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SUPREME AND NATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

 

PRACTICE NOTE NO.2 OF 2021

2021 - 2022 Court Vacation Arrangement

 

 This Practice Note is issued in consultation with the Chief Justice

Court vacation commences at 4pm, 20th December 2021 and ends at 4pm, 31st January 2022

During this time, the Registry will be opened as follows;

  • Morning 9:30am to 10:30am
  • Afternoon 1:30pm to 2:30pm

 

Certain Judges will be available throughout the vacation period as determined by the Chief Justice, to hear urgent matters arranged through the office of the Registrar or the local Assisitant Registrars in the Provinces.

All enquiries during this time are to be made to the Office of the Registrar in the first instance.

Dated the 20th December 2021.


Ian V Augerea
Registrar

 

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CEREMONIAL SITTING OF THE COURT

 In Honour of the late

Honourable Justice DANAJO KOEGET

                                             Slide4

Due to COVID19 Protocols & Restrictions, the Ceremonial Sitting and the Funeral Service can be viewed Live via the links below;

Ceremonial Sitting:

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Funeral Service:  facebook live

      


 

 

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NATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

KIMBE

Summary Determination List

Notice is given to all parties listed below that pursuant to Order 10, Rules 9A(15)(1)(b) and 2(a) of the National Court Rules your matters have been listed for summary determination (for want of prosecution) by the Court. If you wish to maintain the proceedings you or your lawyer must appear before the National Court at Kimbe and show cause why your matter should not be summarily determined, on 7 December 2021 at the times listed below.

If there is no appearance, the Court will summarily determine the matter without further notice. For any queries, contact the Assistant Registrar or Civil Track Clerk on phone 983 5887 or 983 5888 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The SD list can also be downloaded by clicking here Kimbe Summary Determination List

 

IAN V AUGEREA

REGISTRAR

CIVIL APPEAL (CIA): 930 AM

No File reference Appellant Lawyers for appellant Respondent Lawyers for respondent
  CIA 87/16 Moro Petrus Public Solicitor 501 Trans In person
  CIA 13/18 Steven Oiza Public Solicitor Joe Laboku Kumbari & Associates Lawyers
  CIA 47/18 Francis Mavu Jeffersons Lawyers Stettin Bay Lumber Company Ltd Felix Kua Lawyers
  CIA 18/19 Jeriel Polup & JSP Ltd In person Andrew Posai In person
  CIA 20/19 Apaka Seng & Kimbe Bakery In person Tobias Wasingu In person
  CIA 60/19 Ismael Roy In person Judtra Thomas In person
  CIA 61/19 General Manager Milton Ltd & Operation Manager Milton Ltd Justin Talopa Lawyers Ben Bio In person
  CIA 127/19 Aron Lyandao Public Solicitor Vero Max & Pamex Trading Ltd In person
  CIA 131/19 Paulus Polin & Sanjon L Polin Public Solicitor Josiah Wassey In person
  CIA 49/20 Janet Tangole Felix Kua Lawyers Bawe Ena & Alex Ena In person
  CIA 51/21 Francis Mondo Dau In person Philip Tabuso & Dorcas Gambu In person

 

WRIT OF SUMMONS (HUMAN RIGHTS) (WS (HR)) 930 AM

No File reference Plaintiff Lawyers for plaintiff Defendant Lawyers for defendant
  WS (HR) 61/20 Alex Samson Public Solicitor National Development Bank In person
  WS (HR) 64/20 Stanley Peter Public Solicitor John Robin & Others In person
  WS (HR) 68/20 Late Dale Benny ToRua by his next of friend Benny ToRua Kumbari & Associates Lawyers Danny Boski & Others In person
  WS (HR) 739/20 Gideon Sapanduo Public Solicitor Hilary Someri & Another & The State In person
  WS (HR) 6/21 Peter Yamba In person Peter Chanel Trupia In person
  WS (HR) 7/21 Justin Kembo In person Howard Chen & Welcome Ever Gold Ltd In person
  WS (HR) 8/21 Juni Joak In person Buckley Maneke In person
  WS (HR) 9/21 Scholastica Vitolo In person Stanis Tao, James Kapet & Wawa Leka In person
  WS (HR) 14/21 Junior Wagi In person Newman Bito In person
  WS (HR) 175/21 Sarah Richard Menge In person Solomon Dangau & Others In person

 

ORIGINATING SUMMONS (OS) 930 AM

No File reference Plaintiff Lawyers for plaintiff Defendant Lawyers for defendant
  OS 529/12 Jackie Chan & Y & C Trading Felix Kua Lawyers Lynn Zhiliang & Arrow Trading Ltd Public Solicitor
  OS 615/12 Nogini Korat Jeffersons Lawyers Zeiong Zenuang & Mote Zirok Justin Talopa Lawyers
  OS 647/12 Zirok Zenuang Justin Talopa Lawyers Mote Zirok & Nogini Korai Jefferson Lawyers
  OS 156/13 Janet Paul Taisua Justin Talopa Lawyers Michael Bainigil Emmam Lawyers
  OS 310/13 Syril Patre on behalf of Taive Borenga Clan Justin Talopa Lawyers Vamukuma ILG, Pepi Kimas & The State In person
  OS 400/13 Philip Paito Kua In person Sandra Wotene & Others Justin Talopa Lawyers
  OS 410/14 Arrow Trading Ltd Felix Kua Lawyers YNC Enterprises Ltd & Jacki C Yu Emam Lawyers
  OS 439/13 John Kerowal & Honde Laulimi ILG Ketan Lawyers Reo Pea & Raphael Dala Kimbu & Associates Lawyers
  OS 470/13 Joe Saparo Wagambie Lawyers Francis Tavonga In person
  OS 388/15 Joe Rova & David Meta of Malumi Clan of Gaongo, Hoskins, WNBP Kumbari & Associates Lawyers Bill Romalus & Others Solicitor-General
  OS 747/16 Lukas Lilipu & Dorothy Kantaure for Vatakaharo Clan of Bali Island Public Solicitor Blaise Dau & Bailey Bambae for Kikilei Clan, Raphael Gegelio & John Gideon for Kurusekuvungu Clan Bali Island In person
  OS 99/17 Lucas Kausunga Nilkare Justin Talopa Lawyers Michael Sine & Others Kumbari & Associates Lawyers
  OS 602/17 Momase Procurement & Supply Service Ltd Islands Legal Services Paul Kiale Public Solicitor
  OS 832/17 Kaulong Estate Ltd In person Sonny Adam, Raga Kavana & Registrar of Titles In person
  OS 213/18 Nivani Properties Ltd Pacific Legal Services Joe Martin Balala & Anna Balele Public Solicitor
  OS 425/18 Martin Koroi Public Solicitor Ambrose Matu In person
  OS 528/18 Josiah Wassey In person Reu Pea In person
  OS 870/18 Mambi Kilo Felix Kua Lawyers Gregory Kialo Public Solicitor
  OS 36/19 Joe Kama In person Chief Commissioner Workers Compensation & 2 Others In person
  OS 37/19 Ellison Jim In person Chief Commissioner Workers Compensation & 2 Others In person
  OS 231/19 Steven Boko as next of kin of Francis Boko & Others Justin Talopa Lawyers Patrick Gregory & Others Felix Kua Lawyers
  OS 289/19 Fred Waluka In person Williamson Hosea & WNBPG In-house lawyers
  OS 312/19 Khaja Enterprises Ltd In person Dickson Noma In person
  OS 532/19 Theresia Suarua In person Pitu Doa & NDB In person
  OS 694/19 Stettin Bay Lumber Company Ltd Justin Talopa Lawyers Bernard Mabubu & others of Nile Community Buluma & Pacific Development Contractors Ltd In person
  OS 700/19 Anthony Dalu t/a Belingro Building Contractors Public Solicitor Panape Construction, WNBPA & BSP In-house lawyers
  OS 843/19 Peter Agole Vava & Others In person Joel Kalus Kumbari & Associates Lawyers
  OS 845/19 Mara Paduan & Others Justin Talopa Lawyers Anton Lavu & Others Emmam Lawyers
  OS 10/20 Jack Mara & Kaluvia Taule for members of Kaumu Bagum ILG In person James Logha & Bill Gori for members of the Talasea Clan In person
  OS 121/20 Ben Michael & Others In person Joel Kalus & Simon Boski In person
  OS 156/20 Titus Waluka In person Williamson Hosea & WNBPA In-house lawyers
  OS 224/20 Peter Kola Justin Talopa Lawyers Adanas Trading Ltd & Others In person
  OS 272/20 Wragis Finance Investment Ltd & Michael Akis Kumbari & Associates Lawyers Kimbe Urban Local-level Government & Benny Fidelis In person
  OS 270/20 Shane Koniel Felix Kua Lawyers Williamson Hosea & Billy Romalus In person
  OS 309/20 Emmanuel Seuli & Eno ILG Justin Talopa Lawyers Francis Mavu & Others Jeffersons Lawyers
  OS 329/20 Buka Wanga by his next friend Damien Wanga Kumbari & Associates Lawyers Bafino Koi & MVIL In person
  OS 334/20 Michael Kartson Kumbari & Associates Lawyers Marcus Nandape & The State In person
  OS 393/20 Registrar National & Supreme Courts In-house lawyers Jacob Kirr & Francis Mango In person
  OS 117/21 Andrew Pari & 4 Others In person John Dami In person
  OS 157/21 Lawrence Win & 65 others Public Solicitor Mark Lebog, Williamson Hosea & WNBPA In-house lawyers
  OS 156/21 Buka Waiguma & Luke Waiguma Public Solicitor Emmanuel Yawi In person
  OS 189/21 Hillary Kasal Public Solicitor Newel Sinagawi, Williamson Hosea & WNBPA In-house lawyers

 

WRIT OF SUMMONS (WS) 130 PM

No File reference Plaintiff Lawyers for Plaintiff Defendant Lawyers for defendant
  WS 775/07 Leonard Laki by his next of kin Leonard Laki Senior Public Solicitor Tzen Niugini Ltd & Cakara Alam (PNG) Ltd & 2 Others Kandawalyn Lawyers
  WS 1581/10 Expectation Hicks Consultation In person Akami Oil Palm Ltd & Albert Camillus Emam Lawyers
  WS 1450/11 Ali Weres Kumbari & Associates Lawyers James Asip & Others In person
  WS 522/12 Tony Simbiwan Public Solicitor Linus Awange In person
  WS 1165/12 Masa Sep Public Solicitor Philip Yap & Senis Awe Justin Talopa Lawyers
  WS 908/13 Cyrilus Iwani In person Donatus Morris & Nancy Morris Justin Talopa Lawyers
  WS 176/14 Lesley Atepe Joshua & 1 Other Kumbari & Associates Lawyers Graham O’Keefe & Hargy Oil Palms Ltd In-house lawyers
  WS 379/14 Dr Blaise Tonar Justin Talopa Lawyers Blaise Vovore

In person

  WS 851/14 Peter Siliwen In person Mark Awai & 1 Other In person
  WS 1545/14 John Wuanis Public Solicitor Snr Const Nelson Edes & 2 Others Solicitor-General
  WS 873/15 Esther Mona & family behalf of deceased brother James Ano Felix Kua Lawyers Venon Nauriki & 4 Others Solicitor-General
  WS 1041/16 Craig Gibson & Kimbe International School Felix Kua Lawyers Jeffrey Kolo & Jennifer Kolo In person
  WS 1040/16 Craig Gibson & Kimbe International School Felix Kua Lawyers Gasi Kelemesi & Jacinta Kelemesi In person
  WS 1042/16 Craig Gibson & Kimbe International School Felix Kua Lawyers Rose Wularia & Isaac Wularia In person
  WS 1043/16 Craig Gibson & Kimbe International School Felix Kua Lawyers

Bernard Tulemanil & Lari Tulemanil

In person
  WS 1325/16 Tavul Romalus Public Solicitor Neil Thomas & Trans Neeto Ltd Emam Lawyers
  WS 1404/16 Robert Bate In person Joe Lamboku In person
  WS 1647/16 John Bosco Piniau & Genesis Real Estate Ltd In person Hon Francis Marus MP, Robert Dau & Talasea DDA In person
  WS 355/17 Anthony Sine as next friend of Faith Peter an infant Peri Lawyers Isaac Guere Jnr & New Britain Palm Oil Ltd In-house lawyers
  WS 841/17 Thomas Baiba Others Kumbari & Associates Lawyers Judah Suka & 5 Others In person
  WS 234/18 Vincent Yawi Public Solicitor Jayven Gigif & Puma Energy Ltd In person
  WS 315/18 Paul Daniel next of kin of Daniel Amawal Ovitia In person John Kamdori & Patrick Kamdori In person
  WS 376/18 Arowe Security Services In person Martin Linge & KULLG In person
  WS 459/18 Late Theodora Bio by her next friend Winto Bio & 1 Other Kumbari & Associates Lawyers Agatha Buku & Kimbe Provincial Hospital Solicitor-General
  WS 674/18 Arnold Patiken In person Tom Kimzim & NBPOL In person
  WS 697/18 Basil Patiliu Paisat Lawyers Jacky Chan Felix Kua Lawyers
  WS 743/18 Jay Holdings Ltd Justin Talopa Lawyers Lin Qing & Qung Qing Trading Ltd In person
  WS 866/18 Wilson Wangi Lakakit & Associates Lawyers Jackson Endo & 2 Others In person
  WS 870/18 Mambi Kialo In person Gregory Kialo In person
  WS 974/18 Patrick Mara In person Robert Buku In person
  WS 976/18 Walter Pinda & 4 Others In person Emily Kaliop, Anand Ganapati & NBPOL In-house lawyers
  WS 992/18 Benjamin Ottri t/a Bee & Honey Hire Cars In person Mokrara Movi Korea In person
  WS 1081/18 Francis Tame Justin Talopa Lawyers John Tele In person
  WS 1160/18 Porenge Tambua Justin Talopa Lawyers Wu Lvwue & China Jihangsu International (PNG) Ltd In person
  WS 1313/18 Luke Rami In person Saking Elizah In person
  WS 1312/18 Francis Mondo Dau In person Williamson Hosea & WNBPA In-house lawyers
  WS 1406/18 Eson Peter & others as next friend of Kemson Jamaica an infant Public Solicitor New Britain Palm Oil Ltd In-house lawyers
  WS 1500/18 Maggie Ingat Kumbari & Associates Lawyers PNG Power Ltd In-house lawyers
  WS 1569/18 Rebecca Vitus Public Solicitor Joe Baki, Teaching Service Commission & The State In person
  WS 40/19 Albert Camillus In person Carol Amir & Sam Nilmo In person
  WS 142/19 Peter Kiru Public Solicitor Tony Meko & 2 Ors Justin Talopa Lawyers
  WS 187/19 Rikas Gola In person Beverlyn Sauri In person
  WS 390/19 Kisa Mugufuke In person Kumi & Sons Ltd In person
  WS 411/19 Joseph Kikilia (deceased) by his next friend Nick Kikilia Public Solicitor Repa Augerea, PNG Microfinance & Pauline Mandap In-house lawyers
  WS 598/19 Max Wai Wii Kombia In person Hilary Someri & 6 Others In person
  WS 670/19 Ettie Lamboku Public Solicitor Robert Buku In person
  WS 669/19 John Karowal & 2 Others Justin Talopa Lawyers Dominic Pari & Kundapul Construction In person
  WS 688/19 PNG Nurses Association In person Rachel Baki In person
  WS 687/19 PNG Nurses Association In person Anna Androu In person
  WS 686/19 PNG Nurses Association In person Scholastica Baiwan In person
  WS 685/19 PNG Nurses Association In person Lorraine Suwi In person
  WS 798/19 Alice Kanaiat In person Erick Lagaia & Quarter Island Services Ltd In person
  WS 684/19 PNG Nurses Association In person Josephine Getsie In person
  WS 868/19 Anthon Meravo Jnr In person Joe Lakabe In Person
  WS 927/19 Didi Loniga In person Ernestine Maxton Graham & Others In person
  WS 944/19 Freddy Oritangung Justin Talopa Lawyers Samuel Thomas In person
  WS 1198/19 Wagi Ropiong In person Peter Yiu & SBLC In person
  WS 1267/19 Reo Pea Kumbari & Associates Lawyers Philip Mautu, Raphael Dala & Honde Laulimi ILG In person
  WS 1375/19 Simon Alu In person Clement Reu, Martin Linge & KULLG In person
  WS 1416/19 Karapa Gabriel Hare & Others In person Ben Waluka 2 Others In person
  WS 1495/19 Ellie Brian Public Solicitor Hillary Someri (Const) & The State Solicitor-General
  WS 1482/19 Emmanuel Kinga In person Nick Yang & 1 Other In person
  WS 1481/19 Ari Peter Justin Talopa Lawyers Job Yandu In person
  WS 1644/19 Erick Wali Kumbari & Associates Lawyers Goldie Willimon & Ivule Holdings Ltd In person
  WS 116/20 James Praniso In person International Education Agency In person
  WS 219/20 Newman Bito Kumbari & Associates Lawyers Anastacia Mota, NHC & The State In person
  WS 302/20 Keslep Misiwai In person Daniel Yangon & 3 Others In-house lawyers
  WS 315/20 Khaja Baba Enterprises Ltd & Ramjan Mirdha In person Freeway Motors & Teddy Tasion In person
  WS 469/20 Michael Galitoto In person Raphael Divu, Bali/Witu LLG & WNBPG In person
  WS 470/20 Joshua Kasan Public Solicitor Isaac Nagi In person
  WS 507/20 Thomas Baiba & members of Keveloho Mopili Clan Kumbari & Associates Lawyers Peter Yiu, Hii Yii & SBLC Justin Talopa Lawyers
  WS 605/20 Daniel Mairandu Public Solicitor Zhou Dehong & 1 others In person
  WS 619/20 Lunga Sawmill Waviha Lawyers John Tuka, Aiboki High School & The State In person
  WS 750/20 Meriba Francis Kinavai as next friend of Akuila Apelis In person Jenny Kepa In person
  WS 792/20 Benjamin Ottri Felix Kua Lawyers Rejoyce Tenga & NHC In person
  WS 808/20 Hans Reimann & Kimbe Concrete Product Ltd In person Jonah Kasemsem & Jonah Kasemsem & Others In person
  WS 818/20 Alphonse Taio Justin Talopa Lawyers Det Const Noah Awagia & 2 Others In person
  WS 824/20 Late Clive Nick Sitban by is next friend Mani Sitban Kumbari & Associates Lawyers Jack Pipilak, Hilary Someri & Blaise Watakapura In person
  WS 823/20 Peter Yaman Kumbari & Associates Lawyers Robert Dau, Leo Brown, Talasea DDA & WNBPG In person
  WS 880/20 Victor Narere Jnr t/a Kulex Auto Repair Workshop In person Lloyd Giru & Others In person
  WS 879/20 Victor Narere Jnr t/a Kulex Auto Repair Workshop In person Michael Banovo & WNBPG In person
  WS 878/20 Victor Narere Jnr t/a Kats Hire Car In person Michael Banovo & WNBPG In person
  WS 877/20 Victor Narere Jnr t/a Kulex Auto Repair Workshop In person William Pake & WNBPG In person
  WS 895/20 Bailey Joshua In person John Luana, Francis Tavonga, Nick Ahjine & Qoito Pacific Ltd In person
  WS 906/20 Jack Gabien Felix Kua Lawyers Jack Meta Kepas In person

ABBREVIATIONS

BSP – Bank South Pacific

Co – company

DDA – District Development Authority

Hon – Honourable

ILG – Incorporated Land Group

KULLG – Kimbe Urban Local-level Government

Ltd – Limited

MVIL – Motor Vehicles Insurance Ltd

NBPOL – New Britain Palm Oil Ltd

NHC – National Housing Corporation

No – number

OIC – officer in charge

Ors – others

OS – Originating Summons

SBLC – Stettin Bay Lumber Company

WNBPG – West New Britain Provincial Government

WS – Writ of Summons

SUMMARY

CIA 11
WS (HR) 10
OS 42
WS 85
TOTAL 148

 

 

 

 


 

 

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NJSS COVID – 19 Protocols

Protocol No 5 of 2021

For in house and public issue

It should now be accepted that the COVID 19 Pandemic situation in Papua New Guinea will continue to be a matter of serious concern nationwide. The Judiciary has an important role to play and whilst we must adopt the strictest safety measures, we must also adapt our practices so that we still maintain our normal functions.

In consultation with the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice and Secretary NJSS I now issue this Protocol No 5 of 2021 which will remain in force for 3 months from the date of release. 

Please, click on the following link to download a copy of the Protocol No 5 of 2021

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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NJSS COVID – 19 Protocols

Protocol No 4 of 2021

For Internal and Public Circulation

In view of the rise in COVID-19 cases and in consultation with the Acting Chief Justice, the Judges through the Acting Chief Justice and the Secretary. The Registrar of the Supreme & National Courts of PNG now issue this protocol as of Tuesday 30th March, 2021.

Please, click on the following link to download a copy of the Protocol No 4 of 2021

 


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NATIONAL COURT & SUPREME COURT OF PNG

 CEREMONIAL SITTING OF THE COURT

In Honour of the Late

Honourable Justice Regina Sagu

WAIGANI COURT HOUSE | 22th March 2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00PM

 Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Port Moresby and the country, The PNG Judiciary through the Office the Registrar has circulated the NJSS Covid-19 Protocol No.3 of 2021.  The Supreme and National Court has gone into two weeks of partial shut-down as such the Ceremonial Sitting for the Late Justice Regina Sagu has been restricted only to invited guest. As such the sitting can be viewed live on the Youtube Channel and Facebook page links below:

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NJSS COVID – 19 Protocols

Protocol No 3 of 2021

For Internal and Public Circulation

 

As of Monday 15 March 2021, four members of staff, two judges and two officers of corporate services have tested positive to COVID 19. Also noting the surge of infections this past weeks in NCD and nationwide and therefore in consultation with the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice and Secretary NJSS a total Shut Down of the Courts operation for two weeks is now declared. 

Please, click on the following link to download a copy of the Protocol No 3 of 2021


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NATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

WAIGANI

 

Summary Determination List: Human Rights Matters

 

Notice is given to all parties listed below that pursuant to Order 10, Rules 9A(15)(1)(b) and 2(a) of the National Court Rules your matters have been listed for summary determination (for want of prosecution) by the Court. If you wish to maintain the proceedings you or your lawyer must appear before the National Court at Waigani and show cause why your matter should not be summarily determined, on 1 December 2020 at 9.30 am.

If there is no appearance, the Court will summarily determine the matter without further notice. For any queries, contact the Assistant Registrar (Equity) or Senior Human Rights Clerk on phone 324 5847 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JUSTICE CANNINGS,

JUDGE ADMINISTRATOR, HUMAN RIGHTS 

 

Please, click on the following link to download a copy of the Summary Determination List: Human Rights Matters

 

 

 

 

 

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National Court of Justice

Practice Direction No 4 of 2020

 

 Juvenile Justice Track

This Practice Direction is issued in consultation with and authorised by the Chief Justice.

 

  1. The Judges as of June 2019 agreed to fully support the implementation of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2014.
  2. A Juvenile Justice Track is now established in the National Court Criminal Registry for the expressed purpose of maintaining a record of any criminal case filed against a juvenile.
  3. For the purposes of this rule, a juvenile is a person between the ages of 10 to 18 years.
  4. Where the Registry becomes aware that a case filed involves a child under the age of 10, this information should immediately be brought to the attention of the Judge Administrator for Crimes.
  5. All files created by the Registry as a Juvenile Justice file must be kept under a separate list and must not refer to a juvenile by his or her full name, but by their initials only.
  6. All cases involving Juveniles registered in the National Court shall have the following code;

       CR (JJ) No ----- of 20

    7. A Juvenile Justice Track-list shall now be created for all registries both in Waigani and in the provincial registries.

Dated the 7th of September 2020

 

Ian V Augerea

Registrar

 

Please, click on the following link to download a copy: Practice Direction No 4 of 2020

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Supreme Court of Justice

Practice Direction No 3 of 2020 

 

 HEARING AND DETERMINATION OF

CERTAIN APPEALS AND REVIEWS

“ON THE PAPERS”

 

This Practice Direction is issued in consultation with and authorised by the Chief Justice

Please, click on the following link to download a copy: Practice Direction No 3 of 2020

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SUPREME COURT OF JUSTICE

Waigani

NOTICE TO ALL LAWYERS & THE GENERAL PUBLIC

 

All Supreme Court Directions Matters listed before Makail,J next week commencing on Monday 17 August 2020 to Friday 21 August 2020 at 9:30am and 1:30pm are all deferred to date to be advised by the Supreme Court Registry.

 

.................................................

David Gonol(Mr)

Deputy Registrar

Friday 14 August 2020

 

This Public Notice can be downloaded by clicking the following link: SC Public Notice 14.08.2020

 

 

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National Court of Justice

SUMMARY DETERMINATION LIST: CIVIL COURT 1 WAIGANI

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is given that 100 matters filed in the Waigani Registry and allocated to Civil Court 1 have been listed for 24th June and 1st July 2020 for Summary Determination (for want of prosecution).  If you wish to maintain the proceedings you or your lawyer must file an Affidavit and appear before the court on the day and time your matter is listed to show cause why your matter should not be summarily determined for dismissal.

CIVIL COURT 1 WILL CONDUCT SITTING IN COURT ROOM 9 ON THE FOLLOWING DATE:

            1.         WEDNESDAY 24th JUNE, 2020 AT 9:30 AM

            2.         WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY, 2020 AT 9:30 AM

If there is no appearance, the court will summarily determine the matter without further notice. To get a copy, Click here: Summary Determination List

  • Call the Registry on 3245847
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Come to the Courthouse at Waigani, National Capital District

 

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SUPREME COURTS & NATIONAL COURTS

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

P O Box 7018 Boroko                                                                                                           Telephone:           3245868/3245829/3245818

National Capital District 111                                                                                                  E-mail:                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Port Moresby                                                                           

Papua New Guinea

 

NJSS COVID – 19 STATE OF EMEGERNCY PROTOCOLS 2020.

Public Notice NO 2 of 2020

This notice is issued pursuant to a decision made by Judges on the 08th of May 2020 on the;

  1. The Judiciary recognizes the efforts of the Government to manage Covid 19 issues through the State of Emergency Orders.
  2. The Courts will resume operations as of the 11th May 2020 on a restricted and staggered manner as laid down in NJSS Protocol No 2 of 2020.
  3. Public Access to the Courts will be restricted and subject to protocols issued under NJSS Protocol NO 2 of 2020
  4. Requirements for
    1. Social Distances
    2. Face Masks
    3. Hand cleanliness

          Continues as required by the SOE orders and NJSS Protocols

  1. All Court sittings as of the 11th May 2020 will be subject to individual judges who manage their own lists.
  2. For further information contact the Registrar

Authorized by

 

 

___________________

Ian V Augerea

Registrar

Copy   :           Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika

 

This Public Notice No. 2 can be downloaded by clicking the following link: Public Notice NO 2 of 2020

 

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Supreme Court & National Court

Practice Direction No 2 of 2020

     COVID-19 Teleconference Sittings

This Practice Direction is issued after consultation with the Chief Justice

Pursuant to the PNG Judiciary COVID-19 Response Notice issued by the Chief Justice on Wednesday 18 March 2020, I now issue the following instructions on the use of teleconference sittings.

  1. During the State of Emergency imposed by the Executive Government, the Judiciary will be conducting hearing for matters that are considered urgent or for specific purposes only as approved.
  2. A list of judges as approved by the Chief Justice will preside over such matters in Courtrooms 8, 9 and 1 as approved.
  3. Courtrooms 8 and 9 are now equipped with telephone conferencing equipment which will now be utilised for case hearing over the phone line.
  4. Protocol for access to listing of a matter;
    1. A new matter or existing matter is brought to the attention of the Registrar or a Deputy Registrar as being urgent.
      1. This will be done by way of e-filing or filing through email
      2. An appropriate letter expression urgency must also be sent to the Registrar.
  5. The request is brought to the attention of the Deputy Chief Justice.
  6. Once approved the matter is placed on a list of matters to be heard on a given day.
  7. Matters are listed 20 minutes apart by the Registry commencing at 9:30 am or 1:30 pm or as directed by a Judge.
  8. Lawyers or litigants are advised by the Registry of the date and time of hearing.
  9. Lawyers or Litigants are required to provide a phone number of a landline to which the court will call. Where landline is not available the lawyer or litigant can provide a number for a mobile phone provided;
    1. The mobile phone is one where it is capable of having sufficient frequency
    2. The mobile phone is fully charged
    3. The mobile phone is located at a place where the mobile reception is very clear, and the frequency does not fluctuate.
  10. Ten minutes prior to a hearing the lawyer and or the litigant must be ready to receive a call from the Court.
  11. The associate to the presiding judge will call the lawyer or litigant whose case appears first on the list at or around 9:20 am
    1. The case will proceed thereafter;
    2. Lawyers and litigants second on the list of cases and others thereafter listed must be ready to receive a call from the Court twenty minutes or so thereafter.
    3. The practice is the same at 1:20 pm.
  12. Where a matter is adjourned to a later date during the SOE, appropriate directions will be issued by the Court.
  13. Protocol for the conduct of the hearing;
    1. A lawyer or litigant who is called upon to use the teleconference facilities must;
      1. On answering the call state, his or her name and her role in the case.
      2. Must wait for the other party to respond in the same manner if also called upon by the Court.
      3. Both lawyers and litigants after being introduced must wait to be called upon by the presiding judge to address the Court.
      4. When speaking the lawyer or litigant must again identify himself or herself before addressing the Court to assist with correct identification of the speaker for transcription purposes.
      5. This protocol should be followed until the hearing is concluded.
  14. Orders- decisions
    1. At the end of the proceedings, the Lawyer/ Litigant granted any order or decision must send a draft to the associate for endorsement unless the Court is able to release a signed version of the order before the day’s end.
    2. After endorsement by the associate, the Registrar will sign and issue a sealed copy of the order- decision to all concerned.

Dated the 9th April 2020

 

______________________

Ian V Augerea

Registrar

 

This Practice Direction can be downloaded by clicking the following link: practice direction 2 of 2020 teleconference sittings

 

 

National Court of Justice

SUMMARY DETERMINATION LIST: CIVIL COURT 1 WAIGANI

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is given that 100 matters filed in the Waigani Registry and allocated to Civil Court 1 have been listed for 24th June and 1st July 2020 for Summary Determination (for want of prosecution). If you wish to maintain the proceedings you or your lawyer must file an Affidavit and appear before the court on the day and time your matter is listed to show cause why your matter should not be summarily determined for dismissal.

CIVIL COURT 1 WILL CONDUCT SITTING IN COURT ROOM 9 ON THE FOLLOWING DATE:

            1.         WEDNESDAY 24th JUNE, 2020 AT 9:30 AM

            2.         WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY, 2020 AT 9:30 AM

If there is no appearance, the court will summarily determine the matter without further notice. To get a copy of the Summary Determination List.

>          Visit http://www.pngjudiciary.gov.pg/National  Court / Summary           Determination;

>          Call the Registry on 3245847

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>          Come to the Courthouse at Waigani, National Capital District

SUPREME COURT & NATIONAL COURT OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR P O Box 7018 Boroko Telephone: 3245868/3245829/3245818 National Capital District 111 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Port Moresby Papua New Guinea NJSS COVID – 19 Protocols Protocol No 3 of 2021 For Internal and Public Circulation As of Monday 15 March 2021, four members of staff, two judges and two officers of corporate services have tested positive to COVID 19. Also noting the surge of infections this past weeks in NCD and nationwide and therefore in consultation with the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice and Secretary NJSS a total Shut Down of the Courts operation for two weeks is now declared. PROTOCOL NO 1.1 – Total Shut Down of the Establishment 1. As of Monday the 15th of March 2021, the Court will go into total shutdown for 2 weeks to be reviewed on Friday 29th March 2021. PROTOCOL NO 1.2 Urgent hearings only. 2. Judges will Continue to work in chambers or from home. 3. Judge personal staff will continue to work in chambers if requested by Judges. 4. All Courtrooms will be closed except for Courtroom 8 and 9. 5. All cases listed for the next two weeks are now adjourned to March 30 for further directions. 6. Only cases considered to be urgent will be heard by way of electronic hearing, these includes. 6.1.1 Bail 6.1.2 Deportation 6.1.3 Life or death situations 6.1.4 Evictions 6.1.5 Commercial cases where considerable hardship will ensure if court does not intervene. 6.1.6 For exceptional circumstances such as a ceremonial sitting. 7. Cases approved for hearing will be heard by way of video link unless approved otherwise by the presiding judge. PROTOCOL NO 1.3 Closure of Registry. 8. The Registries will be closed for the duration of the shutdown period. 9. Registry officers may be contacted on the following email addresses. 9.1 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 9.2 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 9.3 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 9.4 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 9.5 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 9.6 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 10. The following phone numbers can also be used. 10.1 3245726 Deputy Registrar- Supreme Court 10.2 3245801 Assistant Registrar Supreme Court 10.3 3245737/ 3245754/ 3245805 Supreme Court Registry 10.4 3245 818 National Court Registry 10.5 3245753 Assistant Registrar 10.6 3245845/ 3245756/3245847 Commercial Registry 10.7 3245956/3245804 IECMS customer service 10.8 3245753 Crimes registry 10.9 3245778/3245714/3245719/3245720- National Court Registry PROTOCOL NO 1.3 – Testing for Covid 11. All Officers must now undergo compulsory testing. 12. The COVID 19 team will organize with the NCD Health Division or the National Health Department to organize test to be conducted on site. 13. However, all staff must also take the initiative to go for testing at a suburban clinic nearest to your place of residence. Testing can be conducted at free urban clinics. PROTOCOL NO 1.4 – Essential Staff 14. Number of essential staff is now reduced to 5 per division. 15. The divisional manager is responsible for the selection of these staff PROTOCOL NO 1.5 – Provincial Courts and Registries 15.16. Where a provincial center is facing similar situation as Port Moresby, this protocol can be adopted and applied in such a province. 16.17. The provincial judge administrator and Assistant Registrar may after seeking specific approval of the Chief Justice, shut down the court for 2 weeks or any other period as considered appropriate. It is to be noted that this is not a holiday for Judges and Staff. It is recommended that all Judges and Staff exercise extreme caution and stay safe during this lockdown period. Judges and Staff must stay at home and not risk attending gatherings in and around the city. We owe a duty of care to ourselves, our families, and the public. Dated 15th March 2021. Issued by ___________________ Ian V Augerea Registrar Copy: Chief Justice Sir Gibs Salika