New judge on Supreme Court bench

A new Justice of the Supreme Court took the oath of office in a swearing-in ceremony before Chief Justice, Kenneth Benjamin, inside his courtroom on Monday, October 22.

The new Supreme Court Justice is Courtney Aston Abel, a native of Guyana.

Justice Abel replaces Justice Samuel Awich, who retired in July and was appointed as a Justice of Appeal on the Belize Court of Appeal.

The new judge is married and was in private practice, before being appointed to Belize’s high court.

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