Sunday, July 21, 2024

Justice of the Peace

New Passport regulation goes into effect

A new amendment to the process of obtaining a Belizean passport has come into effect after the approval of a Statutory Instrument (SI), which excludes the input of a Justice of the Peace (JP).

San Pedro Police burn kilos of seized drugs

A large amount of drugs, consisting of marijuana, crack cocaine, cocaine, pills such as Ecstasy, among other illicit drugs, were destroyed by fire by the San Pedro Police formation on Wednesday, November 13th, at a location south of San Pedro Town.

San Pedro Chapter Justices of the Peace discusses the JP Act

An informative session to discuss the Justice of Peace Act was held on Wednesday, October 9th, at the San Pedro High School. Organized by the San Pedro Chapter of the Justices of the Peace (JP), the meeting aimed to get members of the local JP chapter more familiar with the Act and touched on specific areas regarding how a person can become a JP.

Unannounced swearing-in of new Justices of the Peace surprises the President of San Pedro JP Association

The swearing-in of 12 new Justices of the Peace (JP) along with four current JPs sworn-in as Senior Justices of the Peace took Pastor Clive Welsh, President of the San Pedro Association of Justice of the Peace and Commissioner of the Supreme Court by surprise when he was not notified of the event. The official swearing-in was made public when it was posted on the United Democratic Party (UDP) San Pedro Facebook page, showing the Attorney General of Belize, Michael Peyrefitte officiating the event in the company of incumbent Mayor Daniel Guerrero, and Area Representative Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr., on Friday, February 23rd at The San Pedro Town Council’s conference room.

New San Pedro Justice of the Peace chapter holds first meeting

The San Pedro Association of Justice of the Peace and Commissioner of the Supreme Court held their first meeting on Wednesday, May 4th.

GOB enacts Justice of the Peace Act of 2005

The Justice of the Peace Act was shelved awaiting approval since 2005, and 8 years later, on February 21, 2013, it has been signed into law by Attorney General of Belize Wilfred Elrington.

New San Pedro Justices of the Peace sworn in

Eight new Justices of the Peace were sworn in, and another eight were elevated to Senior JPs. The swearing in took place on Friday...