Justice of the Peace Association Holds Annual Meeting
The Justice of the Peace Association held its annual general meeting over the weekend, gathering over two hundred and fifty JPs from across the country. The event featured reports of the association’s activities throughout the past year as well as presentations from the Attorney General and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Council. National president of the JP’s Association, Adrian Danny Madrid, says that major topics also included upcoming initiatives and a call for JPs who are not doing their jobs to step aside.
Madrid also said that the association decided to get involved in anti-human trafficking efforts after being sensitized to the severity of the problem in Belize. He added that the JPs are also taking on the additional responsibility of supporting the elderly.
Madrid says that there are over three thousand registered JPs, but only an estimated six hundred are active. The association is currently renewing its push to increase the number of members who pay their annual fees.