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Oct 11, 2011

Duke Pollard, Temporary Justice of Appeal

There’s a new face on the bench at the Court of Appeal. He is Guyanese Professor Duke Pollard who was today sworn in by Governor General, Sir Colville Young, as a temporary justice of appeal. Professor Pollard’s CV includes a five year tenure as a judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice from 2005 to 2010. He was then appointed as a Professor of Law at the University of Guyana; a position that he still holds. The new justice is also a member of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the American Society of International Law as well as the Caribbean Association of Law and Court Administration. His swearing in at the Belize House in Belmopan was witnessed by the Registrar General, Velda Flowers. According to a release from the Press Office, the Court of Appeal session started today and is expected to last until October twenty-eighth. There are seven civil cases and seven criminal cases on the court calendar.

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2 Responses for “Duke Pollard, Temporary Justice of Appeal”

  1. Rod says:

    Why are we getting all these losers from other countries I guess they see an easy mark here in Belize this gov. Keeps hiring all these losers from other countries who cannot even get a job in their own country when we have qualified belizeans who should be getting these jobs this just shows you that this gov. Is not interested in taking care of the belizean people this pm is just interested in stacking the courts with lackeys who will do his biding when it is required rise up belizeans why are we the belizeans not getting these jobs why is this gov. Hiring all these losers from other countries.

  2. Elgin Martinez says:

    Why is every institution in Belize run by foreigners?We’ve got qualified Belizeans that can be appointed to these position.Belizeans we need to start deciding our own fate.We’re suppose to be an indipendent Nation,however we’re acting more dipendent than indipendent.

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