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BELIZE- Outgoing Speaker sworn-in as new Attorney General

Michael Peyrefitte has been sworn in as the new Attorney General of Belize Michael Peyrefitte has been sworn in as the new Attorney General of Belize
BELMOPAN, Belize, Jan 4, CMC – Michael Peyrefitte has been sworn in as the new Attorney General of Belize ending four years as Speaker of the House of Assembly.
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Michael Peyrefitte sworn in as the new Attorney General

He took his oath of office Tuesday before Governor General. Sir Colville Young and succeeds Senator Vanessa Retreage who demitted office in December 2016 after serving as Attorney General for one year.

The government has announced that Mrs. Laura Longsworth has been nominated to replace Peyrefitte as Speaker of the Parliament.

Last October, Peyrefitte, appeared in court both as a claimant and a defendant claiming that he did nothing wrong despite his name being published in the Auditor General’s Special Audit on Passports at the Immigration and Nationality Department.

Peyrefitte said he did nothing wrong when as a Member of Parliament, he recommended a passport for someone else.

He had written to the then Auditor General Dorothy Bradley seeking a retraction of his name from the document.  That withdrawal did not happen, prompting Peyrefitte to file a lawsuit against the Auditor General, as well as the Attorney General.

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