Belize has a new Justice of Appeal. He is no other than 69 year old Barbadian National, Justice Christopher Blackman who was sworn in by Governor General Sir Colville Young during a small ceremony at the Belize House in the City of Belmopan today.
A release states that Justice Blackman has a quote, “long standing and distinguished legal career”. He was a judge of High Court of Barbados from 1996 to 2000 and again from 2003 to 2008. Blackman has served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Belize from April 2001 to May 2003. In March 2008, he became a Justice of Appeal in the Bahamas.
The October Season of the Court of Appeal started today and will continue until November 7th, 2014. There are 14 cases on the Calendar – 6 criminal and 8 Civil matters. Justice Blackman joins Justices Manuel Sosa, Dennis Morrison, Samuel Awich and Madam Justice Minette Hafiz Bertram in the Belize Court of Appeals bench.
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