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The Governor General 2017-03-16T09:40:40+00:00

Sir Colville Norbert Young

OUR 1981 CONSTITUTION provides for a Governor-General who must be a citizen of Belize and who is appointed by the Queen to be her representative in Belize.

The executive authority of Belize is vested in the Queen and this authority may be exercised in Belize on behalf of the Queen by the Governor-General either directly or through officers subordinate to the Governor-General.

Our constitution reserves the right of the National Assembly to confer functions on persons or authorities other than the Governor-General.