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Justice Christopher Blackman

Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014. 2:36 pm CST.

Justice Christopher Blackman

Justice Christopher Blackman

Monday, October 20, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting:  The government of Belize today announced the appointment of Justice Christopher Blackman to the Belize Court of Appeal.

A government statement said that Justice Blackman was sworn in today at Belize House in Belmopan by Governor General Sir Colville Young.

The swearing in of the new Court of Appeal judge was witnessed by the Registrar General Velda Flowers.

Justice Blackman’s résumé  is inclusive of service to the High Courts in Barbados and the Bahamas.

Justice Christopher Blackman

Justice Christopher Blackman

Justice Blackman, 69, and a Barbadian national, is no stranger to the halls of justice in Belize, having serves as a Supreme Court judge from April of 2001 to May of 2003.

He joins brother justices Sir Manuel Sosa (President), Dennis Morrison, Samuel Awich and Madam Justice Minette Hafiz Bertram in the Belize Court of Appeals bench.

The appointment of Justice Blackman comes at the start of the October session of the Court of Appeal which runs through to November 7.

A total of 14 cases are on the calendar for this current sitting of the Belize Court of Appeals, including 6 criminal cases and 8 civil matters.

 

 

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