Attorney General Magali Marin-Young to Leave Office, Returning to Private Practice
Attorney General, Magali Marin-Young will be demitting office at the end of this month. Love News understands that she will be returning to private practice, and that her leave was already planned. Her departure comes at a time when the Briceno administration is facing multiple litigations. A release from the Prime Minister’s office notes, however, that the Senior Counsel had indicated to the Prime Minister, upon taking the job, that she would only be able to give two years to the Attorney General’s office. She has exceeded the two years by some seven months, but is now unable to give any more time due to personal and family commitments. Speaking on the matter was Minister Dolores Balderamos Garcia.
Dolores Balderamos Garcia, Minister of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs: “I’m very very sorry to see Magali go but of course if she feels that now is a good time to get back to her private practice for the sake of her family and all that we wish her very very well in her future. She will be sadly missed by me in Cabinet because there have been only two of us however our voices must be heard and if I were to be the only woman in Cabinet then I won’t shout, I won’t raise my voice to double the level that it was but I may have to speak twice as much and she has really done a tremendous job so I can only say ‘Thank you Magali I’m sorry to see you leave Cabinet but we have to continue on.”
The Prime Minister has thanked Marin-Young for her time and service, boasting that during her term, she has brought positive changes, judicial reforms, legal reform and law revision that will truly benefit Belize in years to come. According to a source, Prime Minister John Briceno will be discussing possible replacements when he returns to Belize.