Justice Christopher Blackman Sworn in as New Justice of Appeal

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Belmopan. October 20, 2014.

Justice Christopher Blackman was today sworn in as a new Justice of the Belize Court of Appeal by the Governor General, Sir Colville Young, at the Belize House in the City of Belmopan. IMG_0924Witnessing the swearing-in ceremony was the Registrar General, Ms. Velda Flowers. Justice Blackman has a long and distinguished legal career. He was a Judge of the High Court of Barbados from 1996 to 2000 and again from 2003 to 2008. He also served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Belize from April 2001 to May 2003. In March 2008, he became a Justice of Appeal in the Bahamas. He is due to retire from the Court of Appeal of the Bahamas in December this year. Justice Blackman was first admitted as a Solicitor, Supreme Court of Barbados, in January 1970 and remained in private practice until 1996. Justice Blackman is 69 years of age and is of Barbadian nationality. IMG_0931The October season of the Court of Appeal started today and will continue until November 7, 2014. There are 14 cases on the Calendar – 6 Criminal and 8 Civil. The President of the Court of Appeal is Sir Manuel Sosa and the other Justices are Justice Morrison, Justice Awich and Madam Justice Hafiz.

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