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After months without a resident magistrate, the island of Ambergris Caye, with close to 12,000 plus residents, was finally assigned one. The new magistrate of San Pedro Town is Sherigne Rodriguez. Rodriguez is originally from Belize City and is a recent graduate of the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica. With the new resident magistrate fully assigned to the San Pedro Magistrate Court, it is hoped that it will help to address the issues relating to backlogs in court cases caused by lack of a full time magistrate.
The San Pedro Sun spoke to Magistrate Rodriguez, who said that due to the need of residents and the amount of cases, she was assigned to deal with the growing demands of the town. Magistrate Rodriguez has been living on the island since December 3rd after fully assuming her new responsibilities. The mother of one has been working in the paralegal field at the Belize City Magistrateís Department for a little over a year.