Town Council Sworn in

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 16, No. 10            March 8, 2006

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The newly sworn in Town Council

Newly re-elected Mayor Elsa Paz, along with her six councilors was officially sworn-in at a formal ceremony on Wednesday, March 8th at the San Pedro Town Hall. On this grand night, Justiniano Guerrero, also re-elected for a second term, was announced as the newly appointed Deputy Mayor.

   Master of Ceremonies, Kevin Gonzalez welcomed the gathering and stated that the evening’s ceremony was a historic occasion. “Tonight we are making history not only because five of our councilors were re-elected for a second term but also because Mayor Elsa Paz has broken barriers. She is the first woman mayor to be elected for two terms, back to back,” Mr. Gonzalez said. Following the playing of the national anthem, Mr. Lucio Guerrero, Lay Minister of the Catholic Church gave the invocation.

   Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr. then addressed the gathering, stating that now that elections were over, it is time to forget colors and start working towards a same goal, the betterment of San Pedro Town. He pledged to work alongside the town council and reach all their goals.

   Following the swearing-in ceremonies, Her Worship, Mayor Elsa Paz gave the vote of thanks and ended her address saying, “We assure you that your trust and commitment will not be in vain. I take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to the development of our beloved island.” After the formalities, a small reception was held to congratulate the newly appointed town council.

   The new San Pedro Town Council consists of Mayor Elsa Paz, Deputy Mayor Justiniano Guerrero, Severo Guerrero Sr., Romel Nesto Gomez, Juan Alamilla, Joseph Elijio and Pablo Ico.
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