Guyanese is new Belize Chief Justice

A Guyanese has been appointed the new Chief Justice of Belize. has named Kenneth Benjamin as the island’s new head of the High Court and said he is expected to take up his appointment on September 15.

Justice Kenneth Benjamin
Justice Kenneth Benjamin

Benjamin, who also holds citizenship in Antigua, has worked as a Chief Magistrate in Antigua and Barbuda and he is a former High Court Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. More recently, he was employed as a judge in St Lucia, a post he would leave to take up his new position in Belize.

Benjamin graduated from Hugh Wooding Law School in 1977 and practiced law in Guyana before moving to Antigua in 1991.

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