The Chief Justice, Sir Albert Palmer, has announced the appointment of a new Puisne Judge of the High Court of Solomon Islands.
He is the Honourable Justice, Ronald Bei Talasasa Jnr, who will shortly be commencing work in the High Court after taking his oaths.
Justice Talasasa graduated with a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the University of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Waigani Campus, where he studied law from 1985-1988.
In 1989 between March and November, he attended the Legal Training Institute in Port Moresby and was awarded with a certificate of admission. In 21 November 1989, he was admitted to the National Court of Papua New Guinea.
He was appointed as a crown prosecutor in the office of the Public Prosecution, PNG from February to November 1990.
In February 1991 he returned to Solomon Islands and was appointed Senior Legal Officer/Crown Prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in February 1991.
From July 2006 to 5June 2019, Justice Talasasa was the Director of Public Prosecutions, Honiara, Solomon Islands.
From 7 June 2019 to 6June 2022 and extended until 31 October 2022, he held the position of the Director of Prosecutions in Nauru.
Sir Albert said Justice Talasasa comes with a wealth of experience, knowledge, understanding and maturity from a long and outstanding career in the legal sector to the Bench of the High Court and the High Court looks forward to his invaluable contribution and service in strengthening the work of the courts at these challenging times to deliver quality justice to the people of Solomon Islands.
He will be taking his oaths soon before commencing work in the High Court.
Justice Talasasa hails from Munda, Western Province.