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Personnel - Who's Who at PacLII


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Current personnel

Prof Eric Colvin, Head of School of Law and PacLII Coordinator (since Sept 2011)
Email: colvin_e@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj
Tel: + (678) 24373 / 23986 / 23520

As PacLII is a project of the School of Law, which is a School of the University of the South Pacific, the role of PacLII Co-ordinator is to oversee PacLII activities and to link with USP Senior Management Team.

Anita Jowitt
(Director) (since July 2016)
Email: jowitt_a@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj
Tel: + (678) 24525 Ext 221

Anita has been teaching with the University of the South Pacific School of Law since 1997, and has been admitted to the bar in New Zealand and Vanuatu (the latter as an academic lawyer). As Director Anita is responsible for the strategic direction of PacLII including developing new projects, preparation and implementation of plans and budgets; overseeing all PacLII operations and activities; supervision of staff and ensuring compliance with USP policies and procedures.

Kym Freriks
(Managing Editor) (first appointed 5th June 2006)
Email: Freriks_k@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj
Tel: +(678) 24525 Ext 228

Kym started with PacLII in 2006 and has been the Managing Editor since July 2016. She is responsible for the editorial team andfor the technical linkages between the editorial and IT operations. Kym also is responsible for training on PacLII. She is a qualified librarian, having obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies from Queensland University of Technology.

Wilford Gibson
(Senior Linux/Unix Systems Administrator) (since February 2014)
Email: wilford.lol@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj
Tel: 24525 Ext 222

As a graduate from the USP with a Bachelor of Science, Wilford formerly worked with PacLII from 2001 to 2006 starting as a technical assistant and finishing as the Assistant IT Manager. In 2002 he developed the first registry database and was central to PacLII's early development. He holds a Master of Computer and Information Sciences from the Auckland University of Technology (2008). He has a broad experience working for both Government and Teaching institutions in Vanuatu. In his role as Senior Linux/Unix Systems Manager, Wilford is responsible for the continuous and consistent operation of PacLII's technical services including the maintenance and development of necessary software systems, IT infrastructure and supporting the technical development of PacLII to meet its requirements in an evolving environment.

Liliviwa Baleimatuku
(Editor) (Since October 2014)
Email: Liliviwa.Baleimatuku@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj

Liliviwa, USP Law Graduate, joined the team in October 2014, after being recruited from Digicel (Fiji) Ltd. She has prior experience working also with the Attorney General's office and the Fiji National Provident Fund in Suva, Fiji. In July 2016 she assumed the role of Editor.

Ephraim Ruddley
(Assistant Editor) (since 2003)
Email: Ruddley_e@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj
Tel: 24525 Ext 223

Ephraim is currently undertaking a BA/LLB programme and began working with PacLII as a part time student assistant back in 2003. Since then he has also undertaken the roles of Assistant Editor of Hard Copy Legislation, Assistant Editor Pacific Islands Treaty Series and Assistant Officer of Commercial Trade Law Materials Collection. He has been employed on a full time contract since April 2009.

Melissa Thompson
(Assistant Editor ) (since January 2013)
Email: Thompson_m@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj
Tel: 24525 Ext 223

Melissa is currently undertaking the LLB course at USP. Before joining PacLII worked from 2011 to 2012 as a Legal Literacy Officer at the USP Emalus Campus, Community Legal Centre.

Sam Windle
(Office Administrator) (since August 2016)
Email: windle_s@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj
Tel: 24525 Ext 220

It is the role of the Office Administrator to ensure the smooth running of the office by managing the procurement of stationery and other supplies; the management of purchase orders and financial records; the arrangements for staff travel and to respond to general enquiries and receptionist duties. Sam is also assisting with editing.

Former personnel

Lenore Hamilton
(Director) (May 2007 - June 2016)
Email: Hamilton_l@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj

Lenore is a graduate of both History and Law, and has been admitted to the bar in Scotland, England and the Solomon Islands. She has 18 years experience in the Pacific on a variety of law related projects. Lenore's tireless efforts for PacLII, and her contributions to the global Free Access to Law Movement cannot be overstated.

Krishneel Chand
(Financial and Accounts Project Manager) (February 2015 - 2016)
Email: krishneel.chand@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj

Krishneel is a graduate from USP with Bachelor of Commerce (Double Major in Accounting & Economics). He has a broad experience and knowledge of finance and accounting procedures from past job experiences.

Margaret Harrop
(Volunteer Editor) (April 2014 - 2016)

Margaret is a retired New Zealand lawyer residing in Vanuatu who volunteered to work at PacLII for two days per week. She was working exclusively on the Solomon Islands Gazette collection and contributed to discussions on other matters such as the PacLII 2014 Survey.

Jeffrey Tolang
(Asst Linux/Unix Systems Administrator) (February 2010 - June 2016)
Email: Tolang_j@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj

Jeffrey obtained a Certificate in Computer Hardware Engineering from CNS computers in Port Vila and began his tenure with PacLII in February 2010 as IT Trainee. He was engaged on a full time contract as an Assistant Linux/Unix Systems. Administrator in March 2011. From February 2012 to February 2014 Jeffrey was the sole IT staff keeping the Institute operational.

Lani Raikatalau
(Electronic Documents Editor) (March 2011 - June 2016)
Email: Raikatalau_L@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj

Lani holds a degree in Law and Professional Diploma in Legal Practice from USP. Prior to taking up the Editor's role, Lani was the Assitant editor for E documents section from August 2007 to March 2009.

Ira Komaisavai
(Hard Copy Legislation Editor) (February 2013 - June 2016)
Email: Komaisvai_I@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj

Ira holds a Law Degree and Professional Diploma in Legal Practice from the USP.

Resina Senikuraciri
(Regional Content Manager) (May 2014 - June 2016)
Email: Senikuraciri_r@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj

Resina holds a degree in Law and Professional Diploma in Legal Practice from USP. At PacLII, Resina was responsible for monitoring and collecting legal materials from across the region; supervising and ensuring quality control of online publishing processes by the editorial section and developing new subject based libraries.

Micheline Tasso
(Assistant Editor) (September 2015 - August 2016)



Micheline joined PacLII after completing her Law Degree and Professional Diploma in Legal Practice from USP in 2015. She left to join the Public Prosecutor's Office.

Dairis Hango
(Office Administrator) (May 2006 - August 2016)



After ensuring that the PacLII Office ran smoothly for 10 years, Dairis left to join the HR team at Iririki Island Resort.

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