New judges sworn in

Chief Justice Carl Ingram, third from left, District Presiding Judge Tarry Paul, fourth from right, Namu Nitijela Member Tony Aisaia, second from left, Namu Mayor Junior M. Kabua, second from right, KBE Council members, court staff and family members at the swearing in ceremony for (left to right in blue robes) Namu Judge Liston Albios, Utrok Judge Kobobo Kios and Kili Bikini Ejit Judge Swinton Jakeo. Photo: Hilary Hosia.

Three community judges took their oaths of office Wednesday with Presiding District Judge Tarry Paul at the Court House in Uliga.

Judges Swinton Jakeo from Kili-Bikini-Ejit, Kobobo Kios from Utrok and Liston Albious from Namu were joined by relatives and members of their local governments.

“It would be beneficial if the court consider bringing us outer islands judges to Majuro more often,” KBE Judge Jakeo said following the swear-in ceremony. “That way, we can engage in trainings,” he added. Jakeo spoke on behalf of the newly appointed judges.

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