Andrea Gill

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Andrea Gill was President of the Senate of Belize from 2008-2012. Between 2008 and 2009, she served as president of the Forum of Presiding Officers of National Parliaments of Central America and the Caribbean (FOPREL).

Biography[edit]

Andrea Nicole Gill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.[1] As part of a manatee research project, Gill was involved between 1997[2] and 2001[3] in a manatee tagging project which focused on the Southern Lagoon.[2] She then became a teacher focusing on improving education systems.[4]

She served as President of the Senate of Belize from 14 March 2008[5] to 3 February 2012 when she was replaced by Marco Pech.[6] In November 2008, she assumed the presidency of the Forum of Presiding Officers of National Parliaments of Central America and the Caribbean (FOPREL),[4] the first time Belize had participated in the regional body. On 12 June 2009, Gill was awarded the Golden Medal of Honour from the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Nicaragua in recognition of her work to promote democracy and integration in the region.[7] On 1 March 2010, Gill passed leadership of FOPREL to President of the National Assembly of Honduras, Congressman Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senator Andrea Gill". Belmopan, Belize: National Assembly of Belize. 16 October 2008. Archived from the original on 2015-09-16. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b Auil, N (1998). "Manatee Recovery Plan" (PDF). Belize City, Belize: University of Belize Environmental Research Institute. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Biological Assessment and Handling of Captured Free-Ranging Manatees in Belize". U.S. Geological Survey. Florida Integrated Science Center, Gainesville, Florida: Southeast Ecological Science Center. 3 December 2001. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Belize Assumes Presidency of Regional Parliamentary Body". Belize City, Belize: 7 News Belize. 28 November 2008. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  5. ^ Ramos, Adele (18 March 2008). "New legislature sworn in Friday, March 14". Belize City, Belize: Amandala. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Past Presidents of the Senate". Belmopan, Belize: National Assembly of Belize. Archived from the original on 16 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  7. ^ Ayuso, Homero (19 June 2009). "Senate President receives Nicaragua medal of honor". Belize City, Belize: The Reporter. Archived from the original on 25 June 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Presidente de Asamblea de Honduras, asume titularidad del FOPREL" (in Spanish). San Salvador, El Salvador: El Salvador Noticias. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2015.