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BPO executive is Hanover Justices of the Peace Association president

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2023 | 1:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer
President of the Hanover Justices of the Peace Association, Kaneisha Pyne-Palmer.
President of the Hanover Justices of the Peace Association, Kaneisha Pyne-Palmer.


THE HANOVER Justices of the Peace Association (HJPA) has elected Kaneisha Pyne-Palmer as the new president for its 2023-2024 administrative year.

Pyne-Palmer, a business process outsourcing (BPO) executive, replaces immediate past president, Andre Lawrence, who although eligible for a second year in office, did not seek re-election at the annual general meeting (AGM) held on Thursday, June 29, at Rusea’s High School auditorium, in Lucea, Hanover.

Of the six executive positions that were up for grabs at the AGM, only one went to the vote.

The others were settled upon nomination, as only one person was nominated in each position.

Vice-president race

With Pyne-Palmer nominated unopposed, and declared the new president of the organisation, the position of vice-president had two nominees in Andria Dehaney-Grant and Lennox Jackson, with Jackson prevailing when the votes were finally added.

Neville Anderson retained his position as secretary of the organisation, while Judith Brown remained as his assistant. Kadian Ellis is the new treasurer, while Conrad Malcolm is the new assistant treasurer.

In her acceptance speech, President Pyne-Palmer expressed appreciation for the confidence placed in her by the members, noting that she has learnt a lot during her year as vice president.

“I continue to look forward to, and will accept opinions, as we are all a part of one organisation with one aim,” she stated.

“If anyone sees something that needs to be addressed and you have suggestions, my administration will be open to those suggestions as we work towards the same goals as residents of Hanover,” she said.

She emphasised that the organisation will continue to work in the interest of the residents of the parish of Hanover, adding that her administration will not be about any personal profiling.

Custos of Hanover, Dr. David Stair, said that he looks forward to working with the new leadership.

“We are all community volunteers who have taken on the responsibility of making life better for the people of the parish and the wider Jamaica,” he stated.

“Despite the fact that nowadays the mandate is getting heavier and heavier, I have all the confidence that the team should be up to the task at hand,” he said.

Six additional justices of the peace were selected as liaison officers within the parish, three from eastern Hanover and three from the west.

Those selected from the east were Lorna Wright, David Carey and Jizzelle Muir, while Nadine Jackson, Christeen Hooper-Johnson and Hillary Wells were selected to serve in the western end of the parish.