The Hon Mr Just Kenneth Benjamin Chief Justice of Belize


The Hon. Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin is a national of Guyana and Antigua. He received his legal training from the University of the West Indies and the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago. He returned to Guyana where he practiced privately. He also served as a Magistrate and Assistant Judge Advocate for the Guyana Defence Force. He has served on the Court of Appeal in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court sitting in both St. Lucia and St. Vincent.

He also served as the Presiding Judge for the Criminal Division of the High Court in St. Lucia. He has served as a High Court Judge in Antigua, British Virgin Islands and Grenada. He served as Chief Magistrate in Antigua and Barbuda. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Belize on September 15, 2011.

Published Works


Hugh Wooding Law School
University of the West Indies


Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association
Fellow of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute