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Swearing-in of Members of the Elections and Boundaries Commission Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

Swearing in of CommissionersBelmopan. May 23, 2013.
A Swearing-in Ceremony was held this morning at Belize House, Belmopan, for members of the Elections and Boundaries Commission.


His Excellency the Governor General, Sir Colville Young, swore in Phillipa Griffith Bailey, Naima Barrow, Derek Courtenay, S.C., and Orlando Espat, who have been appointed as members of the Elections and Boundaries Commission for a period of five years with effect from 1st May, 2013.

These appointments were approved by the Senate on the 7th May, 2013 as required by section 61A of the Constitution.

Naima Barrow, Attorney-at-law, of the law firm of Barrow and Company, is a new member of the Commission. The other three members have been reappointed for a second term.

The Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission is Bernard Pitts, who was appointed in May 2012 for a period of five years.

The Elections and Boundaries Commission consists of a Chairman and four other members, two of whom are nominated by the Leader of the Opposition.