SP Justices of the Peace Association elect new executive board
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
There are currently nine chapters of the Justice of Peace (JP) Association in Belize, and with San Pedro being one of them, an important meeting was scheduled for Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of the Supreme Court. The association gathered at the Sunbreeze Hotel Conference Room on Saturday, April 2nd, where the National President, Danny Madrid, gave an introduction and discussed the sequence of agenda to the members.
Madrid proceeded in giving an apology for the inactive state of the association for the past two years, indicating that he hoped to revive the committee. The meeting also allowed Madrid to get a current database of the JP’s as some of the elderly have passed away. He expressed his goal for the association to be up-to-date. In an effort to form a healthy association, he also encouraged those who were inactive to either become active or resign.
Following Madrid’s remarks, the San Pedro Chapter of the JP Association held an election of officers to take position for 2016 through 2018. Director of Lighthouse Christian Radio, Clive Welsh, took the honor of being nominated and appointed as President of the San Pedro Justices of the Peace Association. The new executive members are comprised of newly elected Vice President Angel Nuñez, Secretary Gerardo Reyes, Treasurer Maria Elena Alamilla and Senior Directors Ana Ico and Pedro Salazar. Before the election, Madrid reminded new members of the importance of the JP, serving the community and representing San Pedro as a whole.
President Welsh acknowledges that the major duties that come along with head in charge. “It was an honor being elected as president. This position is filled with prestige, but also packed with responsibility. My main duty is to ensure that the JP Association becomes active, so I will be working hard get the process rolling,” said Welsh.
Some of Welsh’s ideas include organizing fundraisers to help in purchasing proper stamps for the JP’s, training the older JP’s and having jackets to identify JP’s here in San Pedro. The first meeting as a newly elected executive board will be held on Wednesday, May 4th at the San Pedro Town Hall conference room.
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