And so while Darlene Padron is under scrutiny in this land deal as the Justice of the Peace who signed off, the Attorney General's Ministry is reporting that they have been hearing of JP's demanding payment for their services.
A press release from the Government says, quote, "The Ministry wishes to remind the public that Justices of the Peace are wholly disallowed from requesting or accepting any form of consideration for the duties...they are to provide voluntarily, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will, as a civic duty." End quote
The AG's Ministry reminds that if a JP is found guilty of soliciting any form of consideration, they can and will be removed from that position. The Ministry is also encouraging citizens who have encountered that type of behavior from Justices of the Peace to report it.