Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer has reiterated the need for a new court complex to support the national judiciary.
Welcoming five new magistrates to the magistracy bench last week, Sir Palmer said the issue of office and courtroom space and availability will need to be addressed seriously.
He says the Central Magistrates Court in Honiara needs a new court complex, adding now is the time to plan and make improvements.
“I wish to take this opportunity to reiterate my call and the need for a new court complex for the Central Magistrates Court in Honiara and request the government to assist us have those essential infrastructures put in place quickly. This is the time to plan and build quickly now and not later. We must continue to be vigilant and to be proactive in what we seek to do and provide for our people in the delivery of judicial services.”
The Chief Justice also acknowledged the government for approving the new terms and conditions for Magistrates with the necessary constitutional and legislative changes to enable the recruitments.