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Belize Names First Female Attorney General

Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow has appointed Vanessa Retreage as the country’s first female attorney general. Retreage and other Cabinet members took the oath of office on Monday.

As the Attorney General, Retreage will be act as the primary legal adviser to the Government of Belize. Besides the post of attorney general, Retreage will head the Legal Affairs Ministry, replacing Wilfred Elrington, who becomes foreign minister.

Retreage has been practicing law in Belize for about ten years.  She is currently a partner at Reyes Retreage; is a member of the Bar Association of Belize, a Director at the Central Bank of Belize and Corporate Secretary at the Belize Telemedia Limited.  Retreage obtained her legal education at the Norman Manley Law School in Kingston, Jamaica. 

Past Attorney Generals in Belize are Vernon Harrison Courtenay, Said Musa, Hubert Elrington, Dean Barrow, Godfrey Smith, Eamon Courtenay, Francis Fonseca, Wilfred Elrington, Bernard Q Pitts and Wilfred Elrington.

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