"Today, May 15, at 11:00 am in the District Court of Central Jakarta, Dad’s Legal Counsels filed a civil claim against Jane Perlez and the New York Times Company. While talking to my Dad [Richard Ness] yesterday, I asked what prompted him to take … [Read more...] about Richard Ness to Sue New York Times Journalist
I was recently in Indonesia to hear the verdict in the criminal trial of Richard Ness, an American gold miner, accused of knowingly polluting Buyat Bay, its fringing coral reefs and local villagers, with mercury and arsenic. On the morning of the … [Read more...] about Richard Ness and Newmont Acquitted, But Indonesian Government Appeals
The verdict in the high-profile trial of Richard Ness was to be handed-down this Wednesday, 4th April, in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. It has now been postponed with Chief Judge Ridwan Damanik telling Reuters the judges need more time to draw … [Read more...] about Verdict on Richard Ness Postponed
Indonesian blogger, Ong Hock Chuan, has taken up the case for Richard Ness, an American mining executive falsely accused by environmental NGO's of deliberately polluting Buyat Bay in northern Sulawesi. In a recent post Ong invited Wahli, the … [Read more...] about What A Wahli!
I met Richard Ness, the head of a gold mining company Newmont Minahasa Raya, through this blog. I posted a piece here in November 2005 asking the question: Did Newmont Do It? I was referring to Buyat Bay in northern Sulawesi, Indonesia, and … [Read more...] about Did Newmont Do It? (Continued …)
Buyat Bay on the Island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, is perhaps best known as the place where Canadian mining giant Newmont dumped tailing from a gold mine allegedly polluting the bay and poisioning the local villagers. Increasingly it appears the … [Read more...] about New Picture Book on Buyat Bay