Acting Judge appointed substantive Judge; two Judges reappointed

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By Merilyn Diau-Katam – EMTV Online   Acting Justice, John Richie Bernaud Kaumi, has been appointed as a substantive Judge of the Supreme and National Courts on a ten-year term. This was announced by the Chairman of Judicial and Legal Services Commission and Attorney General Alfred Manase. Acting Justice Kaumi took up the posting of resident Judge in Tari early this year, following the passing of late Justice Martin Ipang last year. Meanwhile, the Judicial and Legal Services Commission has also renewed the appointments of two serving Judges of both the Supreme and National Courts. Justice Ere Kariko has been reappointed for another term of ten years, while Justice David Cannings has been reappointed for another term of three years. Attorney General Manase said the appointments were made during a meeting held last Wednesday, May 15th.  ]]>

Merilyn Diau-Katam

Commenced work at EMTV in October 2015, covering Health, Education and Environment stories under the News and Current Affairs Department, while also translating and presenting Tok Pisin Nius. She is now a Senior Online Officer for EMTV Online.

Merilyn Diau-Katam

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