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…

RIPEL announces ‘dividend’

LEVERS Solomons Ltd and Russell Islands Plantation Estate Ltd on Tuesday announced a $2 million dividend to the Lavukal land owners. The surprising announcement was made by chairman Patrick Wong in a press conference in Honiara on Tuesday. Mr Wong said the dividend was declared during the company’s board meeting held on September 18 last…

Police in GP uproot 570 plants of marijuana

Police at the Tetere Police Station in the Guadalcanal Province have uprooted 570 marijuana plants in the Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) One and Totoba areas in North Guadalcanal on 3 February 2018. Supervising Provincial Police Commander Superintendent Nixson Manetoga says, “On Saturday 3 February at about 4am Tetere Police officers raided two marijuana…

Police News

* Appeal for assistance in search for missing persons* Police investigate sudden death in Western Province* Respect Honiara Central Market -PPC Honiara City Appeal for assistance in search for missing persons Police at Kirakira in the Makira-Ulawa Province have been approached to assist in the search for two male persons, in their 20s, missing at…

CYANIDE THREAT

Gold Ridge, Metapona communities at risk By CHARLEY PIRINGI The likely high presence of Cyanide in sediments at the nearby areas of Gold Ridge tailing dam in Central Guadalcanal as well as along the Metapona river in Guadalcanal Plains is putting communities livelihood at risk. That’s according to a local scholar, Dickson Boboria who has…

Caring for the dead

A former morgue attendant shares his experiences By LYNNISSHA RUNA Talk about attending to and giving care to dead human bodies, Simone Palmer knows a little about them. Hailed from east Kwaio in the Malaita Province, the 57-year -old Palmer has been working as a morgue attendant for the past 10 years.  His experience over…