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Government to continue its partial appeal of Section 53 ruling

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Two weeks ago, the Roman Catholic Church of Belize officially removed itself as an interested party in the appeal of the Caleb Orozco versus the Attorney General’s case. The Roman Catholic Church was appealing the Section 53 ruling in its entirety while the Attorney General is partially appealing the ruling. However, President of the Court of Appeal, Manuel Sosa, expressed to the Solicitor General, Nigel Hawke, that it would be difficult to advance the matter with the church out of the picture. Today Hawke confirmed that the Government intends to continue its partial appeal.

Nigel Hawke, Solicitor General

“As far as I am aware the instructions that I have so far and that has not changed is that we will continue with that partial appeal as we are pursuing. We know that the churches are out but as far as I am instructed I am to continue with the appeal.”

Trial is expected to take place in June, 2018.

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