Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika

Chief Justice confirms Judge Nablu’s passing

She died in office whilst serving her first term as a Judge of the National and Supreme Court.

The Chief Justice confirmed the passing of the late Justice Leka Nablu in the early hours of Sunday morning, July 28th, whilst receiving medical treatment in Hong Kong.

The Judiciary is in the process of organising funeral arrangements and repatriation of the body in liaison with the family and will inform the public once the arrangements have been completed.

PNG to attend Peace Summit

The event will be attended on PNG’s behalf by the Chief Justice, Sir Gibbs Salika, and Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jeffrey Komal, and Acting PNG High Commissioner to Australia, Sakias Tameo.

They will be accompanied by other Pacific Islands Nation dignitaries to attend the event which aims to promote peace around the world.

Chief Justice sworn into salaries commission

He was sworn in by Acting Governor General, Job Pomat, at Government House.

The Chief Justice was accompanied by his nominee to the SRC, Justice Stephen Kassman, and members of the Parliamentary legal staff.

The Chief Justice is one of the six official members of the SRC, which also include the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader, the Speaker of Parliament, Secretary of the Department of Personnel Management and Secretary of the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations.

Evidence closed in Maybank robbery trial

Five accused; Paul Steven, Samson Banaso, Hubert Korede, Stewart Korina and Gelison William have been on trial for the past three weeks.

They will return to court on Thursday morning where trial judge, Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika will be addressed by their lawyer and the state on whether there is enough evidence to convict them.

All evidence in the trial came to a close on Wednesday afternoon, after the last accused, Samson Banaso took the stand to give evidence in the trial.

Two in Maybank robbery trial discharged

Alphonse Samson of Eastern Highlands Province and Sonix Alowale were today discharged of the charge or information of stealing against them.

Their lawyer had earlier asked the court to dismiss the case against them through an application they had no case to answer to based on the ground that they were standing trial for the wrong charge.

They were charged with stealing when there was evidence they received stolen proceeds of the crime.

Trial judge and Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika allowed the no case submission, dismissing them on the charge of stealing.