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Apr 26, 2012

Justice Samuel Awich elevated to Appeals Court

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No formal announcement has been made, as is usual in the circumstances, in respect of the elevation of Justice Samuel Awich to the Court of Appeal. But from what we gather, Awich’s appointment was formalized this past Tuesday. His new contract is for a two year period. The previous contract as a Supreme Court Judge expired in February but he was given an extension up until mid-May to clear up the cases before him. As we have reported, the Bar Association opposed his elevation and passed a resolution unanimously except for one abstention, which is rare since the Bar is divided along political lines.  The Opposition Leader, who constitutionally has to be consulted, also did not support the Prime Minister in the elevation of the Judge. The next session of the court of appeal is in June.

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4 Responses for “Justice Samuel Awich elevated to Appeals Court”

  1. RadicalBelizean says:

    YOU Guys need to get you act together. With all the crimes happening in Belize and the judicial authority is in upheaval recipe for disaster.

  2. CEO says:

    Why does the PM not work with the Bar? Better leaders learn how to follow first.

  3. rod says:

    their is no leader in belize everybody killing each other now we have the biggest jocker of all running the country vega what a jokeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  4. Fix problem says:

    Govt should pass amendment to eliminate all courts. This will make gangs happy and save tax money. With courts gone, close police, save more money. When no electricity come, everyone stay at home at night with their illegal guns, be safe and save more money.

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