Kareem Musa


Kareen Musa speaking to fellows.

Kareem was born in Belize City, Belize on the 28th day of January, 1978 to parents, Rt. Hon. Said Musa and Mrs. Joan Musa. He attended primary school at St. Joseph’s Primary School in Belize City and was an avid tennis player winning several titles including the National Boys under 14 and under 18 championships.

He graduated from St. John’s High School in the year 1994 and St. John’s Junior College in 1996.

Kareem thereafter went on to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with emphasis on Criminology from Louisiana State University (LSU) and graduated with honors in 1998.

From a very young age, Kareem was interested in the justice system and representing those who were less fortunate.

In 1998, Kareem decided to study Law at the University of the West Indies (Barbados) and Norman Manley Law School (Jamaica).

In 2003 Kareem obtained his Certificate of Legal Education (CLE) from Norman Manley Law School and immediately took up practice in civil, criminal, corporate and real estate law at the Law Firm of Musa & Balderamos LLP.

Legal Career

In 2004, Kareem married Carla Ayres who is currently the Executive Director of the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired.   Kareem and Carla have two sons namely Aiden Musa (12 years old) and Liam Musa (9 years old).

A practicing Attorney-at-Law for the last 17 years, Kareem has earned a name for himself as a fearless fighter and a champion for justice.  

Most notably, Kareem led the charge to bring a private prosecution against Elvin Penner, a sitting UDP representative, who was responsible for the illegal issuing of a Belizean nationality and passport to Korean fugitive, Kim Wong Hong.  

Kareem also successfully represented the mothers in the now infamous “13 babies” case, which uncovered gross negligence on the part of the national referral hospital (KHMH).

In 2012, the strong arm of the government, the GSU, descended on a funeral on George Street, and violently abused and brutalized over 20 innocent funeral goers.  Kareem instituted an action against the government for this unlawful exercise of brute force and was once again victorious.

In 2018, Kareem along with Attorneys Anthony Sylvestre and Eamon Courtenay, S.C. mounted a successful legal challenge and obtained an injunction to restrain the holding of an unconstitutional referendum to send the territorial dispute between Belize and Guatemala to the International Court of Justice.

In the year 2019, a young educator, Allyson Major, was shot and killed by police officers in downtown Belize City in a clear act of excessive and unjustifiable use of force.   Kareem has since instituted a claim on behalf of Allyson’s family for wrongful death against the Police Department.  The case is still pending before the courts.

Political Career

Since the year 1996, Kareem has been actively involved in politics in Belize, working and campaigning for his father, the Rt. Hon. Said Musa in the Fort George constituency. 

In the year 2014 Kareem decided to enter electoral politics as a candidate and was endorsed as the Standard Bearer for the People’s United Party for the Caribbean Shores constituency.

In the 2015 general elections, Kareem narrowly edged out a very popular candidate, Mayor Darrell Bradley.    

Today, Kareem is considered to be a passionate champion of his people and is one of the top presenters in the National Assembly.

He is currently the Shadow Attorney General and Shadow Minister for Public Utilities.

He is a man with strong family values who appreciates the importance of building family-based communities that are safe, harmonious and abundant with educational and employment opportunities for our people.   

Kareem represents a new breed of politicians.  One that can bridge the gap of between the disengaged youth and the forgotten elders in the Caribbean Shores division.  He is a young, vibrant, dynamic and energetic leader that is ready to take on the challenge of bringing good and equitable governance for all Belizeans.

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