The Rose Hall Town municipality has 14 seats, however, only 13 Councillors were sworn in on Wednesday. The Deputy Mayor-elect is Dave Dudla. The vacant seat is as a result of a tie at the LGE in Constituency Seven between an individual candidate and the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).
A funeral parlor operator is the new Mayor-elect of Rose Hall Town in Corentyne, Berbice.
Vijay Kumar Ramo, proprietor of Ramo Funeral Home, was elected as the new Mayor of the town following the recently held Local Government Elections (LGE).
On Wednesday, the recently elected Councillors met to be sworn in as the newly elected officers of the smallest of three towns in Berbice.
That seat will remain vacant until a bi-election is held within three months. Those elected to the council on Wednesday were Veerasammy Permaul, Dhanraj Samaroo, Nadira Samaroo, Dave Dudla, Terry Jagat, Elvis Punch, Jagatnarine Ramnauth, and Vijay Ramo from the PPP/C and David Fraser, Rokmi Ramcharran, Winston Hope and Godwyn Allicock from the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Charge (APNU/AFC) coalition.
Following the installation of the new Council, five members were elected to serve on the Financial Committee. They are Dhanraj Samaroo, Elvis Punch, Jagatnarine Ramnauth, Rookmin Ramcharran and Vijay Ramo.
The Council will hold its statutory meetings on the third Wednesday of each month.