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Posted: Friday, January 15, 2021. 12:14 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: A certain Monday in January usually brings pomp and circumstance to downtown Belize City, as the lights of the legal profession formally begin a new year.

But as with everything else, COVID-19 has dampened festivities and forced the annual opening of the Supreme Court indoors, to the Wesley Methodist Church.

On Monday morning, January 18, Acting Chief Justice Michelle Arana will review the eventful year that was in a virtual address following the usual church service which starts at 9 a.m.

This will be followed by addresses from the President of the Bar Association of Belize, Illiana Swift, (the Bar making a return after skipping last year’s opening over a row with then-Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin) and the Attorney General, Magali Marin Young, Senior Counsel.

This would make history as the first time three women have addressed the opening of the Supreme Court in Belizean history. Acting C.J. Arana was Belize’s first female Justice of the Supreme Court, while women have been elected President of the Bar, including Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryl-Lynn Vidal. Marin-Young is the second woman Attorney General, following Vanessa Retreage who served for one year from 2015 to 2016.

The event will be streamed live on both the Government’s and Supreme Court’s Facebook pages and we’ll have coverage of it for you.

 

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