Friday, May 4, 2012

Solomon islands

  • Researchers have discovered a single gene that caused inhabitants of the Solomon Islands to have the unique combination of very dark skin and very blond hair.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Dark-skinned, blond-haired indigenous people on the Solomon Islands have a gene that is unique to the South Pacific nation and was not picked up from interbreeding with Europeans, scientists said Thursday.
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  • The foreign owners of the Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited are threatening to sue the Solomon Islands Government for $324 million Solomon dollars or around $44 million US in compensation.
  • (Radio Australia)
  • AUSTRALIA and the Solomon Islands will start talks on the final withdrawal of Australian troops who have helped maintain law and order in the Pacific island country since 2003.
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  • Solomon Gold's (AIM: SOLG) joint venture partner Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) plans to spend US$4.9 million on exploration in 2012 on the Solomon Islands projects, starting with a new drill program at the Mbetilonga Project.
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  • Residents of the Solomon Islands in the Pacific have some of the darkest skin seen outside of Africa. They also have the highest occurrence of blond hair seen in any population outside of Europe.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The official launch of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour in Honiara, capital of Guadalcanal Province of the Solomon Islands, signals the launch of a month of free seminars on the 19 subjects of the Scientology Handbook.
  • (PRLog (free press release))
  • The exception is found in the Solomon Islands, an archipelago east of Papua New Guinea which has the highest proportion of natural blonds outside of Europe despite being just south of the equator.
  • (News-Medical.Net)
  • Solomon Gold announced an update on exploration and 2012 planning activities for the Guadalcanal JV located in the Solomon Islands. The GJV is a joint venture between NVL Solomon Islands Limited and Solomon Gold plc.
  • (SteelGuru)

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