One judge, one acting judge and three magistrates have accepted judicial appointments today, taking their oaths before ailing President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, at Government House.
The five are William Calanchini, who is now a judge, former chief magistrate and regime appointed magistrate Salesi Temo, who is now an acting judge and magistrates Eparama Rokoika, Usaia Ratuvuki and Chaitanya Lakshman.
All five took their oaths under the New Legal Order and swore to uphold the Administration of Justice Decree, as well as uphold all other decrees promulgated after the abrogation of the Constitution on April the 10th.
A press release by the interim regime’s Information Ministry, stated the following were also at today's swearing-in: interim attorney general Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, re-appointed chief justice under the New Legal Order, Anthony Gates, and chief registrar Ana Rokomokoti.
The appointments are the first to be made since the Fiji Law Society was stripped of much of its working power by the interim regime a fortnight ago.