Axiom welcomes court ruling

CHIEF executive officer of Axiom Mining Ryan Mount last night welcomed a High Court ruling that recognised his company’s lease over the Kolosori land, site of the controversial Isabel nickel prospect. Commissioner John Brown has ruled that AxiomKB’s lease over the Kolosori land and its Prospecting Licence over the same area are valid—a clear win…

Measles slowly rescinding

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has confirmed that measles cases are slowly decreasing after the vaccination campaign was boosted in recent weeks. Doctors from the ministry of health said severe cases are still at the hospital for treatment, but the numbers seeking medical attention are going down. However, they warned people to…

Mining battle ends, Court rejects Sumitomo bid

THE High Court has rejected a bid Japanese mining giant Sumitomo Ltd brought against Australian firm Axiom Ltd, the national government, and some Isabel landowners. This was over nickel prospecting rights in Isabel Province. Sumitomo filed the case after the then Minister of Mines and Energy cancelled its preliminary Letter of Intent for nickel prospecting…

Three teachers get tickets for Japan

THREE school teachers yesterday received air tickets to travel to Japan for further studies. Dorothy Hicks Hatamane, Patricia Zazo and John Mark Dovere were chosen out of around 40 applicants for the Japanese scholarships funded by the Japanese government. The three will undertake school management, Curriculum Development in Earth Science and Education Chemistry courses. The…

Six arrested for school dormitory break-in

TULAGI police have arrested six men last week in connection to a break- in at Siota Provincial Secondary School, Central Province last Friday. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Fred Satu alleged that a total of 15 youths from Belaga village involved in the incident. They were suspected of breaking in the school compound and entered students’…

Fiji’s PM congratulated

Fiji’s newly elected Prime Minister Rear Admiral (retire) Voreqe Bainimarama has been congratulated by the country’s caretaker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo. In a letter to Mr Bainimarama, Mr Lilo has also joined leaders around the world in congratulating the Fiji Prime Minister on behalf of the Government and people of Solomon Islands. “I warmly…

Isabel health workers end family health survey

A FAMILY healthy survey was successfully conducted in Isabel Province over the past two weeks. About 25 nurses working within the health promotion department, the vector borne disease control program (VBDCP), Buala hospital and the surrounding clinics in Isabel, took part in the survey which successfully ended last Friday. The nurses visited various communities and…

Women express fear over tailings dam

Women and children in north central Guadalcanal and Downstream of Metapona River are still living in fear following the suspension of the Gold Ridge Mining Limited’s operation. Speaking to the Solomon Star early this week they said despite the closer of the mining operation the tailings dam remains a concern for them because it contains…