San Pedro Town Celebrates 32 years of township
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
On Sunday, November 27th, San Pedro Town celebrated yet another year of township, marking its 32nd anniversary of being a municipality. To commemorate the occasion, The San Pedro Town Council gave give back to the community by offering discounts in trade licenses for 2017. The special offer applied to customers that had their payments up to date, and took place all day on Friday, November 25th.
In 1984, November 27th to be exact, then-village chairman Gilberto “Chico” Gomez became the first Mayor of the newly declared municipality, San Pedro Town. The declaration ceremony was attended by then Governor General Elmira Minita Gordon, Area Representative Honourable Louis Sylvestre and most of the residents on the island. An interesting fact to note was that during the first year of township, there was no salary for the Mayor or Councillors. Thereafter, the Mayor and Councilors received approximately $40 a month!
In the past 32 years, San Pedro Town has gone from a small fishing community to become the country’s number one tourism destination.
Mayor Daniel Guerrero takes the opportunity to encourage San Pedranos to work hand in hand to ensure that, at the end of the day, San Pedro Town benefits.
The San Pedro Sun joins the community in wishing San Pedro Town a happy 32 years of anniversary.
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