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Australian High Commissioner to S Africa dies

South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday sent condolences to the government of Australia, following the passing of the Australian High Commissioner to South Africa, Graeme Wilson. Wilson died in his home in Pretoria on Tuesday after a short...
3rd September 2014

Pacific operations a downer for St Barbara

Gold miner St Barbara has reported a 161% decline in its net profit for the 2014 financial year, with the miner reporting a net loss of A$501-million on the back of a A$411-million impairment charge. The net loss during the 2014 financial year...
27th August 2014

St Barbara discussing Gold Ridge sale

Gold miner St Barbara has confirmed that it was in discussions with the Solomon Island government about the possible divestment of the Gold Ridge mine. The company said at the end of last week that it was in negotiations for the possible transfer...
25th August 2014

Gold Ridge evacuated as miner fears for safety

Gold miner St Barbara has been forced to withdraw all personnel from its Gold Ridge operations, in the Solomon Islands, on safety fears. The miner said that there had been a ‘serious escalation’ in security concerns at the mine over the last...
14th August 2014

St Barbara warns of major impairments

Gold miner St Barbara has warned of impairment charges at its gold assets during the year ended June. The miner has warned shareholders that it was expecting a full asset write down of A$179-million at its Gold Ridge mine, on the Solomon Islands,...
1st August 2014

St Barbara cuts workforce at Gold Ridge

Gold miner St Barbara on Friday announced that it would reduce its workforce at the defunct Gold Ridge mine, on the Solomon Islands, as a return to full-scale production would not be possible for “some time”. Operations at Gold Ridge were...
18th July 2014

Lehany steps down as St Barbara boss

Gold miner St Barbara has announced the resignation of its CEO and MD Tim Lehany, effective from the end of June. The company said that a structure succession process to replace Lehany, who would assist St Barbara with an orderly transition until...
17th June 2014

St Barbara redeploys workers as immigration ban is lifted

Gold miner St Barbara has redeployed personnel to its Gold Ridge mining operations, on the Solomon Islands, after reaching an agreement with the government. Operations at Gold Ridge were halted in April this year, and personnel were evacuated...
11th June 2014

Solomon Islands ban St Barbara workers

Gold miner St Barbara continues to face a number of challenges as operations at its Gold Ridge operation, in the Solomon Islands, remained suspended. The ASX-listed St Barbara halted mining operations at Gold Ridge at the start of April, and...
28th April 2014

St Barbara evacuates mine

Gold miner St Barbara has evacuated some 200 personnel at its Gold Ridge operation, in the Solomon Islands, following torrential rains. The miner said this week that extreme rainfall, which had subsequently developed into Tropical Cyclone Ita,...
9th April 2014

Heavy rains shut St Barbara’s Gold Ridge mine

Gold miner St Barbara has temporarily suspended operations at its Gold Ridge mine, in the Solomon Islands, following heavy rains brought on by a slow-moving tropical low pressure system. The company on Thursday closed the openpit mines to ensure...
4th April 2014

St Barbara gold production falls

Gold miner St Barbara has reported a slight decline in production for the three months to December, as its Pacific operations delivered less-than-impressive results. For the quarter under review, the ASX-listed company produced 93 577 oz of gold,...
23rd January 2014
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