Chief Justice of Belize

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The Chief Justice of Belize is the head of the Supreme Court of Belize. Under Chapter 7 of the Constitution of Belize, the Chief Justice is appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the Prime Minister.[1] The current Chief Justice of Belize is Kenneth Benjamin, a dual national of Guyana and Antigua and Barbuda.[2]

List of Chief Justices[edit]

The full list as published by the Attorney General of Belize:[3]

  1. Robert Temple Esq., 1843–1861
  2. Richard J. Connor Esq., 1862
  3. William A. Parker Esq., 1875–1881
  4. Henry P. Shooles Esq., 1881
  5. W. A. M. Sherrif Esq., 1883–1886
  6. William M. Goodman Esq., 1886–1889
  7. William J. Anderson Esq., 1890–1900
  8. Walter L. Lewis Esq., 1900–1906
  9. Frederick M. Maxwell Esq., 1906–1911
  10. Walter L. Shaw Esq., 1912–1914
  11. R. B. Roden Esq., 1915–1921
  12. Herbert K. M. Sisnett Esq. 1922–1931
  13. Charles W. W. Greenidge Esq., 1932–1936
  14. Sir Arthur K. Agar Esq., 1936–1940
  15. Sir Carleton G. Langley Esq., 1940–1947
  16. Frederick M. Boland Esq., 1948–1949
  17. Sir Alfred V. Crane Esq., 1950–1954
  18. Erskine R. L. Ward Esq., 1955–1957
  19. Sir Clifford De L. Innis Esq., 1957–1972
  20. Arthur R. F. Dickson Esq., 1973–1974
  21. Sir Denis E. G. Malone Esq., 1974–1979
  22. Albert L. Staine Esq., CBE, 1979–1982
  23. George C. R. Moe, Esq., QC, 1982–1985
  24. Taufik Cotran Esq., CBE, 1986–1990
  25. Sir George N. Brown, 1990–1998
  26. George Singh, Esq., 1998
  27. Manuel Sosa, Esq., CBE, SC, 1998–1999
  28. Dr. Abdulai Osman Conteh, 2000–2010[4]
  29. Kenneth Benjamin, 2011– [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Structure, composition, and jurisdiction". Government of Belize. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  2. ^ a b Trapp, Adele (2011-07-29). "Guyanese jurist, Kenneth Benjamin, 56, to succeed Conteh". Amandala. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Chief Justices of Belize, 1843 to 2000". Attorney General of Belize. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  4. ^ Humes, Aaron (2010-01-10). "The end of an era: Chief Justice Dr. Abdulai Conteh retires". Amandala. Retrieved 2012-04-18.