(CMR) A Jamaican is among four people appointed to the Supreme Court of Belize. Attorney-at-law and children's rights advocate Ricardo Sandcroft was sworn in last week along with three Canadian nationals — Susan Lamb, Patricia Farnese, and Genevieve Chabot.
They were all sworn in by Acting Chief Justice of Belize, Michelle Arana.
Sandcroft practised child law, where he advocated on behalf of and aided vulnerable children in Jamaica by working with several agencies, including the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) and Office of the Children’s Advocate.
He also served as a lecturer at the University of Technology (UTech) before being appointed as an acting master-in-chambers in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in 2019.
Sandcroft and Lamb have been assigned to the criminal division at the Supreme Court of Belize, while Farnese and Chabot will serve in the court's civil division.
The quartet will serve for a year in the first instance to assist with eliminating the backlog of cases.