22 Mar 2010

Solomons' gold mine owners reconcile with landowners ahead of launch tomorrow

7:25 pm on 22 March 2010

Solomon Islands has held a reconciliation ceremony attended by Guadalcanal landowners, government officials and the Gold Ridge Mine company owners today.

The mine was closed by the years of ethnic tensions but is set to mark its re-development with a launch tomorrow.

The executive chair of Australian company Allied Gold Limited, which owns Gold Ridge, Mark Caruso, says today's reconciliation went well.

"The ceremony was used to show a solid sign of goodwill between the company and the landowners and all others as part of this reconciliation process."

Mark Caruso says the ceremony was followed by a luncheon.