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July 05, 2013 12:07:24 PM
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Eleven new Justices of the Peace and 17 Commissioners of Oath were sworn in by Fiji’s Chief Justice Anthony Gates at the Suva High Court today.

The new appointees were reminded of their duties to serve the public without grudges.

“You must not charge for your services. You come forward in order to serve the public,” Justice Gates said.

“This is not a business venture. You are not out to make sideline profit. Be careful not to wrap up other office facilities or other services for which you may rightly charge, with your services as a JP or a Commissioner.”

He reminded them that the task at hand could be tiring, but that they should not take it out on applicants.

“You do not want to suffer the embarrassment of having your warrant as a JP or Commissioner cancelled.

“You must make yourself available and not have staff or family members chasing applicants away.

“You must be aware when you should not act, such as where you have a conflict of interest, or you are involved in the case involving the affidavit to be sworn.”

The swearing in today brings the number of JP’s available around the country to 307.  

Commissioners of Oath
Bob Bhajan Lal, Peni Waqa Seru, Shashi Kant Dhanji,Jawahir Lal, Prem Singh, Leonard Chan, Tulsi Ram, Mikaele Rokosova Leawere
Lakhn Kumar, Brijesh Chandra, Jasvir Singh, Michael Chandar Mani, Saten Prasad, Malti Devi Singh, Afroz Ashrat Ali, Avinesh Kumar, Rosleen Devi Singh, James Venkat Swamy

Justices of the Peace
Sachida Anand Rao, Mohammed Sahadat, Mohammed Mustapha, Abdul Sahamad, Elisio Tuiwai Soko, Viam Pillay, Ram Chandar, Mohammed Israr Khan, Pushp Chand Dass, Satish Narayan, Mohammed Idahit Khan

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