Eight judges recommended to deal with backlog

Attorney General Dale Marshall last Friday announced the names of eight persons recommended to fill the vacant judges’ posts in the Court of Appeal and the High Court, along with the two temporary judges to deal with the backlog in the High Court.

In the Court of Appeal, Justice Rajendra Narine of Trinidad and Tobago, Justice Francis Belle and Jefferson Cumberbatch are set to fill the three vacant posts.

Meanwhile, in the High Court, Belize’s Madame Justice Shona Griffith, Acting Justice Cecil McCarthy Q.C., leading practitioner of family law Cecily Chase-Harding Q.C, civil servant Barry Carrington and Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch are ear marked for those positions.

Additionally, renowned Barbadian jurist Carlisle Greaves and Magistrate Laurie-Ann Smith-Bovell have been recommended for temporary appointment to deal with the backlog in the criminal courts.


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