THE Island Sun corrects the article published on 24 March 2017 entitled ‘Court Rules in Favour of Sumitomo’. In fact it is not correct to say that the Court ruled in favour of Sumitomo. In the long running proceedings between Sumitomo and Axiom the Court of Appeal declined Sumitomo’s application for judicial review and found that Sumitomo was not entitled to a prospecting licence because it was guilty of land banking.
The headline to the article may have also suggested to readers that judgment has been delivered in the contempt of court proceedings as the hearing in that matter on 20 March is by far the most recent Court proceedings between Sumitomo and Axiom. In fact on 20 March the High Court heard an application by Sumitomo asking the judge to disqualify himself from hearing Axiom’s application that Sumitomo be found guilty of contempt of court. Judgment on the application that the judge disqualify himself was reserved, that it is it has not been delivered yet.
The Island Sun apologies for misleading its readers.