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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2023. 8:59 am CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: On February 10, 2023, Governor General Dame Froyla Tzalam administered the oath of office to Major (Ret’d) Herman Gilbert Swazo, who has taken on the role of Belize’s new Ombudsman. Major Swazo’s appointment was officially announced during a Senate meeting on December 14, 2022, and is effective from January 1, 2023, for three years.

Major Swazo succeeds Lionel Arzu, who served as Ombudsman from 2013 to 2021. Prior to his appointment as Ombudsman, Major Swazo held the position of Ports Commissioner.


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