New eye clinic for Malaita

MORE than 140,000 people of Malaita province now have improved access to better health services, with the opening of the Kilufi’i Eye and Non Communicable Disease Clinic at Kilufi’i Hospital. Australian High Commissioner Andrew Byrne, in his first visit to the province this week, officially opened the clinic in a ceremony at Kilufi’i Hospital which…

In the news last week

Titiulu: Yes, I’ve got the report ATTORNEY General Billy Titiulu, confirmed he received a report regarding an Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigation into alleged corrupt payments Australian miners made to outgoing deputy Opposition leader Mathew Wale. The report was compiled by legal counsel for St Barbara, one of the mining companies that made the payments.…

April ridge tender opens

THE Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey is calling for applications for land allocation at April Ridge in Honiara. April Ridge is the name given to an area near Gilbert Camp Aekafo and Lau Valley in east Honiara, and the area is currently unallocated and owned by the Commissioner of Lands. Permanent Secretary Stanley Waleanisia…

Axiom wins again, sets eyes on project

AXIOM says it will recommence exploration at its Isabel Nickel Project this week after the Court of Appeal set aside the interim injunction instigated by Sumitomo on 30 September. Shares in the company in the Australian stock market are trading higher on the news. Key points of the decision included: – The interim injunction ordered…

Media briefed on financial road map

THE Ministry of Finance and Treasury held a briefing session for the media on the Public Financial Management Reform Roadmap, where the purpose of the Mid-Year Budget Review was discussed in depth at an inaugural Media Workshop on the road map on Friday. The Mid-Year Budget Review was released by the Minister for Finance and…

Fataleka people told to vote wisely

THE nephew of outgoing MP for Fataleka Steve Abana has urged voters in the constituency to vote wisely in the November 19 elections. Billy Abana, who was the first born of Steve Abana’s brother Billy Buga, made the comments, claiming not much development has happened in the constituency in the last eight years. Billy said…