The Hon. Chief Justice Sir Albert Rocky Palmer and Lady Palmer and family, Deputy Chief Justice and family, Judges of the High Court and their families, Registrars of High Court and Court of Appeal, Sheriff of the High Court, Madam Chief Magistrate, Deputy Chief Magistrate and all Magistrates and their families, Deputy Registrar of Magistrate Courts, National Local Court Coordinator,
Permanent Secretary, Chief Executive Officer, Management and staff of the National Judiciary and their respective families
The Governor General His Excellency Sir David Vunagi and family
Prime Minister Honourable Manasseh Damukana Sogavare and family,
Speaker of the National Parliament Honourable Patteson Oti and family,
Deputy Prime Minister Honourable Manasseh Maelanga and family
Honourable Ministers of the Crown and their families
Honourable Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition
Honourable Leader of the Parliamentary Independent
Honourable Members of Parliament and their families
HCC Lord Mayor, Councillors and staff
Provincial Government Premiers and Elected Members of the Provincial Assemblies
Heads of Diplomatic Missions
Development Partners and Court Stakeholders
National Security and Law Enforcement Partners and Stakeholders
State Owned Enterprises and Private Sector
Church Leaders, Chiefs and Community Leaders
Local Justices of the CLAC and Local Courts
Men, Women, Youth, Children and People with Special Needs of this great Country
Blessed Christmas Greetings to you all. As we enjoy ourselves with and through celebratory deeds and festivities, the Birth of our LORD and SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST must continue to remain central in our hearts and homes. It is through this ‘God-became-man’ manifestation that we found Grace and Love that redeemed our souls.
Undeniably, the tough experiences we have gone through this year as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, War in Ukraine, Climate Change, and other Socio-Economic and Environmental causes; had triggered fear and anxiety for and in us. But the blessed assurance sounded by the throng of Angels in Luke 2:10-12 [“10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”] should encourage us amidst uncertainties in life that, the Saviour Christ has been born – humbled yet HE is the LORD!
As the branch of the Government that interprets and applies the laws of Solomon Islands toward prevalence of equal justice under law, and providing of mechanisms for dispute resolution, we are very much thankful for the support rendered and rapports sustained in various ways throughout the year resulting in the successful running of courts. It has been great pleasure and honour working together with all of you. With optimism and faith, we look forward for the same partnership next year.
Christmas is a special event in man’s history that has been, is, and will continue to be History. Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year 2023.