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Wilfred Peter Elrington

Minister of Foreign Affairs


Honourable Wilfred Peter Elrington, LLB. CLE.SC., was born in Belize City, Belize on 20th November, 1948. After completing degrees in Law he became a founding and senior partner in the Law Firm of Pitts & Elrington. Minister Elrington has over 30 years legal experience dealing with, inter-alia, Civil, Criminal and Corporate Law. He has served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Belize on temporary assignment. He has also served as a Senator and Leader of Government Business.

The Honourable Foreign Minister is a member of the United Democratic Party (UDP) and following his victory at the 2008 polls in the Pickstock constituency in Belize City, Minister Elrington was appointed Attorney General and Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade under the UDP Administration.

Minister Elrington is married to Mrs. Barbara Wright Elrington and has four children. He is proficient in Spanish and is an active member of the Trinity Methodist Church who also performs in the Imperial Band. He has a fondness for teaching, farming and journalism.