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PM MANELE RECEIVES HIS LORDSHIP JUSTICE JOHN MURIA SNR

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Prime Minister Honorable Jeremiah Manele MP, has a received a courtesy call from the President of the Court of Appeal of Solomon Islands, His Lordship, Justice Sir John Muria Snr this morning.

Justice Sir John Muria Snr used the occasion to convey his belated congratulatory message to the Prime Minister for the latter’s retaining of Hograno Kia Havulei (HKH) parliamentary seat and the latter’s eventual appointment to the top position of the political government.

Justice Sir John Muria Snr also used the meeting opportunity with PM Manele to reiterate the need for government to consider establishing a resident court of appeal.

Justice Sir Muria Snr further highlighted that several countries in the Pacific have established their resident court of appeal, and Solomon Islands having 46 years of independence should consider taking the same pathway.

He added that a court of appeal residency will discourage the itinerary court of appeal that we are currently practicing. Moreso, a resident court of appeal will address the backlog of court of appeal cases.

Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele assured His Lordship, Justice Sir John Muria that the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) will work closely with the justice depa

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rtment of the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs to further the idea of establishing the residency for the court of appeal.

PM Manele equally agreed that it is time for government to strongly consider the establishment of the resident court of appeal.

 

The Prime Minister further praised His Lordship Justice Sir John Muria Snr for his excellent work and outstanding ambassadorship in Belize, Sierra Leone, Kiribati and now in Tuvalu.

PM Manele wished His Lordship all the best as he continues to serve the people of Tuvalu in the justice sector.

Justice Sir John Muria Snr was the first local Chief Justice of the High Court of Solomon Islands. His exceptional work took him to Sierra Leone, Belize, Kiribati and currently Tuvalu.

He is recently appointed as the president of the Court of Appeal of Solomon Islands. The Court of Appeal of Solomon Islands normally met two times in a year.

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