Chief Justice of Belize

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The Chief Justice of Belize is the head of the Supreme Court of Belize. Under Chapter 7 of the Constitution of Belize, the Chief Justice is appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the Prime Minister.[1] The current Chief Justice of Belize is Kenneth Benjamin, a dual national of Guyana and Antigua and Barbuda.[2]

List of Chief Justices

The full list as published by the Attorney General of Belize:[3]

  1. Robert Temple Esq., 1843–1861

British Honduras (1862-1973)

  1. Richard J. Connor, 1862
  2. William Alexander Parker, 1875–1881
  3. Sir Henry Rawlins Pipon Schooles, 1881
  4. William Anthony Musgrave Sheriff, 1883–1886
  5. Sir William Meigh Goodman, 1886–1889
  6. Sir William John Anderson, 1890–1900 (afterwards Chief Justice of Trinidad, 1900)
  7. Sir Walter Llewellyn Lewis, 1900–1906[4]
  8. Frederic Mackenzie Maxwell, 1906–1911 (afterwards Chief Justice of the Leeward Islands, 1912)
  9. Sir Walter Sidney Shaw, 1912–1914
  10. Robert Blair Roden, 1915–1921
  11. Herbert Kortright McDonnell Sisnett, 1922–1931
  12. Charles Wilton Wood Greenidge, 1932–1936
  13. Sir Arthur Kirwan Agar, 1936–1940
  14. Sir Carleton George Langley, 1940–1947 [5]
  15. Frederick Malcolm Boland, 1948–1949
  16. Sir Alfred Victor Crane, 1950–1954
  17. Erskine Rueul La Tourette Ward, 1955–1957
  18. Sir Clifford De Lisle Innis, 1957–1972

Belize (1973–)

  1. Arthur Richard Franklin Dickson, 1973–1974
  2. Sir Denis Eustace Gilbert Malone, 1974–1979
  3. Albert L. Staine, CBE, 1979–1982
  4. George C. R. Moe, QC, 1982–1985
  5. Taufik Cotran, CBE, 1986–1990
  6. Sir George N. Brown, 1990–1998
  7. George Singh, 1998
  8. Manuel Sosa, CBE, SC, 1998–1999
  9. Dr. Abdulai Osman Conteh, 2000–2010[6]
  10. Kenneth Benjamin, 2011– [2]

References

  1. ^ "Structure, composition, and jurisdiction". Government of Belize. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  2. ^ a b Trapp, Adele (2011-07-29). "Guyanese jurist, Kenneth Benjamin, 56, to succeed Conteh". Amandala. Archived from the original on 2013-03-17. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  3. ^ "Chief Justices of Belize, 1843 to 2000". Attorney General of Belize. Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  4. ^ "No. 27173". The London Gazette. 13 March 1900. p. 1709.
  5. ^ "No. 34847". The London Gazette. 10 May 1940. p. 2807.
  6. ^ Humes, Aaron (2010-01-10). "The end of an era: Chief Justice Dr. Abdulai Conteh retires". Amandala. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
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