Tonight, Belize has a newly appointed Judge of the Supreme Court; he is Justice Courtney Ashton Abel.

Justice Abel hails from Guyana and he has been practicing law since 1980, when he became a Barrister after graduating from Warwick University.

He returned to the Eastern Caribbean State of Anguilla in 1988, where he was admitted to practice. He has been a member of the Guyana Bar Association, a former President of the Anguilla Bar Association and a former president of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States Bar Association.

Justice Abel was sworn in this morning by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin. He fills the seat that was recently vacated by Justice Samuel Awich, who is now a judge of the Court of Appeal.

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