Fr Roger Paponette of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain has been voted in as the new President of the Antilles Canon Law Society. He will lead a new executive composed of Vice President, Bernadette Salandy; Secretary, Ken Chang On; Treasurer, Johanna Gurran (all from the Archdiocese of Port of Spain); and committee members, Frs Carl Haynes (Diocese of St George’s-in-Grenada) and Pierre Tevi- Benissan (Diocese of St John’s-Basseterre, Antigua and Barbuda).
The new executive was voted in during the Society’s annual general meeting held during the 13th annual convention, September 25– 28 at the Benedictine monastery, Mount of Prayer, Coubaril, St Lucia (see CN October 1).
In a letter sent to ACLS members, the outgoing executive – AEC General Secretary Fr John Persaud (President), Elaine Thomas (Vice President), Surendranauth Persaud (Treasurer) and Gillian Van Sluytman (Secretary) – extended its heartfelt congratulations and support to their successors. They also thanked members for the “support and co-operation given to us during our two years”.