Mayor amongst those appointed for JP

No. 44 Friday, January 22, 2010
Chairman of the Trelawny Parish Council and Mayor of Falmouth, Colin Gager was the member of list of 38 Justices of the Peace who were sworn-in at a ceremony at the Falmouth Town Hall on Monday, January 18.
He was part of a distinguished list of persons who will soon begin to serve the parish of Trelawny to include the Custos designate for Trelawny, Paul Muschett, fellow Councillors Fitz Christie and Garth Wilkinson.
  Other persons swore-in included businessmen, Mark Campbell, Delroy Christie, hotelier Richard Burke and Hugh Grant, businesswoman Andrea Humphrey, Genille Attalla, Ann-Marie Beharie and Claudette Deans, Rev. Devere Nugent and Rev. Junior Rutty. It also saw school administrators, health workers and members from the legal fraternity. Forty one JPs were scheduled to be sworn-in, however three were absent.
  In giving her charge to the new JPs, Acting Custos for Trelawny Evelyn Dyer Spence informed the Justices of the Peace that they should ensure that they don't use their authority to compromise the integrity of the Lay Magistrates Association, but to be there for the people who they have now been appointed to serve.
  Mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Colin Gager, he expressed delight on his new role as a Justice of the Peace. He mentioned that the appointment represents a continuation of his mission to serve the people of Trelawny at all levels and that his new role will greatly assist him to strengthen the bond he has forged with the people of Trelawny over the last twenty years.
  "I am eternally grateful for this appointment, because over the years several residents of the parish have been requesting of me to sign important documents for them, but I was unable to do so and now that I have the authority I will be only too willing to help them", the Falmouth Mayor argued.
  In addition, I intend to give no less of respect to this new office than I have been giving to the office of Mayor; the integrity of this office will be safely guarded by me, mayor Gager noted.
  "I intend to use my office as a Justice of the Peace to upload the legacy and unquestionable integrity of the fraternity and the memory of the late Custos of the Trelawny, the Hon. Royland Barrett," Gager noted.
  These persons that were appointed to be Justices of the Peace were all chosen to fulfill the role by the custos. They are now scheduled to embark on a seminar where the fundamentals of being a justice of the peace will be implored upon them.

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