Emma Garo, Solomon Islands First Female Chief Magistrate

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by Marie Kauna – EMTV Online, Port Moresby

Adding to the list of women breaking barriers and in the legal fraternity and judiciary is Emma Garo from Solomon Islands.

Ms Garo who was serving as a Magistrate and Deputy Chief Magistrate in the Honiara Central Magistrates’ Court, was sworn in last Friday as the Chief Magistrate.

Garo’s appointment as the Chief Magistrate makes her, the first female Chief Magistrate in Solomon Islands.

Like Papua New Guinea and other Pacific Island nations, Solomon Islands now sees women breaking barriers and taking fields that were once dominated by men.

Her appointment leaves inspiration to growing young women and girls in Solomon Islands and other Pacific Nations.

Garo encourages women both from the legal fraternity and other sectors, to work hard, strive and work the ranks up in whatever career they choose.

Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer, who appointed Ms Garo as the first female Chief Justice, said Garo is a pioneer for women and girls in Solomon Islands and is an example of how determination leads to success.

Marie Kauna

Graduated at the University of Papua New Guinea in 2014. She is a member of EMTV Online and is proud to be working within such a dedicated team.

Marie Kauna

One thought on “Emma Garo, Solomon Islands First Female Chief Magistrate

  • 20/09/2017 at 21:29

    Good to have a women to top position in the Solomon Islands magistrate.

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