Linden gets new Mayor

first_imgLinden’s two-time Deputy Mayor Waneka Arindell was on Friday elected Mayor of the town in an undisputed move by Councillors within the Linden municipality, as the Council hosted its mayoral elections.Mayor Waneka Arindell and new Deputy Mayor Wainewright Bethune shake hands following the electionsCouncillor and Head of the Town Council’s Environmental Committee, Wainewright Bethune has been elected Deputy Mayor. Bethune and Councillor Leroy James contested for the post, which ended in victory for Bethune. Meanwhile, all 10 Councillors present at the proceedings voted in favour of Councillor Derron John to continue to serve as Chairman of the Council’s Finance Committee. Speaking with the media following the elections, the newly-elected Mayor noted that it was now a higher level of service-hood and being able to serve.“For 2018, I hope that we can have a Council that will work together, because we did make lots of promises to the people of Linden. We have roads to fix; we have garbage to pick up; we have businesses that should have been able to develop and that’s the vision we want to move forward with in 2018. To make sure that that mandate, that we’re able to give it to the people,” she said.Meanwhile, the new Deputy Mayor, in an invited comment, noted that one of his focuses would be the municipal council’s by-laws in terms of housing to curb environmental issues such as waste management.“All the other things that we’ve campaigned for, some of the things that we’ve been doing for the past two years, it’s just to take it from there and to encounter the Council to gel and work as a team in 2018,” he noted.Arindell has been elected to the post, which was held by two-time serving Mayor Carwyn Holland, who was noticeably absent from the proceedings on Friday. Holland, a few days ago, announced that he would not be contesting for a third term.last_img read more