2 Apr 2005

Solomons High Court appoints two more foreign judges

9:09 am on 2 April 2005

Two foreign judges have been appointed to the Solomon Islands High Court.

Australian Associated Press reports British-born Edwin Goldsbrough and Fijian Sekove Naqiolevu were sworn in yesterday as High Court judges.

Judge Naqiolevu, recently served as assistant special coordinator of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands.

Judge Goldsbrough is expected to hear his first case on Monday, when the former field commander of the Malaita Eagle Force, Jimmy "Rasta" Lusibaea, appears with two others on a murder charge.

The Solomon Islands parliament passed an act last year enabling the appointment of the two new expatriate judges.

The total number of High Court judges is now six, including three foreigners.