On Sunday, November 27th, San Pedro Town celebrated yet another year of township, marking its 32nd anniversary of being a municipality.
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.
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