Guyanese judge elevated to Belize Court of Appeal

Guyanese judge elevated to Belize Court of Appeal

Justice Minnet Hafiz-Bertram was yesterday sworn in as a Justice of the Belize Court of Appeal by the Governor General, Sir Colville Young, at Belize House, Belmopan.

According to, Justice Hafiz-Bertram who is originally from Guyana, has served as a Supreme Court Judge in Belize since 2007. In attendance for her elevation were the Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin and Justices Denis Hanomansingh, Michelle Arana and Courtney Abel. Justices Benjamin, Hanomansingh and Abel are also Guyanese.

Guyanese judge elevated to Belize Court of Appeal
Guyanese judge elevated to Belize Court of Appeal

51-year-old Justice Hafiz-Bertram has been serving the Supreme Court of Belize since 2007, and her appointment to the Court of Appeal is expected to last until she reaches the age of 65.

The news website said she is expected to make her first appearance on the Panel of Justice at the next Court of Appeal session scheduled for March 12.

According to other reports, Justice Hafiz-Bertram studied law in Guyana and at the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago, where she received her Legal Education Certificate in 1997. She later became a member of the Guyana Bar, the Trinidad and Tobago Bar and the Belize Bar.


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