor bikes to the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIP), Immigration Division, and the Honiara City Council law enforcement unit. The donation came as part of a business partnership between Ian Watts and local businessman David Iro, who owns Willies Electrical and Solar Power. Of the four bikes, one will…

Police urged to protect mine’s tailings dam

Chairman of the Kolobisi Tailing Dam Association (KTDA) has called on the police to prioritise the Tailing Storage Facility at Gold Ridge mine site. Primo Amusae made the call during a meeting with the police, Friday. NelaMosese, Deputy Police Commissioner Operations and his senior executives met with Gold Ridge Chiefs and landowners Association. The meeting…