CHIEF JUSTICE CALLED ON JUDICIARY TO BE NOT COMPLACENT

The High Court of Solomon Islands. Photo: Courtesy of the High Court of Solomon Islands.

The High Court of Solomon Islands. Photo: Courtesy of the High Court of Solomon Islands.

Chief Justice, Sir Albert Palmer has called on the judiciary to not be complacent – saying also, he wants something better in justice delivered for people in Solomon Islands this year.

Speaking at a ceremony this morning to open the 2014 Legal Year, the Chief Justice reminded judiciary members of their roles and functions and that these are exercised on behalf of the people and for the people, so they can have a better quality of life.

Sir Albert also challenged members of the Judiciary to go back to basic principles to increase their skills and have the right attitude.

“If we are succumbing to practices which are slow inefficient and outdated and accepting them as normal , then it is time for change. I do not want us to be complacent and self-satisfied with how far we have come. I think what what is good can be our worst enemy if it stops us from getting to what is the best. I think that part of our problem in Solomon Islands is that we often are satisfied with “hem olraet nomoa” or ” hem gud nomoa ” ,” no worry” and cannot move on to providing a better service”, said Chief Justice Sir Palmer.

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