Casket of late judge to arrive today

The casket of the late Justice Catherine Anne Davani, CSM will be flown into Port Moresby from Brisbane today.

The office of the Chief Justice announced funeral arrangements yesterday, after consultation with the family of the late judge.

Late Justice Catherine Davani’s casket will arrive at the Jackson’s International Airport at 1.30pm, and will be received by the PNG Judiciary at the Ceremonial car park before it is taken to the Funeral Home. The haus krai is currently being held at the Davani family residence at Three-Mile.

A ceremonial sitting of the Supreme Court at Waigani will be held on Monday, Nov 14, from 9am to 10am. The funeral service will later follow at the St Joseph’s Catholic Church from 11am.

Justice Davani was the first Papua New Guinean woman appointed to the high court of PNG. She was appointed in March 2011 and was a judge at the Civil court at Waigani at the time of her death.

She passed away on Nov 4 in Brisbane, Australia, at the age of 56.

Sally Pokiton