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Jul 6, 2011

Jamaican Belizean Cheryl Krusen becomes the new Solicitor General

Cheryl Krusen

There’s a new Solicitor General in Belmopan who took up the post as of July first, when Oscar Ramjeet’s term ended. According to a release from the Press Office, Cheryl Krusen, who holds both Jamaican and Belizean nationality is eminently quality with over thirty years of experience in the legal profession in Jamaica and Belize.  Krusen, says the release, was also actively involved in the formation of the Caribbean Court of Justice and in CARICOM work. She’s also regarded as highly connected to Prime Minister Dean Barrow. But we ask tonight if this means that cases concerning the government will now be handled by the Solicitor General, rather than private attorneys. As you may recall, in 2008, former Solicitor General Tanya Herwanger and several top attorneys in the Solicitor General’s office resigned, amid a series of public disagreements and concerns about political interference from the Prime Minister and Attorney General. It took Government nearly a year to hire Ramjeet. Over the course of that time, the PM began a controversial practice of hiring private attorneys to handle government’s legal work, at a price higher than the cost of staffing the Solicitor General’s office. And so it is now left to be seen if the Government will continue outsourcing legal work at a higher cost to taxpayers.

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10 Responses for “Jamaican Belizean Cheryl Krusen becomes the new Solicitor General”

  1. Ricky Malthus says:

    It is true what one writer said two years ago that Dean Burro principal agenda and supported by the Black nationalist newspaper THe AMandala, that his priority is to Africanize Belize through Caricom and mainland Africa, mainly Nigeria-those scumbags. I suppose no one can stop the dictator now. What a mess the country is in. I suppose the Amandala will support any Burro’s actions since they are first cousins-blood.

  2. Bdf says:

    Another lawyer,but of course the little country of Belize is full of them.

  3. rod says:

    another foreigner in a top position and another black i tell you this pm prejudice there are alot more capable belizeans that could have this position for example lisa shoman who is way more qualified for this position thatn this person they hired she is a c student not much upstairs goes to show you how prejudice this pm is and why his whole gov. are a bunch of crooks and people with no brains truly belize is another haiti and getting worse.

  4. Elgin Martinez says:

    Why do we keep appointing people that are affiliated to these politicians to office?This lady is just another member of Barrow’s dream team.

  5. Elgin Martinez says:

    It is also in my opinion that only born Belizeans should be appointed to such office.So what’s next?Will we appoint a Guatemalan Belizean to Solicitor General?

  6. observer says:

    What’s her per annum salary? Probably an ole sweetheart of the PM.

  7. sorrow unda Barrow says:

    Be strong good people of BELIZE…in two years we will have a choice…let’s do the right thing then and vote Dean Barrow, and his udp gov’t out off office…we can start with the municipal elections. Let’s join together and send him a message. Enough is enough…your dictatorship days are numbered!!!!!

  8. Justice says:

    Observer you might be right. How many of them got positions? She is highly connected to the pm hmmm I wonder how? barrow needs to be kicked out as he has done more than enough damage.

  9. babyc says:

    Didn’t you guys know that this lady last name is Barrow.Of course she is related to the PM!
    This government and politics are full of s*** I wonder who will the pm hire once all of his family hold a high position in OUR country!!!!

    While all Belizeans are suffering from hunger and struggling to get a piece of land or a roof above there head all the pm thinks about is his family!!!!!!!!!!


  10. CeCe says:

    She is incredibly smart and knows how to get things done, on not only dealing with our countries issues, but on worldwide issues. She is an asset to building the future of Belize.

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