CITREC grants job offer’s to Guadalcanal Province

GUADALCANAL Premier Hon. Anthony Veke has created labour mobility history by receiving Letters of Offer for employment from Major Employers, Canadian International Training and Education Corp (CITREC) who are ready to hire Guadalcanal CITREC graduates for temporary employment in Canada. Premier Hon. Veke, who is in Canada at the invitation of the sector council said…

Gov’t plans dialogue with GCIL in effort to reopen gold mine

THE Cabinet Sub-Committee on Gold Ridge in pursuit of the government objective to ensure the reopening of the Gold Ridge mine in Central Guadalcanal is planning a series of dialogues with the Gold Ridge Community Investment Limited (GCIL) and the associations having interest on the project; the Kolobisi Tailings Dam Association (KTDA) and Metapona Downstream…

Tensions rising over squatter settlements: Premier Veke

TENSIONS are rising as advancement of illegal squattering off the city boundary onto Guadalcanal Provincial lands worsening and reaching critical level. That was according to the New Premier for Guadalcanal Province, Anthony Veke. Veke told Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) last week that the worsening squatter problem is once again reaching critical levels. When RNZI…

Gov’t closely monitors dewatering process at Gold Ridge

THE Solomon Islands Government through its Ministry of Environment is closely monitoring the dewatering process at the Gold Ridge Mine Tailings Dam which began Tuesday this week. This is to ensure compliance to the strict dewatering licence issued to the new mine owner, the Gold Ridge Community Investment Limited (GCIL). Permanent Secretary of the Ministry…

Veke is back as GP new premier

Anthony Veke, provincial member for Tangarare Ward has elected as Premier for Guadalcanal Province. He replaced Bartholomew Vavanga who was ousted in a no confidence motion, and outnumbered his colleague contestant, Rolland Seleso by twelve to nine at a secret ballot box yesterday. Veke who has held the Premier’s position a few times already with…

Hopes for Gold Ridge re-opening

GCIL hopeful to pick genuine investor by end of the year THE Gold Ridge Community Investment Limited (GCIL) has hopeful to pick a potential and genuine investor by end of this year (2015). Walton Zaezon, Chairman of GCIL, a local company that took over the mine told nine Provincial leaders (Premiers) and the Honiara City…