Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has installed the Honourable Hugh Gentles, CD, JP as Custos Rotulorum for the Parish of Trelawny. The Installation Ceremony took place this morning at the Ocean Coral Spring Hotel in Falmouth.
On Custos Gentles’ suitability for the post, The Governor-General said the Custos would provide the leadership to instill a strong sense of direction for the citizens of the Parish. Pointing to his extensive knowledge of the Parish and outstanding community work over the past 40 years, The Governor-General said Custos Gentles was well-placed to serve the entire population of Trelawny.
Speaking on the responsibilities of a Custos, Sir Patrick said it was a call to civic and national service. The Custos would be expected to recommend and swear-in Justices of the Peace, give leadership to The Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence, promote public order and empower youth through the I Believe Initiative.
Responding to his appointment, Custos Gentles chronicled his service to the Parish and shared his vision for his tenure. He said, “I consider it a privilege to commit myself to the continuing of civic development in the Parish where I was born and have lived all my life. . . My vision as Custos is to build a legacy of strong, organized and effective cohort of Justices of the Peace who will understand the critical work to be done and impact civic life.”