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Sharon Fraser appointed New Chief Magistrate Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

The judicial and Legal Services Commission appointed Ms. Sharon Fraser as the new Chief Magistrate for the Magistrate’s Court on September 1, 2017. Magistrate Fraser is now tasked with the administration of the ten Magistrate’s court country wide.

Also announced was the promotion of a new Clerk of Court, Mrs. Diana Hendy who was appointed by the Public Service on August 11, 2017, when  Ms. Orleen Pitzold went off on pre-retirement leave.

Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser is a Belizean and veteran public officer who first entered the Public Service in October of 1988 as a Customs Officer.  In 1993, she applied for study leave where she ventured to fulfill her true passion and left the country to enter law school. She later returned in 1998 on the completion of her LLB and CLE and was directed to the Magistracy Department. In 1999, she was sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution with special assignment to the Prosecution Branch. Chief Magistrate, Sharon Fraser worked at the DPP’s office until 2004 when she went to work at the Registrar’s Office and acted as Registrar.  Chief Magistrate, Sharon Fraser later that year received her appointment as Senior Magistrate and returned to the Magistracy Department, where she remained until her new appointment as Chief Magistrate.

Mrs. Diana Hendy entered Public Service in 1990 in the Magistracy Department as a secretary. In 2004, she was appointed Assistant Clerk of Court. She has been instrumental in the management of the records department since 1998, where her initiative and dedication showed to present day as she worked tirelessly on the computerization of Court records.