Parl conveys condolences to CJ over wife’s death

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Inside of the SI national parliament Chamber.

Parliament today conveyed condolences to the Chief Justice Sir Albert Rocky Palmer and his children on the passing away of a dear wife and mother Lady Selina Palmer in Honiara yesterday.

The condolences followed the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, Hon Manasseh Maelanga’s formal notification of Parliament about the death.

“As we know, we have lost the wife of one of our great leaders yesterday Sund…ay 26th February 2017.

“In this regard, I hereby stand on behalf of the Prime Minister, Government, People and Parliament of Solomon Islands to share sincere condolences to the Chief Justice Sir Albert Rocky Palmer and children on the passing away of a dear wife and mother Lady Selina Palmer.

“I would like to extend these condolences to the family members and relatives of Sir Albert in Honiara and Rarumana in Western Province and also the family members and relatives of the Late Lady Selina Palmer in Honiara, in Taba’a village in North Malaita and in Aringana village in West Makira in this time of bereavement.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with them all as they come to terms with this great loss,” Hon Maelanga said in his obituary remarks to Parliament.

Opposition Leader, Hon Jeremiah Manele and Independent Group Leader, Hon Derek Sikua also expressed condolences on behalf of the Opposition and Independent Group members and their respective constituencies to Sir Albert and his children and relatives of both the Chief Justice and his late wife.

Hon Manele said, “On behalf of the Parliamentary Opposition members and the people of the Hograno/Kia/Havulei Constituency, I wish to join the Deputy Prime Minister to convey our sincere sympathy to the Chief Justice and family and all relatives in this time of bereavement. We wish to assure them of our thoughts and prayers.”

Hon Sikua in turn said, “On behalf of North East Guadalcanal Constituency and Members of the Independent Group and all our families, I would also like to register sincere condolences to Sir Albert and children and relatives of the Chief Justice and his late wife in this time of great sadness and pray for God’s comfort upon them.”

-PM’s Press Secretariat Office